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Essence Brasserie

Blue Beach Club | El Masbat, Dahab 2002, Egypt
01013805921
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Ranked #41 of 90 Restaurants in Dahab
4.5 of 5 stars 47 Reviews
Price range: $5 - $23
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Modern British Cuisine. Our ethos is to serve a smaller, evolving & well executed menu using the best seasonal produce for all the seafood, meat & vegetarian foodies that visit and live in Dahab. These dishes are all cooked by our accomplished London chef, who also oversees the bar menu, serving the best burgers & steaks in town!PLEASE NOTE WE WILL BE MOVING LOCATION AT THE END OF MAY!!
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  • English first
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English first
Dahab, Egypt
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Essence Brasserie closed at the Blue Beach Hotel over a year ago and other people took over the hotel restaurant with a different menu, it is no longer known as the Essence Brasserie.

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

I first tried Essence because I was staying at the neighboring hotel. I was expecting the "usual" fine-but-not-amazing fare typical of most restaurants in Dahab. But the food here was so delicious, healthy, and fresh that I kept coming back. The restaurant is run and owned by a really lovely team of Egyptians and Brits, and the chef has worked... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

I have been to Dahab twice in the last year and always make Essence Restaurant my choice place to eat! The food is mouth watering, the staff are so attentive and the views are superb! The menu has something for all tastes and price ranges, can't recommend this place enough, a must visit when in Dahab!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

I was recommended to try Essence by some people I got talking to during my stay and I have to say I was not disappointed. I had the pepper steak for starter and the sea bass for main course, both of which were faultless....in fact absolutely delicious. I like how they combined ingredience you would not necessarily think to put... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

I loved the sweet potato, roka, sundried tomato salad. The lamb was a treat and presentation excellent. The happy hour Heineken price was great too! I will go back with friends!

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Cairo
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Fancy, attention to detail, professional service, decent food presentation (not the cheesy presentation you get elsewhere on the beach)... Essence has it all. Of course the price is on the higher side of the Dahab spectrum (which is still quite cheap compared to Europe), but in return you get quality (the steak is simply amazing like people mentioned in other... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

This restaurant serves fantastic food at a good price and in a great location but it does lack atmosphere. Would probably be better when the resort is busier in the summer.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

The steak was absolutely amazing! Best one I ever had! Atmosphere was pleasant and staff friendly and attentive.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Most of the places in Dahab offer quite similar fare – you’ll see the same kebabs, pizzas and sea food appearing on menus again and again. This place is a good option if you want to try slightly different cuisine after a few days, as it’s much more modern British in style and offers options you probably won’t find elsewhere... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

My wife and I have been to Dahab twice and we tried a lot of different restaurants. Our favorites are Sharks and Blue House Thai. We saw Essence recently rated #1 on Tripadvisor and decided to give it a try. Food is significantly more expensive and the decor is not the greatest. There is a bit more class in the... More 

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Additional Information about Essence Brasserie

Address: Blue Beach Club | El Masbat, Dahab 2002, Egypt
Phone Number: 01013805921
Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Red Sea and Sinai  >  South Sinai  >  Dahab
Average Prices: USD 5 - 23
Cuisine: European, Seafood, Steakhouse, Vegetarian

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