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Old Vienna Restaurant

££££, European,
7 Lisburne Square, Torquay TQ1 2PT, England
+44 1803 380180
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Austrian, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
7 Lisburne Square, Torquay TQ1 2PT, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Im somewhat loathe to rave about this place as people will flock there and we will never get a table!! We have been regular visitors to Torquay but have never been here - big mistake as it is quaint, intimate and serves delicious food. Tucked...More

Thank suenovell
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our trip here. The restaurant is small, so worth booking. There’s a good selection of Austrian dishes and I had the Wiener schnitzel which was very tasty. Staff were friendly and the owner / chef came out to say hello. Happily recommend.

Thank Wombling_Free_7548
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely evening here, the food is home cooked and the chef appears regularly for a chat. Lovely atmosphere, friendly and great food.

Thank Vespagirl85
Werner R, Owner at Old Vienna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

thanks for your comments- lovely to see you after 45 years of cooking still getting a buzz best wishes werner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful meal with friends at this very nice little restaurant. The menu was offering about ten different choices of starters and main courses. It focuses on hearty local produce such as venison, lamb and duck breast with seasonal vegetables and mushrooms. There...More

Thank MrP_Torbay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our second visit our annual trip to Torquay) but with friends this time. Delicious duck confit and pigeon breast - perfectly cooked hake wrapped in black forest ham with vermouth and cream sauce. Fillet steak, lamb and venison dishes all perfectly cooked. Coffee parfait to...More

Thank Sal53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant whilst staying in Torquay. Lovely food and a great atmosphere. Recommend you book as only a small restaurant but certainty one not to miss if in Torquay.

Thank CaroleEMJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Back again after 12 months ... and still exceptional in every way. Service, food and wine faultless. Do not hesitate just book early.

Thank McV_UK
Werner R, Owner at Old Vienna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

hi thanks for your comments - looking forward to seeing you again in 12 month or earlier kind regard's Werner

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food - chef and proprietor Werner is clearly particular about where he sources his ingredients from, and it shows. Some lovely Austrain dishes and classic cooking, mixed with some family recipes. Presentation excellent, and attentive service. Try the schnapps (taxi recommended!).More

Thank Simon S
Werner R, Owner at Old Vienna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

thanks for you review - fooood is my passion and schnapps is just medicine - have got friends staying in my house in Austria - it is available to rent and on my website - they are bringing me back 30 litres of schnapps and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Haven’t been to the old Viena for some time so it was nice to return. The usual warm welcome on arrival. One noticeable change since last being there was new chairs !!! Which were lovely and comfortable which we both commented on.Food was as usual...More

Thank Cornishij
Werner R, Owner at Old Vienna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

i like 21st birthdays - loved the Austrian Blouse on your last visit - she gets better looking at every visit best wishes Werner

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Meal Wednesday 8th August after recommendation from The Somerville, boutique B & B. Was greeted by very pleasant young girl and yodelling Werner. This was the start of a wonderful evening. Staters - duck compote & pigeon and my wife home cured smoked duck with...More

Thank Lraclraclrac
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Questions & Answers
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
Ivor A
2 February 2015|
Response from Werner R | Property representative |
three course meal with wine - average is about 35 to 40 a head inclusive of wine my current menu in on line and i usually have some specials as well if there is anything else or special requirements please email me and i do... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 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
  • E-mail
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, and so on, achieving new awards every year recently have been awarded certificate of excellence 5 years running - hall of fame. We do not cater for children under 6 years of age as we are a small restaurant and there is no room for high chairs or pushchairs etc.
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