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Weekly changing menu with dishes like BBQ chicken to share, with potato, charred lemon, greens and jus gras.

About Essen Restaurant

Home-style cooking prepared with love is on the menu at Essen Restaurant on McGregor Terrace in Stanthorpe. With a name meaning to eat in German, a vine-covered pergola shades the front door of this quaint and rustic venue, where cosy table settings and potted greenery set the scene to share honest food with good friends and family. From a weekly changing menu showcasing produce from the garden and Granite Belt region, expect choices such as mahi-mahi, horseradish crème, pickled shallot, green oil and soft herbs to start; before duck breast, celeriac purée, black garlic, white balsamic, strawberry compote, Spring greens and jus, or kingfish, brandade, XO sauce, pickles and purple sapphire chips. For an indulgent finish, try roast strawberry sorbet, labneh, panela meringue and elderflower.

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Location & Map

2 McGregor Terrace, Stanthorpe 4380 QLD - See Map

Features & Facilities

Payments Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Eftpos

Seats: 20   Chef: Clarissa Pabst  


Opening Hours

Mon  Closed
Tue  Closed
Wed  Closed
Thu  6:00:PM - 10:00:PM
Fri  6:00:PM - 10:00:PM
Sat  6:00:PM - 10:00:PM
Sun  Closed

Groups & Functions

  • Up to 20 Guests
  • Set Menu

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Member Reviews (5)


A Wonderful Find in Wine Country
My first dining experience at Essen is one to remember. With friends we shared the set menu amongst us. I'd heard good things, and it lived up to all of them. The ingredients first class, and so fresh. I really can't wait to dine there again....oh, and it's BYO, which is lucky. Based in a small cottage in Stanthorpe, this restaurant is in the heart of a place they call Granite Belt Wine Country, so we really had a genuine local wine and food experience. Thank you to the family team behind the scenes, we just loved it!


Creative, delectable and delightful experience
This restaurant is such a wonderful find! Stunning combinations of delicious food are creatively presented in a cosy restaurant with a lovely atmosphere.


Fabulous fresh and exciting food!
This is a wonderful restaurant with just the right mix of professionalism combined with warmth and personalised service. The food is always excellent and great value. We love Essen!


Amazing food and service!
The food at Essen is to die for! It just gets better and better every time we go. The service is also fabulous!


Some of the most delicious local cuisine I have tasted. Always fresh and great all year around!