There are so many places in Sydney that, upon entering, you forget that you’re even in Sydney. Essen is such a place. Walk through the heavy wooden doors and straight into the welcoming smile of a German waiter. You’ll be ushered to a table, given a bright yellow menu, and left to your own devices as you try to decide between salmon and a hearty chicken schnitzel. There are beer steins a-plenty in this comfort food paradise. Sit back and enjoy a house-made organic cider, and rest assured that there is no long flight back to Sydney afterwards.
133-135 Broadway, Ultimo, 2007, (02) 9211 3805, www.essenrestaurant.com.au
Written by: Alexandra English