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“great food”
Review of Essence Restaurant

Essence Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 63 Restaurants in Kalamaki
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed September 26, 2013

Great food thought gone into presentation lovely little tasters and carrot chips to die for ! Great service nothing too much trouble relaxing a great place.

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1  Thank 341sarah
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

Myself and my boyfriend stayed in Kalamaki for a week and we had the pleasure of eating in this restaurant. The menu was creative and the food is spectacular! If you are in Kalamaki ensure you check this place out, just ensure you book first!! :)

1  Thank Cat2002ie
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

I am local and live to Zante,i have been 3 times to Essence and the last time.Everytime i go there Oxi the lady owner is very rude and abrupt with the people!Many arrguments inside the kitchen that is hearded up out the place where we were eating!This is a good atmosphere?to pay expensive for what?for the menu?the food its not for garbage but nothing special!the last time we ordered two appertizers one haloumi cheese and grape leaves which wasnt saulty and tasteless.For main we ordered duck which was hard and second plate we took rizzoto with quail which was very boiled.there are many places to eat better to Zakynthos,more friendly atmosphere and service!They only look how to get your money and dont correct their behavior!

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7  Thank jane s
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

We loved this restaurant, it was recommended to us and we were not disappointed!! The place is absolutely gorgeous, the staff friendly and helpful, the food very tasty and very well presented! We had 2 starters, 2 mains, one dessert, shared a bottle of wine plus an extra glass and all that for only 45 euros. Ok, maybe slightly more expensive than other restaurants in Zante but I still think good value for money! Plus you get some extra complimentary nibbles ... Definitely worth a visit but don't forget to book!!

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Thank Katia V
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

Of course on holiday I rely heavily on trip advisor and so this time it wins out again
Having heard you had to book Essence restaurant 24 hours in advance I didn't think I'd be able to visit as I was only in Kalamaki three days
As luck would have it we passed by last night and cheekily asked for a table for two
We were indeed lucky and got the last table for two. The restaurant was fully booked
We could sense we were starting a meal than only be described as a feast
Prompt service and water poured without having to ask
Two specials of the day fresh monkfish wrapped in bacon 15 euro and surf and turf 17 euro (tournedos of fillet steak with prawn) immediately became our choice of main course
The tapas starter s as explained by our host were ideal to share one two or three
Oops I forgot the wine . Been fed up drinking house red we picked a bottle of red Greek wine from a local supplier .at a cracking price of 10 euro
We choose pork and cheese in a tempura pastry as a starter to share
First we were served with a mini starter compliments of the chef ( Philip )
The pork was excellent cooked to perfection
Complimentary home made brown bread arrived scrumptious
The main course were to die for ill try attach a photo later
My steak cooked perfectly and two generous size fillets
The monkfish again excellent and presentation 10 out of 10
We did have desert to share and of course a coffee liqueur to round off one of the best meals and best value gourmet meal we have had in a while
Can't wait to go back

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Thank Joe C
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