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Old Vienna Restaurant

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Austrian, European, British, Central European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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7 Lisburne Square, Torquay TQ1 2PT, England
+44 1803 380180
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18:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 18:00 - 22:00
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Truro, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

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

oops - my fault - got you in for the next month but luckily my staff looked after you and got you all sorted - i went on a mission to top up my dwindling schnapps supplies sorry about that - looking forward to seeing you again - will put my glasses on next time - terrible thing getting old-... More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

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

ahh- i had been back home to get more schnapps - i get home a few times a week to catch up with friends and get some inspiration - glad you enjoyed your visit - looking forward to seeing you again More 

Brixham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 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
Werner R, Owner at Old Vienna Restaurant, responded to this review

thanks guys- always good to see guests coming back - had a short tri to austria to top up on schnapps and check my house over all good - looking forward to seeing you again More 

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86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 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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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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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 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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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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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 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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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 

UK
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

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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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

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 

UK
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

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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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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We've been meaning to try the restaurant out for a long time - wish we had done sooner! The food was delicious and the service excellent. We will certainly be returning! It's fab to find a restaurant with a personal touch.

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

thanks for your visit and i am happy you enjoyed your experience - looking forward to seeing you again- Werner 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, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
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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