Restaurants

Top Choice Thai in Alsergrund & the University District

Mamamon

Owner Piano, who named her restaurant for her mum Mon, has spiced up Vienna's burgeoning Southeast Asian food scene with a menu of southern Thai flavours, street-style decor and an indie soundtrack. On mild nights, …
Top Choice Modern European in Alsergrund & the University District

Punks

The name might be a giveaway, but this guerilla-style restaurant is indeed shaking up an otherwise genteel neighbourhood. Patrick Müller, Anna Schwab and René Steindachner have 'occupied' a former wine bar and esche…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Schloss Belvedere to the Canal

Steirereck im Stadtpark

Heinz Reitbauer is at the culinary helm of this two-starred Michelin restaurant, beautifully lodged in a 20th-century former dairy building in the leafy Stadtpark. His tasting menus are an exuberant feast, fizzing w…
Top Choice Modern European in Schloss Belvedere to the Canal

Lingenhel

One of Vienna’s most exciting gastro newcomers, Lingenhel is an ultra-slick deli-shop-bar-restaurant, lodged in a 200-year-old house. Salamis, wines and own-dairy cheeses tempt in the shop, while much-lauded chef Da…
Top Choice International in The Hofburg & Around

Blue Mustard

Backlit wood hand-carvings of Stephansdom's Gothic windows, a wall-to-wall neon-lit map of Vienna and a street-food truck parked in the foyer make this one of Vienna's hottest new openings. Alexander Mayer's 'Journe…
Top Choice Market in Karlsplatz & Around Naschmarkt

Naschmarkt

Vienna's aromatic Naschmarkt unfurls over 500m along Linke Wienzeile between the U4 stops of Kettenbrückengasse and Karlsplatz. The western (Kettengasse) end has all sorts of meats, fruit and vegetables (including e…
Top Choice Bistro in Stephansdom & the Historic Centre

Griechenbeisl

Dating from 1447 and frequented by Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert and Strauss among other luminaries, Vienna's oldest restaurant has vaulted rooms, wood panelling and a figure of Augustin trapped at the bottom of a wel…
Top Choice Cafe in Karlsplatz & Around Naschmarkt

Vollpension

This white-painted brick space with mismatched vintage furniture, tasselled lampshades and portraits on the walls is run by 15 omas (grandmas) and opas (grandpas) along with their families, with more than 200 cakes …
Top Choice Bistro in Stephansdom & the Historic Centre

Wrenkh

Wrenkh specialises in vegetables (lentils in white-wine sauce with bread dumplings; paprika-marinated sweet potato with roasted goat's cheese; creamed spinach-stuffed roast potatoes with apple and celery salad), but…
Top Choice Austrian in Stephansdom & the Historic Centre

Plachutta

If you're keen to taste Tafelspitz, you can't beat this specialist wood-panelled, white-tableclothed restaurant. It serves no fewer than 13 varieties from different cuts of Austrian-reared beef, such as Mageres Meis…