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“An outstanding experience, culinary, hospitality and beyond...”

Old Vienna Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 372 Restaurants in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: After-hours, 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, and so on, achieving new awards every year recently have been awarded certificate of excellence 5 years running - hall of fame. We do not cater for children under 6 years of age as we are a small restaurant and there is no room for high chairs or pushchairs etc.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a Sunday Evening at Old Vienna , purely from the way that the menu and website presented, was pleased to find that the TA reviews seemed to affirm a hunch

Once we arrived, we knew we had made the right choice, the specials menu was really exciting, showcasing the quality of the produce that Wernher fastidiously sources. All dishes were exemplary, and just reinforce the passion and skill that has gone into the preparation of the dishes. From the Venison to the scallops to the game, and deserts , just so impressed..

Our waitress Julie was lovely, both engaging and friendly , really professional and an asset to such a genuine and unique establishment, which is more than just a restaurant

It was great to meet our host at the end of the evening, whose passion and energy shine through, as talented a chef as he is an engaging and highly entertaining raconteur..

Contrary to the ££££ , the offering is Great value, generous and hearty portions of fine and elegant cuisine, which all four of us unanimously agreed was quite refreshing .. a great reason to return to Torquay and Old Vienna

Lest we not mention the wines, the Gruner is the best I have ever sampled and we were also pleasantly surprised at the house Austrian red, it had an immense plum fruit, so perfect next to the Venison on the table... it was sampled up along side a very good Merlot and it left it for dead, truly.

So good

Thank monochromexpeditions
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Werner R, Owner at Old Vienna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

wow- that a review and a halve - thanks for taking the time to write - just enjoying a large glass of gruner veltiner myself -dont mind sharing - its a litre - would love to sample the dishes you are so eloquent describing but it is my night of so i am not cooking - not even for myself - just ordered an Indian and looking forward to it - by the way - just working on a few menu changes - local new season pheasant - lightly smoked - and my smoking gun is buggered - so i am getting my tools out to fix it or brake it tomorrow - big hammer usually work - or a new one - can you let me know please how i can get a smiley face thingy on the trip adviser printing thing - i am confident in the kitchen after 46 years of cooking but because of the obiess age useless on computer
kind regards
Werner

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I celebrated our 23rd wedding Anniversary with a meal on Sunday 7th Oct, we were greeted by a friendly young lady who was professional but not over the top,
The starters of red pepper soup and the cheese triangles were really good and set high expectation for the main course which didn’t disappoint my wife had the chicken with olives and I was lucky enough to have chosen the fillet steak which was the best I honestly have ever tasted,both served with vegetables cooked perfectly, we did not take desert as we were feeling satisfied with what we had eaten,before we left the chef/owner introduced himself and gave us some complimentary schnapps which was a lovely gesture,next time we are in Torbay this will be our first choice restaurant

1  Thank Jaceandjen
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Werner R, Owner at Old Vienna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

thanks for taking the time for your kind words - just in the process of changing some bits on the menu - new season local pheasants come in and i had found 2 kg of chanterelle mushrooms and a few cep - which will find the way into my menu- looking forward to seeing you again
kind regards
Werner

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Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Visited Old Vienna for a family birthday celebration meal and we were not disappointed. This restaurant is up there with the best we’ve eaten at and certainly somewhere special. If you are lucky enough to secure a reservation you are in for a real treat with attention to detail, fantastic food and a cosy, intimate setting. Owner / chef is very front facing and takes it upon themselves to check in with guests and waitress was highly attentive, cheerful and added to the positive experience. We will be returning and certainly be recommending this venue to others. Many thanks for giving us a most pleasurable meal.

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Werner R, Owner at Old Vienna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2018

Praise indeed - many thanks - fortunate enough to still get pleasure of doing my job and with the aid of my coworkers creating a pleasing experience - thanks again will pass on comments to my colleges
kind regards
Werner

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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Amazing food and great hosts, Werner, Julie and Karen were absolutely lovely! We didn’t want to leave at the end of the night. Definitely recommend and will definitely go back next time we are in Torquay.

1  Thank nanna a
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Werner R, Owner at Old Vienna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

thanks for your kind words - it is like an old people home - us three in our 60th - still;l got it - come on you youngsters
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Werner

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Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

I have known this Restaurant for manny years and after my return this month from Oxford, I was so impressed by the owner warmth welcoming, excellent service and excellent food of good choice to choose from.

After my return and having moved back in this great part of England, I will use this Restaurant as my favourite and enjoyable dinning place.

I am very fuzzy when it comes to food and that is why I recommend this Restaurant with highest distinction after Raymond Blanc, OBE, in Oxfordshire who is a great french chef.

“10” out of “10” stars

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Werner R, Owner at Old Vienna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Hi
thanks for your comments - had the pleasure of experiencing Raymond |Blancs Restaurant on account my kids wanted to go with them for my ex wife 6oth - did not go to keep her happy but to get some of the Restaurants aura - must say it was inspiring
many thanks
Werner

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