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Melker Stiftskeller

#33 of 3,548 Restaurants in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
Inner City
Gastropub, German, Austrian, European, Central European
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Schottengasse 3, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 5335530
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 23:45
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Milan, Italy
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was really good, are big and tasty portions. We enjoy really enjoy the food and the restaurant atmosphere was very elegant and warm. Is a beautiful place.

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Goodyear, Arizona
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome dinner- I had veal schnitzel and my wife had pork knuckle- both delicious! Dinner and a bottle of great wine was 65 Euro. It's downstairs about 1 1/2 levels with brick domed ceilings. The menu says the site has been around since the 1400s- how cool is that?! Staff was attentive and friendly. We arrived prior to the place... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 498 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One of our regular haunts and always good to take friends. Typical local cuisine and excellent food though service can be hit and miss depending on who is on.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were very lucky that this place reopened after a refurb in time to visit at the beginning of our holiday. The service, food an beer is all exceptional. The portion sizes are huge and as with a lot of traditional Austrian food meat heavy. Great. We Will definitely be back. Maybe needed some music although we spotted speakers so... More 

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Sebastian K, Inhaber at Melker Stiftskeller, responded to this review

Dear Matt, thanky you so much for your visit and your great Review. Thats right, we are still working on the sounds systemy, unfortunately we couldnt get it all down in time for the reopening. but it will be there the next time when you hopefully visit us again. Take care MSK Team More 

Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

We ate here in November 2016 and managed to get a table without making a reservation. This seemed like a very popular place in the main part of town and didn't come across as touristy at all. It seemed popular with the locals too with several parties coming in only to share some wine or beers. Note that it could... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We visited in November and gorged ourselves on the best pork knuckle ever! Fabulous food, fabulous service and a fabulous find! We were so glad we stumbled upon this restaurant during our trip. Just perfect.

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant on the last day of our trip. They managed to squeeze the three of us in and it was outstanding. The decoration was very Austrian and beautiful. The customer service was the best I've come across in a long time. There were plenty of choices for beer and the food was out of this world. Great... More 

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Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

The restaurant is downstairs in a room like a cellar. Very cool and trendy. Food was very good and the staff were super. Definitely worth a visit.

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

London. Florence. Rome. Berlin. Paris. If it is a major European city, I have probably been there, and I have probably enjoyed the best the city has to offer in food, and I am pleased to say that Vienna deserves a place on this list for this restaurant alone. We came here for an early dinner our first night in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We visit this tavern because our hotel " hotel de france" was very close and we found a very nice surprise... It was a cozy cellar with delicious traditional food. We ordered the home speciality roasted pork and it was the best i ' ve ever eaten....the prices were normal. It is a a money value place to eat with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 19
Cuisine
Gastropub, German, Austrian, European, Central European
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:45
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:45
Thursday
17:00 - 23:45
Friday
17:00 - 23:45
Saturday
17:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Schottengasse 3, Vienna 1010, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Inner City
  • Neighbourhood: Inner City
  • Phone Number: +43 1 5335530
Description
The Melker Stiftskeller is part of the Melkerhof in Vienna's Schottengasse 3 in the first district. A certificate from 1629 proves that there was a wine-cellar connected with the Melkerhof already at that time. In addition it confirms the right of the Abbey of Melk to store and sell wine from the abbey's wineyards.
The Melker Stiftskellers fine cuisine developed out of this wine-cellar.
Today we concentrate on traditional and fresh food, our speciality of the house, the roasted pork knuckle, is served for almost 400 years now.

The old cellar vault offers seating for 300 persons and therefor is perfect for larger groups, private partys and buisness events.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Inner City
In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the centre. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.
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