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Essence Restaurant

Main Road | Kalamaki, Kalamaki 723 00, Greece
+30 697 856 5232
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good9%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Main Road | Kalamaki, Kalamaki 723 00, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautifully laid out calm and peaceful setting for some truly amazing food, boy can this man cook!! The lady who served us is his partner and she had a very dry sense of humour we did enjoy the banter. The food was...More

Thank kazmax2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurant food at its best with attentative service in a quiet atmosphere. I ate to much (had 2 starters as couldnt decide ). Food was fabulous and dessert finished me off as well as the amaretto coffee.Good selection of wine. Second visit in 2 years...More

Thank foodlover940
Reviewed 1 week ago

What can I say about the food that hasn't already been said? Not a lot, really. The combinations of ingredients and flavours are just amazing, and the portions are generous too. I love the addition of the micro brewery beers. The random, homely, quirkiness of...More

Thank Baldicus_71
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our yearly visit did not disappoint us in the slightest. As ever the staff are attentive and provide really good service with recommendations regarding wine tastes and types. Chef's amuse were a great beginning to the meal followed by shared starters which were all fantastic...More

Thank Dave T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely restaurant with a small menu but excellent food. Different special offers are on the menu every night. Maybe slightly more expensive than the majority but worth it. Presentation and service was excellent and I would recommend this small place where the...More

Thank accountsclerk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated just off the main strip of Kalamaki, Essence was lovely. Fantastic food, it was more like fine dining than traditional Greek, the service was excellent as was the setting. all in all a fabulous evening totally relaxed with good friends

Thank Ronnie42
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After all the reviews on TripAdvisor we decided to try it. Not a bad choice because we had finally a good Greece wine and delicious food. We had fish plate and tuna. Catch of the day. Best diner we had on our holidays

Thank Wodjr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a side street off the main strip of Kalamaki, we found Essence restaurant. (thanks, TripAdvisor reviewers for the heads up) A small place with tables in an outside courtyard, it has romantic charm. We visited on Friday evening at the beginning of September, when,...More

Thank 1MichelleRZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have visited Essence several times over the years and have never been disappointed with the food. It is nice that we are recognized when we go to book, which I strongly recommend as it does get busy and only covers for...More

Thank JulianC998
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was delicious and you can see why it's voted number one on the island. Very busy restaurant though and it does take quite a while for the food to come but worth the wait I would say.

Thank Calumlees
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road | Kalamaki, Kalamaki 723 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Ionian Islands  >  Zakynthos  >  Kalamaki
  • Phone Number: +30 697 856 5232
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