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Mellieha, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2356 1920
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Newcastle UponTyne
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Strange one....... We have visited this hotel 5 or 6 times now and eaten in all of the restaurants bar this. It's high end and our son is only 7 but we thought we would give it a go. As you enter there is a cocktail bar and the mixoligist was great! really good. We went downstairs to our table... More 

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Thank nomis7
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Fine dining at its best! You can enjoy the lovely food while you enjoy an astonishing view of the golden bay below you! This is the place to visit !

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We had 2 visits to this fine dining restaurant at the raddison blu resort. The food was nice but its more about the service and presentation here. Service was very good as was presentation. The waiters and waitresses all have been trained highly to deliver this. Well worth a visit.

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Golf del Sur, Spain
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Essence is fine dining at its best. The attentiveness of the staff is second to none and the view over Golden Bay is stunning with food to match.

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1 Thank gbr00k
Ardrossan, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Arrived in plenty of time to take advantage of the happy hour but service was so slow we never got happy hour prices. Had to send back starter course, scallops, as they were tough. Main courses were nicely presented but we felt wern`t value for money. Staff were friendly but the supervisor avoided our table.

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Thank David R
Karla C, Secretary to the Chief Operating Officer at Essence, responded to this review

Good Morning, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I would like to apologise on behalf of our team for not meeting your expectations. Please rest assured your comments about these matters has been brought to the Head Chef and Food & Drink Manager for further actions and improvements. Kind Regards, Karla More 

Malta
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

- Perfect for that special occasion. - Attentive waiting staff. - Food: attention to detail. Overall highly recommended.

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Thank Mahinufu
Karla C, Secretary to the Chief Operating Officer at Essence, responded to this review

Good Morning, Thank you for your review, we look forward to your next visit at Essence Restaurant. Kind Regards, Karla More 

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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

We went here with our 4 year old and the lack of kids menu was a worry but we found something appropriate. Food stunning, prices very decent for the quality. High grade dinning for sure.

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Thank Jakub K
Karla C, Secretary to the Chief Operating Officer at Essence, responded to this review

Good Morning, Thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor, we look forward to your next visit at Essence Restaurant. Kind Regards, Karla More 

Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

4 of us, staying on holiday for a week at Radisson Blu went here last night for a special evening out and were not disappointed. This is an upscale restaurant and not cheap so let's get that out of the way first. The table on the terrace offered a view of the bay and a sunset. The service was excellent.... More 

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Thank Fifer7
Karla C, Secretary to the Chief Operating Officer at Essence, responded to this review

Good Morning, Thank you for posting your excellent review on Tripadvisor. it is a great pleasure for us to receive such positive feedback. I am very happy to read that we have met and exceeded your expectations and we look forward to welcoming you back to Essence Restaurant. Regards, Karla More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

We've been there last Sunday , the food was simply mouthwatering and exceptional , the breathtaking terrace overlooking the beautiful bay of golden bay makes it a relaxed ambient to dine in . The atmosphere is so welcoming , service is excellent and food is delightful , exquisite and dainty . Would like to thank all of you who made... More 

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Thank maria g
Karla C, Secretary to the Chief Operating Officer at Essence, responded to this review

Good Morning, I would like to thank you for your feedback on your recent dining experience at Essence Restaurant. I am delighted to read that you had such an amazing experience. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Kind Regards, Karla More 

Moss, Norway
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

The restaurant is located in the Sands tower at Radisson Blu Golden Sands, with a beautiful ocean view. The staff takes really good care of you and the food is really exellent. Absolutely worth a try.

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Thank Monica E
Karla C, Secretary to the Chief Operating Officer at Essence, responded to this review

Good Morning, Thank you for your review, I am very happy to read that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. I will share your compliments with the team. We look forward to welcoming you back to Essence Restaurant. Kind Regards, Karla More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$50
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, French
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mellieha, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Mellieha
  • Phone Number: +356 2356 1920

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?