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Essence Bistro

Essence Bistro in Swords, Co. Dublin, offers express lunch, lunch, early bird, dinner and special offer menus of locally sourced, high quality, bistro style food, cooked by award winning chefs. It's what your knife and fork have been waiting for!

Essence Bistro won "best restaurant" at the Fingal Dublin Chamber Excellence Awards, 2012. In 2013, it received a recommendation from Taste of Ireland with Paolo Tullio. The menu at Essence Bistro is inspired by the seasons and award-winning chef Robbie Burns is committed to sourcing the freshest locally grown ingredients that are abundant from land and sea around north county Dublin. It offers a generous selection of wines & fine desserts. Vegetarian and coeliac friendly dishes are available. They are happy to accommodate special dietary needs. Groups are welcome and accommodated in a private room.

The philosophy at Essence Bistro is to exceed the customers' expectations by creating an experience that provides fantastic food, superb wines and exceptional service, in comfortable, contemporary surroundings. Chef/proprietor Robbie Burns, a local man, has honed his culinary skills over 15 years in some of Ireland's finest establishments such as Fallon and Byrne, Mount Juliet and Bon Appetit.

While in Swords, you are within easy walking distance of a large, modern shopping mall, The Pavilions and to a partially restored Norman castle (Swords Castle), a 200 year old plus abbey and a 12th Century round tower. Swords is about 3 miles from Malahide Castle, which itself attracts many visitors.

For menus, meal times, prices, opening times, etc, please see website.

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