Best Known For

Chef’s favourite crispy duck, served with watermelon, mint, coriander and feta salad with roasted chilli dressing.

About The Essence Restaurant

Experience the best local and seasonal produce in contemporary surroundings at The Essence Restaurant, on the corner of Exhibition and Lonsdale Streets in Melbourne's CBD. Nestled inside the Melbourne Marriott Hotel, this restaurant wows with floor-to-ceiling windows, polished Jarrah floorboards and an open-plan kitchen, creating a warm and distinctive ambience. Take a seat at cosy tables and peruse a menu offering inspired dishes created from Australian wild herbs and spices such as slow-cooked lamb shanks, with parsnip puree, macadamia, Warrigal green pesto and fried saltbush. Perhaps share a seafood stack – chilli marinated mussels, tempura fish, lemon pepper calamari, soft shell crab, smoked salmon, oysters and prawns – best enjoyed with a Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc.

Location & Map

Melbourne Marriott Hotel, Cnr Lonsdale and Exhibition Streets, Melbourne CBD 3000 VIC - See Map

Opening Hours

Mon  6:30:AM - 11:00:AM
Mon  12:00:PM - 2:30:PM
Mon  6:00:PM - 10:30:PM
Tue  6:30:AM - 11:00:AM
Tue  12:00:PM - 2:30:PM
Tue  6:00:PM - 10:30:PM
Wed  6:30:AM - 11:00:AM
Wed  12:00:PM - 2:30:PM
Wed  6:00:PM - 10:30:PM
Thu  6:30:AM - 11:00:AM
Thu  12:00:PM - 2:30:PM
Thu  6:00:PM - 10:30:PM
Fri  6:30:AM - 11:00:AM
Fri  12:00:PM - 2:30:PM
Fri  6:00:PM - 10:30:PM
Sat  6:30:AM - 11:00:AM
Sat  12:00:PM - 2:30:PM
Sat  6:00:PM - 10:30:PM
Sun  6:30:AM - 11:00:AM
Sun  12:00:PM - 2:30:PM
Sun  6:00:PM - 10:30:PM

Groups & Functions

  • Up to 90 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Charity Event
  • Christmas Party
  • Cocktail Party
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Product Launch
  • Wedding
  • Banquets
  • Buffets
  • Canapes
  • Cocktails
  • Degustation
  • Finger Food
  • Set Menu

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