Food and drink
Expect to see traditional Viennese cuisine on the menu but some of the options have a slight Mediterranean touch. My favourite here is the Tafelspitz (a traditional dish consisting of a cut of prime beef simmered for hours and served with horseradish and apple sauce). For dessert the Sachertorte might seem a bit unimaginative, so I'd go for the pancakes with chocolate instead.
Huge, original oil paintings adorn the warm red damask-covered walls. Gorgeous crystal chandeliers, comfortable armchairs and long red velvet-upholstered sofas, pure-white linen and silver cutlery give the whole place a touch of decadent, but dignified, luxury without going over the top. The conservatory has foldaway windows that open onto the street and transform the whole place into a large open terrace.
As to be expected, the service is the very best.
Opposite the stage entrance to the Opera House and to right-hand side of the main hotel entrance.
Expect to pay between 35 and 50 euros for a three-course meal here.
- Mature travellers
- Seasoned travellers
- Special occasions