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Essence Restaurant

) #195 of 292 Restaurants in Darwin €€ - €€€ , Gluten Free Options
1 Henry Wrigley Drive | Marrara, Darwin, Northern Territory 0812, Australia
+61 8 8920 3333
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Overview
  • Excellent11%
  • Very good29%
  • Average34%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible12%
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“burger” (4 reviews)
“pork belly” (3 reviews)
“barramundi” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Australian, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1 Henry Wrigley Drive | Marrara, Darwin, Northern Territory 0812, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Found the restaurant quite pleasant. Breakfast was ok but only 2 choices $28 hot or $20 cold.( as there was no room service, there was no other choice) Any other meals we had were very nice and a reasonable size. Not a big range to...More

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I remembered Essence where buffet breakfast at Mercure Darwin Airport Resort is served where I stayed. . . the food is good and filling, staff are courteous and friendly.. and some of them are Filipinos!. . . we regularly had our meals at Essence -...More

Thank Efren C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered the curry, described as a trio - 2 curries and a rice. I asked for vegetables instead of rice which they seemed happy to comply with. Meals for all were slow in coming. My vegetables were hard, including aubergine, and sauce in the...More

Thank Lorna M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a long wait in a very cluttered entry/exit to the dining room, we finally seated ourselves. After ordering our meal there was yet another long wait for our meal. Unfortunately both meals were cold, only plus was at least steak was cooked to order....More

Thank Jayal_11
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Myself and a bunch of colleges stayed here with work during April- May. During my stay collectively we had the fish and chips, steak burger, steak and chips, beef burger, pizza and both 300G scotch fillet and 500G Rib eye. All which were pretty terrible...More

Thank Lachlan E
Reviewed 11 May 2017

The setting overlooking the pool is great. We were there on a holiday Monday and the menu was limited. All 4 of us had steak that looked great but was tough & a bit grisly and served with very little salad. Pleasant unobtrusive service. Prices...More

Thank KandTCanberra
Nathan H, Manager at Essence Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear KandTCanberra, I am glad to hear you enjoyed most parts of your dinning experience in Essence! I do apologise that your steaks did not live up to what your expectations and will follow up with my chef to see where we can improve the...More

Reviewed 7 May 2017

The air conditioning vents in the dining room were absolutely filthy - a huge turn off. We had dinner here and I was very pleased that there were three vegetarian options on the menu. The veggie burger was OK and came with sweet potato fries...More

Thank Misschaivous
Nathan H, Manager at Essence Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Misschaivous, Thank you for taking the time to give us great feedback on where we can improve our breakfast offering. I do apologise that it was not what you expected. Chef and myself are working very hard at improving this and hope to see...More

Reviewed 14 April 2017

The food was good quality! The service was fast for taking the order but it took a little while coming. I had a table of 7 and the meals were a little staggered but the taste presentation and quantity was very good. The burgers are...More

Thank FuzzOz
Nathan H, Manager at Essence Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear FuzzOz, So glad you enjoyed your experience at Essence. I do agree that we have a special product with our burgers and steaks. I do hope to see you back again real soon for another amazing experience! Kind regards, Nathan Harden Food and Beverage...More

Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

When staying at the Mercure you won't find a more convenient dining option than Essence Restaurant. Great atmosphere and the food is amazing, high quality, fresh and simply delicious! We ate at Essence Restaurant for dinner and breakfast and couldn't fault the food. The service...More

Thank Crippsss
Nathan H, Manager at Essence Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Crippsss, Thanks for taking the time to give us this valuable feedback! I will be sure to share this feedback with the team to ensure they are aware of the impacts they had on your experience. I am so glad you enjoyed your meals...More

Reviewed 27 February 2017

This restaurant operates within the Mercure Darwin Airport resort. It caters for guests and the public. The Essence Grill caters breakfast for guests and at the weekend also caters breakfast for guests from nearby Novotel. The breakfast selection is adequate and there is a selection...More

Thank armadeus
Nathan H, Manager at Essence Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Armadeus, Thanks for the great review! I'm glad you enjoyed yourself! I will be sure to pass this onto the whole team. Many Thanks, Nathan Harden Food and Beverage Manager

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
05:30 - 21:30
Monday
05:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
05:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
05:30 - 21:30
Thursday
05:30 - 21:30
Friday
05:30 - 21:30
Saturday
05:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Henry Wrigley Drive | Marrara, Darwin, Northern Territory 0812, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Top End  >  Darwin
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8920 3333
  • E-mail
Description
10 mins from Darwin Airport
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