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“Good food, cold service.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Goldener Fisch

Goldener Fisch
Kaerntner Strasse 9, Lienz 9900, Austria
+43(0)4852 62132
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Ranked #8 of 27 Restaurants in Lienz
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Mainz, Germany
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153 reviews 153 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 81 cities Reviews in 81 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Good food, cold service.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I decided to eat dinner here, after reading a few of the reviews. When I first walked in, it took awhile to get service and while everyone was polite the staff took no extra effort in providing service.

When I received my food, it was very tasty and I enjoyed eating the food. It didn't seem to be too expensive to eat there, either. Would I go again? Eventually, but not until I had tried some of the other restaurants in the area. It's an ok spot to stop for dinner, but I would expect there to be better options around the city.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Lienz, Austria
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
18 helpful votes 18 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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Singapore
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 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
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Lovely restaurant, delicious food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
34 helpful votes 34 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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