Vienna 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 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 Street Food in The Hofburg & Around

Bitzinger Würstelstand am Albertinaplatz

Behind the Staatsoper, Vienna's best sausage stand has cult status. Bitzinger offers the contrasting spectacle of ladies and gents dressed to the nines, sipping beer, wine or Joseph Perrier Champagne while tucking i…
Top Choice Market in Karlsplatz & Around Naschmarkt

Naschmarkt

Stretching 500m along Linke Wienzeile between the U4 stops of Kettenbrückengasse and Karlsplatz, this is Vienna's biggest and best market. The western (Kettengasse) end has meats, fruit and vegetables (including exo…
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 over 200 cakes in th…
Top Choice Bistro in Stephansdom & the Historic Centre

Wrenkh

Wrenkh specialises in vegetables, like lentils in white-wine sauce with bread dumplings, roast sweet potato stuffed with goat's cheese, and pumpkin soufflé with pistachio pesto. It also creates some superb fish-base…
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…
Top Choice Vegetarian in The Museum District & Neubau

Tian Bistro

Colourful tables set up on the cobbled laneway outside Tian Bistro in summer, while indoors, a glass roof floods the atrium-style, greenery-filled dining room in light. It's the cheaper, more relaxed offspring of Mi…
Top Choice International in The Hofburg & Around

Meinl’s Restaurant

Meinl’s combines cuisine of superlative quality with an unrivalled wine list and views of Graben. Creations at its high-end restaurant span calamari and white-truffle risotto, and apple schnapps–marinated pork fille…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Stephansdom & the Historic Centre

Tian

Christian Holper's chandelier-lit, lounge-style restaurant takes 100% vegetarian cuisine to Michelin-starred heights using regionally sourced produce, including from Tian's own garden. Menus are zero choice, but mig…