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Flavours of Vienna – 8 best restaurants in Vienna revealed!

By Deepak K - March 21, 2018

Boasting of baroque palaces and architectural masterpieces, the imperial capital of Austria – Vienna is where history unfolds. But, there is a common notion among travellers that Vienna is only for those who love history and architecture. Now that is not true. One of the amazing things that you should try out when you are in Vienna is its food. And these are the best restaurants in Vienna you should drop by to widen your view on Vienna.

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1. Loca

True to its slogan ‘better eat better’, the restaurant Loca offers low carb, low-fat food. The dishes here are innovative and there isn’t a standard menu as such. Depending on the availability of the local produce, the dishes offered keep changing. Choose from the three or the six-course meal that revolves around seafood. The restaurant is compact in size with limited seating. So always make a reservation beforehand.

Price range: €38-48
Must eat: Chef’s six-course meal
Address: Stubenbastei 10, 1010 Wien, Austria

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2. Restaurant Rote bar

Rote bar is a classy restaurant in Vienna offering traditional Austrian cuisine. Opt for the black & white floor-tiled conservatory room with views of the Opera house or the dark red dining room decorated with oil paintings & crystal chandeliers. There’s piano music in the evening that adds to the charm of the restaurant. Given its proximity to the Opera house, Rote bar is a great place for after opera dinner.

Price range: €9-94
Must eats: Tafelspitz, Sachertorte
Address: Philharmoniker Str. 4, 1010 Wien, Austria

3. Mamamon Thai Eatery

Craving some serious Thai food when you are in Vienna? Visit the funky Mamamon Thai Eatery. But before you start munching, take a look at the guidelines on ‘how to eat Thai style food’ scribbled on a board. The setting is very intimate with a breeze of Thai hanging in the air. Run by a Thai-born owner, Mamamon Thai Eatery serves home-style Thai food that appeals your soul.

Price range: €2-13
Must eats: Khao Soi, Pad Kra Phrao Laad Khao
Address: Albertgasse 15, 1080 Wien, Austria

4. Blue Mustard

Blue Mustard is not just your average restaurant, as the management describes ‘it is an experience’ and each element inside Blue Mustard will invoke a special feeling in you. Every dish in the menu is named after an international venue and the exotic flavours of these dishes will take you on a journey across the world. Come by the day and you will see a permanently parked truck outside that serves delicious fajitas, falafel, and Vietnamese summer rolls.

Price range: €3-70
Must eats: Cocktails, Venison
Address: Dorotheergasse 6-8, 1010 Wien, Austria

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5. Restaurant Le Ciel by Toni Mörwald

Looking to escape from the pulsating city of Vienna and dine at the place that comes with splendid views? Restaurant Le Ciel by Toni Mörwald is your best bet. Set on the seventh floor, the Michelin-starred restaurant is elegantly designed and the creative gourmet cuisine makes it extra special. Sincere to its name Le Ciel which means ‘In heaven’, the atmosphere here is heavenly.

Price range: €9-48
Must eats: Pigeon, Gillardeau Oysters, Free range pork
Address: Kärntner Ring 9, 1010 Wien, Austria

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6. Steirereck

In the heart of Stadtpark is the ultra-modern restaurant of Steirereck. Just like the exteriors, the scene inside is also international with fine-dining experience. Functioning under the creative leadership of chef Heinz Reitbauer, the cuisine in Steirereck is contemporary with prominent regional & national flavours. The restaurant has an outstanding list of local suppliers and the herbs used are from Steirereck’s own roof terrace.

Price range: €16-152
Must eats: Beeswax char, Duck, Cheese, Bread
Address: Am Heumarkt 2A, 1030 Wien, Austria

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7. Bitzinger

Set in close distance to the Vienna State Opera house is the hot dog stand Bitzinger. While there are plenty of hot dog stands throughout the city, what makes Bitzinger special is its modern aesthetics. Glowing with the lights, you cannot miss out Bitzinger whatsoever. Grab on some hot sausage and take a stroll across Vienna enjoying the sights. There is also beer on tap and bottled wine.

Price range: Under €10
Must eats: Currywurst, Bosna
Address: Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Wien, Austria

8. Vollpension

Vollpension is a quaint cafe in the city that serves some of the best pastries from Vienna to Tokyo, freshly baked by grannies. While the grannies bake, the youngsters serve them with love. This totally explains the philosophy behind the cafe – bringing the old and the new generations together creating a colourful experience. Even the walls here overflow with a blend of hipster and vintage flair. The flavourful food served here is just an icing on the cake.

Price range: €3-44
Must eats: Cakes
Address: Schleifmühlgasse 16, 1040 Wien, Austria

What’s your favourite from the list? Let us know in the comments section.


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