Essência

Rua Pedro Hispano - 1196 4250-368 Porto Portugal Map
Average price €25.00
9,4 /10
1233 reviews
1311 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.
  • 10
    652
  • 9
    350
  • 8
    166
  • 7
    37
  • < 7
    25
Food
9,4
Service
9,3
Setting
9,3
Value for price
Interesting
Noise level
Quiet
Waiting time
Fast
172/1233 reviews
Luis C.
Adventurer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 18 Mar 2019
Maravilloso!!
Graça S.
Conqueror
(7 reviews)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 18 Mar 2019
The food is very nice, however, the waiting time was quite long and by the time they delivered I was so hungry that I ate everything in one sitting. We had a show to attend at Casa da Música, so we were stressing a bit over that. But the staff is really friendly and attentive.
Jocke L.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 28 Feb 2019
This was a very nice restaurant, with very attentive service from our waitress. The only thing that was not perfect is the location of the restaurant, quite far away from the central parts of town.
Helena R.
Conqueror
(8 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 22 Feb 2019
Great vegetarian lasanha.
Better desserts.
Good environment.
Madeleine D.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 21 Feb 2019
Perfect
Amaryllis C.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 20 Feb 2019
Essência is a wonderful place to eat in Porto. The food is delicious and very reasonably priced, plus all our dietary needs were catered for. Our party included vegan, vegetarian and meat/fish eaters. The only problem was choosing what to eat! All delicious!
The service is excellent and we had a lovely evening.
Fiona C.
(1 review)
Average Rating
5,5 /10
Food
4
Service
8
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 14 Feb 2019
We were really looking forward to our valentine's meal here but the main meal was cold, the whole service was rushed ( amuse Bouche, starters, main meal) were all out within 35minutes! The main meal was cold and I had to send it back. It is unfortunate as the staff seem really attentive and proud of their establishment. What seemed an interesting menu lacked the substance.
Graça S.
Conqueror
(7 reviews)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 6 Feb 2019
The restaurant itself is really nice, with a good environment. The food was good, maybe not excellent. No meat eaters had any meat or complaints so, it's a happy customer here.
Imran A.
Adventurer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 4 Feb 2019
Excellent service and vegetarian food including desserts. (From a meat eater)
Steven G.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 1 Feb 2019
Essencia is a superb restaurant . The menu choice, the service, the wine... everything was outstanding and really good value. I’ve often said, how can restaurants get things wrong so easily .... we’ll just go to Essencia for a masterclass in “getting it right”! No gimmicks, comfortable surroundings, great food and great staff. As I said...a superb restaurant ....
Sara R.
(1 review)
Average Rating
6 /10
Food
6
Service
4
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 26 Jan 2019
My husband and I went to Essencia for dinner tonight after reading several rave reviews on Trip Advisor about how it was the 'best vegan dinner' they've ever had. I was so excited. Unfortunately, we have different ideas about it.
The service was lacking (incorrect vegan order and no complimentary water to drink) and food was good but not as impressive as reviews make it out to be. They call themselves a vegetarian restaurant but serve meat, which is totally confusing.
Overall, I can get better value at another vegetarian restaurant in Porto.
Mjosé .
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 26 Jan 2019
Realy very good.
Buiske B.
Foodie
(54 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 12 Jan 2019
Loved it! Amazing vegetarian food, good service and relaxing atmosphere. Wish I'd live closer by to visit more often!
Janina S.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 2 Jan 2019
Great Night. The food and the service were awesome.
Jo L.
Explorer
(4 reviews)
Average Rating
8 /10
Food
8
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 26 Dec 2018
Very innovative food menu and at moderate price.
Greg B.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 14 Dec 2018
It was awesome experience! I love this place! We spent in Essencia Restaurant lovely time!
Joo Khia M.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 27 Nov 2018
Excellent vegetarian foods. Fresh ingredients that are well branded to taste great. The chocolate cake is amazing good.
The kids spaghetti is a bit on the salty sure.
Parke P.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
7,5 /10
Food
8
Service
6
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 17 Nov 2018
The food and prices overall were good but the waitresses switched and seemed very busy so there wasn’t any connection with them. The flakey philo based appetizer was good with Brie, Honey and Dates. The dinners were ok - somewhat bland in taste and the baked walnut and ice cream dessert were really good. Not sure what their special entree is but I don’t think we got it.
Sara F.
Foodie
(12 reviews)
Average Rating
8,5 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 10 Nov 2018
Good food and ambient
Fernando B.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 3 Nov 2018
Maravilhoso!
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