the Dining Room

Address: Maygasse 31, Vienna, 1130, Austria
Telephone: 01 8048586

- Mid-range

4.9

Be served by the hostess with the mostess who has a passion for food and a passion for life.

In a small villa in Hietzing, a charming, bubbly blonde has realised her dream. Angelika Apfelthaler, owner and chef, opens the door personally to 12 individuals three times a week at 7pm. In the privacy of her own home, she not only cooks a delightful five-course gourmet dinner, but serves it herself, adding a personal touch that makes the whole evening a very special and intimate affair.

Food and drink
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Service
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Value for money
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Ambience
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Location
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Food and drink

Most of the dishes Angelika creates have a Mediterranean flavour and carry an honest declaration of love for Italian cuisine. Personally selected ingredients include oils from Apulia and cheeses from Salento.

The last time I ate here I enjoyed a tasty chicken and tuna terrine followed by a subtly-flavoured, deliciously-delicate artichoke and pear risotto. The soft lemon fillet of sole stuffed with prawns on a bed of creamy spinach left me speechless. The cheese plate came with Angelika's own, homemade mostarda (a blend of melon, pineapple and ginger). Last, but not least, Chocolate Heaven arrivedher signature dish. Among the selected wines from Gangl's winery in Illmitz, Burgenland, were a Welschriesling, Weissburgunder and Chardonnay; the reds included a fruity Zweigelt and a Blaufränkisch.

Ambience

Memories of Morocco came back as I sat surveying my surroundings in the cosy Dining Room. Warm sandy colours, mosaic tile tables and wrought iron candlesticks are all reminiscent of holidays in the Maghreb. Gino, Angelika's well-trained and incredibly friendly Golden Retriever, watches all proceedings from his place in the open kitchen.

Service

With a high level of care and dedication this is a one woman show from start to finish. Help was only provided with clearing the tables in between courses.

Location

Located in a quiet cul-de-sac in Vienna's 13th district, a short taxi ride from Schönbrunn Palace, this house was built by and belonged to the famous architect and designer Karl Hagenauer, a former scholar of the great Josef Hoffmann who co-founded the Secession.

Price advice

The set menu price is 48 euros. The menu including selected wines costs 74 euros.

Tables to book

Reservations are essential, at least two to three weeks in advance.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Honeymooners
  • Mature travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Romance
  • Special occasions

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