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Essen Restaurant

#590 of 4,622 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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German, European, Central European
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133-135 Broadway, Sydney, New South Wales 2007, Australia
+61 2 9211 3805
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Wed 17:00 - 21:00
Wed - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Essen has always been a family favourite because of the delicious selection of Bavarian cuisine. It's also a good dinner date location because of it's ambience. We ordered the tasting platter and were treated to a delicious selection of everything! Loved the sausages and that glorious piece of pork crackling. For dessert, we could not miss the apple strudel. Thank... More 

Thank Cara L
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7 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great atmosphere, cheerful friendly staff, wait time for food was great. Could not fault the meal - delicious. Well worth the visit. Reasonably priced.

Thank Anne W
Berlin, Germany
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400 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there for a group event and had a great time. You order at the bar so it's easy to split checks for big groups. Take your number to your table and then they bring your food and drinks. The menu has a good offering, from spaetzle to Wurst to Schnitzel. Everything we had was pretty good, but I'd say... More 

Thank CrankySCTraveler
Sydney, Australia
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144 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is something on the order of a German Beer Hall which is not automatically a bad thing. It is not pretentious. The beer menu featuring German and Czech beers are impressive. It is also one of the few places where you can order a liter of beer on tap. So if you are a fan of German/Czech beer, this... More 

Thank cfreedma
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is great if you want German food. The portions are a good size, the quality is good and the staff is friendly, attentive and not overbearing. The restaurant is well worth a visit. We went on a voucher that was purchased and the value was fantastic. There is also a good selection of beer and wine.

Thank Patrick S
Newcastle, Australia
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130 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We purchased a $70 scoopon which gave us $150 of food & beverages, simplistic restaurant inside & out, staff were friendly & accomodating, the food is a combination of good & ordinary meals, we tried the Kransky curry nice, & a bruschetta, nice but a little too much topping. The mains consisted of a pork knuckle with sauerkraut & a... More 

Thank Jeff C
Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We were a group of 5 dining on a Wednesday night. The restaurant was busy but not packed. The service was solid - attentive but not hovering. For Starters we had the crumbed Camembert and the Curry Wurst, both of which were thoroughly enjoyed. For Mains we had Chicken Schnitzel, Pork Belly, Pork Knuckle (this is HUGE!) and the Sausage... More 

Thank KristyW_79
Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We were a party of 3 and all had a lovely meal. I had the Pork and it was delicious, one of my best meals whilst visiting Australia. Service was attentive and friendly and would definitely visit again if in Sydney again.

Thank GarethJ19
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179 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We have visited this restaurant in the past and returned, looking forward to a great meal. What a disappointment. The food was cold, service was rushed and overall it was not a nice experience. I should have been warned when I saw adverts for waiting staff and a chef in the window! Avoid until they get more kitchen staff that... More 

Thank Dustymiller44
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108 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

I am so impressed. Loved this place. Hubby had Pork Knuckle and said it was the BEST. He hasn't stopped talking about the crackling. I had the chicken schnitzel and based on previous experiences elsewhere, ditched the roesti for the chunky chips, but after trying my husband's, I really wish I hadn't. Service was great too. Decent wines to choose... More 

Thank Erin M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 41
German, European, Central European
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 133-135 Broadway, Sydney, New South Wales 2007, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9211 3805

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?