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Opening Hours


12noon - 3pm Tue - Sat

2pm - 9pm Sunday


5.30pm - 10pm Tue - Sat

Special Offers

10-10-10 LUNCH
2 Course lunch only €10
12-3pm Tues - Sat

20% off all bills every Tues
from 5.30pm till close

Wings, burger & a bottle of Peroni only €15
from 5.30-7pm

Any 2 Steaks with all the trimmings
€40 per couple
from 5.30pm till close

Free cocktail from the Cocktail specials list when you order 3 tapas.
from 5.30- 7pm

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About Us

Our philosophy at Essence is to create an experience that brings you fantastic food, superb wines and exceptional service together in comfortable, contemporary surroundings.

Chef/Proprietor Robbie Burns is a local man who has honed his culinary skills over 15 years in some of Ireland’s finest establishments such as Fallon & Byrne, Mount Juliet and Bon Appetit. His menu is inspired by the seasons and the locally sourced ingredients that are abundant from both land and sea around North County Dublin.


At Essence, the primary objective is to exceed both our customers’ and our own expectations. We continually evolve and strive to improve upon what we have achieved to date.

We are committed to using the freshest quality ingredients and we believe that North County Dublin has some of the best farming land and producers in this country. We always try to source the majority of our fruit and vegetables locally. We also believe in sourcing our meat and fish from Ireland.

Some of the local growers and suppliers include:

  • The In Season Farm –  North Co. Dublin
  • Iona Fruit farm –  North Co. Dublin
  • Ray Collier butchers – Howth
  • Irish Piemontese – Co. Laois
  • Doyle meats – North Dublin
  • Fish & seafood – Wrights of Marino
  • Clonanny Farm, Free range Pork – North Co. Dublin