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Vienna Media News 9-12/2020 News from Vienna’s culinary scene

No self-respecting museum in Vienna comes without a café. And the same applies to Albertina modern – Vienna’s new museum for contemporary art and an offshoot of the world-famous Albertina – which opened at the end of May 2020. Here the Ludwig & Adele Café mit Garten offers snacks and brunch on the weekend, as well as outdoor seating on Karlsplatz whenever the weather permits.

Dino’s Apothecary Bar in the first district is a tribute to the American bar of the 1970s with its cherry wood and brass interior. Run by a trained pharmacist and multi-award-winning bartender, it stands out from the crowd with a mix of classic cocktails and creations all of its own, such as homemade tonic and an interpretation of Viennese classic Tafelspitz in the form of a drink. Kleinod Prunkstück, which opened on Bäckerstrasse in the city centre, is also committed to upholding the high-end cocktail culture, paying homage to the traditions of an American bar. In all, 30 new drinks were specially created for the bar menu.

Noble Savage is the name of a small new restaurant in the old town that flies the flag for experimental cuisine. High-quality and, as far as possible, locally sourced ingredients are the basis of its ambitious and frequently surprising dishes. Boxwood is located at the start of the beautifully secluded Heiligenkreuzerhof courtyard in the first district. This restaurant sets store by primarily Austrian cuisine, again maintaining an unwavering focus on the quality and origins of the ingredients it uses.

The culinary masterplan at Dogenhof on Praterstrasse in the second district was inspired by analogue concept store Supersense next door and is every bit as unusual. Arranged around an open fire and stove, the kitchen is in the heart of the restaurant, which is committed to serving honest good food and drink. The location is a nice little bonus in its own right: Supersense and Dogenhof are located in a building styled on Venice’s Palazzo Ca’ d’Oro. Sperling im Augarten also occupies a prime location: this time it’s the Baroque Schloss Augarten, which also contains the Augarten porcelain manufactory and museum. Its small but perfectly formed dishes are best enjoyed in the beautiful, spacious outdoor seating area on fine days.

And there is another new arrival at a special location in the city: Belvedere 21 has just revamped its day bar. Now fitted out with comfy dark blue velvet chairs and oversized lamps, Lucy Bar is the place for long drinks, cocktails and snacks. Designed by Austrian architect Karl Schwanzer in 1958 for the Austrian Pavilion at the World Expo Brussels, today the building is an exhibition space for contemporary Austrian and international art, film and music.

Schlawiener, the new kid on the block in the fourth district, is a thoroughly modern Viennese restaurant. Located in the popular Freihaus quarter, it serves Viennese cuisine with an Asian touch here and there.

The Beethoven boutique hotel on Naschmarkt in the sixth district has opened its own bar. Designed by Viennese architect Gregor Eichinger, Bar Lvdwig defines itself as a homage to traditional bar culture shaped by contemporary design. The House of the Sea aquarium, located in a former anti-aircraft tower, has converted its rooftop into a restaurant. 360° Ocean Sky serves up good food and fantastic views of Vienna.

Adlerhof on Burggasse is the second coming of a legendary and long-standing Viennese eatery, which fits in nicely with the seventh district’s concentration of hip shops, bars and restaurants. The newly relaunched Adlerhof is a hybrid restaurant, café, bar and deli oozing retro chic.

Straight out of the gate, Berger & Lohn established itself as the place to be in the well-heeled district of Währing. Here, patrons will find a blend of Viennese cuisine with Italian and Parisian accents in a stylish and artistically presented restaurant.

From Thursdays to Sundays, the new Brunchhouse am Irissee in the 22nd district, on the other side of the Danube, takes diners on a brunch tour of the world, from Vienna (ham on the bone, egg, Semmel bread roll, jam) to New York (smoked salmon, avocado) and Alexandria (falafel et al.). To top it all off, it is located next to an idyllic pond in the Korea House of Culture in the Donaupark.

PLEASE NOTE: due to Covid-19 safety measures, restaurants are running at limited capacity. Diners are advised to book in advance to avoid disappointment!


Vienna Tourist Board
Helena Hartlauer
Media Relations
Tel. (+ 43 1) 211 14-364