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Essence Restaurant

Main Road | Kalamaki, Kalamaki 723 00, Greece
+30 697 856 5232
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good9%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Main Road | Kalamaki, Kalamaki 723 00, Greece
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was our last dinner on holiday and we wasnt dissapointed. A really lovely meal, food was delious and beautifully presented. We did feel the chef was trying to hard to impress and this wasnt necessary. The service was excellent the staff were attentive and...More

1  Thank Carla J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After visiting other restaurants and being welcomed. As a group of 10, they couldn't arrange the tables fast enough but....... We were upset when we were confronted by a stern lady at the door. Without even opening our mouth she asked us "have you booked"...More

1  Thank SunnySarah125
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We where here on our last night, without a booking, they accommodated us after a short wait. The food was exceptional, but the front of house experience lacked the friendliness and ambience we like. The attention to detail let it down, lack of knives. Not...More

1  Thank Norman C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely incredible food , you can always tell in the eating of a meal when its the chefs true passion rather than just a "job" ... truly out of this world , fantastic service and lovely atmosphere 👌🏻

2  Thank Bean-1989
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just off the beaten track, in a quiet and picturesque side of otherwise busy Kamaki, located in a lovely garden, sits Essence. The atmosphere is relaxed and easy, the service impeccable and the food divine!! Despite the gourmet tastes and overall atmosphere, the restaurant manages...More

1  Thank Despina S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Totally exceptional and so unexpected, this chef would give the best a run for their money, the food preparation and presentation are by no means reflected by the cost, expect to pay at least twice rhe cost elsewhere, the place for that special night out....More

1  Thank Bill P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

About a week before flying to Zakinthos for a family holiday, i had a look on trip advisor for restaurant recommendations and stumbled upon Essence. Just by having a look at the menu on the website I knew our first nights meal would be there,...More

1  Thank J-orr2011
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my best friends favourite restaurant and we visit every holiday. Last night she said that not only was this her 2nd favourite meal of all time her 1st favourite was also at this restaurant. They provide amazing taste explosions and the presentation is...More

Thank mariecS2740YB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to a number of Michelin star resteraunts in England which have not been has good as this. Absolutely fantastic food, presentation and quality. Get there early or book as you won't get a table. Extremely good value. The food here would cost twice...More

Thank mrdalesteel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited essence because of the reviews left on trip advisor. It was a5 star meal. Every course was full of flavour w could not of picked fault with anything. We wernt rushed and was left to enjoy our meal in an intimate setting away...More

1  Thank Susan T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road | Kalamaki, Kalamaki 723 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Ionian Islands  >  Zakynthos  >  Kalamaki
  • Phone Number: +30 697 856 5232
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