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Old Vienna Restaurant

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Austrian, European, British, Central European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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7 Lisburne Square, Torquay TQ1 2PT, England
+44 1803 380180
18:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 18:00 - 22:00
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86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We regularly visit the Old Vienna and have never ever ever had a meal that has disappointed ! The man is a genius !! The waiting staff are fantastic and make you feel so welcome. Werner keep up the great work and keep cooking and yodelling!!

Thank Cornishij
Werner R, Owner at Old Vienna Restaurant, responded to this review

Always a pleasure seeing you both - thanks for your review More 

Malvern, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a good find. Although a little way up the hill from the town centre it was definitely worth the walk from our hotel. We got a really nice friendly welcome from the host and we enjoyed a very good three course dinner in a nice atmosphere. Good service and accompanied by nice wines and beers. Definitely recommended.

Thank Chris H
Werner R, Owner at Old Vienna Restaurant, responded to this review

thank you for your review- thanks also to the hotel if they recommend you to come and see us - looking forward to seeing you again on another visit to sunny torquay More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My Boyfriend and I have visited The Old Vienna twice and have loved it both times. By far the best food I've had around Torbay. The food is always delicious, and the staff are lovely. The chef always makes an appearance which I think is a very nice touch. Would highly recommend to anyone. (And already have many times)

Thank Bethany-may L
Werner R, Owner at Old Vienna Restaurant, responded to this review

hi thanks for taking the time to write and thank you for the recommendations - looking forward to seeing you again and your friends More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first visit, Birthday dinner. Lovely welcome. Nice touch to receive a glass of champagne for my birthday. Great starters of Smoked Duck Breast my wife had Scallops in Pancetta. Followed by Local ruby red Fillet, i had the Pheasant fantastic Presentation. All of which were perfect and tasted delicious. Amazingly i still had space for a dessert, the almond... More 

Thank colinwhiley
Werner R, Owner at Old Vienna Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review- always good to embrace new customers to our little restaurant and being local as well - looking forward to seeing you again soon . If you watched the hairy bikers on their tour through Austria Linzer Torte was on their list - linz is about 20 kilometers from my house - look up the history... More 

Newbury, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Very friendly proprietor. Tasty food.. Enjoyed the duck leg & pigeon breast starter. However doesn't have much of an atmosphere but this could have been because it was a Sunday and there weren't many diners.

Thank Kate L
Werner R, Owner at Old Vienna Restaurant, responded to this review

thanks for coming- yes Sunday night can be very busy or just a few guests as it was on your visit - it should never affect the food and service looking forward to seeing you again on a busy night More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Our second time at Old Vienna and the food is just as good as before. the Four of us had different main courses and all were very good. Can't wait to return but it is over 200 miles to travel, but worth it.

1 Thank coljaq
Werner R, Owner at Old Vienna Restaurant, responded to this review

thanks for returning and taking the time for your comments -would offer you a lift but like you say 200 miles is a far old way More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Booked a table for an anniversary meal for my fiancee and I after reading the outstanding reviews on here and we weren't disappointed. As soon as we walked in we were greeted by one of the two working waitresses who was very hospitable. As they were aware it was a special occasion they bought us over a glass of champagne... More 

1 Thank Ryan J
Werner R, Owner at Old Vienna Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your precise review -i appreciate you taking the time . We like to treat customers like friends and a glass of bubbles is nice opener . Yes due to my recent visit to Austria i am glad to say there should be a glass of schnapps for all my customers for the next couple of month -... More 

Cheshire, UK
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Being fairly new to the area we'd noticed this restaurant and thought we'd try it one evening and made a reservation for a Valentine's Day meal. Absolutely delicious food for every course served in this friendly, intimate little restaurant. Made to feel most welcome by staff and by the appearance of the Chef/Owner Werner. We were both in agreement that... More 

Thank kat29
Werner R, Owner at Old Vienna Restaurant, responded to this review

welcome to new locals - i am glad you came in for Valentines Day to see what we are about at our best - looking forward to seeing you again - just have remodeled the menu - picked some new season wild garlic yesterday - feel a new recipe coming on More 

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73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Most impressed with Austrian-based menu, and enjoyed our meals in a good atmosphere with excellent service. We have already booked for another visit.

Thank RobinHood024
Werner R, Owner at Old Vienna Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments - keeping with my roots - the Austrian Touch is what i a about - having been cooking for 44 years and working with a passionate young team it is a pleasure to look after our customers - looking forward to seeing you again More 

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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Recommended by The 25, we managed to get a table for dinner. All excellent -the food & the service. A wonderful evening. The timing between courses was perfect.

Thank Sarah C
Werner R, Owner at Old Vienna Restaurant, responded to this review

many thanks for The 25- always a pleasure to make guests experience a memorable one - in a good way kind regards Werner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Austrian, European, British, Central European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
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
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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