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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, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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best ever meal

best food we have ever eaten the whole evening was great four of us ate there it was just wow after wow recommend to every body that visits zante

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

best food we have ever eaten the whole evening was great four of us ate there it was just wow after wow recommend to every body that visits zante

Thank dellboyUk
Zakynthos, Greece
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We have known this restaurant and its husband and wife owners Oxi and Chef Phillip since it opened at its first location in 2010 to its present location in 2012. My partner and I have eaten in this excellent restaurant regularly and have brought many friends there who have been very impressed as we are still are with the standard... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Having just come back from Zakinthos after my 3rd visit this year,over 3 Months visit in total. I have been going to this restaurant since it opened,and I must say the chef never ceases to amaze me with his menu.I have had the same thing from his menu a couple of times but he has the art to tweak the... More 

Thank Mel R
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Ate here and food was of the highest standard. The menu was varied and many of the dishes offered were nor your run of the mill options. We both had the flatbread of the day followed by the surf & turf (entrecote & seared wasabi tuna) Steak & tuna both cooked to perfection. Staff were very friendly and keen to... More 

Thank Andy G
Sunderland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

At long last we experienced this Restaurant, it began as we approached the table area where we chose a beautiful baroque seated table with an Indian silk cover, we ordered drinks and chose our food, we were brought little tastes of heaven and our taste buds were jumping, the food was absolutely wonderful, both starter and main, well presented and... More 

Thank Sanfaerieanne
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We came across this restaurants by chance . We were extremely happy with our find, the food was amazing in every little details. It was our last meal and we were hoping to find something different than the usual 'Greek taverna' food...and we did!! Elegant, friendly and amazing food!!!!

Thank Elena L
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This is a gem of a place in the heart of kalamaki. Food service and atmosphere are five star. Has a wide ranging menu with lots to choose from, child menus available, great selection of wines and huge portions.

Thank Elaine P
Newport, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Always loved Essence and enjoyed coming here in tears gone by. Food was bland and greasy and not up to usual standards. Service was good and we had partial refund due to more than half the food left on the plates Sad to see

Thank Sean H
Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

A small oasis of fine dinning and great service. Eat here twice while in Kalamaki and both as good as each other. Make a visit

Thank ongewoo
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Better than you average place in Kalamaki, with good food, a nice ambience and good service. Family friendly with small portions of all dishes available for kids. A good wine list with some local delights to choose from and great deserts if you make it that far

Thank Shaun H

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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, Spanish, Greek

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?