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Essence Restaurant at Melbourne Marriott

Cnr Exhibition & Lonsdale St, Melbourne

$139 for Seafood Stack with Bottle of Wine for Two People at Essence Restaurant at the 5* Marriott Hotel

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This tiered stack includes an array of hot and cold seafood such as a soft shell crab, oysters and prawns, accompanied by a bottle of wine

Recent Positive Reviews

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1 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 1 out of 5 stars
February 12, 2022
The marinated tuna, smoked salmon, boiled prawns and scallops were nice, the bay bugs were bit dry but i would say borderline satisfactory, very big bowl of thin chips provided (better eat it quick-ish if possible as ours became cold very quickly which was difficult to finish). Biggest disappointment for me are the soft shell crabs, they were not soft! (and i am being very honest here, it was so hard and chewy). I am unable to provide a review for the muscles and oysters as I tried 1 each but in general are not suited to my palette so I usually don't eat them. We chose the house white wine which I personally enjoyed as it tasted well with the seafood, that being said, I am not a wine expert. The staff are lovely, good service, overall just lacking in the food. In my opinion, the value for this seafood stack that I paid for is unfortunately not there. You do get full by the end of the dinner but for me it was due to so much chewing that needed to be done for the "soft" shell crab as well as trying to finish the chips. Hope this review helps to give customers a good insight. I also hope customers who will be dining in this restaurant will have a better experience than I had with the restaurant listening to this review and making necessary changes to provide a better food service.
3 ratings3 reviews
Rating of 3 out of 5 stars
February 11, 2022
Our waiter Gary was lovely.
42 ratings23 reviews
Rating of 1 out of 5 stars
February 6, 2022
Food is not fresh and tasteless!
4 ratings3 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
January 17, 2022
Very central to everything in the city, room was clean and staff were more than happy to help out with any requests
2 ratings2 reviews
Rating of 2 out of 5 stars
January 5, 2022
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.
5 ratings2 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
January 4, 2022
Thank you for a lovely high tea & a most enjoyable afternoon. The staff were fantastic, thanks again.
1 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 1 out of 5 stars
December 31, 2021
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 !!
2 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
December 29, 2021
Good customer service. Good value of food
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About This Deal

The Deal

$139 for a seafood stack with a bottle of wine for two people


  • Enjoy the Marriot Melbourne Hotel’s two-tiered seafood stack experience
  • Try a range of fresh, locally sourced seafood including Moreton bay bugs, chili jam mussels and Tasmanian smoked salmon
  • Sample tempura soft shell crab, tiger prawns, fresh oysters, scallop ceviche and tuna poke
  • 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.

Fine Print

If you make a reservation through Groupon, you may cancel or change your reservation up to 48 hours before its start time. After this point you are not entitled to a cash refund or to reschedule your reservation. Valid for dine-in only. 24-hour advance notice required. Valid for set menu only. Standard fine print for all deals.
Purchase voucher and book online via If you received your voucher as a gift, sign in or register for a Groupon account then click on the 'Received a gift? Book Now' link in the top right. Select date of booking and enter details. You'll receive an email to confirm reservation details. Present printed or smartphone voucher on arrival. Download free Groupon app for Android and iOS. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gift(s). Limit 2 vouchers per booking. Valid from: 01/02/2022. Valid to: 30/04/2022.

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.