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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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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good47%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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CUISINES
Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Corner Exhibition & Lonsdale Streets | Melbourne Marriott Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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1 - 10 of 154 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Used a Cudo voucher to treat my husband to a Seaford stack for lunch. Consisted of a 2 tiered stand, the top being cold food and the lower hot food. Cold offerings were mussels, oysters, smoked salmon and prawns that were fresh and tasty and...More

Thank Carol W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The really friendly staff were not supported by the quality and range of food. Maybe it was a bad day as the menu was said to be new. However there are so many great options, we are unlikely to visit again

Thank ozpd70
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best after show desserts. Beautifully presented, lovely flavours & choices. If your wanting dinner before a show in this area, certainly look at this place. Good deal to top off a night that you’re treating yourself too. Cocktails are yummo too!!!

Thank Walkingprimrose
Reviewed 18 October 2017

The staff really went out of their way to make our family dinner special. When I booked, I menetioned we had two children in the group, it was so lovely to see they had prepared kids activity pack for them, a nice touch. The food...More

Thank Davanh P
Raj K, Manager at Essence on Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Dear Davanh P, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review. We are so delighted to hear that your dining experience exceeded your expectations. Your comments about our team fill us with pride and equip us to provide clear...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017

Received the high tea experience as a gift so thought we'd make the most of it when in the city over the weekend. Probably made the mistake of booking on a busy weekend afternoon as our table for two was in the middle of a...More

Thank The_wifes_concierge
Raj K, Manager at Essence on Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Dear The_wifes_concierge, Thank you for your review. Our restaurant is ideally located in the theatre precinct and is complemented by contemporary surroundings, with floor-to-ceiling windows, polished jarrah floorboards, and an open-plan kitchen that combine to create a warm and distinctive ambience. My apologies that due...More

Reviewed 4 October 2017

An impromptu dinner (admittedly we did use an online offer) on a weeknight, we had the seafood tower + wine. Service was excellent and seafood good. We usually avoid dining at hotel restaurants due to the generic menus/food. This was a pleasant break from our...More

Thank melb0urnef00die
Raj K, Manager at Essence on Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Dear Melbournefoodie, Thanks for your review and very happy to see that you enjoyed our hospitality. We will soon be launching our new menu that would showcase indigenous Australian herbs and spices. Would be great to have you back and try our new menu. Warm...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017

Visited for a Sunday afternoon high tea which wasn't a disappointment. A variety of savoury and sweet foods, sparkinling, and tea choices of about 8. The mushroom pie and the meringue were my favourites, and the scones too.

Thank KdofMelb
Raj K, Manager at Essence on Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Dear KdofMelb, Thank you your feedback and delighted that you had a wonderful afternoon. Looking forward to your next visit. Warm Regards Raj

Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Located in the Marriott hotel. Access through the hotel foyer. The service was courteous and friendly the salmon was perfectly cooked. The potato purée was a little meh. But the accompanying vegetable and chimichurri was very nice. The beef tenderloin was cooked just as I...More

Thank MJFGWM
Raj K, Manager at Essence on Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Dear MJFGWM, Thank you and very happy that we were able to be part of your birthday celebrations. On behalf of everyone at Marriott, would like to wish you a wonderful year ahead. Warm Regards Raj

Reviewed 17 September 2017

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

Thank rhocking
Raj K, Manager at Essence on Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Dear rhocking, Thanks for your review and very happy to note that you had a good dining experience. Looking forward to welcome you back. Warm regards Essence on Exhibition Team

Reviewed 4 September 2017

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 12 September 2017

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$19 - US$38
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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