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Old Vienna Restaurant

7 Lisburne Square, Torquay TQ1 2PT, England
+44 1803 380180
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“venison” (51 reviews)
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Austrian, European, British, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
7 Lisburne Square, Torquay TQ1 2PT, England
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

With so many great sounding restaurants in Torquay, TA came up trumps yet again. The Old Vienna Restaurant was outstanding. Great food , attentive staff , excellent ambience, cosy & welcoming. The Duck egg & asparagus starter was first class & the Hollandaise sauce, first...More

Thank Rioja-forever
Werner R, Owner at Old Vienna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

praise indeed - thanks for your kind words- yes i was on a mission to get my schnapps supplies updated and my face full co workers took good care of you i am glad to hear- Brogan has been with me for four years -...More

Reviewed 11 June 2017

Recommended by our hotel this was a great choice for our anniversary. The restaurant is not in an upmarket location but this added to our very pleasant surprise. It is small, which I quite like and the staff were just lovely to interact with. Verner...More

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

thanks for you review - and give my thanks to the hotel for the recommendation- glad to been able to titillate your taste buds and of course some of the Austrian gruner Veltliner is a good combination - has been i while to get back...More

Reviewed 3 June 2017

Beautiful little Austrian restaurant with wonderful food and a lot of charm. Very close to our hotel. So good we went twice n 4 nights!!

Thank z0eblackp00l
Reviewed 2 June 2017

My husband and I ate here last Sunday and had a wonderful meal. We only booked the day before so were lucky to get a table as it only has 20 covers but still has plenty of atmosphere. My starter of asparagus with duck egg...More

Thank sallystevew794
Reviewed 31 May 2017

We had excellent food here. The main course (Wiener Schnitzel) and dessert (chocolate spongy treat) were excellent. The staff were really friendly, and the chef brought us complimentary apricot Schnaps after dessert. The only thing was the atmosphere created by some of the other guests...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2017

I ate here on a Sunday with my wife and father in law, luckily we had booked as people who hadn't were turned away. The restaurant is quite small and cosy and is decorated with old skis and various photos of the owner and his...More

Thank JohnnyGPortsmouth
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Fantastic visit to Old Vienna, warmly greeted by Werner and his staff, the food was amazing, i wish i'd taken photos of the presentation but unfortunately it was so yummy it was gone by the time i thought about it. I will do my best...More

Thank dpbeaton
Werner R, Owner at Old Vienna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Thanks for your revues always encouraging and keeping us doing our stuff - looking forward to seeing you again

Reviewed 26 May 2017

This is an absolute gem tucked away in Torquay. The menu choices are extensive and the food is perfectly prepared and presented. The staff are very welcoming and Werner, the owner, is most entertaining and made the evening, for my 70th birthday, very memorable. This...More

Thank Gillian B
Werner R, Owner at Old Vienna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

another youngster to enjoy my cooking - actually our cooking as i am working with my young chef -she is starting to look after me now - 61 myself so catching up quickly - looking forward to seeing you all again - don't wait for...More

Reviewed 24 May 2017

If you want the most amazing food and ambience then this is the place to go! On entering, you will be greeted by lovely, friendly and efficient staff. The menu choice is phenomenal and also caters for vegetarians. If you have never been to Austria...More

Thank Jacqueline T
Werner R, Owner at Old Vienna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

thanks for your lovely review- going home to Austria to get some more schnapps- again -and look for inspiration for some new dishes looking forward to see you again

Reviewed 21 May 2017

Always a lovely welcome awaits from the lovely crew headed by the chef and owner, Werner. For meat lovers a delight awaits, not saying that the fish is not good, but with only one option for fish for the main ( apart from scallops )...More

Thank Graham H
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Sally M
26 September 2015|
Response from Werner R | Property representative |
Hi i am too old to open lunch and only open evenings except christmas day lunch perhaps see you one evening best wishes Werner
Ivor A
2 February 2015|
Response from Werner R | Property representative |
three course meal with wine - average is about 35 to 40 a head inclusive of wine my current menu in on line and i usually have some specials as well if there is anything else or special requirements please email me and i do... More
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
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
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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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