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Essen Restaurant

#569 of 4,720 Restaurants in Sydney}
$$ - $$$German, European,
133-135 Broadway, Sydney, New South Wales 2007, Australia
+61 2 9211 3805
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  • Very good41%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“pork knuckle” (23 reviews)
“strudel” (7 reviews)
“rosti” (7 reviews)
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German, European, Central European
$$ - $$$
133-135 Broadway, Sydney, New South Wales 2007, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

sausage and schnitzel dishes, The menu is as they describe 'hearty European cuisine', mostly schnitzel, sausages, pork knuckle type of food. Portion size is usually large with an impressive European beer selection, with a few Australian standards for the non-adventurous ber drinker. The service staff...More

Thank aestheticeducators
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a meat feast in Sydney this is the place to go. The pork knuckle is crackle king, pork belly is amazing and the schnitzels are plentiful and tasty. Vegetarian options of mushrooms in various formats are also available. Try the...More

Thank A J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In my last review which gave them 2 stars, I said we wouldn't be back. But my wife decided to give them another go & we took our kids & relatives this time. When my wife was on the phone booking, the manager(?) had seen...More

Thank TC T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a table of six, it wasn't a busy night which probably helped but the staff were excellent, friendly and attentive. My partner and I shared the platter and weren't disappointed, it had a good selection of meats & sausages, more gah we could...More

Thank icantgetadamdname
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I went here to eat pork knuckle, I couldn't believe how big and tasty the mean was. I had a huge entree and meal. It was unbelievable how much food I got for the price I paid. I recommend going here as the staff were...More

Thank Lee W
Reviewed 11 July 2017

been eating here for years,always wonderful with great food & service.Prices are reasonable & they do the best schnitzel in town

Thank Shelley V
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Food seemed to have been prepared days before hand. My schnitzel was ridiculously small and embarrassing for a German restaurant. Beer order was forgotten. Waitress did not know menu or make any recommendations. Would not return.

Thank Vitaliy T
Reviewed 26 May 2017 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...More

Thank Cara L
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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
Reviewed 23 May 2017 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,...More

Thank CrankySCTraveler
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18 March 2017|
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Response from Jeff B | Property representative |
Hi, the best option would be Broadway shopping centre
Ian T
22 February 2017|
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Response from PLNSW | Reviewed this property |
I haven't been to Bavaria but I've had schnitzels in several Bier Cafes around Sydney and I'd say Essen is as good as any of them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
German, European, Central European
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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