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Essence Bistro

75 Main Street | (Opposite Penny's), Swords county dublin, Ireland
01 8956811
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Ranked #2 of 35 Restaurants in Swords
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $37
Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Bistro
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

To start i have no complaint with the food,it was fine ! Service was slow but polite. Had to ask for our drinks a few times and the empty plates stayed on the table for an age ! That said it was a pleasant evening and i will proberbly go back some time soon.

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Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Swords has numerous places to eat, most of which are fast food/take out places. There are only a few 'restaurants', and this has some of the better reviews. In fairness, it does look classy from the outside, and it has a nice atmosphere. The staff are friendly and welcoming too. Sadly, the food does not live up to any expectation.... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

Went here for lunch on Saturday. Had always been meaning to try here and wow am I sorry I've not tried sooner. It really was fantastic. Food was fab, even the coffees were great. Was such good value for money. Our waitress was lovely also. Can't wait to come here for dinner soon!

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Dublin, Ireland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My husband and I visited Essence for a special occasion recently. We don't go out at all in Swords, so we were really looking forward to a bit of a change. We made a reservation for 7.00pm and when we arrived we were greeted and seated promptly. The atmosphere was lovely. The room was comfortable and the lighting added to... More

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Myself and husband treated ourselves to lunch at this restraurant a short while ago. This is a small establishment, cosy, and plush. The deal here is 10 Euro each for a two course meal, starter and main meal. We both ordered the tasty tomato soup which was served with delicious homemade bread. Hubby had a goat's cheese dish (chips were... More

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Swords, Ireland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Top quality food at exceptional prices. Very friendly staff. Great children's menu. Overall a little gem right in the heart of Swords. Something for everyone. We'll worth a visit you will not be disappointed.

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Columbus, Georgia, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This place is superb hands down. A gem for sure in Swords downtown. Staff make the 5 stars. Everything we ordered was fresh and perfectly cooked. Will be back .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Very friendly staff, great food and deals. Great value for money. Lovely chicken wings, burger and nice house wine. All round a great restaurant. Be nice to see a bit of mix in the menu, maybe change every few months but it's not a bad thing about the place.

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Nicest chicken wings ever - and I am not a big chicken fan! All the food is really good and the service is always fast and friendly.

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Dublin, Ireland
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Best recommend the lunch menu, it has great variety and full of taste. The price will blow you away. Been here with friends and work and great service every time

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Additional Information about Essence Bistro

Address: 75 Main Street | (Opposite Penny's), Swords county dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: 01 8956811
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Swords
Open Hours:
Sunday 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 12 - 37
Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Bistro

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