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“Great fun, great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Griechenbeisl Inn

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Griechenbeisl Inn
Ranked #249 of 362 Hotels in Vienna
UK
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120 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Great fun, great food”
Reviewed 20 September 2012

We found out by trial and error that you really need to book here at weekends. We ended up eating here on a Sunday night, but the place was full and they were turning people away.

The decor and food are both traditional Austrian; meaty, carb-laden, hearty grub served in wood-pannelled surroundings by experienced waiters who may seem quite stern at first but are all quite humorous and friendly. I had a fantastic bowl of goulash soup and some of the best lamb cutlets I can remember having, perfectly cooked and encrusted with crunchy crystals of salt. My husband really enjoyed his schnitzel and between us we ate everything on our plates. A couple of glasses of schnapps, chosen with the sommelier's guidance, rounded off a great meal perfectly. The zither player in the next room added a suitably 'Harry Lime' touch to a fine Viennese evening.

My only criticism is that I hate having my wine glass refilled for me in restaurants, but the Griechenbeisl is one which prides itself on a certain mode of behaviour, so no way was I getting my hands on that decanter. I only had to be gently but firmly 'told' the once....

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2012

… toss a coin into the old pirate cave at the entrance to the restaurant’s main building. In the summer, enjoy the garden dining. Food is very tasty, with lot of choices from light to heavy. Lovely experience. With you bill you get a keep sake …

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Warminster, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2011

We dined at the Griechenbeisl on two occasions during a short visit to Vienna in November. This is an historic inn of great note; we were greeted enthusiastically and enjoyed a superb evening with good food and excellent wine. The sommelier, Leopold Haumer, was knowledgeable and generous and the chef, whom we met,was well versed in Austrian cuisine. The evenings were made the more enjoyable by the music; on the first occasion a piano accordian player and on the second by a versatile pianist. We met and talked to a number of Viennese locals who ate at the restaurant on a regular basis and they were full of praise. All in all we found that the Griechenbeisl to be a splendid place to eat and to enjoy Viennese hospitality.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Annapolis, Maryland
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74 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2010

Well nice place but a bit pricey .quality of food is average but don t forget is a tipica restaurant for tourist .tonight no austrian inside except for staff personnel!winehouse very expensive from 20. € one entree and one Main course plus a small beer 35€

  • Stayed November 2010
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Riga, Latvia
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80 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2008

This restaurant / tavern has been operating since the mid-15th century, its walls have experienced several attacks by Turkish troops over the centuries and though every room in the place is a little crooked and different, it is of the most charming locations in the city.

In addition, the food is authentically Austrian and simply delicious!
My husband and I dined there twice during a week-long stay and we were well taken care of, heard a very good piano player in the background and enjoyed ourselves tremendously.

The prices are average and the restaurant is very popular. If possible, try to reserve in advance!

Incidentally, this is the birthplace of the famous German song "Ach, du lieber Augustin!"

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Property: Griechenbeisl Inn
Address: Fleischmarkt 11 | A-1010 Wien, Vienna 1010, Austria
Region: Austria > Vienna Region > Vienna > Old University Quarter
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Ranked #249 of 362 Hotels in Vienna

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