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Essen Restaurant

#452 of 4,620 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
German, European, Central European
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133-135 Broadway, Sydney, New South Wales 2007, Australia
+61 2 9211 3805
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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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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Sydney, Australia
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75 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here is marvellous. I've had schnitzels with a variety of sauces and I've had the pork belly which is superb. The pork knuckle is a challenge though, tender meat but such a plateful! The rosti is always a favourite as a side as is the garlic bread and the hot pretzels. This place is one of our favourite... More 

Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love the place. Great place and lots of room for functions and dinner. Bigger then it looks. Thumbs up from me😊

Thank SydneyCams
Sydney, Australia
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123 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

A well presented family restaurant. Courteous staff and nice place. Great selection of specialty menu and a range of imported beer. Nice food and very reasonable price. Warm and casual feel - busy place. Pay Parking off street along Thomas St.

2 Thank Philip P
Sydney, Australia
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86 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

A great place to go for a large, good value meal. The schnitzels are great (both chicken and veal). Generous size portions at around $23. Obviously the beers are good too and also quite well prices. Really worth checking out if you down towards Broadway.

2 Thank MAK2123
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283 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Great little beer cafe with a great selection of beer and wines. Food was fresh and tasty. Helpful service and nice ambience.

2 Thank Moonrock1962
St Leonards, Australia
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Had a curry sausage that was ok , but I had much better at another place around Sydney. Next was the lamb which was not great at all because it was absolutely tasteless and dried out. Definitely not a real German dish.

Thank Wolfy1802
Sydney, Australia
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143 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Total German oasis on Broadway. Great menu. Only downside was they don't split bills even though they have the Commonwealth Bank machine that can do it! Seemed a bit strange considering the restaurant is set up for groups.

Thank Scott D
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143 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

After wandering the streets of Sydney looking for someplace to eat, we found Essen. The staff were very polite and helpful. The menu was somewhat limited, but we all settled on schnitzel, a German standard. I was disappointed in the quality of the schnitzel- it was dry and overdone. I will not be rushing back.

Thank Riverdog1
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We dine here once every 2 months at least. The pork schnitzel is the best! generous size too. The apple strudel is to die for! Pork crackling entre was really yummy. Any beer you pick would be nice. Our favourite is the dunkel bier ( dark wheat beer "Franziskaner"). For the kids, you can get a non alkoholic kinder bier... More 

1 Thank Annaschweda
Sydney Markets
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76 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely food with huge portions especially the schnitzel meals. Definitely enough food the plate at reasonable prices. The desserts are absolutely amazing with the creme brûlée serving enough to share. Service excellent as well and the owner is a lovely man.

Thank JoeCoze

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?