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Essence - CLOSED

28 Forbes St, Devonport, Tasmania 7310, Australia
+61 3 6424 6431
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Overview
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good44%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
2 Mar 2013
“Plain, nice food but lacks atmosphere”
25 Jan 2013
“A quality meal”
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Australian
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28 Forbes St, Devonport, Tasmania 7310, Australia
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1 - 10 of 13 reviews

Reviewed 3 March 2013

Went for my birthday on recommendation from others as the best fine dining restaurant in Devonport The food (chicken for me, steak for my husband) was nice, but uninspiring and from a very 90's menu. Quite expensive for what it was and with only one...More

Thank SuzanneC76
Reviewed 26 January 2013 via mobile

Our first time at this long established restaurant. Service very good. Food excellent overall. The entree tasting plate was a real treat - with a variety of unusual flavours. The lamb was superbly cooked and the accompanying noodle salad lovely. Cream brûlée exquisite. Only criticisms...More

Thank Tassie_Ross
Reviewed 30 August 2012

A special occasion restaurant that is a fav for my husband and I!! We always go to Essence for birthdays as its such lovely food with exceptional wines to match!! If you live in Devonport and haven't been to Essence, book in-it's prices are a...More

Thank FussyTeacher
Reviewed 28 May 2012

Essence restaurant is one os those unassuming places on the outside and so elegant on the inside. One of the towns original houses in bygone days the rooms have been turned into elegant dining rooms and relaxing bar. The menu and wine list are quality...More

Thank Moonrock1962
Reviewed 8 May 2012

We went here as we were looking for a find dining restaurant. It was a cold night and though they had a fire it wasn't lit. My husband and I had entree and main. His quail was very nice and fillet steak cooked to his...More

1  Thank EmRaidis
Reviewed 17 November 2011

Came here to treat my partner who had travelled from Sydney. Our meals were nice , however we waited considerable time 45mins - 1 hour between courses for them to arrive. This is considering their were only 6 other people in the restaurant. We also...More

Thank DimityVanderpot
Reviewed 7 October 2011

As a local I can not believe I havent tried this place before.It's Well hidden, and not locally advertised,but this has to be the best restuarant in Devonport and a must try for everybody. The appearance and setting is beautiful,warm and welcominmg. From the period...More

1  Thank Angela B
Reviewed 30 July 2011

A local told me about this restaurant. I think I would have had difficulty finding it on my own. The restaurant has a great ambience, in a converted old house with fireplaces and high ceilings. The service was very good - friendly and attentive, but...More

1  Thank scotthumphries
Reviewed 30 July 2011

Four of us had a delightful dinner last evening at this restored old house which has been a restaurant for the past thirty years so they must be doing something right. Whilst the plating is in the 'modern' style it is a well selected menu...More

Thank Aussiebd
Reviewed 27 July 2011

We too were attracted by this restaurants reputation as being the best in Devonport. However, if this is the best Devonport has to offer, then it's far below the worst I've had in many other places. After just traveling through various other small towns in...More

2  Thank DasFox
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Restaurant Details

Cuisine
Mediterranean, Australian
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Forbes St, Devonport, Tasmania 7310, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Devonport
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6424 6431
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