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Old Vienna Restaurant

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Austrian, European, Central European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The highlight of our holiday to Torquay is always a night out at the Old Vienna, truly classical Austrian cooking, just to die for. For a party of 4, a ham hock starter, 2 x a trio of delightful fish pate and a ravioli of...lobster and scallops, all delicious. For mains, 2 x Wiener Schnitzel, a special of calves liver and a chicken ballantine, all delicious. A superb choice of wines to wash it all down. Only one of us could manage a dessert, the fabulous apfel strudel. Werner came out to chat to all his guests. He knocked out a short yodel and we finished our night with a great schnapps on the house. A fabulous night, thanks to Werner and his magnificent staff.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 4 days ago

We decided to book this restaurant for our wedding anniversary celebration. Everything was perfect from the excellent customer service, the selection of wine and the stunning authentic Austrian food. We will definitely be back very soon.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous meal quality superb. Strudel dessert incredible. Have paid far more for much inferior meals.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have to say after our visit last night that we had the most fantastic meal and it really was such a lovely evening that we will definitely will be visiting again. We can’t remember the last time we had a three course meal that every...dish was a delight that left us wanting more. The hospitality from front of house and kitchen was second to none; and a huge thank you to Werner for chatting with us at the end of the evening (the schnapps was a lovely touch, and left some funny faces after sampling!). Thank you very much Werner and team. Such a delight to find a restaurant with such class.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great to be back. Booked a table for four, celebrate a Birthday and Anniversary together. So glad we did. Everything was as superb as it has always been. From the warmth of the welcome to the outstanding meal. Werner, smiling as always, appeared at the...end and arrived with a tray of schnapps, which was appreciated. All the tables were booked, as you would expect, glad we booked well in advance. The whole evening was just simply extremely pleasant, with a warm, nice atmosphere. We had the duck, sea bass, fillet steak and chicken. All cooked beautifully. Sweets naturally followed and enjoyed just as much. Grandson stated it was best meal he had eaten out. We are looking forward to our next visit. Best wishes.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully cooked and presented meal. Small intimate restaurant tucked in a side street off Babbacombe Road. Would definitely recommend

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic is all I can say, the restaurant is so homely like another Austrian restaurant I know in Birmingham but this one is so much better the food is amazing really we had the the duck and venison for mains which were cooked to perfection...and the owner and waitress are absolutely lovely I would recommend definitely and will return on my next visit in TorquayMore

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband declared our meal here to be one of the best he had ever had. The restaurant felt like eating in a private house. Staff were friendly and helpful and meals were cooked to order. I had the Wiener Schnitzel which appeared large at...first but amazingly slipped down, it was so tender. A good selection of vegetables are offered with all mains. My husband had the sea bass. For dessert I had the pancakes filled with cherries in Kirsch (delicious) and my husband had the Strudel. Werner appeared towards the end and brought with him glasses of schnapps. He clearly enjoys his cooking and took time to answer my query as to how he cooked the celeriac. I'd go back in a flash if we were ever in the area, and have already recommended it to a friend. Booking needs to be done several weeks in advance though and check the days it is open. I managed the booking by sending Werner an email in the end, after previous ringing him to check opening days.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 18 April 2022

Third of four meals in Torquay. And a really good one. Have visited Old Vienna before with family pre Covid and three years later it was every bit as good. If you like old school Grand Cafe style cooking you'll be more than happy here....The food is well cooked European classics and the decor and service is totally fitting Only downside the weird schnapps at the end that wasn't schnapps. But that was free so one can't mark them down for that.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 14 April 2022

We recently moved to Torquay and walked past this restaurant a few times and decided to give it a try - AMAZING!!!!! Its definitely up there with the 5 best meals I've had in my entire life - which spans a few decades. Highly recomended...and can't wait to go back Well done Werner and team.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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13 August 2019|
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Response from jbtqy10 | Reviewed this property |
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.
Sally M
26 September 2015|
Response from Werner R | Property representative |
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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Yes, Old Vienna Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Old Vienna Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5