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“Warm welcome, great staff, terrific food and complimentary wine tasting - brilliant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Essence at Old Red Lion Court - CLOSED

Essence at Old Red Lion Court
Price range: $25 - $47
Cuisines: British, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: "Essence" is in the Old Red Lion Court, which connects Bridge Street to Sheep Street. Our team of chefs prepare all our dishes on the premises including our selection of breads, ice creams and sorbets.Essence is perfect for catching up with friends over coffee or a light lunch, business lunches, pre & post theatre meals, romantic dining, private parties in our upstairs dining room, traditional Sunday lunches and alfresco dining when the weather is suitable!Come and drop in to experience the fresh contemporary feel of our new dining and drinking environment. We look forward to welcoming you.
Malvern, UK
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100 reviews
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“Warm welcome, great staff, terrific food and complimentary wine tasting - brilliant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

Dined here this evening and was very, very impressed. Intimate, friendly with great service and amazing value - take their advice and be amazed!

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Thank OzPepper
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York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Very good pre-theatre meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

I met a friend here for dinner before we went to the theatre and it was excellent. They offer a very good pre theatre three course meal for around £20 with good choice, well cooked food - my lamb was delicious - and efficient, but never rushed service all in a very nice atmosphere. And then it's a five minute stroll to the theatre. Can't fault it.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Welburn
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Good food, good service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

Had a nice meal out, very good service. the soup was incredible! We went on a Sunday and the menu was a little basic, (always find they are on a sunday) but it was generally good. Would go again and the desserts were really good too!

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank sometimeshappycamper
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Birmingham
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3 reviews
“pleasant place to visit”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013

Food was well presented & tasted fine, staff were very friendly & went out of their way to provide the personal touch, surroundings were fresh & comfortable...worth a visit

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Thank fingertight
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plymouth
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“Excellent dining”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

We visited Essence back in December for post-wedding day celebrations. Due to the occasion we were obviously looking for an evening to remember and that is exactly what we got. All 3 courses served were absolutely delicious (we choose the Sunday roast) and the service was spot on. The restaurant boosted value for money and we would go back to Stratford just to visit Essence!

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank sammar5
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