Essência

Rua Pedro Hispano - 1196 4250-368 Porto Portugal Map
Average price €25.00
9,4 /10
1068 reviews
1275 reviews

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About the restaurant Essência

O vegetariano tornou-se gourmet. Numa moradia com esplanada, jardim e sala privada para grupos, o restaurante vegetariano Essência oferece uma cozinha única, num ambiente caloroso, intimista e familiar.

O menu deslumbra os olhos e a breve descrição dos pratos aguça a curiosidade – uma sucessão de receitas sofisticadas e criativas que despertam o paladar e transformam o acto de comer num prazer enorme.

Restaurant prices

Average à la carte price
€25.00
(average à la carte price based on a two-course meal excluding drinks)
Prices and menu can change. Those prices don't take into account any promotion and are VAT included.

How to get to the restaurant Essência

How to get there?

  • Car park Estacionamento a 50 Metros

Opening time

Almoço
Segunda a Sábado das 12:30 às 15:00

Jantar
Segunda a Quinta das 20:00 às 22:30
Sexta a Sábado das 20:00 às 24:00
Excellent
9,4 /10
Only clients who have dined at the restaurant, after booking on TheFork, can leave their opinion.
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Food
9,5
Service
9,4
Setting
9,3
Value for price
Interesting
Noise level
Quiet
Waiting time
Fast
159/1069 reviews
Beata W.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 22 Oct 2018
Amazing, amazing and once again amazing. It’s difficult to describe all the flavors we tasted. Super nice and friendly service. We were sitting in the cozy garden, enjoying good weather and listening to relaxing music. We will definitely come back next year with our family!
Hamilton F.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 20 Oct 2018
Very good indeed!
Anne D.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 16 Oct 2018
Great food and service. I recommend getting a taxi there if travelling from central Porto, as building work has blocked the footpaths, making it difficult to walk there ( we like to walk everywhere if possible).


The Good was fabulous. Attention was great.
Pedro P.
Adventurer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 15 Oct 2018
Best restaurant in Porto for me. Service of an outstanding quality. A lot of attention to details and excellent overall experience. Food is delicious, makes people understand how much flavour you can get from vegetarian dishes. It's definitely a must go and repeat!
Nicki M.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 12 Oct 2018
This place is AMAZING!! Lovely staff, amazingly prepared food, beautiful location ????
I would highly recommend coming here!
Nicholas C.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 25 Sep 2018
Great food, extremely accommodating and a wonderful ambiance! Would recommend to anyone!
Vera D.
(1 review)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 18 Sep 2018
Excellent food and delicious wines.
Leite-Loch J.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 18 Sep 2018
Best Vegetarian Restaurant ever. Period. Great variety, great tastes. Very attentive and genuinely friendly Staff.
All Five of us totally agreed on all things above!
Hans Z.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 14 Sep 2018
Perfect vegan cuisine
Keith C.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 10 Sep 2018
We had a lovely night with enthusiastic and helpful staff. Nice food too
Alex H.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 5 Sep 2018
Glorious dishes made with love and attention, impeccable service. An absolute must for anybody wantinga delisious evening out.
José H.
Foodie
(13 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 30 Aug 2018
Excellent as always!
Kenzo L.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 30 Aug 2018
The best place to eat amazing vegetarian meals and also the non-vegetarian meals are extremely good! Good atmosphere, especially in the garden, nice people and also surprisingly cheap.


We ate there three times in one week on our holiday in Porto. A must visit!
Ina E.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 25 Aug 2018
You don't have any idea which beautiful and nice restaurant is hidden behind this normal looking front!!
Everything was great, 10 points out of 5 ;-) for the service, the cuisine and the mood!
For starter we've had the zucchini carpaccio and the sandwich with grilled vegetables, for main course the spinach cannelloni and the beetroot risotto, and for dessert the chocolate cake. Everything has been delicious, and we will eat there again if we will be in Porto again....
Definitely recommendable!!!
Mark M.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 25 Aug 2018
Excellent food and service.
Luke Marshall-Waterfield L.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 22 Aug 2018
Excellent vegetarian food. Worth seeking out.
Matthias S.
Conqueror
(5 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 20 Aug 2018
As good as expect. Great vegetarian cuisine and extremely good service.

I can recommend the dates as a starter and the kiwi/raspberry dessert.
Mor E.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 9 Aug 2018
Perfect little restaurant!
Very unic and interesting menu, we enjoyed every dish.
The atmosfere was romantic and calm.

We had a really perfect first evening in Porto.
Lynda L.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 9 Aug 2018
Fabulous restaurant. Food was exquisite and service very good. Well worth a visit. Veggie heaven.
Giuseppina D.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 1 Aug 2018
Excellent food, nice environment and very kind staff
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