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“Excellent traditional food served quickly without any fuss.” 5 of 5 stars
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Goldener Fisch
Kaerntner Strasse 9, Lienz 9900, Austria
+43(0)4852 62132
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Ranked #10 of 26 Restaurants in Lienz
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Lienz, Austria
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Excellent traditional food served quickly without any fuss.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

The Goldener fisch is a very popular restaurant and hotel close to the town centre of Lienz just a 2 minute walk from the main square. The restaurant is large enough and has numerous rooms for dining/drinking as well as a nice beer garden at the rear - perfect for the summer.

At the front entrance, is more of a bar/pub type atmosphere and towards the back, the atmosphere is noticeably more restaurant. There was also an extra playroom with toys for children. The beer garden was lovely, especially at night – eating outside underneath huge trees and pleasant lighting in a relaxing al fresco environment!

Food is excellent too! Here you’ll find mainly traditional East Tyrol specialties such as Venison Goulash and Austrian classics such as Wienerschnitzel.

Menus are available in English and I can honestly say it was hard to choose a dish as everything sounded so delicious! Staff were pleasant (but not over friendly) and were professional and spoke enough English to easily get by.

The service and food was very quick and all the dishes had that ‘wow’ factor when turning up at the table. Everything we ordered afterwards, including further drinks, turned up at our table literally 1 minute later – and that even when it was very busy with nearly every table in the restaurant full!

Prices are perfectly fine for what you are getting and I found it excellent value for money. Most main courses costed between €10 - €18.

The good:

Excellent food/menu
Quick service
Pleasant beer garden in summer
Town centre location
No reservations required
Food served all day

The bad:

Can’t think of any!

If you are in Lienz on holiday and are looking to eat out with great traditional food in a relaxed environment without any fuss, then the Goldener Fisch comes highly recommended. Enjoy!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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Singapore
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

food are nice but not all staff speak English and a few even do not really like to attend to an Asian particular of difficulty of communicating. It is very hard to get a sit especially during peak hour.

Visited October 2013
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Oxnard
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Lovely restaurant, delicious food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Being a guest at the hotel, you can reserve a lovely table and have a fine meal. Service was excellent. Great food, portion size and presentation. Eat here even if you aren't a guest, you'll enjoy it!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Very limited for vegetarians”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

No big surprise that tradititonal Austrian food is not veg-friendly for the most part. Hotel staff will tell you they can accommodate vegetarians, but my experience was quite the opposite.

Visited October 2012
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Flitwick, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good food and excellent service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Excellent selection of local food, reasonably priced with excellent service.
Although it is an hotel, the restaurant is separate.

Visited August 2012
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