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Review of buehnedrei

Ranked #13 of 112 Restaurants in Bregenz
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$31
Cuisines: Austrian, Mediterranean, International
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Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating
Description: Just as remarkable as the architecture are the culinary delights on offer at the Bregenz Festival House restaurant buehnedrei right by the lake. With its clear lines and plentiful natural light, the modern architecture ensures a pleasant ambience for every occasion. And in summer the spacious sun terrace offers a wonderful point from which to observe the goings-on on the Platz der Wiener Symphoniker. The menu offers a well-selected range of food and drink with regional specialities. Equally popular: the good-value lunchtime dishes. These are served every day between 12 noon and 2 pm. Here you can savour the current week's menu in advance! In the evening buehnedrei changes into a bar with a diverse cocktail list.
Reviewed 28 August 2016

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.

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed 16 August 2015

Given there are always 'limitations' to do with delivering good food with 'speed' before a performance at any venue in the world, one could do a lot worse than consider choosing the convenience of dining here beforehand--then only needing to walk a very short distance to the entry of the venue itself! Looks good & a smiling welcome.

But ambitions were not quite matched by seamlessness, even though on the whole, the helpful, friendly staff certainly did try!
Silly things like beginning the dinner by ordering two starters TO SHARE at a table of six diners..& no individual plates NOR any utensils provided either with which to eat the food nor to dispense it!...& of course an unwanted DELAY ensued.
& so having ALSO to ask for condiments, more bread & water..& finally no one alert to us needing to pay the bill to GO promptly all take the gloss of one's dinner experience.

My main, two (!) tasty beeksteak pieces , were nearly accurately cooked -- but curiously & disappointingly the chef didn't cook the generous serve of local boiled carrots long enough-- nearly RAW-- but overdid the liquidizing of the mashed potatoes. A bit 'sloppy'....
Others did less successfully ordering the noodles with crispy duck (sounds nice) but Oh NO! ... they had sliced through the (overcooked) noodles like for a child to eat!...& no chopsticks! Another case where Asian food attempted by European cooks rarely succeeds.....too sweet also...Bad choice, that one

Nice wine card , prices ok & coffee also ok & came promptly enough... but how frustrating trying to get the bill to pay & leave in good time to use the loo & get seated.

Date of visit: August 2015
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Date of visit: August 2018
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