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“So good we had to go back.”
Review of Essence Restaurant

Essence Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 59 Restaurants in Kalamaki
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Dublin
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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“So good we had to go back.”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

Absolutely fantastic place.

The Monkfish tails can only be described as delicious, amazing food served with great wines.

Not the cheapest café in town by any means, but rest assured the value for money is great and the menu is brilliantly thought out, presented and served immaculately.

Book In advance

Bon Apatite

  • Visited September 2013
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
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English first
Swansea, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fabulous Food,”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

Went here on our 2nd evening. The service was excellent and the food amazing! We were lucky we went early in the evening as it is a very popular restaurant and it is advisable to book. If you go there expecting Greek food, you will be disappointed!

Visited September 2013
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1 Thank topaz1357
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Slough
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Food”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

Small restaurant with only approx 15 tables. Food is lovely and the waitress is very helpful.....However, it does need to be pre-booked as it is so popular!

Visited September 2013
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2 Thank CrazyCelts
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manchester
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Greg & John of Masterchef would love this place”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

A cut above anything else in the area, this is high quality food with fabulous designer presentation. The dishes are full of careful planning with interesting combinations. Presentation is faultless and quantities are good. Expect to pay above the average to eat here, but the quality makes it good value. Reservation is essential as there is very limited availability. Usually one days notice will suffice. This is a very formal and relaxed establishment, and all tables are served by a single person. There is therefore only the atmosphere created by the diners.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank k155pom
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Saved the best until last”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

We read good reviews about this restaurant on tripadvisor but it took us a few days to find it! We were slowly working our way around some of the top 10 in Kalamaki but saved this one until our last night and were not dissappointed. Probable on hindsight we should have tried it earlier. I would also reccommend you book we didn't and were very lucky to get last available table - many after us were turned away. Tables were far enough away from other guests you had some privacy, very welcoming and peaceful ambience about the place.
Food was very well presented and nicely cooked, not an extensive menu but plenty to choose from. We wish we had shared a starter as quite filling especially when they tempt you with freshly baked olive bread and a few appertisers. Staff very pleasant and knowledgeable I would definitely add this place to one of my favourite restaurants if ever I go to Kalamaki again and would not leave it the last night. Thankyou Essence

  • Visited September 2013
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