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“First Class”

Old Vienna Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 343 Restaurants in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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
Devon
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“First Class”
Reviewed 27 April 2014

We were a party of 6 for a birthday dinner and none of us visited this restaurant before. It was small (20 covers), friendly and intimate. There was a good choice of starters and main courses some of which was nicely quirky. The lady host and waiter were accommodating and welcoming. Our food was first rate and we had a reasonable lull between courses which helps. The chef came out to chat with us and this was a nice touch that made us feel valued. We were also offered a complimentary schnapps as well. All in all I can say that this is an excellent restaurant with good food very well cooked. There is a good selection of wines and I can recommend the German lager, very nice. Definitely the best meal we have had for a while.

  • Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Absolutely fantastic!”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

Werner, the proprietor, is nothing short of a genius as a host and as a chef. The food is second to none and the hospitality and atmosphere is fantastic. Be sure to book ahead as this restaurant is very popular and deservedly so in my opinion. I have had the pleasure to live and work in Austria in the past and can safely say the UK benefits from Werner setting up shop here. When in Torquay, do as the locals do, and visit this gem of a restaurant. You will not be disappointed!

  • Visited April 2014
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96 reviews
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“Easter Saturday”
Reviewed 22 April 2014 via mobile

Visited The Old Vienna on Easter Saturday night with family who were visiting from London. As per usual we had a fantastic meal and the family were very impressed saying that it was one of the best meals they had ever had in a restaurant and they eat out a lot. BIG thank you for a very enjoyable evening.

Visited April 2014
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Stone, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Superb!”
Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

Best place we have visited in a long time. The food here is top notch, really we'll presented and cooked to perfection, the staff are very efficient and attentive. The menu is superb, really great ingredients with the odd little twist that makes it different. We visited on Good Friday evening, it was really busy but the chef / proprietor paid a visit to every table after the meal with complimentary Schnapps, and a chat. This is an unbelievable dining experience and not to be missed, really good value for money an very, very special.

Visited April 2014
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Lancashire, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

Such an amazing place... a taste of Austria in Torquay! Staff were incredibly friendly which made the experience even better!

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