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“A quality meal”
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Essence
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 25 January 2013 via mobile

Our first time at this long established restaurant.

Service very good.

Food excellent overall. The entree tasting plate was a real treat - with a variety of unusual flavours. The lamb was superbly cooked and the accompanying noodle salad lovely. Cream brûlée exquisite.

Only criticisms are minor - and really for the owners. On entry the d building smelt a little musty - which took a couple of minutes to forget. Would have loved to have been met with the smell of the kitchen. Also the pork on the tasting plate was just a little overdone.

However - a great experience and we will be back.

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Thank Tassie_Ross
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Reviewed 29 August 2012

A special occasion restaurant that is a fav for my husband and I!! We always go to Essence for birthdays as its such lovely food with exceptional wines to match!!

If you live in Devonport and haven't been to Essence, book in-it's prices are a couple of dollars more than the pubs, but much nicer food without the crowds at those establishments!!!

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Thank FussyTeacher
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Reviewed 28 May 2012

Essence restaurant is one os those unassuming places on the outside and so elegant on the inside. One of the towns original houses in bygone days the rooms have been turned into elegant dining rooms and relaxing bar. The menu and wine list are quality and the food is delicious. This is an ideal dining location for romantics or a great spot for a business dinner to impress.

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Thank Moonrock1962
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Reviewed 8 May 2012

We went here as we were looking for a find dining restaurant.

It was a cold night and though they had a fire it wasn't lit.

My husband and I had entree and main. His quail was very nice and fillet steak cooked to his liking.

My cheese souffle was ok and risotto unedible. Having said that the staff were very friendly and did not charge for risotto.

All in all staff were the highlight. Food lacked polish if was pitched as fine dining.

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1  Thank EmRaidis
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Reviewed 17 November 2011

Came here to treat my partner who had travelled from Sydney. Our meals were nice , however we waited considerable time 45mins - 1 hour between courses for them to arrive. This is considering their were only 6 other people in the restaurant.
We also were looking forward to ordering cocktails at Essence as the owner has been known and awarded for his skills for his cocktails.
Unfortunately our drinks were forgotten, and when we reminded him 1 hour after the conclusion of our meal, he delivered both drinks complimentary. However the drinks themselves were not anything to rave about.

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Thank DimityVanderpot
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