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Melbourne Marriott Hotel

Corner Exhibition & Lonsdale Streets · Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

The Essence

About Essence on Exhibition

The Essence Restaurant embraces the best local, seasonal produce to create inspired dishes with Australian wild herbs & spices. Our unique menu is complimented by contemporary surroundings, with floor-to-ceiling windows, polishes jarrah floorboards, and an open-plan kitchen that combine to create a warm and distinctive ambiance.

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Directions & Parking

The Essence is located on the corner of Exhibition and Lonsdale Streets in Melbourne. Valet parking for the bar and restaurant is available from Exhibition Street, fees apply.


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Opening Hours


Monday - Sunday 6:30 AM - 11:00 AM



12:00 PM -  2:30 PM

* A la carte menu available only



6:00 PM -  10:30 PM