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Melbourne Marriott Hotel, cnr of Lonsdale & Exhibition Sts,
Melbourne City VIC

Licensed Restaurants in Stylish Surrounds
Urban inspired cuisine using local fresh produce
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Essence on Exhibition Overview

With understated style and culinary influences from Australia and around the globe, Essence on Exhibition at the Melbourne Marriott Hotel captures the essence of modern city dining in Melbourne. Floor to ceiling windows, polished jarrah floors and high backed chairs create an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere, offset by the vibrancy of an open kitchen and friendly service. Start the day with a buffet or a la carte breakfast, or dine a la carte at lunch or dinner with a choice of dishes such as Taylor’s Bay Tasmanian salmon with royal blue mash, ratatouille and chimichurri or perhaps braised Gippsland ox cheeks with shoyu, boy choy and daikon slaw. Be sure to spare room for delectable desserts like a kaffir lime scented pannacotta with star anise and red chilli spiced melons and mint.

A few words from Essence on Exhibition

Essence on Exhibition embraces the best of Victoria's local seasonal produce to create inspired dishes from traditional to modern. Our Executive Chef's menu effortlessly blends casual elegance and modern diversity, successfully reflecting Melbourne's multicultural sophistication.The varied cuisine is complemented by the contemporary surrounds, with floor to ceiling windows, polishes jarrah floorboards and open plan kitchen combining to create a warm and distinctive ambience.


Best Known For

Pan roasted, free range chicken breast with wilted savoy, chorizo, tarragon scented sweetcorn veloute. Warm apple crumble with calvados anglaise, cinnamon and vanilla bean ice-cream.

Essence on Exhibition Functions

Caters for up to 80 Guests
  Wedding, Conference, Corporate Function, Product Launch, Dinner Party, Cocktail Party, Birthday Party, Christmas Party, Engagement Party, Charity Event
  Finger Food, Cocktails, Canapes, Buffets, Set Menu, Banquets, Degustation
In a city of great restaurants, Essence on the corner of Exhibition and Lonsdale Streets lives up to the culinary delights of Melbourne. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner. Our chef's philosophy is to serve and savour locally sourced fresh produce. The tailored menu proves no exception. Select from the extensive beverage menu where you are bound to find the perfect wine or cocktail to go with your menu selection.

Essence on Exhibition Chef

Karan Negi

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Essence on Exhibition Features & Facilities

Seats: 90

  • City Views
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fully Licensed
  • Private Dining
  • Functions
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Disabled Access
  • Degustation Menu
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Halal Options
  • Bar
  • Wireless Internet
  • Child Friendly
  • Romantic
  • Catering

Payments Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Diners Club
  • American Express
  • EftPos