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The Essence

8.4/10
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265 Exhibition Street, 3000 Melbourne (VIC)See map

Average price A$80

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Extra cleaning services implemented at the tables, toilets and kitchen
Guest spacing 2m
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Restaurant menu

Chef Gary Thakur
  • Average price A$80
Grilled chicken breast
A$36
Creamy Sebago mash, brocollini, béarnaise, crispy arugula leaves
Seared Humpty doo barramundi
A$38
Twice cooked kipfler potato, salsa Verde, mint, coriander & crumbled feta salad (gf)
200 gm Beef Tenderloin MB2 'Southern Ranges'
A$42
Creamy Mash potatoes, petit pois, chipotle butter & jus (gf)

Dietary options

Gluten free, Halal, , , , Vegetarian dishes

User photos

Pumpkin Gnocchi

Reviews

8.4/10
Very good90 reviews
8.9/10

Food

8.1/10

Service

7.8/10

Ambience

9-10

7-8

5-6

3-4

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  • Katherine B.

    June 30, 20212 reviews

    10/10
  • Jason B.

    June 19, 20217 reviews

    9/10

    The Seafood Stack is great but you have to book it. It is not on the menu.

  • Terry M.

    June 19, 20214 reviews

    9/10

    Was good. Service a bit slow re beverages.

  • Kanchan k.

    April 24, 20211 review

    6/10
  • Randel L.

    April 19, 20211 review

    10/10

    Staff were very friendly and accommoting. We love dining in here the Essence On Exhibition for years. We always celebrate special occasions here with family and friends

  • Ben T.

    April 7, 20211 review

    9/10

    Great meals and great value

  • Sally Wu

    March 29, 20215 reviews

    4/10
  • Leanne T.

    March 27, 20211 review

    8.5/10

    Didn't receive the vegetables with our steak order, but was quickly rectified

  • Roda Lee C.

    March 13, 20211 review

    4/10
  • Laura B.

    March 13, 20212 reviews

    10/10
  • Rhonda B.

    March 9, 20212 reviews

    9.5/10

    Meeting up with friends for lunch after not seeing them since pre Covid. Essence was great to sit back and chat, food was good and our waitress was very friendly and professional. Most enjoyable.

  • Geoffrey S.

    March 5, 202011 reviews

    9.5/10
  • Darren M.

    January 19, 202010 reviews

    9.5/10
  • Karolina s.

    January 9, 20202 reviews

    7.5/10
  • Zanda K.

    January 8, 20208 reviews

    2/10
  • Annie C.

    January 8, 20201 review

    9.5/10
  • Bahadir B.

    January 2, 20201 review

    6.5/10

    Staff are too slow to clean up the table after main dishes, didn’t fill up our wine glasses after 1st time, etc. You expect better service from a Marriott restaurant. Food quality is good.

  • Sue N.

    December 23, 20191 review

    10/10

    We had a fabulous time at Essence, 4 Adults and 3 Children (under 5). The staff were fantastic with the children. We were treated extremely well. Food and drinks were great, a lovely time had by all.

  • Tony Lo

    December 21, 201912 reviews

    8/10

    Love the seafood stack! Good value, more than enough for 2 persons! Excellent service from the staff! Will try out other dishes in the menu next time.

  • Nayara M.

    December 18, 20192 reviews

    10/10
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More information

Opening time

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Breakfast

Monday - Sunday; 6:30am - 11am

Lunch

12pm - 2:30pm

* A la carte menu available only

Dinner

Friday - Saturday 5pm - 8pm

Please contact the hotel before booking (+613 9662 3900)

How to get to the restaurant

265 Exhibition Street, 3000, Melbourne (VIC), Australia

Public transport

Melbourne Central is just 0.5 km from the hotel and Parliament Station is just 0.3 km from the hotel.

Directions to get there

The Essence is located on the corner of Exhibition and Lonsdale Streets in Melbourne. Valet parking for the bar and restaurant is available from Exhibition Street, fees apply.

Secure indoor onsite parking, valet service only. Parking comes at an additional fee.

Features

Burger,

Services

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, , , , , Valet parking, Wheelchair Accessible,

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