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Essen Restaurant

#575 of 4,594 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
17:00 - 21:00
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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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20 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our first time here a couple yrs ago was much better. Did they change management? Came at lunchtime right when doors were opened, for a belated Valentine's Day lunch (day after Valentine's Day) last week. Disappointing trip. I am not racist as I am Asian. But some mainland chinese customer was served first when it opened & ordered pork knuckles... More 

Thank TC T
Newcastle, Australia
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn't blown away by my experience but I can't overly criticise this resturant either. The food was priced similarly to other German resturants I have been to and the service was prompt. The food was also enjoyable but the experience was lacking something. I can't put my finger on it. I am confident you will enjoy your meal but... More 

Thank rebeccamZ2706GQ
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was awful - schnitzels thrown in the deep fryer for far too long - burned, dry and completely inedible! Service slow and ponderous. Rosti appeared to be last night's cabbage slops stuck together with flour and fried. Nothing good about this place, not even the beer!

Thank Anne B
Sydney, Australia
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78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

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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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 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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125 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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 24 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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139 restaurant reviews
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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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$42
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, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?