The chic bar in the design hotel with panoramic windows.

Ess:enz – Garden of Eating

Natural pleasures from the Garden of Eden

Far from stiff and fancy: here we can be ourselves, among friends. Aren't rules meant to be broken? We combine gourmet cuisine with the restaurant experience; creating, composing and serving right before your eyes - 100% live cooking. Because good food also means good experiences.

By the way: don't worry, no menu dogma! Enjoy whatever you feel like - individual dishes or a menu put together according to your appetite. Vegetarian and vegan options are of course available. The motto: “the Garden of Eating” is the basis for the current menu. Let's celebrate the gifts of nature together

Strikingly chic designed hotel restaurant with large colorful painting.

Gourmet restaurant, but casual

Let's lift the past into the modern age. Handmade quality. Handcrafted. Sitting together with a good red wine and leaving your smartphone in your pocket. Don't look at the feed, look into the eyes. Back to the future – this idea is also apparent through our regional menu made from local mountain products. Planes carrying caviar never flew to us in the past. And don't forget diversity: you would be surprised what delights can be conjured up out of simple parsnips and beetroots.

A guest sits in the hotel restaurant and eats a meat dish.
A beautifully prepared salad with white wine at the table.
Falstaff award for the restaurant in the nature resort Puradies.


The Madreiters and the whole Puradies team are well grounded, but nevertheless very happy about the awards for the gourmet restaurant Ess:enz in Leogang:

  • Gault Millau 13/20: 2 Hauben (service award, chef hats)
  • 91 Fallstaff points & 3 Fallstaff forks
  • Deutscher Schlemmeratlas: 3.5 cooking spoons (very good kitchen)


The design of the gourmet restaurant walks the line between simplicity and poetry. Clarity and sensuality become one, in the architecture as well as on the plate. The cube nestles under a ceiling of plants. The many and various windows and glass doorways in the building create an interplay between the greenery and architecture and balance the meditative nature with the man-made.

Visually appealing dish with two glasses of white wine on a beautifully set table.

Come and visit us!

Simply book online via email at or give us a call at: +43 6583 8275.

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Sophisticated wooden design of the hotel bar in the lifestyle hotel Puradies.

Round off the evening in the “Freiraum” Bar

And the conversations continue over a fine drink. Because it is so pleasant right now, why not carry on the evening? It should not end yet. A toast to today, to love, to friendship, and perhaps new faces that will become friends. How about an Alps Inspired Drink?