This restaurant forms part of the Bregenzer Festspiele building so is an extremely convenient place to eat amidst the hustle and bustle of an imminent performance. The staff know that everyone needs to be fed and away by 8.50 to take their seats, which leads to an almost frantic to-ing and fro-ing with bills, card machines and the like leading up to this time.
N.B. ladies note - there will be a long queue for the loo at this time. Gents just sail in as usual though.
The food is fairly average but not bad. I had a fairly ordinary veal stew and 8 days later, my wife can't remember what she ate - so it probably wasn't very memorable.
My first bottle of Austrian wine. The jury is still out. And why do Austrian waiters take away the bottle of wine you've bought and paid for, then re-appear with it from time to time to pour it for you? This is very unusual and something I've never come across before. Even in the top English restaurants where the sommelier might actually have a tasting spoon about his person, and likes to serve you each sip, he still leaves the bottle where you can see it. Most puzzling. Must be an Austrian thing. Doesn't happen in Switzerland. Or France, Spain, Italy, Ireland, Canada, U.S.A., Scotland, Belgium or Germany. Or anywhere in Africa, the middle east and probably the rest of the world.
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