Essence of Unionville
Essence of Unionville is the perfect venue for any occasion. Celebrating holidays, special occasions, engagements, bridal showers, anniversaries, birthdays and accommodating groups of all sizes.View Private Dining Details
Valentine's Day Special Menus & More
Let Chef Jitin Gaba enhance your Valentine's Dinner with a breath taking prix fix menu on both the 14th and 15th. Reserve your table today!
Friday, February 14, 2020
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Sun 5:00PM - 6:45PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 6:45PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 5:00PM - 6:45PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
It was our first time. The food was great! The ambience was perfect, not too loud. Service staff were attentive. Free parking.
New Years day
Worst Christmas buffet ever.
Food choices r very limited compared to the price.
Stop serving oyster from 7 pm.
They took the chocolate fountain away before we got chance to try.
Service is ok though.
Food r really average.
Oysters ran out by 7pm and dessert table was half emptied by 8pm. If you do not plan on eating at 5pm or 5:30 the latest, you will be disappointed that the specialty foods were all gone!
Since the restaurant is in a hotel, it lacked the Christmas ambience in the dining areas. Most of the Christmas décor is in the buffet area.
We didn't like the fact that the server took the card for payment and walked away with it for several minutes. I suggest to get a portable payment machine like they have in shops and restaurants.
Other than the above comments, my family and I had a wonderful dining experience. We will return next Christmas.
Not Enough variety of food! But I do lovr the raw oysters and sushi sections
Really disappointed by the food available and were not told the buffet would be ended at 8:30pm. Our reservation was at 7:30pm and glad that we were early at 7pm. Otherwise if on time, would not have anything to eat for nearly $85 (all in) per person. Christmas pudding, fruit plate, soul, were nearly empty by 7:45-8pm. We asked for replenishment but did not get done. Not worth it at all..very unhappy as we invited 2 guests to join us for the Christmas Eve dinner. We were there also in 2018 Boxing Day Brunch and way better.
Not worth the price it charged. Could be much better. The kitchen staff were not very keen on refilling the food, especially the hot items. Not enough fruits selection. The live music is mediocre.
Sunday Brunch offers a wide variety of food, loves the roasted beef, turkey. Ravioli is delicious. Seafood station with King crab is a pleasant surprise. Should save room for Dessert station .....as there are a lot of goodies to pick and choose. Services are very good! We enjoyed ourselves very much there !
Our waiter Tuvin was a Rockstar. Guy is great. Funny, good attitude.
We went for the afternoon tea. It was excellent
The service was wonderful. Beautiful hotel
Definitely will go again
Last year was excellent and lots of people. Somehow this year is less than half of the people. Food was much better last year. The service was ok, example there was no soup bowls until I asked for it. Then they didn’t put out soup spoons and small plates for soup bowls. Remember the price is $65 plus service charge, so I expected a little bit better organized.
Went to try their afternoon tea buffet, the food was sadly very underwhelming. Almost the entire selection of cakes and pastries were store-bought, maybe 3-4 items at most were made in-house (the difference in taste was noticeable). Unfortunately for a restaurant inside of a hotel, the overall experience was disappointing. Perhaps their lunch or dinner options may be more promising.
Seafood bar was bad, crab is not fresh, shrimp is literally still frozen, the roast beef was okay but nothing special, nobody should eat their sushi and dessert is probably the worst out of all.
Disappointing. Made reservations for Father’s Day and when we got there were told the buffet closes in 30 mins (it was only 9:30). If they were clearing breakfast for brunch they shouldn’t have take out reservation. The food was also mediocre- not worth $24 pp. Used to be better
Food was great but seating us out in the hall by the window and far from the food wasnt ideal... especially after we made reservations in advance. Also, we were asked asked if we were celebrating an occasion thinking wes get some kind of bonus but nobody did anything... not even wish us a Happy Anniversary!
Comfortable afternoon tea buffet experience with great selection of food & dessert 👍🏻
Food was excellent and our servers were very attentive. Thank you for the great experience.
The food is okay but the service needs improvement. 1 our server gave us the bill without us asking it first 2 there was a lousy kid who make noise with his ballon but the server does not care
Service was poor, slow, unattentibe. My ravioli came out of the kitchen with a heap of cream sauce that was dried out as if it sat under a slaw set overnight for a long time. Pasta was clumped together and dry. Didn’t eat most of it. Waiter never asked how the food was after placing the dishes and when he saw all of it left over, never asked if we were not happy with the food. Bad all around!
