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Essence Bistro - CLOSED

75 Main Street, Swords county dublin, Ireland
+353 1 895 6811
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
27 Apr 2016
“Excellent find”
3 Mar 2016
“Probably the best in town”
Restaurant Hours Closed
French, Irish, European, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
75 Main Street, Swords county dublin, Ireland
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21 - 30 of 176 reviews

Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

Essence is a solid farm to table bistro done with a light touch and reasonable prices. They have a full dinner menu with many of the items also available on a two or three course early bird menu. We had the chicken wings and goat...More

Thank Press-on-regardless
Reviewed 7 September 2015

What a find!! We were staying one night at a Dublin Airport hotel and walked into nearby Swords looking for a place to have dinner. The menu looked enticing and the interior nice and cozy so we walked in. THE BEST 23 euro 3 course...More

2  Thank Zignate
Reviewed 4 September 2015

We kind of stumbled on to this great restaurant. Service was excellent. Food delicious. Highly recommend the Roasted Chicken Breast with Chestnut Potatoes. It has a mild lemon sauce on the side. Dessert was a Toffee Pudding with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream....More

Thank Nancy C
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Super food. Kids treated like princesses.lovely staff especially sophie .good prices. Very clean. Will return very soon

Thank loveireland2017
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Very familiy friendly staff with excellent choice on the menu. They kept all diners with children to one side of the restaurant so that we didnt interupt other diners without children. Also the early bird menu is fantastic value with no reduction in quality

Thank Aidan B
Reviewed 24 August 2015

We called in for our evening meal and we were delighted with our meal,great value for money. The staff were very efficient and helpful,will look forward to going back.

Thank Sinead O
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

Moved to Swords a while ago so I'm getting to experience new places to eat. I have to say Essence is one of the best so far! I remember I had a goats cheese and beets salad, probably could have ate like 10 of those,...More

Thank Gabriel O
Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

I tried Essence for lunch on the recommendation of a recent frequenter. Seeing it was rated third best on TripAdvisor in Swords I thought it best to book. We were first for lunch and were greeted by a warm, witty, helpful receptionist/ waitress. Straight away...More

Thank maryber
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

Wife and I had dinner there on the night before we came home from our Ireland trip. The food was outstanding. The meats were incredibly tender the desserts were divine and we had an absolutely wonderful meal there.

Thank Jonathan R
Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

Best restaurant in swords , amazing chicken wings main courses are to die for , lovely cocktails and great for any occasion epically there lunch special

Thank lilrose89
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$12 - US$31
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
14:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 Main Street, Swords county dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Swords
  • Phone Number: +353 1 895 6811
  • E-mail
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