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Melker Stiftskeller

#28 of 3,580 Restaurants in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Inner City
Gastropub, German, Austrian, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Schottengasse 3, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 5335530
17:00 - 23:45
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 23:45
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Toronto, Canada
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I used to live in Vienna and were going to take friends who happened to be there while we were visiting to one of our old standbys, the Schnitzelwirt or the Schweizerhaus. Instead, my husband did some research to find a restaurant we had never been to and found this place. We were happy he did. Well... More 

Thank Mausi8960
London, United Kingdom
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454 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 504 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We always try and eat here when in Vienna. Simple, unpretentious and reasonably priced food in an historic setting. Have never had a bad meal or service here. The staff are really friendly and speak excellent English.

Thank JohnUK
San Francisco, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on holiday from San Francisco and Vienna was the second city stop on our European trip. We discovered Melker Stiftskeller during a wonderful Vienna Food Tour with guide, Lukas, and had an amazing wine tasting here. Due to the restaurant's rich history, unique ambience, hospitable and friendly Manager and highly rated Austrian cuisines, we decided to return the... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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153 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Due to the "cleverness"(?) of the city council they placed the huge medical conference ECCMID, the Vienna City Marathon and the Euro20 summit (Bratislava, but only 40km away) the same days - accordingly most of high recommended places have been booked out long before. Good to know that Vienna has to offer plenty of places for dining. The Melker is... More 

Thank JUW65
Milan, Italy
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53 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this place is very nice, both for the location adn service. we had a great Wiener schitzel with beer. pirces are average but the location is very particular. you need to go and see by yourself!

Thank phibi
Arlington, Virginia
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stumbled upon this place and was glad I did. The beer, food, and dessert were very good, prices were reasonable (especially for the location), and the ambiance and decor were great.

Thank SightSeer111
Tbilisi, Georgia
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594 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,888 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything was fine, everything was fine, this charming place must definitely visit. All absolute exclusive, starting with a wine cellar, with beer and fine schnapps. The dishes are very tasty, almost all of which can be ordered at the highest level.Thank you very much for the wonderful evening we will remember you.

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Kyiv, Ukraine
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73 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

You would expect from this place very special and tasty Gulasch, Wiener schnitzel and you get it but it is not very tasty and definitely not special (though for a reasonable price). You should not expect something special here - at least our experience was very mediocre. It is mostly a touristic place in an old (very old, like 15th... More 

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Byfleet, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Tucked away in a courtyard and down a flight of stairs you enter a stunning old wine cellar, I was concerned that it would be rather dingy and cold but absolutely the opposite. The staff were so friendly and the service was quick! The food menu had a lovely seasonal section for those wanting this months fruit and veg but... More 

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Reviewed 31 March 2017

Though practically centrally located, it may be tricky to find: situated inside a courtyard and to reach the restaurant one needs to descent into the cellar. Food is typically Austrian, for vegetarians it is better to search elsewhere. I ordered wienerschnitzel – it was quite OK, if nothing outstanding. Apple strudel was excellent, though. The atmosphere is very cozy, service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Gastropub, German, Austrian, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:45
17:00 - 23:45
17:00 - 23:45
17:00 - 23:45
17:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Schottengasse 3, Vienna 1010, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Inner City
  • Neighbourhood: Inner City
  • Phone Number: +43 1 5335530
The Melker Stiftskeller is part of the Melkerhof in Vienna's Schottengasse 3 in the first district. A certificate from 1629 proves that there was a wine-cellar connected with the Melkerhof already at that time. In addition it confirms the right of the Abbey of Melk to store and sell wine from the abbey's wineyards.
The Melker Stiftskellers fine cuisine developed out of this wine-cellar.
Today we concentrate on traditional and fresh food, our speciality of the house, the roasted pork knuckle, is served for almost 400 years now.

The old cellar vault offers seating for 300 persons and therefor is perfect for larger groups, private partys and buisness events.

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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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