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Essence on Exhibition

) #658 of 3,375 Restaurants in Melbourne $$ - $$$ , Gluten Free Options
Corner Exhibition & Lonsdale Streets | Melbourne Marriott Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9660 1183
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good45%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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CUISINES
Australian, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Corner Exhibition & Lonsdale Streets | Melbourne Marriott Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Tried this place on a Cudo.. bought voucher for 4 people which was seafood platter for 2 with 2 bottles of wine. Verdict... At full price I would not return. It is not value for money. But worse still, was disappointed with the quality. The...More

Thank convivialsins
Raj K, Manager at Essence on Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Convivialsins, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience. I was disappointed to hear about your experience in our dining outlet. With aspiration to always exceed guest expectations, we have unfortunately fallen short of this goal during your recent visit. Your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service, very friendly and attentive wait staff who never failed to smile when interacting. Service was punctual, and the 3 course meal was well enjoyed. Went with a Groupon, so it was around $80 for the 3 course meal with a drink, so it...More

Thank Ivan L
Raj K, Manager at Essence on Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review and we are glad that we were able to make your evening enjoyable. your comments will be shared with our team who work very hard to deliver a superior service to our guests. Looking forward to welcome you back. Warm...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the magic show and dinner and would highly recommend while you are in Melbourne, the restaurant staff were very good, food was excellent, the magic show was fantastic, well worth the money, we throughly enjoyed and was nice to feel and be included...More

Thank Divinginnz
Raj K, Manager at Essence on Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Divinginnz, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Essence on Exhibition. We are delighted that your evening was enjoyable and your appreciation will be passed on to our team. With a mission to provide superior customer service, we take great...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Essence is the restaurant in the Marriott Hotel Melbourne. Dinning early to enable a quick exit to attend a show at one of the nearby theatres worked well for us. The service was very good and the food was acceptable. However, the prices for everything...More

Thank Cruiser-0904
Raj K, Manager at Essence on Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Cruiser-0904, Thank you for your review of your recent experience at Essence on Exhibition. Firstly let me thank you on behalf of the entire team for your appreciation of the location and the service. Though our prices are quite competitive, we will definitely review...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a pre theatre dinner, staff friendly, menu on offer was value for $..either 2 or 3 course including glass of wine or beer.

Thank Perthfunmum
Raj K, Manager at Essence on Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and we hope that enjoyed the show. We heard wonderful reviews of Aladdin and happy that we too did not disappoint you. Thanks for your compliments of our staff. Looking forward to welcome you back. Warm regards Raj

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went along on a groupon which had limited selection but seemed quite OK. one of us opted for the pork belly as an entree. It was extremely fatty so not much was eaten. The waitress offered to replace it but we said not to bother....More

Thank Christine c
Raj K, Manager at Essence on Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I am sorry that we could not meet with your expectation however glad that our associates were able to offer alternatives and you are considering to return. We are also making some changes to our menu and am sure that...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at the Marriott so it made sense to eat at the hotel - buffet breakfast was delicious with a huge array of different foods to satisfy everyone. The Bircher muesli was the best. Hubby organised a high tea which was lovely...so much food! Stopped...More

Thank MicRay2016
Raj K, Manager at Essence on Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. We are very happy to see your comments and glad that you not only enjoyed our breakfast but also our high tea. I have shared your comments with our team who wanted me to convey their thanks for your kind...More

Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We were staying in the hotel and at the last minute decided to have dinner here. We were lucky to get the last table so I would recommend booking in advance if possible. We both ordered steaks and they were cooked as ordered. The best...More

Thank Kimothy1003
Raj K, Manager at Essence on Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review and as you correctly said, our associates are our best strength who compliments the delicious food that our Chefs make. Alison is truly wonderful who has a passion for service and we are indeed fortunate to have her as our associate....More

Reviewed 14 May 2017

Well worth the money!! As soon as I walked through the door staff were incredibly welcoming, attentive and just simply wonderful. The range of sweets and savouries that were on offer was outstanding, so much to choose from and it all tasted incredible. Great selection...More

Thank waves92
Raj K, Manager at Essence on Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We were very overwhelmed with the responses that we received from the guests that attended our mother's day high tea. It was well worth the effort when we were able to make so many people happy. It is one of those days where you see...More

Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Love the Fish & Chips and Fries. Not forgetting the fresh crunchy salad and brocollis. Stayed in Marriot n kept going back to eat the same food. Good serviced staff. Super friendly and helpful.

Thank ilovemiki1704
Raj K, Manager at Essence on Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

A big thank you for your continued patronage and kind words. Our team definitely gets thrilled seeing such compliments coming across. Looking forward to your next visit. Warm regards Raj

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$19 - US$38
Cuisine
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 22:00
Monday
06:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 22:00
Thursday
06:30 - 22:00
Friday
06:30 - 22:00
Saturday
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner Exhibition & Lonsdale Streets | Melbourne Marriott Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9660 1183
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Melbourne Marriott Hotel
Description
Essence on Exhibition Restaurant radiates with character with 180 degree views of the Melbourne CBD. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the menu offers exquisite Modern Australian cuisine with an excellent selection of wines. Essence embraces the best of Victoria`s local seasonal produce to create inspired dishes from traditional to modern.
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