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Old Vienna Restaurant

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Austrian, European, British, Central European
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7 Lisburne Square, Torquay TQ1 2PT, England
+44 1803 380180
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18:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 18:00 - 22:00
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great find! We walked round the corner and saw the restaurant tucked away looking like somewhere you would find abroad. We were greeted by a lovely waitress very naturally helpful and friendly. A great menu, can't wait to go back and try other dishes. We had lovely wild boar and apple sausages on saukreet and a goats cheese... More 

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Thank Claire L
Werner R, Owner at Old Vienna Restaurant, responded to this review

thanks for your review - could not let you run away without trying one of my very typical Austrian desserts Did you have one of my Schnapps ? Looking forward to seeing you again Kind regards Werner More 

Derbyshire
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109 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't know why I haven't been here before. I wish I had. Small intimate restaurant with slightly retro but delicious Austrian/European food. The schnitzel is a simple thing but here it was cooked perfectly and as for the kirsch soaked cherry pancake, I'm not a great one for desserts but this was memorable and I'll be back. One of... More 

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Thank Baszunia
Werner R, Owner at Old Vienna Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this - as I am getting old having a small Restaurant with a small dedicated team is ticking all the boxes - I can produce what i enjoy doing and having 43 years experience i can draw from a long list of things i have cooked over the years and hope to... More 

UK
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent venue.Would definitely recommend this restaurant. Varied menu which had something for everyone in our party. Food was delicious and the evening was finished off with Werner yodelling and sharing schnapps!

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Werner R, Owner at Old Vienna Restaurant, responded to this review

thank you very much fore your response- looking forward to seeing you again - i wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy new year best wishes Werner More 

London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went to The Old Vienna for the first time on Saturday night- we were lucky to get a table, we booked on Friday. The restaurant was full and has such a lovely warm atmosphere and the staff are absolutely delightful. We both thought that the food was absolutely delicious. Wild boar sausage slices on a creamy saukraut and I... More 

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Werner R, Owner at Old Vienna Restaurant, responded to this review

than k you for your nice comments - i am looking forward to seeing you again on your next visit i wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year best wishes Werner More 

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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Visit the restaurant due to a recommendation from a friend, was over a mile from our hotel but worth the trip. The staff are so friendly and would go the extra mile to keep you happy. Certainly worth a visit if you are in Torquay but definitely worth booking due the limited number of covers

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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

My expectations were high for our visit here, so maybe it was never going to be perfect. However what was good was amazing. We all adored our starters - my pate was just lovely as were the soda bread & chutney it came with. The crab & goat's cheese were also much appreciated. My partner & I had the Schnitzel... More 

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Werner R, Owner at Old Vienna Restaurant, responded to this review

hi thanks for taking the time to write a review I must say the Wiener Schnitzel is a marmite moment - although I use the best dutch Veal it is essentially a flattened out piece of meat , bread crumbed and served with a garnish - a classic Austrian dish I do enjoy in the Summer with a nice plate... More 

London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Went to this restaurant on Saturday evening. Small but with a cosy atmosphere. Food was excellent - absolutely no negatives. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Go on treat yourself to the apricot dumpling - yum yum

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Thank Ian P
Werner R, Owner at Old Vienna Restaurant, responded to this review

thanks for your review - small - yes - I am getting old and 22 cover even I can still manage and it is actually good fun working with a good team - looking forward to seeing you again - Torquay in the winter is positively tropical - at least the Victorians used to think so Kind regards and a... More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Being local to Torquay we have been meaning to try Old Vienna for a while now. After (stupidly) trying - and failing - to book on November 5th we sensibly rescheduled for a couple of weekends later and headed across town on a cold November evening. The restaurant itself is compact, pleasantly quaint and welcoming. Thankfully it was a perfect... More 

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Werner R, Owner at Old Vienna Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your review - could not possibly have you walking away without a glass of medicine - a glass of warming schnapps to get you back on your way into the cold night My fillets come from Occombe Farm , Gribbles butchers- good local stuff Looking forward to seeing you again - if not before xmas - have a... More 

Hove, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We went there last month while visiting friends in Torquay. We were trying to find a good restaurant when a friend told us about this place. We thought why not. We just got back from a trip to Vienna and one of our friends is half Austrian so we thought we would give it a go. The food was amazing!... More 

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Werner R, Owner at Old Vienna Restaurant, responded to this review

thanks for your review - glad you came and got a reminder of your Vienna Visit Looking forward to seeing you again kind regards Werner Chef/Proprietor More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit but it will certainly not be our last. A fantastic meal begun with three lovely starters. Our steaks were spot on and the atmosphere was excellent. All I require is better weather when I return from Manchester! We also had a nice chat with mine host, although I am not sure that he appreciated my... More 

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Werner R, Owner at Old Vienna Restaurant, responded to this review

thanks for your comments- always good to learn new things - even cricket. I am glad you enjoyed your meal and found time to mention it kind regards Werner chef/proprietor More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Austrian, European, British, Central European
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Lisburne Square, Torquay TQ1 2PT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 380180
Description
Restaurant with an Austrian Touch - Austrian Chef/Proprietor-Werner Rott and his team are here to look after customers with a smile and mostly locally sourced ingredient in casual surroundings - a small intimate Restaurant with just 22 Covers where the guest is treated like a friend 2015 Taste of the West South Devon Fine Dining Silver Award 2016 Taste of the West South West England Gold Award

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