Celebrating a time of fruitfulness which gives us wonderful ingredients to use in our dishes. Why not celebrate with us?
Come along to either Alcester or Stratford, relax and enjoy having your meal cooked and served by us.
See each restaurant
Chris & Gail Short are delighted to share their
passion for fantastic food & wine.
With two fantastic restaurants now under their ownership, a wider clientelle has the opportunity to try Essence style dining.
Their policy is simple. They buy the finest ingredients and sensitively create dishes for all to savour.
Their wine list is created with advice from some of the industries finest wine sages.
Essence at Alcester is AA awarded for its fantastic food and service yet still maintains a friendly and comfortable ambiance.
Essence at the Old Red Lion Court, Stratford is the place to relax and enjoy dinner too, but for those with less time, a simple one course meal can still be an enjoyable and satisfying experience.
They are family friendly and offer high chairs whenever needed. Because all dishes are prepared on ordering, most dietry requirements can be met. Prior notice ensures those with special dietry needs, have those needs fulfilled.
Either venue can be booked for an exclusive party. They do not charge for room hire, but they do have a minimum numbers policy. Their management teams are very happy to discuss individual requirements for special events.