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“Superb Restaurant”
Review of Essence Restaurant

Essence Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 61 Restaurants in Kalamaki
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

We visited this restaurant after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed, by far it was the best meal of our holiday.

The restaurant is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the main strip of bars and restaurants and so the setting is tranquil and relaxing. The two lovely ladies working front of house were friendly and attentive.

After ordering our meal we were brought a complimentary appetiser which was delicious.

Their menu offers a good choice of dishes to choose from, all described eloquently with no requirement for cheesy photographs of the food (a theme you will find at many if not most of the other local restaurants and a pet hate of ours!).

Our meal was divine, beautifully presented and cooked to perfection - clearly a very competent chef. If you are a 'foodie' eating here is A MUST. You will not be disappointed. In our opinion this restaurant should be ranked number 1.

3  Thank Chris1846
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

Seriously, I don't understand any negative reviews about this place. It's just wonderful, everything - food, atmosphere, service. It's a real food experience and is definitely worth trying.

Замечательное место с приятной атмосферой, потрясающе вкусными блюдами и душевным сервисом. Обязательно посетите это место, это как отдельная экскурсия ;)

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1  Thank MaiOlga
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Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

Visited with my partner and my sister and brother in law. Loved both the food and the sisters who work very hard to keep everyone happy! After ordering our dinner we were brought sample food from the chef including test tubes of soup, marshmallow with smoked salmon and wasabi and octopus - which I had never tried before - all of which were delicious. This is not a pop in for a quick dinner type of restaurant but a longer evening trying something a little different. There are only around 8/10 tables so booking advised, however this adds to the whole evening as you're not being squashed in in order for the restaurant to make more money! Loved everything about it. Ideal for a special meal - tho probably more adult orientated. 10/10

1  Thank debbie T
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

We visited Essence whilst on holiday for our wedding and were blown away by the standard of food and service - we've been to many quality restaurants in London and this place beats them hand down! Highly recommended and we will certainly be eating here again next time we are in Kalamaki!

1  Thank Kelly B
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Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

We decided to visit this restaurant as at the time it was listed as the number 1 restaurant on here. After reading other comments we knew we had to pre-book a table so did so when we had a car for the day.

We pre-booked for the following evening and certainly wasn't disappointed. The food was of a fusion style and made a nice change to Greek food which we had eaten over the previous 5 nights we had been in kalamaki. They brought out testers to try at no extra charge and the food was certainly tasty.

I admit, service can be slightly slow at times as table was booked for 9pm and mains came out at 10:40, but we were in no rush and quality and presentation of the good certainly made up for the waiting time. The service we found was ok and the restaurant had nice music and a nice atmosphere.

The only thing that slightly tainted out experience on the night, which I must say had no reflection on the restaurant or owners was that we were seated next to a party of ladies who obviously worked/lived on the island, one of which was very loud and overbearing. She had a strong Liverpool accent and at times we couldn't here what each other was saying. As the restaurant was full (as it is most nights I can gather which is the reason for pre-booking) there was nowhere else we could move too.

Visited as a young couple in our twenties. Certainly worth a visit for something slightly different but not if your in a rush!

1  Thank Charli P
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