Essência

Rua Pedro Hispano - 1196 4250-368 Porto Portugal Map
Average price €25.00
9,4 /10
591 reviews
1112 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

Services

Excellent
9,4 /10
Only clients who have dined at the restaurant, after booking on TheFork, can leave their opinion.
  • 10
    324
  • 9
    172
  • 8
    68
  • 7
    20
  • < 7
    7
Food
9,5
Service
9,4
Setting
9,4
Value for price
Interesting
Noise level
Quiet
Waiting time
Fast
98/591 reviews
Agata F.
(0 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 17 Nov 2017
It was amazing!!!
Nicole S.
(0 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 6 Nov 2017
Very friendly staff. I liked the vegan food. Prices are correct. We'll come back
Jose G.
Explorer
(4 reviews)
Average Rating
7,5 /10
Food
8
Service
6
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 3 Nov 2017
The overall service has space to improve (reception and service)
- be prepared once the doors open with the list of reservations and quickly orient client to tables
- work on client engagement (for instance ask clients if it´s their first time there, offer help to understand the menu, show availability and time for them...)
- keep service professional (avoid unnecessary jokes or comments)
Regarding the food, it was very good
Christelle R.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 26 Oct 2017
The food was really good with a lot of choices. The service was quick.
Zuzia C.
(0 review)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 21 Oct 2017
Great food!
Raj M.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
5,5 /10
Food
4
Service
8
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 18 Oct 2017
Good and attentive service. Food very average. Lacking any knockout flavours.
Lara V.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 4 Oct 2017
This was my second visit to this restaurant. After the first time, I was now having extremely high expectations.... Well, they did it again: They cook the most beautiful food I have ever tasted: The taste, the structure, the balance; exquisite! Next time I visit Porto, I am definitely going to Essência again! : D
Patrik S.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 23 Sep 2017
Lovely evening with excellent food. The cuisine is surprising and original, and the prices are very reasonable. The service is friendly and caring, without being familiar or intrusive.
John F.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 23 Sep 2017
Good food, good atmosphere, great staff, made for a great evening. By far the best meal we had in Portugal.
Wish we were here for longer so that we could go back.
AURIANT G.
Explorer
(4 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 22 Sep 2017
very tasty. great restaurant and pretty cheap. a good moment!!
Jonas G.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 13 Sep 2017
Best veggie-dish in Porto!
Shai M.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 12 Sep 2017
Food was excellent. Service equally good. The ambience very pleasing.
Usatin M.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 2 Sep 2017
Not every vegetarian/vegan is married to one. Such is my case but the restaurant acccomadates all. An excellent meal on both fronts!
Arleen W.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 29 Aug 2017
Went there for a friends birthday and had a very good vegeterian three courses dinner! Even got two glasses of sparkling whine and a small chocolate-birthdaycake with a candle on top :)
GREAT!
Liz D.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 26 Aug 2017
Great menu, good service and tasty food. Reasonable value too. Loved it here and would go again.
Nina M.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 21 Aug 2017
delicious vegetarian/vegan food with tastes you don't get everywhere - served at a lovely place by friendly staff - altogether it was a wonderful evening
Stuart J.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 12 Aug 2017
Very good for non vegetarians too. Excellent service, excellent food
Isabel A.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 11 Aug 2017
Fantastic restaurant, a definite recommendation to go!!
Maria Vittoria P.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 4 Aug 2017
We loved everything about Essencia. From the food to the service, everything was delicious and the staff pleasant, helpful and fluent in English, which is a big plus since we (unfortunately) don't speak Portuguese.
Mick D.
Foodie
(15 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 31 Jul 2017
Ottima scelta ! Excellent choice this restaurant with lots of vegetarian and vegan recipies. I would like to come back to try the quinoa. Excellent service!
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