The best restaurants in Vienna

Austria has quite distinguished cuisine, consisting of a mixture of German, Hungarian and several other, mostly Central European influences. This includes lots of meat, mostly pork and beef, vegetables, both cooked and pickled and large variety of sweets, mostly cakes with heavy fillings. Food high in calories is normal for places like Austria, as climate can be harsh during winter and majority of country is in the mountainous areas.

Vienna is no exception in Austrian cuisine, where you can find traditional Austrian food on every corner both in restaurants and food stalls around the city. With almost 4,500 restaurants in Vienna area, you will be able to find food for the pickiest of eaters and we will try and recommend the best restaurants in Vienna for you.

Food Tours Vienna Monday to Friday
The best restaurants for families. Family and Friends is great family restaurant and it is right there in their name! 🙂 They serve variety of healthy food and offer great packages for family brunches. XXXLutz is another family friendly restaurant, although name could be a bit misleading (tiny little bit 🙂 ). It offers great atmosphere, very tasty and affordable food and great location – located on one of the main shopping street in Vienna – Mariehilfer Strasse. It is great place to have a break while exploring Vienna shops. Brau Bar is another family friendly restaurant with classic German and Austrian menu. It is a bit off the tourist areas, but very well worth a visit.

The best value for money. If you are conscientious about budget, you will still be able to enjoy great food around Vienna. Here are some recommendations: Vienna Sausage is simply a sausage place, very affordable with variety of genuine Austrian sausages served. Carmen und Ich (Carmen and I) is a traditional Austrian restaurant serving tasty and affordable food including famous Vienna Schnitzel. Leberkas-Pepi is very popular franchise of traditional Austrian sandwitch shops. You can find it in several locations in Vienna.

Vienna Coffee-Tasting Experience at Café Museum and the Augarten Porcelain Factory

The best restaurants for romantic dinner. For couples that want to spend memorable evening out with delicious food and in a romantic atmosphere, we highly recommend following restaurants: Restaurant Kornat, located in center of Vienna, offered exquisite cuisine and romantic atmosphere; Zu Ebener Erde Und Erster Stock is very traditional restaurant with excellent service and also very reasonable priced food; Al Borgo is an Italian restaurant with traditional Italian menu plus some Austrian dishes.

The best for seafood lovers. Vienna is not on a seaside, but it is sitting on Danube river and there is a plenty of fresh water around Austria, so fresh fish is always available (together with seafood). Nautilus Fischrestaurant is highly recommended for excellent variety of seafood and fresh fish dishes. Portions are large and prices very reasonable. DO & CO Stephansplatz is centrally located inside a hotel and it offers apart from delicious food, great view of Vienna pedestrian area on the main square. This is not exclusively seafood restaurant, as they serve international menu. Konoba is a traditional fish and Mediterranean restaurant with some great menu and excellent fish dishes. It offers also great selection of Croatian wines.

The best authentic Austrian food. Almost all restaurants listed above serve some of the authentic Austrian food, such as Vienna Schnitzel or sausages, but if you want to experience real local food, we recommend these places: Beim Hofmeister is centrally located in Vienna, and it is a walking distance from Stephansdom. Its menu is not that large, but everything on the menu is delicious and very reasonably priced. It is a perfect restaurant to take a break when exploring Vienna on foot. Gasthaus Elsner is a very simple traditional restaurant that serves authentic food in very friendly atmosphere. Prices are also very budget friendly. Die Feinkosterei is also centrally located and in a stylish building and offers variety of Austrian and Central European menu. It’s a nice and cozy place to have a lunch or dinner while walking around Vienna.

We also recommend to go for some pub crawl, where you can taste some local or international beer and liqueurs and enjoy some bar food. Click on the picture below for our offers.

The Original Vienna Pub Crawl

In conclusion, Vienna has lots to offer food-wise and there is a nice meal for every taste and every budget. Even if you don’t like traditional Austrian cuisine, you are always welcome to visit any of the world food chains to keep you full while exploring this wonderful city. Enjoy!

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