Ordered a 5 course Valentine dinner with my wife. 1st and 2nd course came, but they missed 3rd course and served 4th. We had to ask the waiter and had it served afterwards. The waiter also didn't clear our finished empty plates and expected us to move the plates over so he can put down the food. Lastly, all ladies were suppose to receive a rose at the end, our waiter forgot about that also. Other that issues with the waiter, food was quite good.
Great atmosphere, good food and friendly service. Will visit again
Nice brunch with a fair amount of variety. Family enjoyed the outing. I think the price was wrong on our bill but we paid anyway. Food was very good and the hotel setting is good. I am sure we will come again in the future.
Food variety is too limited for a $29 afternoon tea buffet.
We were delighted with the excellent service, communication re special occasion, seating and fine food. The lunch menu was original and tasty. We were seated at the window looking outside where we enjoyed the outside scenery. A lovely birthday cake was prepared and served. Thank you.
Menu not extensive but very good food. Comfortable seating and medium to low noise level. Very good and friendly service. Overall a fine dining experience.
Amazing buffet at a good price. The selection is generous and varied. The staff are incredibly observant and never let your glass go dry.
Food was pretty good and reasonably priced. However, If I want to summarize our experience in a sentence, we did not feel welcomed. They said there was a big event going on but the restaurant was almost empty that did not make sense. Servers were not are attentive. Their Attitude was not so welcoming either.
...the restaurant was very clean and bright...we were early, so had a booth...very comfortable with some privacy...servers were friendly and efficient...we were catered to but not rushed...the food was fresh, perfectly cooked and artistically presented...we have been here before and will be here again in the future for another special meal...thanks...
We booked for buffet for 9:30AM. We were seated at 9:45AM and told that buffet would finish by 10AM. Brunch buffet would not start until 11:30. We should have been informed when we were seated that buffet would be finishing and given the choice to come in or leave. Our server was good enough to waive our buffet charges and we ended up ordering a la carte from with choices the of the same food they were serving at the buffet. This put quite a damper on what was suppose to be a birthday celebration. We will not be back.
Service was great.
The veal is excellent as recommanded by server over the beef steak.
The Singapore noodles were not as good as anticipated.
Setting was veey good , but our seats were not too comfortable.
My family had brunch this past Sunday for Father's Day at Essence of Unionville. We have eaten a number of times before at the brunch buffet and have been very happy with the experience. This time, not so much. The live music, omelette station and service were excellent. The buffet itself was disappointing compared with previous experiences, in terms of the number of items as well as the diversity of the items offered... especially for a special occasion like Father's Day.
Great food and Service. Good location and free parking by the hotel.
Milan, our server, was great, very helpful and very nice. Halibut was quite delicious with tasty veggies and potatoes. Everyone was so friendly. There is something about lobby bars that really appeals to me.
The food was excellent, but the service was very poor. We went for brunch (buffet), and were not offered coffee or water. When we asked for coffee, the waiter brought one cup and did not ask if anyone else wanted coffee. I had to ask for a refill and the waiter did not ask if anyone else wanted a refill. We had to bus our own plates or ask for assistance several times. The service was almost non-existent. Too bad, because the food is very good.
I have been here for brunch in the past and was impressed that's why I thought it would be a nice place to have Easter brunch, but I must say the quality this time was missing. I had the eggs Benedict but the bun was very hard and the eggs dry. I tried the omelette station but the egg white in the omelette was not cooked and very runny. I liked that they offered meat alternatives but they were cold and rubbery. They added an 18% service charge but the service was not that great to be honest, plates were left of the table and for a buffet I usually only give 15% and that is if the service is exceptional. I don;t know what happened to this once great place, but unfortunately I will not be returning. I
We had a show at the Markham Flato theatre across the street, it was the closest location. It is in a Hotel, and hotel food is usually a bit high in price but they have a captive audience. We paid about $37 each for a buffet. The Roast beef was excellent, and the deserts were very nice. The Buffet was a new addition, first night, so it should get better.
If we were going out for something special, don't think I would go there, but for a good meal across the street from the show it was worth it.
PS: The Tower Of Power show was great!!!!
Food selection was less than desirable, especially for the price we paid. Buffet with no soup, no carve station and no fruits. Totally unexpected.
We were there the first night of the Spring Buffet and the food was delicious. There were many options for both of us, a meat lover and a veggie lover.