Unusual Restaurants in Vienna

Vienna’s extraordinary restaurants guarantee an unusual evening in the capital

Eating in a museum, cooking as grandma did in her kitchen or having a meal in total darkness. These are only a few of the many possibilities that you can experience in Vienna’s most unusual restaurants. Because, in addition to the well-known Roller Coaster Restaurant in the Prater, there also numerous other interesting restaurants. Both locals and tourists are guaranteed an extraordinary evening.


Combining pleasure and culture – Dinner in the Museum

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First of all, visit the museum and afterwards have a meal in a very special atmosphere. Dinner in the Museum makes this possible, thus creating a special connection between pleasure and history.

Once a week the “Culinary Wednesday” takes place in the domed hall of the Natural History Museum. Depending on the season, you will be served a dinner of either clams or asparagus.

In addition to this, the Museum of Fine Arts also offers a gourmet evening every Thursday from 6.30pm. Including a guided tour of the Museum. Both events are extremely popular and, for this reason, it is essential that you make a reservation in advance.

Our tip: Book the wonderful view of Vienna from the rooftop of the Natural History Museum at the same time!

Natural History Museum
Address: Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Vienna
Website: http://nhm-wien.ac.at/museum/cafe__restaurant
Date: Every Wednesday from 7pm

Museum of Fine Arts
Address: Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Vienna
Website: https://www.khm.at/entdecken/angebote/cafe-restaurant/
Date: Every Thursday, 6:30pm – 10pm


Cooking like Grandma


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Vollpension – literally “full board” in English – says it all. This special café is located very close to the Naschmarkt (the most famous and the most luxurious food and produce market in Vienna with 16th century origins) and it has a very unique charm. You can sit on the comfortable sofas and vintage chairs for hours on end.

The café has an extraordinary concept – grandmas and grandpas serve delicious cakes with their younger colleagues. But you will also find snacks, coffee and drinks on offer here. Everyone benefits: the grandmas and grandpas can meet new people while at the same time earning some money to supplement their pension. The guests, in turn, are spoilt with homemade cakes while enjoying the relaxed atmosphere – just like at grandma’s!

Café Vollpension
Address: Schleifmühlgasse 16, 1040 Vienna
Website: http://www.vollpension.wien/
Opening times:
Monday – Saturday: 9am – 10pm
Sunday: 9am – 8pm

Vollpension in MUK
Address: Johannesgasse 4a, 1010 Vienna
Website: https://www.vollpension.wien/
Opening times:
Monday – Friday: 8am – 8pm
Saturday – Sunday, public holidays: 9am – 7pm


Viennese shabby chic style meets imperial cuisine


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Mezzanin 7 is a special insider tip amongst the Viennese. Private vintage dinners, vintage brunches and cooking classes are offered in a beautifully restored apartment with historical photographs, paintings, treasures from flea markets and elegant music. It is difficult not to feel nostalgic here, as is fitting for the Viennese shabby chic style.

Only regional ingredients are used for the delicacies and the food is prepared according to, amongst others, recipes from the former Empire. You will get the opportunity to re-discover long forgotten times while spending a relaxing evening with friends.

Mezzanin 7
Address: Liechtensteinstraße 12/2/7, 1090 Vienna
Website: http://mezzanin7.at/


Dinner in the Dark – The new eating experience

The evening begins with a champagne reception. And afterwards it gets very dark! Guests take part in a 30-minute walk through the exhibition, „Dialogue in the Dark“ which, as the name suggests, takes place in the dark. Blind or visually impaired people guide the guests through the rooms, which are totally dark. Here, for example, day-to-day situations with which blind people are confronted are presented.

Following this tour, the guests are taken to the restaurant where they can enjoy a 4-course meal, also in the dark. The aim of this unusual experience is to sensitize guests’ senses and by doing so, creating a completely new eating experience. Support is once again provided by blind or visually impaired people.

Dinner in the Dark
Address: Schottenstift, Freyung 6, 1. Hof UG, 1010 Vienna
Website: http://www.imdunkeln.at/
Dates: Friday and Saturday evenings, beginning from approx. 7pm
Reservations: Approx. 3 to 4 weeks prior to your desired date
Prices: € 79 for adults, € 59 for children under the age of 12


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