Food and drink
Traditional Viennese home cooking dominates the daily changing menu and sits alongside a couple of dishes with an Italian flavour as well as some mouth-watering desserts. Wines are from nearby wineries but there isn't a huge choice. The last time I ate here, I had the bouillon with semolina dumpling, followed by goulash and, after seeing someone else's serving, decided to go for the Othello im Hemd (hot chocolate sponge drowned in chocolate sauce accompanied by heaps of whipped cream) - am I glad I did! Other patrons were digging into schnitzels, calves' liver and fillets of char.
A stylish interior, clean lines, low-vaulted ceilings and plain furnishings are what to expect in this eatery that star architect Hermann Czech modernised 10 years ago. If the place is full – which is likely – have a drink at the bar while you wait for a table. In summer there's more seating outside on the square.
Staff are friendly and efficient.
The restaurant is very centrally located but quiet and off the beaten tourist track. It is in a gem of a square – the Franziskanerplatz – offering a great photo opportunity.
For a three-course meal with drinks, without wine, expect to pay 25 – 30 euros.
Tables to book
Try to book one of the two window tables.
- Backpackers / Students
- Families with teenagers
- No fuss