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All 53 Kalamaki Restaurants

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We got a cab here from Tsivili on a stormy night, we hadn't booked and the restaurant was full but on hearing how far we'd travelled the owner suggested we stay for a drink and wait for a table, which we did and we were so pleased we waited. The food was so delicious. I live in surrey and work... More

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Kilsyth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Tremendous service only outdone by the amazing food. We ate here the night before we flew home and wished we had came here sooner. Will go back to Kalamaki if only just to dine here again.

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

During our recent holiday in Kalamaki, Zakynthos, we had two wonderful evenings at Essence and thoroughly enjoyed their food and friendly service. The food is of the highest quality and complimented by a wide range of fine wines. The owners have created a very pleasant and relaxing ambience and deserve their rating as being one of the best restaurants in... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I've worked on Zakynthos for the last 4 years and can honestly say that Essence really is head and shoulders above anywhere else I've been, and I've eaten in a lot of places. The food is exquisite, the setting is tranquility at its finest and Oxi & Filip are the perfect host/chef combination. This restaurant will truly make your stay... More

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Verbier, Switzerland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Finaly some good food after 1 week of taverna where everything seems to be plated by 5yo kids... The decor is unusual and nice, food is sophisticated, fresh and really well presented... Service was friendly and professional... Price is just a little more than a normal Greek restaurant, so can't get any better... Well done!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

saw it on trip advisor and went in search of it!its on the same road as michaelos and the cave bar and oceanic. infact it is so quiet and unassuming you will probably walk straight past it! we booked a table (advisable as when people are settled in here it is usually for a good couple of hours or more)... More

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We walked quite away from laganas It was worth every step The food was quite simply superb Lovely quaint place super service Would highly recommend and will return sometime in the future Yammas

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Book a table, let's get that out of the way. As others have said before me, very different food served here, and all of it is very good. The little sampler they give you is a nice touch. Our starters and mains were great, nothing negative to say about the food or the restaurant. Got to mention the staff, they... More

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Graz, Austria
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We visited this restaurant mid September without pre-booking and although they were fully booked, they managed to get us a table as it was our last evening in Kalamaki. The whole evening, the service was excellent and very friendly! The food was just delicious! We would have never expected to get such a great dinner in this little village. Of... More

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Was here in aug 2014 for my anniversary meal, had heard a lot about this restaurant so decided to try it.....we were not disappointed....great value for money, portions were huge and plenty of choice. I would definitely recommend anyone to try this.

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