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Old Vienna Restaurant

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Austrian, European, British, Central European, Gluten Free Options
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7 Lisburne Square, Torquay TQ1 2PT, England
+44 1803 380180
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Recommended by The 25, we managed to get a table for dinner. All excellent -the food & the service. A wonderful evening. The timing between courses was perfect.

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Thank Sarah C
Truro, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I drove 100 miles specifically to eat with my wife at this restaurant. That should tell you what a fabulous dining experience it is. From the attentive staff, the presentation of the food and, of course, its taste - all were exemplary. The décor is just right and the background music where it should be - in the background. Nothing... More 

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Thank Steve356051
Torquay, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing Austrian food, as if I had gone back to Austria. The owner/chef adds to the character of the premises.

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Thank Chris T
Brixham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second visit here after our first visit last July. Still fantastic food and fantastic service. The confit duck leg starter was very tasty as was the venison steak main. A throughly enjoyable and as always the ambience was perfect. Many thanks to Werner and Brogan!!

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Thank Dan L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to the old Vienna numerous times and Werner and his team have never failed to deliver! I have run out of superlatives !!! Once again thank you for a truly outstanding meal and service

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Thank Cornishij
Werner R, Owner at Old Vienna Restaurant, responded to this review

thanks again for coming - always a pleasure to see you i let you know when i get my head around to do a taster menu More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This really was a beautiful meal and from the start a lovely evening, friendly staff so helpful and attentive, the choice of starters, main and dessert from traditional Austrian dishes to classics with a twist really leave you in a position of indecision, but only because it's all so tempting! The scallop and duck with pigeon staters simply superb followed... More 

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Thank oddjob30
Werner R, Owner at Old Vienna Restaurant, responded to this review

thanks for your comment - of home to austria for a week to have some local delights cooked for mew for a change and topping up my schnapps supplies More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic evening at the Old Vienna last night which brought back wonderful memories of my Oma's cooking & an accreditation doesn't get better than that. We had a very warm welcome on arrival. The restaurant is relatively small, which is lovely & personal. Now for the food; we had the scallops & comfit of duck, with seared pigeon... More 

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Thank Wowaline
Werner R, Owner at Old Vienna Restaurant, responded to this review

thanks for your kind words and yes - Oma's cooking goes a long way especially on those slow cooked dishes which embrace all the flavors - going home next week to find some new inspiration and of course more schnapps More 

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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this great little find in Torquay after taking a chance and booking it on-line having never even seen it before. Wow, am I glad that we did. The meals are freshly prepared and cooked with mainly local ingredients. If you want ping meals or fast foods, do not go here. The owner/Chef was a delight to meet... More 

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Werner R, Owner at Old Vienna Restaurant, responded to this review

thanks for your review- wow i could not have put it better myself - i should try it myself- joking aside we as a team trying to make our customers feel at home and basically do what we like to see when we go out for a meal my young chef is a local lady and has spent nearly four... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wanted to organise a meal somewhere special for my husbands birthday and this restaurant didn't disappoint! The chef, Werner, was very friendly and accommodating and the food was exceptionally good. There was a real sense of drama with the smoked pheasant too (it's presented in a glass jar!) We are already planning our return trip!

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Thank Emily S
Werner R, Owner at Old Vienna Restaurant, responded to this review

thanks for your comments - got 100 pheasants from the last shoot - will keep me going for a while - looking forward to seeing you again More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We seen this restaurant and thought we must try it, I'm so glad we did, we had the perfect meal! The scallops were so tasty and the cod loin fantastic, really friendly service with a nice complimentary shot of Australian schnapps.

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Thank L0llyUk
Werner R, Owner at Old Vienna Restaurant, responded to this review

thanks for your review - of to Austria to stock up on medicine - i mean schnapps- my team will look after my customers whilst i am going home for new ideas More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Austrian, European, British, Central European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Lisburne Square, Torquay TQ1 2PT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 380180
Description
Restaurant with an Austrian Touch - Austrian Chef/Proprietor-Werner Rott and his team are here to look after customers with a smile and mostly locally sourced ingredient in casual surroundings - a small intimate Restaurant with just 22 Covers where the guest is treated like a friend 2015 Taste of the West South Devon Fine Dining Silver Award 2016 Taste of the West South West England Gold Award

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?