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Old Vienna Restaurant

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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Austrian, European, Central European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful food, wonderful Werner, wonderful staff. A gem of a restaurant. So pleased we were able to get seated as it was the by far the best restaurant we visited during our new year's Torquay break. Thank you Werner and staff 🌟👍👃

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

New Years Eve dinner. Warmly welcomed to a full house. No special menu but a few items highlighted from the regular menu. Venison sausage, fillet of beef rossini with truffle and duck pate, some great Austrian regulars on the menu such as schnitzel. Warm atmosphere...and not rushed. Food perfectly prepared. Definitely going back.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 12 December 2021

This must be the best restaurant in Torquay. The Old Vienna is a cosy and intimate restaurant tucked away in a side street 10 minutes from the centre and that somehow makes it even more special. The food was absolutley wonderful and the service excellent...- all worth every penny, Best of all we had two visits to our table from the marvellous chef himself, Werner Rott. I love that when the chef or owner takes the time to talk to customers, in this case Werner is the chef AND the owner so he has a very busy life so hats off to him! There is also a lot of choice at this restaurant, Werner has an extensive menu, uses local suppliers and he even cooks dishes from his own region of Austria. Also as a vegetarian, I fnd most restaurants offer the vegetarian a pasta dish but I had great food, Asparagus Veloute and the Stuffed Peppers were fantastic. There were two vegetarian starters to choose and only one main but it was really good so I was very happy. All in all, the Old Vienna is a total gem and I can't wait to have dinner there again.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 12 December 2021 via mobile

Fantastic, possibly one of the best meals we’ve had. Everything from the time I went on to book it was absolutely first class, and cannot praise it high enough. Food, service from the two waitresses and Werner himself, yes he does come out the kitchen...and talks to his customers! Remember when that’s used to happen? We’ll it still happens here. Oh, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the prices? Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 29 November 2021

My family came down from Sale and my brother in law took his children myself and my partner Linda for a meal to celebrate my birthday which was on the 15th.The food was excellent as was the service and as I was driving I had...to turn down a complimentary glass of schnapps. I thoroughly recommend the restaurant to others.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 21 November 2021 via mobile

We decided to try this restaurant after meeting the owner and loved it. Werner has been running this restaurant for decades and his passion for food and pleasing his customers is fantastic. We ordered the Austrian wine and the white and red were both great....I had the excellent venison and my husband had a classic beautifully prepared Wiener schnitzel. The strudel desert was light and delightful. There are many eateries in Torquay but this one is a classic and deserves the many 5* reviews.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 9 November 2021

You wouldn't find this by accident. Went here on a recommendation and so glad we did. The food was delicious and the service superb.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 8 November 2021

a beautiful little Austrian restaurant that Jane and John who own the Haytor hotel recommended to us. A cosy little place tucked away with a very warm welcome and fantastic food. A complementary glass of bubbles presented to us on arrival for our anniversary, followed...by the most delicious meal, and home made strudel for desert, fantastic meal and fabulous service.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 13 October 2021

Great atmosphere with great food and service, Austrian cuisine at its best, especially the deserts, its a must-visit in Torquay

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 11 October 2021

A superb meal, washed down with Austrian wine, and ending with Werner presenting us with complimentary Schnapps. Very pleasant atmosphere and excellent service. The apfel strudel was the best that I have ever tasted. Stringly recommended.

Date of visit: October 2021
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13 August 2019|
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Response from jbtqy10 | Reviewed this property |
No childrens menu that I know of, but just phone up and ask situation about children portions ? or whatever actual query on food is ie size, choice ? You can be sure of a responsive answer.
Sally M
26 September 2015|
Response from Werner R | Property representative |
Hi i am too old to open lunch and only open evenings except christmas day lunch perhaps see you one evening best wishes Werner
Ivor A
2 February 2015|
Response from Werner R | Property representative |
three course meal with wine - average is about 35 to 40 a head inclusive of wine my current menu in on line and i usually have some specials as well if there is anything else or special requirements please email me and i do... More
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Yes, Old Vienna Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Old Vienna Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5