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Essence

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Mellieha, Island of Malta, Malta
23561920
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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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
Moss, Norway
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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
london
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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
Boston, Massachusetts
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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
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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 

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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 

Preston,Lancs
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

What a brilliant night ! Excellent quality food with impeccable service from a very attentive staff Good variety of dishes with the fillet steak absolutely cooked to perfection My wife had duck which was superb Well done to all for magical night !!!

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Thank DB1973982
KarlaCasey, Secretary to the Chief Operating Officer at Essence, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, 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 

Leeds,UK
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We visited Essence 3 times during our recent 2 week stay at The Golden Sands Resort. The food & service are excellent. We had the lamb, beef, chicken & pork dishes & can highly recommend them. Patrick leads a very able & efficient team.

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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 you enjoyed your evenings with us at Essence Restaurant. Your kind words regarding our food and service were well received and I will be sure to share your review with Patrick and the entire team. Kind Regards, Karla 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, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
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?