Top choice bistro in Stephansdom & the Historic Centre

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 well inside the front door. Every classic Viennese dish is on the menu, along with three daily vegetarian options. In summer, head to the plant-fringed front garden.

Its warren of rooms include the oldest section, the Zither Stüberl, and the Mark Twain Zimmer (named for another former guest), inscribed with the autographs of Twain and others, which has been granted heritage status.