It may be because of my love for the Great British Bake Off but for me, when I think of Vienna, I think of Sacher Torte. It was therefore essential that I found some time to indulge. This apricot and chocolate cake did not disappoint, and neither did the opulent surroundings!
The Sacher Hotel & Cafe is just across from the Opera House. We had decided to queue for the standing tickets (you can find out more about that here), which involves queuing for a few hours in order to get a 3 or 4 euro ticket to watch the opera. The building alone is worth at least double the ticket price but after all that standing cake and a hot drink was a welcome treat- and very much deserved!
When does a holiday not need a fabulous brunch menu? Never! ULRICH offers a brilliant menu at breakfast time including continental options.
I chose the breakfast board which had eggs, bread, cheeses, and meats, alongside granola and yoghurt and my friend opted for baked eggs. The coffees here are also fantastic, although I opted for a fabulous chai with fresh honey.
Vienna benefits hugely from its geographical location with Austria bordering, Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Slovakia, and Italy. So where better than Vienna for a pizza? (Other than Italy)
We needed somewhere quick between a morning in the Belvedere Museum, to take selfies in front of Kustav Klimt’s The Kiss, and out flight home to the UK and Pizzeria Pozzuoli absolutely delivered. A small menu of wood-fired pizzas at very reasonable prices and fabulously friendly staff- it’s absolutely perfect respite from a morning of art.
The oldest restaurant in the Naschmarkt, rest your tired legs from your browsing and enjoy traditional goulash or schnitzel. Again this place has a lovely drinks menu and the bread baskets are worth a visit alone- they are huge!
Looking for some entertainment? This place gets more lively as the night continues as local musicians start joining you at your tables. This place has no menu so prepare to blag it. The buffet is definitely worth a visit and as it’s just around the corner from Beethoven’s old house it is definitely worth a visit.
Travelling with some friends who might prefer beer to wine? This pub also has a great selection of beers and is very similar to somewhere you might find in Germany, particularly Bavaria.
If you love wine however, it’s definitely worth trying their range of spritzers, including the Hugo which has elderflower. There’s also a small yet perfectly formed dessert menu which includes a ‘mountain dumpling’ which is a dumpling filled with apple and cinnamon. I would recommend one between 2 or 3 as it is very filling.
The friendliest heuriger in town! I was lucky enough to be there in the summer months so was able to enjoy sitting outside in their wine garden. The menu is small but why not try the nosecco, Austrian Prosecco and some of their homemade fried chicken?
Like most heurigers, Kierlinger has a buffet with locally sourced meats and cheeses that you can choose to enjoy with your (very!) reasonably priced wine. Feeling flush? you can buy half a pint of their house wine for 3euro!