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Essence of Unionville

8500 Warden Ave | Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre & Spa, Markham, Ontario L6G 1A5, Canada
+1 905-470-8500
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good48%
  • Average23%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (5 reviews)
“roasted beets” (2 reviews)
“steak” (4 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8500 Warden Ave | Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre & Spa, Markham, Ontario L6G 1A5, Canada
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Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

Had the afternoon tea buffet at the Hilton Suites Markham location yesterday. Very disappointed. I looked at the website and the price is $23.99 plus it said serve with Ten Ren’s loose leaf tea. When I got the bill, price is $28.99. There’s no loose...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank riceson
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

Quiet and comfortable seating at the hotel in Markham. Restaurant is usually not too busy during the week therefore low to medium noise level. The menu is not extensive but dishes well prepared and very good. Service is attentive and friendly. We had an appetiser...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 24richardl
Reviewed October 2, 2018

The food is YUMMY. Blow the calorie budget and have the lobster mac & cheese ... divine. My friend and I split one order and split a large Caesar salad and that was more than enough. The wait staff was great - charming, funny -...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MeafordVickie
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Delicious food, with good service and a great selection. Our group was impressed with the variety of appetizers and meals on the menu. I highly recommend the salmon.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank mojitogirl
Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

When we are here a year ago the meal was fabulous and it got five stars. This year it can only get three at best. The starter salad was great and the salmon nicely cooked and presented but it came with quartered potatoes just swimming...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 941davec
Reviewed November 29, 2017

I had dinner and breakfast at the Essence of Unionville during my recent stay at the hotel. The dinner was quite good. I had a nice salad and a steak that was cooked to my liking. The wait staff seemed to be struggling with our...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank stroudcrowd
Reviewed November 10, 2017

Most unusual to find an exceptional restaurant in an hotel. While the décor is stark the menu, including specials, can be stunning. We had dinner here twice and on both occasions the food was exceptional, creative and well presented. Only weak area--failure to provide wines...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank NamutKwu
Reviewed November 9, 2017

Lovely vibe in a serene setting in a beautiful hotel. The service (initially) was a bit spotty, especially when the hostess asked me to "hang on a minute" while she completed a conversation on the phone. Seriously? Our server was great and the spaghetti carbonara...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank MeafordVickie
Reviewed October 30, 2017

We stayed at the hotel , the breakfast buffet at Essence is nice and plentiful , however , the best part is the afternoon tea and desert in the lounge . The cakes selection wonderful , and not too sweet. . Good to catch up...More

Date of visit: October 2017
1  Thank 69tiger888
Reviewed October 6, 2017

so many choices to choose from and all are great tasting. special mention are the mussels, lamb, roasted beef and of course desserts. . .

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Rey R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8500 Warden Ave | Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre & Spa, Markham, Ontario L6G 1A5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Markham
  • Phone Number: +1 905-470-8500
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