Staff dropped the tiered plates and side plate of scones without explanation of what the food was. They didn’t once come back and ask if we needed anything or ask how we were enjoying the food. The food was okay, but nothing exceptional. Party pies and sausage rolls and some soggy sandwiches. The petite eclairs were very dry. When we stood up to leave and exited no one said goodbye or asked us how the meal was. We would not go again based on this experience.
The seafood was not fresh and bland & there was no fish on the platter and only fries served as sides. the prawns were small & only hot prepared was soft shell crab which didn’t look fresh. Wasn’t very impressed as this was a gift to friends which was embarrassing that quality of food was poor. Definitely not worth $120 !!
Enjoy with cocktail, tartare sauce and a bowl of shoestring fries
Share a bottle of house sparkling wine
Menu items may be subject to seasonal change.
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About Essence Restaurant at Melbourne Marriott
The Essence Restaurant serves modern Australian cuisine in a setting designed to create a sense of relaxed luxury. Polished jarrah floors, a warm but muted colour palette, open-plan kitchen and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the street all contribute to its expansive aesthetic. The Essence is part of the five-star Marriott Hotel, at the corner of Exhibition and Lonsdale Streets.