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“Great food, good service, very high prices”
Review of Landhaus Bacher

Landhaus Bacher
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Austrian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Landhaus Bacher has been one of the first culinary addresses in the Wachau for many years. It is one of Austria’s very best restaurants.
Reviewed 2 October 2013

Landhaus Bacher is an Austrian Gourmet Restaurant about an hours drive away from Vienna. It is located in one of the most famous Austrian wine regions, the Wachau in Lower Austria. This is a good location for a day's trip or more. There are various other nice small traditional restaurants in the area. When going there for lunch, one can choose the lunch menu, which costs 45 Euro per person.

We ordered the menu with a glass of champagne as an aperitif. There was a variety of amuse bouches to start with.

As a starter we had the beef bouillon with semolina dumplings, a sort of liver dumpling and bacon dumpling. The combination was interesting and the portion was not to big, which was convenient. There was also a cold fish dish with vegetables as a starter.

I had the beef cut with potato balls and vegetable in a sauce they poured over when serving. The beef was good, the combination interesting but not extraordinary. I had a glass of an Austrian cuvée from the region with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Blaufränkisch. The wine (by the glass) was ok but highly priced for one glass. We also had the trout with "Krautfleckerl".

For the desert we chose the lunch menu desert. . The jam was fresh and the pancakes were good. I do not consider pancakes a special dish when in a gourmet restaurant but they were very good of course.

After the desert, with coffee or without we were also offered some sweets variations. They offered some home made Cointreau chocolates, a peach soup, a caramelised plum as well as some delicate small chocolate breads/crackers.


The small surprises in between were a highlight of this restaurant. Overall it is a very nice place with good service. The wine menu is expensive, you could say overpriced. The restaurant is on the higher price range, especially for this area. If you consider that the evening menu is about 100 Euros per person without drinks, this is quite a lot.

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Reviewed 17 September 2013

An amazing night with exceptional food and service. Our group took over two large tables and even with such a large group, the service was perfect. The food was fun and unique, not to mention tasty. I had the trout appetizer, the beef and veal filet and a dessert with berries, vanilla-sauce and pastry. If you are in the region, take the time to find this little gem and enjoy!

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Reviewed 13 September 2013

In my opinion the second best restaurant in Austria, second only to Steiereck. No problem to find in the center of the small town Mautern, easy parking. It was a rainy summer day, so we were seated inside in a cozy room with a fireplace just waiting for the colder days. It appears as a proper library – being rounded for most part by shelves with he largest collection of cookbooks I have ever seen, coming from all around the world. Both new and the bibliophile editions going back up to 150+ years. Another bigger room with glass facade, and a shady garden complete the sittings. Nice and well kept restrooms.

Unfortunately I have not tried the place when Ms Bacher was in charge of the kitchen, but I am sure cuisine was different. However, her son-in-law is another great cook, my feelings about the Landhaus menu we ordered were – Spanish, sweetish, foamish. Local ingredients prepared in a very different way. All 6 dishes, as well as the amuse-gueule and the »little sweet things« were impressive, cheese selection a delight for body and soul. Cuisine 18 on a 1 to 20 scale. Wine list comprehensive, probably the best collection of Wachau whites, excellent choice of the rest of Austria. I found the mark-ups on all these exaggerated, though, considering the restaurant is located in a hardcore wine region. A lot of Bordeaux at sometimes truly acceptable prices (Pontet Canet 2000 at EUR 220). Service discreet and efficient, admittedly we were the only guests in the room for some time due to the unusual time of our arrival.

Clearly one of the Austrian top restaurants so close to Vienna can not come cheap. However, the price of menu at EUR 119 does not make it expensive in its class. It is worth a detour from the A1 highway or a serious lunch on a whole day visit to Wachau area. Or even driving from Vienna just for a dinner… A must for a wine&dine addict.

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Reviewed 2 September 2013

We spent a picture perfect afternoon in the garden at Landhaus Bacher. It is an ideal distance for an afternoon drive from Vienna (which is what we did). Don't count on walking around the village of Mautern an der Donau - It's pretty dull. Krems - just on the other side of the river would be a better choice for walking after lunch. You will surely be full! We were a party of 3 and all had the 119 euro, 6 course menu. The quality, preparation of the food and the service were all very high. The first course (liver pate) and the dessert (peach/plum combination) were the highlights. The only negative comment I have is that the there was very little textural interest from course to course. The other issue (which is typical in Europe) is that the Lamb shoulder was over cooked and therefore not nearly tender enough. In addition, there was a terrific selection of wine - both local and international.

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Thank Mary V
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

Still one of the best restaurants in all of Austria! Creative food cooked to perfection, wonderful Austrian white wines from the region (try the 2011 Schloss Gobelsburg Gruener Veltliner Steinsetz). The service was the best I remember having in a restaurant ever. For a restaurant in this class prices are reasonable.

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Thank GNTVF
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