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Essence Restaurant

Main Road | Kalamaki, Kalamaki, Greece
69 78 56 52 32
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Ranked #4 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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Nothing I can write will do this place justice. You have to go here and try for yourself. I guarantee, you will love it !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We visited this restaurant after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed, by far it was the best meal of our holiday. The restaurant is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the main strip of bars and restaurants and so the setting is tranquil and relaxing. The two lovely ladies working front of house... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Seriously, I don't understand any negative reviews about this place. It's just wonderful, everything - food, atmosphere, service. It's a real food experience and is definitely worth trying. Замечательное место с приятной атмосферой, потрясающе вкусными блюдами и душевным сервисом. Обязательно посетите это место, это как отдельная экскурсия ;)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Visited with my partner and my sister and brother in law. Loved both the food and the sisters who work very hard to keep everyone happy! After ordering our dinner we were brought sample food from the chef including test tubes of soup, marshmallow with smoked salmon and wasabi and octopus - which I had never tried before - all... More

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We visited Essence whilst on holiday for our wedding and were blown away by the standard of food and service - we've been to many quality restaurants in London and this place beats them hand down! Highly recommended and we will certainly be eating here again next time we are in Kalamaki!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We decided to visit this restaurant as at the time it was listed as the number 1 restaurant on here. After reading other comments we knew we had to pre-book a table so did so when we had a car for the day. We pre-booked for the following evening and certainly wasn't disappointed. The food was of a fusion style... More

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Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Over rated, gray bland food, rude owner we were made to wait 45mins before we were allowed to order food, the lady who gave us our wine was not allow to take our food order. We went as we were told this was the best, please carry on walking as down the road is Micholos which I would recommend and... More

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Chesterfield, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Our first meal despite coming to Kalamaki for years and walking past it many times. All the great reviews we'd had were true. A fantastic fine dining experience that you have to try. A taster menu to start then a choice of the ever changing menu accompanied by fine locally produced wine. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable, the... More

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UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This was our 4th visit to Kalamaki and our 1st visit to Essence. Wish we'd been before! Great food and service. They are obviously very proud of what they do. The food isn't particularly Greek, but it made a nice change during a weeks stay. The quality is a couple of notches up from all the other restaurants, and in... More

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My husband and I dined at Essence last night, l can't see how this restaurant is high on the trip advisor list. Our booking was for 9pm and didn't recieve our main course until 11pm, when it did arrive the quality was well below what we were expecting. The fact that we did not leave a tip, which we would... More

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