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Essence on Exhibition

Corner Exhibition & Lonsdale Streets | Melbourne Marriott Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9660 1183
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good47%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Corner Exhibition & Lonsdale Streets | Melbourne Marriott Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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1 - 10 of 146 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Friendly staff and a varied menu offering selections to the casual or gourmet diner. Try the soft-shell crab.

Thank rhocking
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very Nice Food - Lacking Service due to mothers and their children being let into the restaurant area to have coffees and chips and being given all the service; especially on Father's Day. If people can't fit into the Cafe area they should not be...More

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

Dear Andrew T, Thank you for your review and glad you enjoyed the food. I have shared your comments with our restaurant manager to review with the team and ensure that all our guests get the high level of service that we are known for....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at the hotel and had both breakfast and dinner. Food was simple, fresh and delicious and service was warm, friendly and efficient.More

Thank leonzkiwi
Raj K, Manager at Essence on Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear leonzkiwi Thank you for sharing your experience at the Essence on Exhibition through the Trip Adviser We appreciate your feedback and are delighted to hear that you had a positive experience. With a spirit to serve, we take great pride in not only meeting,...More

Reviewed 11 August 2017

In our search to explore every wine bar, and every wine list in Melbourne, we found ourselves at Essence on Exhibition, in the Marriott Hotel. We were seated in what almost appeared to be a lovely living room, on this rainy July afternoon. The fireplace...More

1  Thank The_Loup_Garou
Raj K, Manager at Essence on Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear The_Loup_Garou, Thank you for your review and I see that you like your wines very much. Hope you had a wonderful time at the De Bortoli cellar door. My apologies that the credit card surcharge was not explained to you properly. Thank you once...More

Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

My 1st visited in Melbourne Marriott hotel. It's very convenient around the corner for meal. We had a quick lunch, restaurant busy with small function groups. A few staff but still keep smile and well service. Food was creatively for Arugula salad with cranberry fruit....More

Thank Phantipa K
Raj K, Manager at Essence on Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Dear Phantipa K, Thank you for your review and happy to see that you enjoyed your dinner. We hope that you return to try out our new menu that is going to be on offer soon. Warmest regards Raj

Reviewed 22 July 2017

Had 3 courses here early on a Saturday night, before it got busy. Meal sizes just right, we enjoyed everything and our waiter William was delightful. Nice to watch the busy street outside.More

Thank Terry-ann C
Raj K, Manager at Essence on Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

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

Reviewed 20 July 2017

Best Service, Cleanest, Best food, most comfortable, most style; best breakfast and best views. The thoughtful way the place is decorated with photographs of Melbourne's evolving CBD heart,in the restaurant adds a wealth of reflection while eating in styleMore

Thank rosalindp405
Raj K, Manager at Essence on Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Dear Rosalindp405, Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to share your opinion with other community members. Everyone here takes pride on what we do and it is through feedback like yours full of affirmations and encouragement that we renew our...More

Reviewed 19 July 2017

We ate here as part of a package before a show. Service was very friendly and quick. Food was pleasant but not amazing - what you'd expect. Not a huge choice, but included a bottle of wine per couple so that was nice. Bread rolls...More

Thank WeLoveFood_13
Raj K, Manager at Essence on Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Thank you for your review on Trip Adviser. I note that you purchased a dinner and show package which includes a select menu. The menu has been designed to ensure that the patrons can enjoy a good meal and be in time for the show....More

Reviewed 21 June 2017 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

1  Thank convivialsins
Raj K, Manager at Essence on Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

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 17 June 2017 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 18 June 2017

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 40
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings
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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