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We offer an elegant but comfortable atmosphere for our guests to enjoy our wines which are mainly sourced from boutique small wineries in Australia and most are available by the glass.
We also offer a selection of Queensland brewed craft beers and small batch hand crafted whiskies and gins.
Our food menu is focused on grazing and sharing; offering a delicious selection of grazing boards to share.
We offer outdoor dinning in our sunny courtyard where well behaved dogs are welcome.
In an effort to leave a small footprint we have created an evolving set menu that best reflect the season & local availability
(BYO alcohol only!)
PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT SERVICE THE LANDLINE, for all inquiries, cancellations and changes to your reservation please head to essenstanthorpe.com.au and drop us a line via the contact form, thank you!
We have a grow local, eat local approach...
Here at Essen we strive to provide delicious, wholesome food prepared with the freshest local ingredients and products that highlight our regions best growers and artisans
We are a small team with a passion for food and hospitality. We offer you a comfortable environment to share honest food with good friends.
We look forward to sharing with you our joy for food, eating it, growing it and cooking it.
Nestled within the productive farming fields near Kalbar, in the Scenic Rim and steeped in country charm and warm hospitality.
Sit under the shade of the towering Jacarandas. Enjoy barista-made local coffee and house-made food bursting with local ingredients created by Chef Kate Raymont.
Shop an array of local produce, cheeses, and gourmet pantry items.
Named in Courier Mail's 50 Must-Try Food Experiences.
Cafe Valetta can host group bookings, high tea parties and weddings for up to 100 guests. Providing a perfect setting, this historic venue features stunning original pressed metal ceilings, stained glass windows and beautiful gardens with vine covered pergola overlooking Queens Park.
Whether you are looking for a romantic weekend getaway, a ceremony wedding venue for your special day or simply need a refreshing ale, Granite Belt Brewery has it all.
We look forward to sharing our hidden piece of paradise with you when you are next in the region.
- RDRhiDSunshine Coast •1 review5.0Dined 5 days agoVery good atmosphere. Booked ahead so receive table service which was excellent. Food served quickly and staff attentive without hovering. Food was amazing and our children enjoyed it as well.More infoProof BBQ & Booze - ToowoombaPrice: Expensive• American• Toowoomba•4.7
- DHDeniseHQueensland •1 review5.0Dined on 18 Nov 2023As always, great food creatively presented and great atmosphere as wellMore infoCafe ValettaPrice: Moderate• Café• Toowoomba•4.5
- ARAnitaR1 review5.0Dined on 13 Oct 2023Friendly and fast service. Ease of ordering. Food was tasty and very fresh. Booking was easy. Happy all round.More infoTailgate Sports BarPrice: Moderate• Sports Bar• Toowoomba•4.7
- LLeanneQueensland •1 review4.0Dined on 27 Sept 2023We were there before going to the theatre, so it was early. It was quiet and we were able to hold a conversation easily. As usual, the food was great, especially the Kitty Queenslander - the main reason I keep going back.More infoTatts Hotel ToowoombaPrice: Moderate• Bistro• Toowoomba•4
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