Triple-Michelin-star winning German chef Juan Amador is relocating from Mannheim to Vienna to open his new Restaurant Amador in October 2015. Vienna architects Urbanauts have been tasked with converting the former hostess club in the second district into the venue for Amador’s latest project. Konstantin Filippou’s new wine bistro, with a selection of organic, biodynamic, natural wines and fine à la carte menu, opens its doors this month (June). With a laid back atmosphere and seating for about 45, it is located in Vienna’s old town right next to Filippou’s Restaurant – which received a Michelin star in 2015.
After three years, the inter-generational pop-up Vollpension has secured a permanent home in the fourth district. At the new café, senior citizens serve up their lovingly prepared cakes and pastries, which are then “sprinkled” with stories from their lives. Run as a social enterprise, the concept is designed to promote communication between young and old by offering guests a menu of grandma’s old favourites that will evoke childhood memories.
The Brickmakers welcomed its first patrons at the end of March 2015, offering Austria’s largest selection of craft beers and ciders – 150 bottled beers and 30 on tap – as well as a menu featuring great-tasting barbecue dishes. The new pub in the seventh district is now the home of Big Smoke Bar & BBQ, a former pop-up located on the Danube Canal in 2014.
Shiki in the first district, near to the Vienna State Opera, has been serving up authentic Japanese cuisine with a European twist since the start of 2015. The fine-dining brasserie is a project of the famous conductor and violinist Joji Hattori, who was born in Japan but grew up in Vienna. BEHF Corporate Architects from Vienna were trusted to develop the restaurant’s contemporary design.
Vienna’s latest hip hop club opened its doors close to the Pratersauna club a short time ago. At Vie i Pee it’s all about the music, but anyone who works up an appetite can also satisfy their hunger at the Heuriger wine-tavern style buffet with fried chicken, schnitzel and other traditional specialties. The Figlmlüller family’s latest venture is Daily Roast, a new coffee shop at Vienna International Airport’s Terminal Two.
Vienna’s Ottakringer brewery will soon have its own pub at Yppenplatz 4, near to its 16th-district HQ. Located in the district’s busy market area, it will showcase the brewery’s craft beers and the Viennese sausage stand inspired creations of local star chef Christian Petz.
A hotspot for craft beer, as well as tacos, churros and salads, is the temporary Slow Tacos Bar & Taqueria (open May-September 2015) down on the banks of the Danube Canal next to the Badeschiff pool boat. Michelin starred vegetarian restaurant Tian is opening a new restaurant in the romantic cobblestoned Spittelberg quarter in summer 2015. Their new bistro in the seventh district will have two guest gardens as well as a covered winter garden.
- Restaurant Amador, Zirkusgasse 50, 1020 Vienna, www.restaurant-amador.de
- Konstantin Filippou, Dominikanerbastei 17, 1010 Vienna, www.konstantinfilippou.com
- Vollpension, Schleifmühlgasse 16, 1040 Vienna, www.vollpension.wien
- The Brickmakers, Ale & Cider House, Zieglergasse 42, 1070 Vienna, www.brickmakers.at
- Shiki, Krugerstrasse 3, 1010 Vienna, www.shiki.at
- Vie i pee, Waldsteingartenstrasse 135, 1020 Vienna, www.vieipee.com
- Daily Roast, Terminal 2, C Gates, Vienna International Airport, 1300 Schwechat, www.dailyroast.at
- Yppenplatz 4, Yppenplatz 4, 1160 Vienna, www.yppenplatz4.at
- Slow Tacos Bar & Taqueria, section of the Danube Canal closest to the Badeschiff boat, 1010 Vienna, www.facebook.com/slowtacos
- Tian, www.taste-tian.com