Essence

Restaurants in Kalamaki

            
Robert Q          10/10

I have visited Kalamaki for past Eleven Years and I have eaten in every restaurant in the resort. The dinning experience of Essence has to be one of the best I have encountered in Europe. The menu is not fixed and changes according to what is availble on the market. It's wines are all organic and sourced locally. The attention to quality is second to none and the presentation is esquisite. Situated away from the centre of Kalamaki it offers a relaxed and quite atmosphere with low level lighting. If the chef is clearly of Michelean star standard and it is only a matter of time before you will have to book a year in advance as it's popularity with the British ex pats is starting to grow. A 10/10 rating is the only score this delightful restaurant desrves.  

Darren T          10/10

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I've been to Kalamaki 3 times now and have just returned again.

Before my Top 2 restaurants were Dias and Michaelos, which were again both outstanding but ESSENCE blew them both out of the water.
 
It's located on the old site of Gastronomy, about 600yards past Michaelos on the right hand side.
 
Upon sitting down we were given a free large bottle of water, ok not much but a very nice touch.
 
We ordered our starters and Main Course and while waiting we were given a plate of samplers which were compliments of the chef, truly outstanding.
 
The Beetroot and Cream Cheese starter is to die for, and the rack of Lamb main is one of the best meals i've EVER had.
 
Essence has just 7 tables and is run by just 2 people, the Austrian head chef and his girlfiend.
 
An idea of cost, we had a starter each, A main each and the taste of Greece dessert for 2. A Glass of Wine each and an extra bottle of water. Came to 44Euro, a touch more expensive than the other restaurants in Kalamaki but so worth it.
 
We will go back for sure, and after out recommendations a few people went and had an equally lovely meal
 
Here's a couple of picture, the starters (Beetroot with Cream Cheese, Chicken Breast Nachos) and The Main Course Lamb
 
 

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