Die Halle

Price guide: Budget

Museumsquartier 1, Vienna, 1070

Price guide: Budget

Die Halle

By Diane Naar-Elphee, your Vienna expert

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#15 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Vienna
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.6
4.6
Ambience:
4.6
4.6
Service:
4.6
4.6
Location:
4.6
4.6
Value for money:
4.7
4.7
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, First-time travellers, Art, Chilling out, Design and architecture, Nightlife, Trendiness

Expert review of Die Halle

Once the emperor's winter riding hall, today this is one of my favourite haunts.

Die Halle is a hugely popular café and restaurant in the heart of the trendy and cosmopolitan MQ – MuseumQuartier. Here you can get an inexpensive lunch deal or a hearty breakfast, in five variations, for less than 10 euros.

Food and drink: 

Expect a good mix of Mediterranean and traditional cuisine with a modern slant to some of the local dishes. Breakfast is served until late afternoon. Lunch menus offer soup, salad or dessert and a choice of two main dishes, one is a vegetarian option. The soups and sandwiches are delicious as are the salads: there are different types of green leaf varieties – some of them resembling that sort of plant I would have probably fed to my rabbit or hamster, were I to possess such pets – thinly sliced apple, slivers of chive, walnut and a delicious yogurt dressing.

Recommended dishes: 

The Halle club sandwich with chicken breast, bacon, cheddar cheese, tomatoes, salad and chips is a winner.

Ambience: 

The split-level seating, soaring ceilings, huge lights, long leather-upholstered benches and walnut wood tables offer lots of space. This building was once used by the cavalry. The upper part of the restaurant is actually the royal box where Emperor Franz Joseph would sit and inspect the riding skills of his officers and thoroughbreds - not that you notice once you sit down. Take a peek downstairs to really appreciate the architecture and the incredible stucco work.

Service: 

Easy going and friendly, this young team work well together, quickly and efficiently.

Location: 

The sprawling MQ is contained between Mariahilferstrasse and Burggasse. Die Halle is on the first floor of the central building. Enter directly opposite the main door of the MUMOK (Museum of Modern Art).

Price advice: 

The two-course menu costs 7.20 euros (vegetarian option) or 8.50 euros.

More information on Die Halle:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Café, Restaurant
Food:
Fusion, International, Snacks, Vegetarian
Address:
Museumsquartier 1, Vienna, 1070
Telephone:
01 523 7001
Website:
http://ww2.diehalle.at
Serves:
Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily 10am-2am.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

Have you been to Die Halle? Would you recommended it?