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Essence Restaurant

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Main Road | Kalamaki, Kalamaki, Greece
69 78 56 52 32
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
birthday meal.

For that extra special meal. Took our daughter for her birthday. You have to book. A little more expensive but worth every penny. Highly recommended .

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

For that extra special meal. Took our daughter for her birthday. You have to book. A little more expensive but worth every penny. Highly recommended .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We ate here mid August. The menu choice was great as there was something for all our party. I had the Pig (braised pig trotters, fantastic!) on recommendation of another customer, followed by the beef bourguignon (again tasty). There were some free taster plates served beforehand which were fig wrapped in beef, battered beetroot, yellow fin tuna sashimi. All these... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

One recent, scathing review made us think very carefully before choosing Essence for our evening meal, a somewhat chic restaurant with prices reputedly 50% higher than others in Kalamaki. It is easy to find, being located just off the high street, but is in a quieter area. As we arrived it was clear that this was indeed a nice place... More 

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Bury St Edmunds, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

My son Leo and I visited Essence restaurant on the final evening of our two weeks in Kalamaki, it was a wonderful experience. Cosmopolitan food, excellent choice of wines, personal service and a simply stunning place to visit. Highly recommended.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Perfect place, the highest quality of both the food and the service! Thank you for the great dinner! A couple from Szeged :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This was a wonderful night, the meal and wine, the best we had during our holiday. The atmosphere is relaxed and the lady who greets you and explains the menu is warm and friendly. We had 3 small starters, a leek and pine nut tart, smoked belly pork, which melted in the mouth and grilled haloumi with beetroot. Mains were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a must if you want something different. A very pleasant experience in nice surroundings. Staff explain all the courses in detail to help with selection. Aperitifs given FOC - nice touch. Bread all home made and chef very accommodating to my plain palate. Just don't ask for seasoning as chef does his own thing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Went twice to Essence both times food was outstanding the best steak i have ever eaten. Complementary starters nice touch service very good very friendly and menus explained all in all a great restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I can't fault this restaurant - superb food, excellent service and good atmosphere. The staff were particularly accommodating as we had booked a table for four but ended up as a party of eight when friends joined us; tables were quickly moved to create a table for all of us and even though the lady who served us explained that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Excellent food in a quiet garden setting, if like us you are finding the holiday food a little bland "Essence " will awaken your taste buds, let the girls guide you on the menu and you won't be disapointed.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Road | Kalamaki, Kalamaki, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Ionian Islands  >  Zakynthos  >  Kalamaki
  • Phone Number: 69 78 56 52 32

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek

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