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Kalamaki 299 ZakyNthos Greece +30 697 856 52 32

Tapas Restaurant
Essence

Opening days for season 2022

May 2nd - October 22nd

Essence Restaurant

Established in 2010 by an Austrian chef Filip Blazek and his Slovak business partner Oxana Litvajova.

The mission of Essence is to provide fine dining in a relaxed and romantic atmosphere. Tapas, in Greek „meze“, is a style of dining, common in the Mediterranean.

You will be delighted to eat your dinner slooowly - like the Greeks do - and enjoy several courses and delicious wine under the stars in our garden.

Shared joy makes love grow.

Oxana

SINCE

2010

MENU

Our seasonal menu is accompanied by our daily special menu to offer you the freshest produce of the season, preferably local and hand-picked daily

Vegetarian & vegan

We love veggies too!
Our menu satisfies all vegetarians.
Vegan?
Don’t be shy to ask.

FISH

We offer catch-of-the-day and seasonal fish, delivered daily by local fishermen of Zakynthos.

Wine

Our wine is a selection of excellent Greek wines. Our philosophy is to serve local products for your authentic Greece experience. Try outstanding Greek varieties like Preknadi, Malagouzia, Assyrtiko and many more.

7,-

olive tapenade, anchovies, pickled peppers, whipped feta

9,-

deep fried local peppers, sea salt, metsovone cheese

8,-

crispy potatoes, marinara sauce, garlic aioli, parmesan

8.50,-

chili oil, herbed creme fraiche, pangrattato

8,-

steak spices, Greek yogurt, egg, breadcrumbs

10,-

eggplant croquettes, tomato frito, parmesan

10.50,-

feta, chorizo, tomatoes, peppers, onion

10.50,-

seafood rice croquettes, tomato confit, parmesan

12.50,-

confited potato, sun dried tomato, capers, harissa

14.50,-

hand-picked crab meat rolled and fried in kataifi pastry, sesame mayo

11.50,-

cucumber, tahini sauce, pickled salmon, oregano

12.50,-

duck meatballs, almond aioli, fresh mint

8,-

feta cheese, dill, crispy filo crust

18,-

whole grilled seabream, shaved fennel, orange and chili salad, lemon aioli

23,-

grilled fillet steak, romaine lettuce, blue cheese dressing

17,-

braised beef cheeks, white bean truffle mash, caponata

15,-

grilled chicken breast, Italian bread salad, grape leaf pesto

19.50,-

chop brined in Zakynthian mountain tea, pickled mushrooms, caramelized onion

16,-

rolled lasagna of spinach and artichokes, puttanesca sauce, parmesan

Dessert

7.50,-

vanilla ice cream, dark chocolate brownie, hot espresso

8.50,-

white chocolate cheesecake, strawberry, chocolate crumble

Phone: +30 697 856 52 32

Address: Kalamaki 299 Zakynthos Greece

Make a reservation.

Reserve a Table

Please, keep in mind, your reservation will be kept for 30 minutes




    Upcoming Events

    Upon personal contact, we can also provide special menus for smaller parties.