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Essence Cafe and Bar

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
46 Manchester Street, Feilding 4702, New Zealand
+64 6-323 4405
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (16 reviews)
“bread” (9 reviews)
“chicken dish” (2 reviews)
Opens in 7 min
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
46 Manchester Street, Feilding 4702, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at 7 as per booking. Sat down at table and were immediately asked if we would like to order. Having not even opened menus we said we need a bit of time. "Would you like to order drinks"? We need to see the...More

Thank Grant F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took visitors there for a business lunch. We were met promptly by a staff member who quickly established our needs and showed us to a table where we could talk. The service was prompt and professional and the food excellent. Will certainly return both...More

Thank Inspiration827670
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

We recently had a brunch on a Saturday morning at Essence. It had been a long time between meals there, probably because of the numerous other restaurants giving great food and service in the immediate area. The food was excellent and the new decor really...More

Thank Neil S
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Good food and friendly staff 😊 Estrella Beer on tap was great! First time I've ever seen it on tap. The food was delectable, and lovely atmosphere. Highly recommended 😊

Thank turnerperrin
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Great place for lunch or dinner with ecellent food with good size servings. Very friendly and helpfull staff. Centrally located in Feilding

Thank Geoff B
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Met up with old friends here for what turned out to be a long lunch. The staff were delightful and not intrusive yet ensured we were kept supplied with liquid refreshments. We were attended to quickly by a bright personable male waiter. All three of...More

Thank silverthreads101
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Spent a very pleasant evening here last night with friends. All in all a very enjoyable experience and a very professionally run and staffed establishment. the attention to detail was evident. The food, particularly the fish was delicious.I had a small issue with the lamb...More

Thank RogerT1999
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Tonight we had an really lovely meal. Would really recommend this place for a lovely night out. Great meal, great service, great place

Thank SuzanneWells
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Came to Essence today for High tea to celebrate a friends birthday. The rable looked lovely but very disappointed with the food. The top section was cakes and slices from the cabinet sliced up. No individual sweet treats. The 2nd tier looked like pastries from...More

1  Thank Tania G
Reviewed 10 June 2018

Been going here a while, when we first arrived in Feilding 5 years ago this place was average. But it has improved so much. The high tea experience that my Mum had here was great a few years ago, a special treat for her as...More

Thank phatnesian
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$23
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 Manchester Street, Feilding 4702, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Feilding
  • Phone Number: +64 6-323 4405
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