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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were so pleased to see that Werner was providing a delivery/takeaway service at The Old Vienna and we definitely weren’t disappointed. With a good range of choice on the menu to choose from, the food was cooked to perfection and no item was overlooked....Speedy delivery from the owner himself, you can’t get better service than that!! Excellent food, excellent service, we couldn’t fault a thing. Would highly recommend. Also worth a visit to The Old Vienna Restaurant when it reopens after it’s Winter break in 2024.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 30 October 2023

This is without doubt not only the best restaurant in Torquay, it is one of the best in the uk. The food is stunning, the service friendly and wonderful, the atmosphere amazing, and Werner, the owner, funny fun and the perfect host, as well as...an amazing chef. We visit every year from Hampshire and it gets better every timeMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 12 August 2023 via mobile

Absolutely exquisite meal at the Old Vienna with fantastic service too - beautiful crab, venison and duck, and then gorgeous cheese board. Thank you Werner!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 8 August 2023 via mobile

We had a fantastic meal at the old Vienna, and great welcome by all . Werner the owner has a great personality and is a fantastic chef and the end of evening, Austrian yodelling all I can say fantastic. Cannot wait to go again booked...on the way out.🤗🤗🤗🤗More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 7 August 2023

I have to say that when i read about the yodelling chef I was intrigued, the reviews speak for themselves, and I am in complete agreement. When I booked the table ( which is essential as they are only open Friday to Sunday) I had...some very friendly emails from Werner so I knew it would be entertaining. We arrived a little early but we were welcomed in and sat down while the restaurant was prepared, all very friendly indeed when they were busy. Once the main man arrived he was as expected, very friendly, chatty and wanted to make you feel special from the start. The menu is full of lovely choices, not overwhelming, just right ! We found all of our courses delicious, perfectly cooked, beautifully seasoned and delightful to taste, all mixed in with a few yodels from the kitchen on times. The most wonderful aspect of dining her besides the food is that there is no rush to get you fed and out, the courses are served with you as a diner in mind, time to savour every mouthful and allow you to enjoy before the next course is served, just as it should be. It’s not cheap, but neither is it astronomically expensive, you get what you pay for, experience, culinary skills and outstanding food. Perfection on a plate. Werner is a great host, with time for his customers, even saying good bye to everyone with a departing schnapps, amazing.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 28 July 2023

Another fabulous meal, can't fault anything about this restaurant, perfectly cooked food, super friendly staff, always fun to hear the yodelling from the boss, a must if you are in Torquay.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 23 July 2023

The homemade bread and starter of ravioli were excellent so the meal got off to a good start. Sadly the main course for me of sea bass was a bit over cooked and very salty. The venison was a bit overcooked and the cauliflower puree...was tasteless but the almond potato croquette was very good. I gather the Goulash was underwhelming. My husband and I enjoyed the vegetables though. We shared the pancake dessert and a bit disappointed and wished we had chosen an alternative. Reasonably priced and lovely staff who were friendly, polite and clearly working hard.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 23 July 2023 via mobile

It's taken us 6 years since moving to Torquay to visit this restaurant. Often, in conversation, recommended by numerous locals. Plenty of gongs and highly rated. A lovely and welcoming team full of enthusiasm. My favourite was the warm complimentary bread rolls. Delicious starter. Average...main. Veg a little overcooked. Can't see 5 stars but on balance 4. We avoided a very average and overpriced Aotearoa sav.🇬🇧🇳🇿More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 9 July 2023

Lovely evening with excellent, traditional food - reminded me of my youth with German (Jewish) parents. Delicious asparagus soup, schnitzel followed by apple streudel. Lovely owner/chef who chatted with everyone and even yodelled! Great atmosphere.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 6 June 2023

Adorable family run restaurant! Lovely people and gorgeous food. The apricot dumpling is to die for. Highly recommend if you like good food in a homely atmosphere.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 5 June 2023

I love German and Austrian food so this was a real sehr lecker treat. Asparagus soup and wiener schnitzel! The chef owner came out and spoke to all the customers. Nice staff and highly recommend.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 26 May 2023

The restaurant is fairly small. So booking is a must. We felt right at home as soon as we walked in, as the wait staff were so friendly and helpful. The food is made to order, but trust me, it's worth the wait. You will...enjoy every single mouthful. The whole dining experience at this restaurant is truly amazing. You will even get a visit from Werner, as he likes to meet his customers. As long as you can cope with his Austrian sense of humour. Only joking Werner! To summarize: If you want to have a lovely relaxing dining experience and amazing food. I can't recommend this place enough. If you're in a hurry and think that foods just food. This probably isn't the best place for you to go. It's not the cheapest place to dine out. But, the whole experience, is something that you will remember for a long time. Well, until you go again. Big thanks to Werner and his staff for making our visit so special. We will see you again.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 22 May 2023

Old Vienna is justly ranked as about the best restaurant in Torquay. My wife and I had an excellent dinner and would definitely return when we are next in the area. The experience started with warm and crusty home-made bread. My wife chose the scallops...while I hade the schnitzel, both really nicely presented and delicious. Possibly the best schnitzel I have had. This was accompanied with a bottle of Austrian wine that complimented the food. We then both chose the stuffed pancake for desert, again delicious. I chose an eiswein to go with this, very nice. This was followed by a schnapps each and a coffee for my wife and a mint tea for me. The service was excellent throughout, and the proprietor Werner very pleasant. All in all a very nice meal, for just under £55 each. The next day we met up with friends who chose a local Beefeater. I costed up what they charged for their nearest equivalent to our meal at Old Vienna and there was hardly £5 difference - give me Old Vienna any time!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 6 May 2023

Absolutely amazing experience from start to finish, friendly front of house who doubled as a waitress couldn’t do enough for you to make your experience as good as it could possibly be. Food was out of this world wouldn’t hesitate to go back again if...me and my fiancee came back to Torquay. Also chef/ owner loved to interact with the customers which shows great humility. Overall a wonderful experience.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 29 April 2023

What a wonderful find this restaurant is tucked up in the corner. As soon as you walk through the door you feel very comfortable. Food was excellent and the staff were friendly and efficient. If only there were more places like this

Date of visit: April 2023
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The entrance is at street level the door has a threshold
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No childrens menu that I know of, but just phone up and ask situation about children portions ? or whatever actual query on food is ie size, choice ? You can be sure of a responsive answer.
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Hi i am too old to open lunch and only open evenings except christmas day lunch perhaps see you one evening best wishes Werner
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Old Vienna Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5