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“You wont be disappointed”
Review of Cafe Essence

Cafe Essence
Ranked #27 of 160 Restaurants in Bangor
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Cafe Essence is a Chef Owned local seafood restaurant. This means our focus is on food. We are committed to preparing only the finest dishes and serving you only the highest quality food to capture the essence of fine dining.
Bangor, Northern Ireland
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“You wont be disappointed”
Reviewed 27 March 2010

The food is just wonderful. Everyone in Bangor who knows food knows about Cafe Essence. Its hard to get a table and the waiting can be months ahead. Its mainly local seafood but has the normal chicken and steak too. The food, the food, the food.........the rest is acceptable but its all about the food.

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English first
Bangor, N Ireland
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12 reviews
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“The best in Bangor!”
Reviewed 20 January 2010

Without a doubt, this is the best restaurant in Bangor. I've had several meals in it, fish, steak and pork and it is superb. I recommend the steak - one of the finest I've ever tasted. It's no wonder this place needs to be booked well in advance.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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“Great food, nice welcome, but challenging environment”
Reviewed 18 August 2009

We've eaten here a number of times over the past year, and the food has always been excellent. There's a particular emphasis on seafood, and it is well merited. We have never been disappointed with the food quality, or portion size. Presentation is plain, which is fine. The restaurant is upstairs in old-fashioned premises which can be part of its charm. The staff are invariably helpful and welcoming. However, when the restaurant is busy, the noise levels are high and the restaurant can became uncomfortably hot. On a June 2009 weekday night, we found it oppressively hot and noisy, and having a freestanding fan positioned next to us didn't help too much.

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