Featured in the top 10 holiday destinations for food-lovers, Vienna, Austria’s capital and largest city has strong culinary traditions that sit well with the more internationally-inspired fusion dishes you can find here. If you are planning to travel to Vienna and are looking for some great places to eat, you’ve come to the right place. In the following article we look at some of the best of both the traditional and innovative places you can eat, from the intimate family eateries to the refined and world-class Michelin star restaurants.
Restaurant Steirereck is the only 2 Michelin starred eatery in the city and not only serves classic Viennese food with modern International and Austrian dishes, accompanied with a choice of 35,000 different wines. It has a very elegant and smart dining space that leads through to a smoking area called “Red Saloon”. Private dinners are also served in the exclusive 25 person seated Theatre.
Fabio’s is one of the city’s most popular restaurants and one of the places to go in Austria for an innovative and experimental Mediterranean dining experience. The leather and wood interior is both stylish and memorable and the creative twists on classic dishes that are offered there has given Fabio’s the reputation as being one of the finest places to eat in Vienna.
Glacis Beisl is the perfect little bistro that serves Austrian food with a twist, located nearby the historic and ancient city walls. The restaurant has recently been redesigned to appeal to modern and young patrons, and the scented gardens give you a hint at the alfresco dining experience that awaits you inside. If you want to experience the old and new Vienna in one place, you need to visit Glacis Beisl.
Another of Vienna’s great Mediterranean restaurants, Novelli is a Michelin starred and award winning eatery that strictly uses only the freshest and finest ingredients for the authentic dishes with creative twists on its menu. The interior is very on-trend and slick and if you had to find one place that summed up exactly what fine dining is and should be, it’s Novelli.
There is also an extra reason to pay Novelli a visit for a night of culinary exploration as the restaurant offers customers a high end fine tasting experience featuring top sommeliers and can also draft up a menu exclusively for you and your dining party.
Walter Bauer is a Michelin starred restaurant run by the Bauer family which is easy to miss as it is snuggly located along one of the curving, quiet lanes that Vienna is so famous for. For 20 years Walter Bauer has perfected his craft for both traditional Austrian culinary fare, while incorporating modern twists, flair and invention and is a much loved member of the city’s community and the country’s food scene. As a man Walter Bauer is both welcoming and exceptionally talented, two qualities that are rare to find in one individual you’re your time at his restaurant will be a truly memorable one.
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