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Essence Dining Roon

Enjoy great foods from around the world at fantastic prices at Essence Dining Room, operated by students on the Kingston campus. Enjoy three-course lunch or five-course dinner menus. Open to students, staff and the general public.

This culinary teaching environment benefits our students immensely by giving them a real life experience at Essence Dining Room, which showcases the talents of our Culinary programs.

Thank-you for supporting Essence during the 16-17 school year!

Essence restaurant will re-open for lunch on Monday 2nd October 2017.

The menus will be posted online in September for your convenience.

Fall 2017 Lunch Dates

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday Lunch Time: 11:45, 12:00, and 12:15pm.

Week 1 - October 2, 3, 4
Week 2 - October 10, 11 (Closed Oct. 9th for Thanksgiving)
Week 3 - October 16, 17, 18
Week 4 - October 23, 24, 25
Week 5 - October 30, 31, November 1
Week 6 - November 6, 7, 8
Week 7 - November 13, 14, 15
Week 8 - November 20, 21, 22
Week 9 - November 27, 28, 29

Fall 2017 Dinner Dates

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday Nights: 5:45, 6:00, and 6:15

October 23, 24, 26
November 13, 14, 15
December 11, 12, 13


  • We advise our guests that the published menus are subject to change depending on the availability and quality of products available to the school.
  • As this is a marked, academic exercise for the students and apprentices, we regret that we cannot offer any menu substitutions or alterations for any allergies that customers may have.
  • All gratuities are distributed to the students at the end of the term.
  • Cash only please.
Essence is located on St. Lawrence College's Kingston campus at 100 Portsmouth Avenue. From King Street and Country Club Drive enter the second driveway. Paid parking is available in P3 and P4. Enter the College at E12. Map to Essence.

We look forward to your patronage and hope to see you soon!