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Old Vienna Restaurant

$$$$, European,
7 Lisburne Square, Torquay TQ1 2PT, England
+44 1803 380180
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  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Austrian, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
7 Lisburne Square, Torquay TQ1 2PT, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Dined for the first time here with friends.. we were told by people that it was very good.. arrived to a full restaurant .. service was superb & the food was delicious. I was given a glass of bubbly for my birthday which was a...More

Thank sallymack07
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited last year for the first time and we were not dissapointed on our return. Same high standard of food preparation/presentation - this time I tried the calves liver with mustard mash -- very nice. This is a very small restaurant but it has a...More

Thank smithy0407
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first visit to this lovely restaurant and we will definitely be back. Wonderful food and friendly staff.

Thank 38littlemisssunshine
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are regulars to The Old Viena and we were given a voucher from some close friends as a Christmas present.So we decided to use it and as usual were greeted well and looked after. In all the times we have been to Werner’s (and...More

Thank Cornishij
Werner R, Owner at Old Vienna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

thanks Ian - always a pleasure to see you both

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing! Food prepared and presented with care and thought with a few surprises for good measure. Try the smoked pheasant before it goes out of season! All cooked by Werner's young chef who has worked her way through the ranks thanks to his support and...More

Thank Bonnywitch
Werner R, Owner at Old Vienna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

thanks for your praise will pass it on to the young lady - it a pleasure to see her work but even better she understands the internet stuff - Facebook and all the other stuff eluding an old chef like me

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking to try something different and this Austrian restaurant certainly fitted the bill. On arrival we were greeted warmly and show to our table, we ordered starters of Lobster and Salmon Ravioli and Wild Bar and Venison with sauerkraut, both were delicious and...More

Thank Ragglesnaggle
Werner R, Owner at Old Vienna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

thanks for your notes - schnapps helps to keep my throat supple for the yodeling - had a party of doctors in recently and offered the schnapps as " medicine"- it certainly beats wolverine as a blood thinner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have wanted to visit this restaurant for some time and was not disappointed.The decor was perfect, intimate without hearing the conversations from other tables.The menu was the problem it was so difficult to choose from some wonderful choices .I went for the goulash with Austrian...More

Thank suechrisallen34
Werner R, Owner at Old Vienna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

thanks for your review - my goulash is a summer and winter favorite - served with salad in the summer - going home next week to sample some myself in Vienna - see if i can improve

Reviewed 12 February 2018

A lovely meal served by friendly, attentive staff. A smallish, intimate setting - perfect for our celebration. Complementary drinks after the meal cemented our high opinion of this establishment. Imagine our surprise, when leaving, to be offered a lift home by Werner, the owner, because...More

Thank Dan&Fran
Werner R, Owner at Old Vienna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

well - thanks for your kind review - there was a motive behind this - if i run away my staff can get on with the clearing up and washing up - even as the boss i get stuck in clearing up - old training...More

Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Our first visit to the Restaurant . The food was outstanding. Good choice and exceptional flavours and presentation. Our evening was complete when the owner introduced himself and we finished off the evening talking about our Austria holidays and drinking plum snaps on the house...More

Thank Colin L
Werner R, Owner at Old Vienna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

thanks for taking the time for your comments - i am of to home to check on the schnapps situation - at the moment my brother told me it is 17 minus at night - have to make sure i get back to my house...More

Reviewed 5 February 2018

What a very delightful restaurant. Not very large so would definitely recommend booking. Once inside a really lovely welcoming atmosphere from all the staff. Service was exemplary and nothing too much trouble. And then there’s the food! Delicious, delicious, delicious! Everything we ate was gorgeous....More

Thank Chiltern1963
Werner R, Owner at Old Vienna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

hi thanks for your kind words - had my chef of foe 10 days - felt good doing all of the cooking - still getting a buzz- only downside is i also have to do the cleaning down - thats when i realize i am...More

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Sally M
27 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
3 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

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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