Essência

Rua Pedro Hispano - 1196 4250-368 Porto Portugal Map
Average price €25.00
9,4 /10
658 reviews
1144 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
    352
  • 9
    199
  • 8
    77
  • 7
    23
  • < 7
    8
Food
9,5
Service
9,5
Setting
9,3
Value for price
Interesting
Noise level
Quiet
Waiting time
Fast
105/659 reviews
Rui F.
(0 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 23 Jan 2018
Muito bom.
Carolin Elisabeth N.
(0 review)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 10 Jan 2018
Really tasty food and very friendly Service!
Alessandra C.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 8 Jan 2018
The food is delicious, made with a sophisticated combination of ingredients. The restaurant is elegant and the staff professional. One of the best vegetarian restaurants I have tried so far!
Alexandra D.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 16 Dec 2017
Tudo na ementa é delicioso!
Taylor D.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
6 /10
Food
4
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 6 Dec 2017
Wasn’t crazy about the fennel salad or the cous cous. The risotto was yummy Service was good. Thought the food was going to be way better compared to all the reviews.
Antonio S.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 2 Dec 2017
recommended, great experience, we will go back there
Raquel M.
Conqueror
(8 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 28 Nov 2017
Very tasty food and good service
Agata F.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 17 Nov 2017
It was amazing!!!
Nicole S.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
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
(3 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.
Adventurer
(1 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!
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