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Essence Restaurant at Melbourne Marriott

Cnr Exhibition & Lonsdale St, Melbourne

High Tea Experience for Two ($90) or Four People ($110) at Essence Restaurant at Melbourne Marriott

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Sip on a glass of bubbly while nibbling on sweet and savoury treats such as finger sandwiches, pies and macaroons

Recent Positive Reviews

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4 ratings3 reviews
1 day ago
Very central to everything in the city, room was clean and staff were more than happy to help out with any requests
Jemmahelpful reviewer
2 ratings2 reviews
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
January 4, 2022
Thank you for a lovely high tea & a most enjoyable afternoon. The staff were fantastic, thanks again.
1 ratings1 reviews
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
December 29, 2021
Good customer service. Good value of food
5 ratings4 reviews
December 23, 2021
It's a very pleasant restaurant with nice professional staff. Our seafood platter arrived quite quickly.
christop reviewer
8 ratings8 reviews
December 18, 2021
Enormous seafood platter with a large number of items to enjoy. The king sized prawns were especially delicious as were the scallops
Annastasiatop reviewer helpful reviewer
29 ratings17 reviews
December 12, 2021
Great place
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About This Deal

The Deal

$90 for a high tea experience for two people

$110 for a high tea experience with sparkling for two people


  • Enjoy three plates of decadent desserts and flavoursome savouries
  • Nibble on an array of finger sandwiches
  • Sink teeth into freshly baked pastries
  • Opt to include a glass of sparkling wine per person


Selection of sandwiches:

  • Tasmanian salmon, dill crème fraiche
  • Buttermilk fried chicken sliders
  • Cucumber, tomato and brie cheese sandwich (V)

Selection of warm savory dishes:

  • Chicken and Chardonnay pie
  • Mini spinach and ricotta quiche
  • Gourmet mini sausage roll

Selection of pastries and desserts:

  • Kaffir lime pannacotta with fresh berries
  • Mini chocolate eclair
  • Bite size sous filled with crème patisserie
  • Mini boutique cakes
  • Macaroons assortment
  • Scone served with preserve & whipped cream

All menus are subject to change without notice

Fine Print

If you make a reservation through Groupon, you may cancel or change your reservation up to 24 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.