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“have not visited yet but will at the next opportunity”

Old Vienna Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 346 Restaurants in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 6 Contributor
208 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“have not visited yet but will at the next opportunity”
Reviewed October 24, 2013

I apologise profusely. I meant to write much earlier than this. It has taken me so long to write my reviews although I make notes in my notebook as soon as I have visited places.

Last month, we never made it to the Old Vienna. Having done my research and found this restaurant with its raving reviews, I booked dinner weeks in advance. Unfortunately, my husband fell ill on that afternoon. The owner was so understanding when I rang him to explain. The owner of our guesthouse, Kingston House, also kindly called the Old Vienna to confirm that we could not make it. This is one restaurant we will be returning to when we are back this way.

Visited September 2013
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

Found This Restaurant On TripAdvisor , What a Hidden Gem , Tucked away from the main stream of restaurants , The food is excellent & you will not be disappointed . Lovely service
excellent hosts Highly recommended

  • Visited October 2013
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wales
Level 6 Contributor
190 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
“Lovely romantic little place - great food!”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

As we were staying in Torquay for a couple of days I decided to do my research beforehand and found this lovely little place to be No1 on Tripadvisor. Having never tried Austrian cuisine before I was determined to give this place a try. A very small quaint little place, ideal for a romantic night out - not a cheap option but what is these days. For starter I had quails eggs and asparagus - ok but i wish i had been more adventurous as my husbands starter of pigeon breast with pomegranate seeds and pine nuts was stunning. For main we both had 'finest local deer pan fried, served rare with sauteed new season chanterelles and red wine jus'. We tasted the deer and both looked at each other and said wow! It was so tender - fantastic - unfortunately I then poured most of the jus over the deer - my mistake. I should have tasted the sauce first, it was lovely but very strong and overpowered the delicious deer. So I spoiled the meal but that was my own fault - shouldn't have been such a pleb. Definitely try this place if you are ever in the area. Overall I did not like Torquay, I found it rather tacky and a bit seedy in places however it is home to some great eateries

  • Visited June 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“very good”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

We ate at Old Vienna Restaurant during a busy weekend. The service was attentive and friendly. My entree was good and my girlfriend really enjoyed her. We had a little chat with the owner ,also had complimentary schnapps which was a very nice touch .Overall very good restaurant

  • Visited October 2013
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Newton Abbot, Devon, UK
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Simply stunning”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

We visited this restaurant after seeing it number 1 on Trip Advisor and you can see why it is. From the moment we arrived everything was brilliant, from the home made bread to the service. The front of house lady (I assume the owners wife) couldn't do enough and was very helpful and friendly. The food is out of this world. I had the pork tenderloin for main which can often be tough but just fell apart. The owner/chef checked on us to see that all was well and to bring us our schnapps at the end. We will go back very soon. The entertainment was great too, watching people fall down the step into the loos!

  • Visited October 2013
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