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Old Austria Restaurant

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Austrian, European
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24 Westbourne Road | Central, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
+27 41 373 0299
18:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 12:30 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 18:30 - 22:00
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2015

They serve excellent old fashioned Austrian food - schnitzel, red cabbage, spëtzle...and the BEST apple strudel that I've ever had. The service was very good. The piano player in the background only added to the atmosphere -the historic house has been sympathetically adapted as a restaurant. The Old Austria came highly recommended to us and I can only say that... More 

Thank Philda B
Sydney, Australia
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2015

A lot of people rave about Old Austria and I suppose I would have enjoyed it more if it had not been so built up reputation wise. The food is okay, the wine is good but the service and ambience is excellent. Out of the menu, the starters and the dessert are what I enjoyed the most.

Thank MichalJ448
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99 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2015

This is a good place for a meal. I am not sure about the safety in that area so I would go there for lunch if I could unless you are in a big group where there is safety in numbers

Thank DrTravell007
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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95 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed a delightful lunch on Friday with some of my team Calamari starter and chicken liver pate were excellent Steaks and veal dish were also very good. Only slight let down was the kingklip that was overdone Atmosphere was great - pianist in the background was awesome. Wine was reasonably priced Service was ok - but one area that could... More 

Thank ADBarr
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85 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2015

We enjoyed our evening at the Old Austria.It is abeautifull old house renovated with an old world feel to it.The piano and atmospher was so warm and cosy.It puts you in a relaxed, romantic mood.The garlic snails were divine and we enjoyed the fish. It is nice home cooked food,good service and friendly staff. Greetings Willeman and Esmé

Thank WillemanEsme
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2015

We chose Old Austria to celebrate a graduation and wanted "something special"...we were not let down. Old Austria gave us great food, reasonable prices (cheap for the taste value!!!) and a wonderful ambience created by 21-yr old musical student Evan on the baby grand...playing a pleasing repertoire of music by ear...

Thank Andrew D
Ellesmere, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2015

We were taken as guests to this restaurant, and possibly our expectations were too high. Service was slow, and the manager was creepily lurking - really wierd. Food was average. My kingklip (fish of the day) was greasy and undercooked. My husband's seafood curry was Brown. He said it tasted like it had come out of a tin. The bread... More 

Thank BJM079
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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141 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2015

We have been going here for years and our most recent visit while still good was not quite up to the standards of old. The food was still good but not great. The portions are ample and well presented. Pricing is acceptable for a restaurant of this style. The evening we were there the piano player was a tad loud... More 

Thank Sarahthexton
Sunland, Eastern Cape
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2015

My husband and I, my daughter and son-in-law had a meal at Old Austria 24th January and what an experience. For starters the snails were excellent and the garlic creamy sauce to perfection. The rest of the meals were excellent, the service tip-top and the manager is on the floor amongst the guests, making you feel like one of the... More 

Thank Celeste252015
Jeffrey's Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2015

The lunch menu at either R65 for 2 dishes or R85 for 3 dishes is the best value around. The choices are quite outstanding and the portions make it all so manageable. All of the tables are set with pristine white linen and service is quite excellent. A favourite but I do not get to visit as often as I... More 

Thank Reg M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Austrian, European
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Westbourne Road | Central, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Port Elizabeth
  • Phone Number: +27 41 373 0299

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?