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Essence

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Mellieha, Island of Malta, Malta
23561920
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Ardrossan, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived in plenty of time to take advantage of the happy hour but service was so slow we never got happy hour prices. Had to send back starter course, scallops, as they were tough. Main courses were nicely presented but we felt wern`t value for money. Staff were friendly but the supervisor avoided our table.

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Thank David R
Karla C, Secretary to the Chief Operating Officer at Essence, responded to this review

Good Morning, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I would like to apologise on behalf of our team for not meeting your expectations. Please rest assured your comments about these matters has been brought to the Head Chef and Food & Drink Manager for further actions and improvements. Kind Regards, Karla More 

Malta
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

- Perfect for that special occasion. - Attentive waiting staff. - Food: attention to detail. Overall highly recommended.

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Thank Mahinufu
Karla C, Secretary to the Chief Operating Officer at Essence, responded to this review

Good Morning, Thank you for your review, we look forward to your next visit at Essence Restaurant. Kind Regards, Karla More 

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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

We went here with our 4 year old and the lack of kids menu was a worry but we found something appropriate. Food stunning, prices very decent for the quality. High grade dinning for sure.

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Thank Jakub K
Karla C, Secretary to the Chief Operating Officer at Essence, responded to this review

Good Morning, Thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor, we look forward to your next visit at Essence Restaurant. Kind Regards, Karla More 

Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

4 of us, staying on holiday for a week at Radisson Blu went here last night for a special evening out and were not disappointed. This is an upscale restaurant and not cheap so let's get that out of the way first. The table on the terrace offered a view of the bay and a sunset. The service was excellent.... More 

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Thank Fifer7
Karla C, Secretary to the Chief Operating Officer at Essence, responded to this review

Good Morning, Thank you for posting your excellent review on Tripadvisor. it is a great pleasure for us to receive such positive feedback. I am very happy to read that we have met and exceeded your expectations and we look forward to welcoming you back to Essence Restaurant. Regards, Karla More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

We've been there last Sunday , the food was simply mouthwatering and exceptional , the breathtaking terrace overlooking the beautiful bay of golden bay makes it a relaxed ambient to dine in . The atmosphere is so welcoming , service is excellent and food is delightful , exquisite and dainty . Would like to thank all of you who made... More 

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Thank maria g
Karla C, Secretary to the Chief Operating Officer at Essence, responded to this review

Good Morning, I would like to thank you for your feedback on your recent dining experience at Essence Restaurant. I am delighted to read that you had such an amazing experience. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Kind Regards, Karla More 

Moss, Norway
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

The restaurant is located in the Sands tower at Radisson Blu Golden Sands, with a beautiful ocean view. The staff takes really good care of you and the food is really exellent. Absolutely worth a try.

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Thank Monica E
Karla C, Secretary to the Chief Operating Officer at Essence, responded to this review

Good Morning, Thank you for your review, I am very happy to read that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. I will share your compliments with the team. We look forward to welcoming you back to Essence Restaurant. Kind Regards, Karla More 

london
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

We were staying at the Radisson Blu Golden Sands and thought we would check out the restaurants on site. So glad that we did! If you're after a special, classy night out, this is the place to go. The service and food is that of a top 5* restaurant. The staff and waiters are so polite and friendly. They treat... More 

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Thank Regina M
Karla C, Secretary to the Chief Operating Officer at Essence, responded to this review

Good Morning, I would like to thank you for your positive feedback regarding your dining experience at Essence Restaurant. I am delighted to read that you had such a good experience which was beyond your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Karla More 

Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal at this elegant 5 star reataurant. Food was delicious, appetizers were delicious, wine selection was very good, enjoyed the Maltese Melqart of Malta and Chateau Rauzan-Segla 2006 Grand Cru CLASSIC. WE had a really an exceptionally knowledgeable waiter ,George, who gave great service patient, and made us really enjoy our dinner.

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Thank Alice R
KarlaCasey, Secretary to the Chief Operating Officer at Essence, responded to this review

Good Morning, Thank you so much for your great review. I am delighted to read that your evening with us at Essence Restaurant was a pleasant one and that you enjoyed both food and service. I very much hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, Karla More 

Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

The food was just amazing just give it a try, the re was nothing we could find wrong the service and the food was 100% would go every week if I could afford it ....

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Thank gail g
KarlaCasey, Secretary to the Chief Operating Officer at Essence, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, Thank you very much for your review, we are very pleased that you had such a great meal at Essence Restaurant. We look forward to your next visit at the Radisson Golden Sands. Kind Regards, Karla More 

1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

we arrived at 19.00 sharp as per booking and we where greeted by Michel who showed as to our table. after few minutes we had the menus and the wine list. all mains meat based apart from the fish of the day. I had the duck terrine to start, well presented and pleasant. we both ordered the pan fried fillet... More 

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Thank guido s
KarlaCasey, Secretary to the Chief Operating Officer at Essence, responded to this review

Good Morning, It is through constructive feedback like yours that we are able to continuously improve our food and service. We sincerely apologise for not reaching your expectations, I will ensure to address your points to the Head Chef for further actions and improvements. I thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback about your visit and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$40 - $50
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, French
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mellieha, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Mellieha
  • Phone Number: 23561920

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?