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Come experience unique flavours at the Essence of Unionville!

Executive Chef Jitin Gaba's ever-evolving eclectic menu features seasonal ingredients. The perfect spot for any occasion with private and semi-private dining areas. Join us for breakfast, lunch, dinner, Saturday a la carte brunch, Sunday market brunch and traditional afternoon tea.

Feast Before the Feast

Thanksgiving Early Bird Promotion

Get a head start on your Thanksgiving preparations! Join us for an Early Bird Thanksgiving Buffet or a plated dinner that's sure to delight. Or, take the stress out of cooking and order our Turkey Take Out for a hassle-free holiday feast.

Enjoy the EARLY BIRD Price by confirming your reservation on or before September 25, 2023.

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Traditional Afternoon Tea

Elegance in Every Sip

Join us for an exquisite traditional afternoon tea experience. Delight in a selection of artisanal teas paired with an array of delectable treats, from delicate finger sandwiches to decadent pastries.

Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or simply seeking a serene escape, our traditional afternoon tea promises to elevate your afternoon to a new level of sophistication.

New Afternoon Tea Menu



Spring is in the air, it’s a new season and thyme for a new menu, featuring mouthwatering options crafted by our talented Chef Jitin. Available now!


Lunch Menu

Dinner Menu


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Start the morning with your breakfast favourites a la carte or market breakfast with selection of juice, pastries, cereal, egg, and meat served with herb roasted tomato,  tater tots or o'brien potatoes.

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Traditional Afternoon Tea

Saturday & Sunday

A classic three tiered silver stand featuring elegant tea sandwiches, beautiful and delicate sweets and pastries, homemade scones.

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Saturday & Sunday

Saturday brunches are made better with a complimentary glass of mimosa when you order any sandwich or main.

Our Sunday market brunch offers a different weekly menu featuring salads, charcuterie, Ontario & Quebec cheeses, four live cooking stations (seafood, meat & fish carving, omelette and pasta), mains and Chef's selection of pastries.


Delicious Recipies

The perfect spot for any occasion, providing service with care, Essence of Unionville has earned its place in the constantly growing dining scene of Markham.

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Dinner in Lounge

Private Dining

Dedicated Down to the Smallest Detail

From an intimate dinner for 2 people to Groups numbering 60 people, the expertise of our Executive Chef and the team allows us to offer exceptional food and beverage offerings that your guests will love.

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Book your table

The restaurant is open for breakfast, weekend brunch and weekend traditional afternoon tea.

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Service Hours

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Monday to Friday

  • Breakfast Buffet 6:30 am - 10:00 am
  • Breakfast 10:00 am - 11:00 am (A la Carte Only)
  • Lunch 11:00 am to 02:00 pm
  • Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm


  • Breakfast Buffet 6:30 am - 10:00 am
  • Breakfast 10:00 am - 11:00 am (A la Carte Only)
  • Brunch (A La Carte) 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Lunch 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Traditional Afternoon Tea 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm


  • Breakfast Buffet 6:30 am - 10:00 am
  • Breakfast 10:00 am - 11:00 am (A la Carte Only)
  • Sunday Brunch Buffet 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Lunch 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Traditional Afternoon Tea 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm


UberEats/DoorDash 11:30 am to 10:00 pm