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Essence Restaurant

Main Road | Kalamaki, Kalamaki, Greece
69 78 56 52 32
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Ranked #2 of 53 Restaurants in Kalamaki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This was a top find whilst on holiday, you would easily pay double in the uk for the food and service you get at this restaurant. Locally sourced ingredients and wine and the true mastery of the kitchen that the owner chef has make this a must, 100 euros for four of us this included drinks and 3 courses and... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We had our wedding anniversary whilst in Kalamaki, after asking around we decided to go to Essence, it was probably the best meal i have ever had, the perfect setting too

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Brighton
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

great food in a nice setting for a reasonable price. my wife and i had starters and main courses with quite a few vodka and cokes, good vodka as well. the food quality was high and interesting as well. it was quite a personal service from the staff as there are only about 8 or 9 tables. would book especially... More

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Dublin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

This was our 2nd visit to Essence we were also there in 2013 and I can't wait until next year if we get back to Kalamaki. Everything from our welcome by the owner and the menu explained in detail was fantastic. we are a family of 4 (2 girls 3 & 7 years) so we shared starters Pigs Ears, Halloumi... More

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Cannock, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Me and my wife have travelled to zante together for the past 3 years and each year this place has been the one thing we have always looked forward to visiting. As we got married on the 2nd August we couldn't think of any other place we'd rather eat on our honeymoon, and yet again it didn't disappoint. The chef... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The most elegant restaurant in Kalamaki. The hosts very attentive and nice, beautiful atmosphere, and the food not doubt that was the top. Not to be missed !!!

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Brilliant, wonderful, fantastic, small friendly restaurant, you may have to book at weekend but well worth it, great wine also.

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norwich
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18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Visited for first time despite many years in Kalamaki. Very different restaurant from the rest.Superb service,posh nosh.bit more expensive than the rest but for a change of scene,and superb food,presented wonderfully,it is a must try place.Went with teenage boys,it probably suits adults more but they are flexible to cook plain dish for kids if required.will revisit.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Let me start by saying that this Restaurant stands out and was a lovely break from, Calamari,stuffed tomatoes and lamb chops. It wouldn't suit everyone cause it cooks really good and different food with lovely touches throughout the dinning experience. You are given water and bread for free and not added to the bill at the end like everyone seems... More

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Limassol
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant one of the restaurants that is a must to dine in when you visit Zakynthos. Don't read any more reviews just go there!!!

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