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The White Chimneysweep

#53 of 3,519 Restaurants in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Neighbourhood:
Inner City
Austrian, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Weihburggasse 4, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 5123471
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11:55 - 23:55
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Sun - Sat 11:55 - 23:55
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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate dinner at this restaurant at the recommendation of friends who also visited Austria previously. The service, food and atmosphere were very nice. Authentic Austrian food in a very good central location. Price was comparable to other restaurants in the area.

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Thank TBWorldTraveler
alexander s, Inhaber at The White Chimneysweep, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our charming old Restaurant and Special greetings to your friends who are sending us dozens of guests. some nights we have more than 20 British guests all by recommendation. Next time try our piano area where we offer live piano Music each night in a very romantic Setting kindest regards from vienna Alexander & Iris Stauder... More 

Highworth, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a very enjoyable meal here. Complimentary toasted pumpkin seeds were given to us with our starter which were very nice and before the sweet course we were given caramelised pumpkin seeds, also delicious. After paying the bill, we were each given gift wrapped bags of caramelised pumpkin seeds as well! The meal itself was very good. I recommend... More 

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Thank sandracul
alexander s, Inhaber at The White Chimneysweep, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our charming traditional Restaurant and for your motivating posting. Pumpkin seeds are our Trademark.. :-) Looking forward spoiling your friends and yourself in the very soon future at the White chimney sweep alexander & Iris Stauder & their White chimney sweeps More 

Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stumbled across this fine place on a windy evening. The host was gracious and we chatted in Italian with him throughout he meal. He was quite energized about the cuisine,especially their pumpkin seeds-first done with a bit of oil and salt; late with a bit of brown sugar. Delightful.

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Thank dadirishcasey3
alexander s, Inhaber at The White Chimneysweep, responded to this review

thank you for your visit and your Kind posting on trip advisor our maitre spiro is a great gift for our Team and our guests hope to ee you soon at the White chimney sweeper alexander stauder More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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99 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our group of four had tried to dine in another restaurant down the street only to find it full with a 1 hour wait, and due to the rainy cold nature of the evening, we were feeling a bit discouraged. As we wandered up the street, my husband noticed the sign above the door of Zum Weissen Rauchfangkehrer and suggested... More 

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Thank Bianca M
alexander s, Inhaber at The White Chimneysweep, responded to this review

we are happy that you found your way to one of the oldest viennese Restaurants your Kind posting is agreat Motivation for our whole Crew to try it even harder and better spiro is one of the best of our fantastic multilangual international Crew employing People from all over the world we are looking forward spoiling you again at the... More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a delicious meal here. The waitress was great with perfect English so we felt well looked after. We were entertained by a pianist throughout. Cabbage pasta sounds wrong but was delicious as was the crispy goose ravioli which was really a spring roll! For main we had weiner schnitzel and chicken stuffed with chestnuts. Again both delicious. Couldn't... More 

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Thank saramumford
alexander s, Inhaber at The White Chimneysweep, responded to this review

Laura is our charming young waitress from carinthia beautiful Region on the border to slovenia we are happy that you could enjoy her friendly service and our Special local kitchen with a Twist alexander & Iris stauder & the White chimney sweepers More 

London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited after the Opera hoping to get a quick, small meal and got a very warm welcome in this charming restaurant. The waiters were quite happy for us to have just two starters and a plate of cheese and the cabbage pasta was delicious. So we returned late the following evening and had another good meal and still a... More 

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alexander s, Inhaber at The White Chimneysweep, responded to this review

the most convincing compliment to return a second night in a row thank you and we hope to see you soon again at the White chimney sweeper alexander stauder More 

Maputo, Maputo, Mozambique
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first meal in Vienna. The restaurant was packed, but we found a table in the Stephen's room, which consists of booths quaintly and beautifully decorated that create an intimate setting amidst a crowded restaurant. The goulash was good and so was the pan-fried Viennese schnietzel, but the cheese platter was a bit disappointing - small and all... More 

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alexander s, Inhaber at The White Chimneysweep, responded to this review

first of al thank you for visiting our beautiful traditional Restaurant offering service between 12 am and 12 pm following our motto Your well being is our desire Your praise is our incentive. Your criticism encourages us to do better. we are gratefull for your critical remarks as well in any case we apologize for this Impression if you read... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicous food and very good service. We had dinner and were much surprised of the level and refinement of the cuisine

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Thank Anja V
alexander s, Inhaber at The White Chimneysweep, responded to this review

it is good to hear that you enjoyed your stay at one of the oldest viennese Restaurants we try to offer a special niche Programm with live piano Music local organic Food and a rich selection of local wines and schnaps thank you for your motivating popsting alexander and Iris Stauder & their White chimney sweepers More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Firstly, I don't understand why this is listed in its English name when it's clearly in German in Vienna. Secondly, although this was recommended by my hotel, I was put off by previous reviews. We went here purely because we needed to eat aneed it was there. Every member of staff was really pleasant and attentive. The food was excellent... More 

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alexander s, Inhaber at The White Chimneysweep, responded to this review

thank you for very Kind posting we will check why the name is in english definetly not on purpose the live piano Music we offer almost the whole year except during low Season in summer concerning the postings everybody who reads more realizes the ideas and motivations behind some of These postings the art to please everybody no one has... More 

Clanfield, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Excellent Wiener Schnitzel and good wine. They served some roasted, salted pumpkin seeds which I thought were divine. The waitress spoke very good English and helped make a very pleasant evening for us. There was live music the night we were there. Great ambience and what I imagine as typically Austrian décor.

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Thank Caroline C
alexander s, Inhaber at The White Chimneysweep, responded to this review

The roasted and salted pumpkin seeds are one of a few Specials our Restaurant offers spoiling our guests the historic ambience , the wonderfull Story how the chimney sweeper got White and our great Pianist in combination with our local Austrian kitchen hopefully motivates you to return in the very soon Futures All the best Alexander & Iris STAUDER &... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$29
Cuisine
Austrian, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:55 - 23:55
Monday
11:55 - 23:55
Tuesday
11:55 - 23:55
Wednesday
11:55 - 23:55
Thursday
11:55 - 23:55
Friday
11:55 - 23:55
Saturday
11:55 - 23:55
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Weihburggasse 4, Vienna 1010, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Inner City
  • Neighbourhood: Inner City
  • Phone Number: +43 1 5123471
Description
Traditional austrian restaurant working only with austrian organic products extensive wine list and excellent schnaps offer each night charming live piano music

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

Staying in Inner City

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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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