The Essence @ Melbourne Marriott Hotel
Monday - Friday 6:30AM - 10:30AM
Saturday - Sunday 6:30AM - 11:00AM
Monday - Friday 12:00PM - 2:30PM
Saturday - Sunday 12:00PM - 3:00PM
Sunday - Thursday 6:00PM - 9:30PM
Friday - Saturday 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Yarra Suite to the sophisticated and intimate Moojerr boardroom, you’re sure to find a unique space for your meeting or event.
Our locally sourced menu has been designed to allow you to tailor your menu based on your event requirements, to include the following options: continental breakfast, morning and afternoon tea, a daily buffet, canapés, sandwiches and our signature Country Bred baguette platters.
Casual Parking : 25 AUD for 3 hours
Secure onsite parking in indoor lot, valet service only.
Seafood Platter was delicious! Enough for two people. Service staff very friendly and offered 10% off for signing up to the Marriott. Will come again
Service was not good, waitress did not seem to have much help. No one checked on us at through out the afternoon tea. No clean plates given or knives when tea was ordered to go with the sweets had to ask and then wait a while to get them.food only average, not much savoury offered. Did not feel it was a pampering experience which I believe High Tea should be
Food great. But table service poor. Had to keep asking for drinks.
Food and service was excellent, we ordered high tea for 4 and a 5th person arrived at the last minute and we still could not finish all the yummy treats. Champagne was very nice and tea selections were great. Was a great place to go to before our matinee show at Her Majesty's Theatre.
Essence is always good. The current menu has something for everyone, as well as the budget conscious. The beef burger is divine - even though I always have to deconstruct!
Restaurant was well appointed. Staff were friendly and polite. High Tea was ample, well presented and very enjoyable.
It was a very nice outing and a very refreshing experience. From welcome to ushering to serving and all the way it was good. Nice place to entertain friends. Would have bidited much earlier!!! All good. Thanks to all the staff who were really profesdional.
Whilst the food was quite good and certainly plentiful- unfortunately there were lots of little fruit flies buzzing around our faces and food. While we were having a chat, the flies were all over our food which put us off eating the remainder.
The service was excellent, food was plenty but the choices could be improved as it would not suit for everybody. Overall it was nice and the waiters are very attentive.
Didn’t appreciate the cleaner interrupting our dining experience, it was just before 4pm. I don’t believe we overstayed as last bookings for high tea is in fact 4 pm....in the end we took the hint! Unprofessional.
Great high tea, and Akiko who looked after us was excellent.
What a great way to celebrate my daughter's birthday. I googled 'Best High Tea in Melbourne' and you popped up...your staff were amazing as was your food and wow the value...the trip from Wollongong was worth it!!
No fuss food with great service plus not overly noisy. Great place for a business lunch.
Your staff are your greatest asset !
WE enjoyed our High Tea, but it was your staff who made it, most enjoyable, and personable!!
It was a very wintery day and it was not that warm in the restaurant. The wait staff was good in allowing time for one of the attendees lateness. There was no specials on offer as suggested on the web site. My chicken breast was the smallest one I have ever seen and was quite cool when it got to me. I did not get any flavour in the mashed potato. My desert of pannacotta was okay but the fruit with it was very unimaginative.
Two of the other guests stated they were very happy with the meal with one stating the so called mouse with the tenderloin steak was dry an very "unmousse" like.
Great atmosphere and mood lighting make for a nice date. Steak was yummy and we enjoyed the cocktails and wine. Service was also outstanding. Thank you
Had a meal from the pre theatre menu, choice of three items each for entrée, main and desert, quite satisfactory.
Service was very good.
Food was very good.
Great venue, great food and very good service by all
Great service and lovely place to have a family get together before seeing a show.
It was our anniversary and we were extremely satisfied with the service. Very personable!
A most enjoyable meal with attentive service from the staff
Excellent food. Great value . Staff were very friendly. Lovely location.
Nice dinner and friendly staff . Close to Theatres
A special meal with a special person. The food was great and the service was friendly as well as helpful.
We enjoyed our experience at Essence. The food was delicious and arrived very promptly, which was great as we had tickets to a show. The wine was good and we liked that there were two sized glasses to choose from. We had prime seats by the window and it was a lovely evening watching the nightlife go by!
Very nice food but no allergens listed on menu. Was told steak dish could be done gluten free - parts of dish removed with no replacement (sweet potato soufflé).
Impeccable service, lovely restaurant, beautiful food. Would definitely go back!
Fabulous breakfast as always. Excellent food choices. Wonderfully helpful, happy staff, always ready with a smile and offering to help with any requirement. We'll be back!