While my husband and I were staying at the Continental Hotel we decided to dine at this restaurant which was in the hotel. The restaurant could be reached by walking through the lobby and entrance way where there was a cloakroom with an attendant.
We had read about Theatrecafeen and it looked interesting. It had a grand Viennese atmosphere about it. This family restaurant has been in the family for generations. We had asked at the reception about the restaurant and the receptionist telephoned through to the restaurant and reserved a table for us for the present time..
The entrance to the restaurant in the lobby had photographs of many people who were actors and had probably played at the National Theatre across the street and then dined in the restaurant. There were 81 portraits of authors, actors, painters, photographers, musicians, and composers. A lot of political figures also dine here.
We were met by the head waiter and were shown to a table for two. We were asked what we would like to drink and handed menus. The server brought our wine and a jug of water. He filled our wine glasses and continued to do this throughout the meal. Unfortunately, I was a slow drinker so my husband got quite a lot of the wine!
We placed our food orders after much deliberation. We did not have to wait too long for our starters or our main course. The server was very attentive throughout the meal.
Throughout our meal a pianist was playing in the gallery above which gave a lovely atmosphere to the dining experience. This restaurant was full of old world charm and well worth a visit. The food was good and the prices not too high for such an establishment. As the tables were quite spread out people were not too close together and could dine quietly.
The toilets were located downstairs, beautifully decorated and well maintained.
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