Lower Austria restaurants

Top Choice Austrian in Krems an der Donau

Zum Kaiser von Österreich

The 'Emperor of Austria' is one of Krems' most well-loved upmarket restaurants. Interiors recall a hunting lodge, which sets the scene for menus that are built around the region's bounty of game, from deer to pheasa…
Top Choice Austrian in Dürnstein

Restaurant Loibnerhof

Situated 1.5km east of Dürnstein’s centre, this family-run restaurant inside a Biedermeiered 400-year-old vaulted cellar serves up creative takes on Waldviertel cooking. In summer, there are tables out in the family…
Cafe in Drosendorf


The rather knowingly nostalgic MOKA just doesn't do poppy-seed cake, but a whole range of poppy-seed cakes. These include white poppy-seed, poppy-seed with almond or chocolate-topped versions alongside the tradition…
Cafe in Dürnstein

Weinschenke Altes Presshaus

Centrally located Heuriger-style place selling local wine – lots of Veltliner – and a long menu of snacks and hearty meals such as goulash, schnitzel and wild boar steaks. Very popular among visitors and locals alik…
International in Krems an der Donau

Filmbar im Kesselhaus

This stylish student restaurant and bar injects a bit of life into the otherwise very quiet university campus and has become the place in the area to meet up for a drink (and an art-house film), even if your student…
Austrian in Feuersbrunn

Restaurant Zur Traube

This upmarket place retains the charm of its past life as a village inn. Fittingly Austrian classics are served here, but updated with a contemporary eye and freshness. There's a particularly impressive cellar to ch…
Austrian in Krems an der Donau

Late Kloster Und

A rather over-the-top interior gives you a clue that this is fine dining territory. Well-known chef Charly Teuschl does deconstructed dishes that impress. A lovely yard in the old monastery space and an impressive w…
Austrian in Melk

Zur Post

This traditional and understated restaurant is in the hotel of the same name on Melk's main drag. Waldviertel carp, Wiener Schnitzel, Danube catfish and organic lamb grace the menu, which also features several veget…
Austrian in Krems an der Donau


Upstairs in the regional government building, this bright dining room does nicely modernised Austrian dishes with a sweet view over the Danube. There's also a regionally focused wine bar downstairs for a pre- or pos…
International in Melk

Zum Fürsten

Right at the foot of the Stift, relax after a tour on faux velvet 1970s seating at this popular cafe serving pastas, strudel, chilli con carne and other international dishes.