With the summer days behind us, you’ll need something to distract you as the autumn creeps in. So we’re giving you one – try all of these awesome new food and drink spots that have recently opened their doors in Vienna.
Here are 11 places that have opened in Vienna since August 2018:
It’s all about the Italian experience (with a modern twist) at this new restaurant in the Innere Stadt. The name of the place is a wink to its owners – three brothers who have travelled around the world following their passion for food only to find out that their true love was Italy all along. At Tre Fratelli, you’ll get warm Italian hospitality, and a dedication to fresh and quality ingredients. And everything they serve up is prettily presented. Their menu is vast, including lots of fresh seafood, homemade pasta, meat and fish from the charcoal grill, and not to mention their wood-fired oven pizza. This is the kind of place that makes you consider whether it’s legal to marry a plateful of pasta (jury’s still out on that…).
This one is paradise for all hummus lovers out there! The Hungry Guy, the multicultural street food joint, has opened its second location and this one is all about what really matters: hummus. Tel Aviv-born and Vienna-based chef, Eyal Guy, stays true to his motto, “open kitchen, open mind.” There’s an international vibe, which may have something to do with both restaurant’s staff hailing from all over the world. At the Hummusbar, you can taste several variations of hummus, paired with Hungry Guy’s famous homemade pita bread, and all sorts of fresh ingredients – from mushrooms to pomegranate. They’ve also got wraps, if that’s more your thing.
This is Palais Hansen Kempinski’s newest addition to the fancy bar scene of Vienna. Located at Schottenring 26, the 26 East bar gets the inspiration for their signature drinks from countries along the 26th Eastern longitude on the map (cool concept, right?). This is a good place if you want to up your after-work drinks game and indulge in creative cocktails made from the finest spirits. Oh, not to mention their elegant champagne and whiskey selections. Apart from the cool drinks, the bar bites are also inspired by the 26th degree of longitude, and the first countries to star in their food menu will be South Africa, Hungary and Turkey. They’ve also got live music on Friday or Saturday (sometimes both!) nights, when the room is filled with RnB, Soul, and Jazz… namely funky beats.
Opening times MON–FRI: 4pm–2am SAT: 6pm–2am SUN: closed
Category: bar, cocktails, tapas
There’s a cosy new bar that is walking distance from the main UniWien campus and it’s called the Underdog. You don’t have to be a student to enjoy the intimate atmosphere and homemade cocktails of this place. It’s hard to miss their grey façade that gives out Edgar Allen Poe vibes, and these vibes only intensify within its dimly-lit interior. Apart from the extensive drinks menu, they go big on the bar foods, serving vegan tapas and all kinds of inventive hot dogs. Oh, also good to keep in mind: they’ve got daily drink specials for students!
RADIO – The Label Bar Wien – New in Vienna autumn 2018
Where: Schottenfeldgasse 17, 1070
Opening times MON–THU: 6pm–2am FRI–SAT: 6pm–4am SUN: closed
Category: bar, cocktails, tapas, club, fashion store
Combining the coolness & freakiness of Berlin with Vienna’s international atmosphere, this amazing mix of cult bar, designer store and club has reopened its doors in the 7th district at a new location. Did we mention they’ve got their own record label?
The minds behind the Label Bar are Viennese and Bavarian, but share a powerful love for Berlin. The menu is a mix of Viennese and Berliner food and drinks, and the beats you’ll find pumping out of the speakers travel from Techno to Deep House. The Label’s grungy underground interior’s got vinyl discs plastered all over the ceiling, along with disco balls. This place is not only a bar and club hybrid, but is also a place for young fashion & jewellery designers to showcase and sell their work.
Opening times MON–FRI: 8:30am–11pm SAT–SUN: 8:30am–10pm
Category: bistro, lunch, dinner
This charming French bistro has been around since 2015, but they’ve recently opened up a new home in the 1st district, which is slightly different to their flagship location. At their new address, the duo behind Midi continues to make visitors feel their trademark hospitality, while serving up to them their quick (but tasty) fix of French cuisine. The weekly changing menu sees two different dishes served daily (one vegetarian and one with meat) from the cooks 80 dish repertoire, which means you’ll likely get a new dish to discover each time you visit.
Die Schankwirtschaft im Augarten – New in Vienna autumn 2018
Where: Obere Augartenstraße 1A, 1020
Opening times MON–FRI: 12pm–10pm SAT–SUN: 10am–10pm
Category: restaurant, lunch, dinner, wine
This spot on the edge of the Augarten recently closed after 13 years in the hands of the same owner, but luckily for us, it has just reopened! The crowd running it now are part of the renowned Bitzinger family. Anyway, this spot at the Augarten is great for enjoying during good weather, as they’ve got a nice garden under the trees. They are open for both lunch and dinner, with a special focus on regional and seasonal products – their menu is currently packed with pumpkins (from soups to risottos) and they make a point to buy their vegetables from local farmers. They’ve also got a killer Viennese drinks menu, which includes all the main wines produced in the city, and several Ottakringer blends.
Opening times MON–FRI: 11:30am–8pm SAT–SUN: closed
Category: lunch, early dinner, healthy food
If you still haven’t made peace with the fact that Summer’s gone, at this new place you can get your fix of those sunshine vibes. It’s a Hawaiian-themed bowl bar, serving up poke bowls – those colourful meals that typically include fresh sliced marinated fish and a whole bunch of tasty greens and vegetables you can’t quite pronounce the names of. At Honu Tiki Bowls, you can either choose from one of their signature bowls, or put one together yourself: first you chose a base (either sushi rice, quinoa, noodles, or salad), and then you choose the ingredients to put on top – fish, tofu, beef, greens, 7 options of dressing – you get the picture. These bowls make up for tasty, healthy, filling lunch if you’re around the 1st district.
Good news for all the fans of the mighty Berliner Döner stand (it is rumoured to be the best in town) in the 7th district – their team has just opened a restaurant across the street! Already famous for their tasty Döner, the crowd behind this Viennese institution is now showing off what else it can do on the grill. The new place is open daily from 8am to midnight, so you can pop in for anything from bagels and sandwiches (and falafel!) to hot meals made up of yummy grilled meat, fish, calamari, and chicken. You name it, they’re grilling it. They’ve also got loads of vegetarian options and salads to choose from.
Opening times TUE–FRI: 7:30am–11pm SAT: 8am–11pm SUN: 8am–2pm MON: closed
Category: bakery, lunch, dinner
Little Joseph Brots have been popping up all over the city, lately. This fancy Viennese bakery has just opened its 3rd and 4th store in the city – one of them is half a block from Mariahilfer Strasse, and the other is smack bang at Albertinaplatz. They are famous for making seriously delicious baked goods and pastries, as well as for serving up classic (and inventive) breakfast dishes (Eggs Benedict, anyone?) filled with the freshest of ingredients. These new Joseph Brot spots are also bistros, where you can take a seat and enjoy whatever baked delight in their cabinet you decide to go for – it’s all good!
Get excited about this one, people – we’re serious. All Reis is getting a fair bit of hype at the moment which is leading to lines forming in front of its doors most nights. And for good reason. The small place aims to transport you to the streets of Bangkok, complete with Thai radio playing in the background. As for the food – it’s just as incredibly flavourful as what you’d pick up from a street vendor in Bangkok. And whatever you do, don’t skip a serve of mango sticky rice for dessert. It’s the real deal, but better.