Vienna Media News 06/2017 City centre foodie quarter

Stubentor on the U3 subway line is the perfect stop for fans of the finer things in life. One of the capital’s most diverse new gourmet quarters has put down roots in this central yet quiet corner of Vienna’s historic first district. The latest arrival is award-winning German chef Juan Amador’s second restaurant in Vienna. Having earned two Michelin stars (Main Cities of Europe 2017) for Amador’s Wirtshaus & Greisslerei, his latest venture Kitch Grill & Bar by Juan Amador is all about casual fine dining and international cuisine. Here, the focus is on meat and fish from the high-end grill. At nearby Dominikanerbastei, gourmets have several interesting locations to choose between. The pick of the bunch are the two restaurants owned by the exceptionally talented Viennese chef Konstantin Filippou – the Michelin-starred restaurant that carries his name, and his bistro O boufés.

Diagonally opposite, Marco Simonis Bastei 10 adds a fine design and food shop with specially selected products – bread from an organic bakery, home-made cakes, fine wines, attractive kitchen accessories and excellent food. Markterei in the old post office building is a colourful affair – on Fridays and Saturdays gourmands can stroll around the market hall tasting the produce on offer before they buy. However, there is a sell-by date to bear in mind as the location will shut for renovations in fall 2017.

The neighborhood’s largest gallery, the MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art, is home to an impressive art collection as well as a restaurant. Salonplafond has won plaudits for its find food as well as its sensational al fresco seating in the leafy courtyard, complete with deckchairs. The Stubentor gourmet district also has a pair of excellent cafés. Café Engländer is a cool take on the classic Viennese coffeehouse format, complete with pleasant atmosphere and a great little kitchen that covers everything from breakfast to evening drinks. Café Prückel is one of only a handful of remaining authentic Ringstrasse coffeehouses. Stand out features included the original 1950s Oswald Haerdtl furnishings and outdoor seating with views of the Ringstrasse boulevard and the Stadtpark, which is home to the nation’s best restaurant, Steirereck im Stadtpark. Awarded two Michelin stars in the 2017 guide, it is also ranked tenth in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. The top restaurant also operates Meierei im Stadtpark, which caters to slightly more budget-conscious diners. Another of the stars of this gourmet district, Silvio Nickol in the Palais Coburg, also received two Michelin Stars in the 2017 guide. Recently yet another prominent arrival at this culinary hot spot has been announced - British star chef Jamie Oliver is soon going to open a Jamie’s Italian at Stubentor.


Vienna Tourist Board
Helena Hartlauer
Media Relations UK, USA, Canada, Australia
Tel. (+ 43 1) 211 14-364

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