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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, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing food!

We found this place via trip advisor and had to check it out as it was so highly rated. Only 10minute walk from Klelia Beach Hotel where we was staying. After reading the reviews about booking a table, we decided to chance it and arrive at 18:30 hoping we would get a table. We were sat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We found this place via trip advisor and had to check it out as it was so highly rated. Only 10minute walk from Klelia Beach Hotel where we was staying. After reading the reviews about booking a table, we decided to chance it and arrive at 18:30 hoping we would get a table. We were sat down immediately as there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Awesone place, Different food then rest of zakynthos but definitely the best food in the time we spent there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

best food and service ive ever had in greece, if you visit the island it is really worth seeking out this restaurant

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

I am vegan coeliac, the Essence chef has made me the most delicious meals for the last 3 evenings, all beautifully presented, I will be eating here for the rest of my stay, the atmosphere is great and I have enjoyed relaxed meals, the waitress is lovely with a great understanding of dietary requirements No matter what your food preferences... More 

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Zakynthos, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We have visited this restaurant several times as we live on the island. Unlike most of the interesting places to eat here the food is less Zakynthian and more cosmopolitan, which makes a nice change. The owner and staff are friendly and efficient. What more could one ask - good food with friendly efficient service?

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

lovely food great service really enjoyable after not booking they managed to get us a table despite being booked up the staff are very friendly

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Kalamaki, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The food was well presented and well cooked...but I found with my main meal it did not live up to its description in the menu. And for me, the flavours did not marry up together.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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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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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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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