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Cafe Essence

17A Hamilton Road, Bangor BT20 4LF, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9145 4470
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good17%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“monkfish” (20 reviews)
“seafood” (19 reviews)
“steak” (22 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
17A Hamilton Road, Bangor BT20 4LF, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for a meal on a Saturday night with some friends. It had been a few years since we were there so I was wondering if it was as good as before. It is BYO restaurant which keeps the cost down, with a small...More

Thank stephenskier123
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Meal was really good value great flavour in the meat and vegetables. Staff where extremely helpful and friendly. You can bring your own drink in but a charge for corkage is £1.50 per head I personally found the stairs a bit hard to manage. A...More

Thank Carol C
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Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

We visited here for the first time together last week. The menu is actually straightforward if you want 2 courses but very unclear what you need to pay if you want just one course. In addition you only get to see the starters and main...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately our recent dining experience here will be our last. The first problem was when we arrived. I had left with them balloons and a cake for my husband's birthday meal with family. There were 13 of us. On arrival the balloons were nowhere to...More

Thank Granny S
Reviewed 18 September 2017

This was our first time at this restaurant and it was also a birthday treat for myself and my husband from my brother and his wife. We all had different courses and the food was excellent. The staff both very friendly and attentive. It is...More

Thank 2getawaydeals
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Through a little doorway and up one flight of stairs and the restaurant opens out to a surprisingly spacious dining area. The atmosphere is usually very lively but the tables can get cramped when very busy. For a more romantic and intimate setting try the...More

1  Thank trevorpatt
Reviewed 3 August 2017

My husband and I were taken here for his 60th birthday didn't know what to expect as hadn't been before.The meal was faultless well presented and lovely and hot. The staff were very helpful and friendly lovely atmosphere for an evening meal. Will certainly be...More

1  Thank galeed1
Reviewed 16 July 2017

On arrival we were greeted by a friendly member of staff and were shown to a large table for two, they were very busy but menu arrived quickly had a very knowledgeable waitress went through the options, was disappointed that they didn't have the lobster...More

1  Thank Liz J
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Thirteen of us packed into Cafe Essence and had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. I'm a vegetarian, but the wait staff and chef tweaked the 3-course offerings so that I was happy and well-fed! I enjoyed the risotto starter, with cheese tart and cauliflower au gratin...More

Thank marthad-o
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Absolutely brilliant. Out for wife's birthday. Food staff fabulous. Surf and turf for £15.50 awesome and BYO. Been here loads of times and will keep coming.

Thank Michael P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17A Hamilton Road, Bangor BT20 4LF, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Bangor
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9145 4470
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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.
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