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Essence Cafe and Bar

££ - £££Cafe, European,
46 Manchester Street, Feilding 4702, New Zealand
+64 6-323 4405
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“salmon” (6 reviews)
“ciabatta” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
46 Manchester Street, Feilding 4702, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place, has 2 dining areas, one more casual near the bar, both very good. Helpful, friendly staff and very good food. We had dinner with a very generous portion of bread and dips, then a "light" meal of Tarakihi and vegetables - cooked to...More

Thank markilee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Partner and I went here for breakfast and we both came away feeling full and satisfied! My partner said that it was the best cooked breakfast he’s had in years! Will definitely be back next time we are in town

Thank CHCTravelAgent
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

have always found this cafe to have consistantly great food service very good and friendlystaff always helpful and atmosphere great as well

Thank margarethiggins2016
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Been here a couple of times and the staff have always remembered us and treated us so well. The food is always good but even if it wasn’t I’d probably go back just because of the great service.

Thank Orkboss
Reviewed 30 October 2017

On a recent visit to Feilding we dined out with a friend at this excellent eatery in the town centre. The inside of the restaurant was modern and extremely clean and well appointed, the staff were attentive, competent and polite, and as for the food...More

Thank robert w
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Lunch for group of 9. Service was prompt and all meals arrived together. Food was nicely presented and diners were happy with quality of food. Had an attentive and focused waitress. Would dine here again.

Thank jana_kiwi
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Prices are high, quality of food is good but not as good as the prices suggest they ought to be. A group of five ladies, service was ok but again not matching the prices. I think take the prices down by $5-7 and people would...More

Thank kiwikessler
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Our extended family of 9 had a birthday brunch for myself on Sunday. Booked for 9am which was great as it was early enough to have the place to ourselves, and not noisy. All the food was lovely, and the hash stack was great. Also...More

Thank Nicola_B_Palmy
Reviewed 17 September 2017

as a prelude to our Grandson's boarding school function we all met at Essence, pre-booked, which was good as the place was filling up rapidly, excellent young waitress took our food & drinks orders, very willingly allowed a couple of alterations to specific items of...More

Thank lindsaysandra
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Such imaginative creations on the menu. We started with an OTT bruschetta on ciabatta lightly toasted with caramelised vinegar and Parmesan. The pork fillet came with baby beetroot, mash and a port wine jus. We shared a side of kumara wedges. All superb. The service...More

Thank Patrick N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$24
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 Manchester Street, Feilding 4702, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Feilding
  • Phone Number: +64 6-323 4405
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