Total Spent inc wine: €25 – €35 per head.
Essence is a real diamond find, situated in Kalamaki if you drive to the far end of Kalamaki Road until you reach the roundabout then take a left, you’ll find Essence nestled in on the right hand side of the road about 100 metres down.
First thing’s first, make sure you book a table, with a lovely outdoor garden like setting,
they cater for no more than 50 people per evening and over the past 5 years have really established themselves as one of Zakynthos’ finest restaurants. You can book on their website via email or telephone by clicking HERE.
Once seated you’ll be met by the lovely front of house owner Oxi, who will go through the menu for you and tell you a little more about some of the dishes, and of course highlight the weekly specials. Essence use completely fresh ingredients in all of their dishes and everything is sourced locally, including their wine list, and no meal is complete without a bottle of wine.
There are a range of starters and tapas style dishes that cater to all tastes including plenty of vegetarian options. There is always fresh fish on the menu as well as steak, duck, chicken and pretty much anything else you can think of. The menu is small, but when everything is delicious, it really doesn’t matter.
Once you’ve ordered, all you need to do is sit back and enjoy, Oxi’s husband and Head Chef, Filip, will whip up a culinary delight including appetisers even before your starters are served.
“IT’S A FINE DINING EXPERIENCE AT VERY AFFORDABLE PRICES, AND ONE THAT I LOOK FORWARD TO ENJOYING TIME AND TIME AGAIN!”