My favour as a hobby cook and passionate gourmet includes researching good local restaurants and gastronomic niches, which don’t always lie along well-trodden paths. 

The most exciting culinary mile in the city is probably the one around the Naschmarkt. It’s a cosmopolitan mix of local farmer’s market, oriental bazaar and East Asian exotica. Here, the Orient blends with the Occident, the gherkin trader alongside the kebab stall, the cosy bistro next to the sushi bar. It is a real joy to soak up the aromas and colours here, to catch the swells and waves of different smells and tastes.

The Viennese enjoy their food! It’s always time for a good meal and a glass of wine in Vienna. The Viennese have four gastronomic pillars they simply cannot do without: the coffeehouse, the bistro, the wine tavern and the sausage stand.

The gourmet and gastrosopher Brillat-Savarin said “The discovery of a new dish is more important to the happiness of humanity than the discovery of a new star".

”Have fun discovering! Cheers and bon appetit! 

Barbara Ludwig 


Your advantages of direct booking: Free drink in our lobby bar. Valid per person in the room. If you come back frequently, we will be happy to provide you with your personal loyalty card.

Restaurant Ludwig van

„In a listed building in the 6th district, where Ludwig van Beethoven lived in an old apartment overlooking the courtyard, an old Beisl (Viennese-style pub serving food) has been given a new lease of life. At Ludwig van, the top chef Walter Leidenfrost serves Viennese cuisine with a modern and often unfamiliar twist – far from Wiener Schnitzel and the likes.

Bildrechte: © Sven Fargo 2016


Mediterranean fish restaurant with neighbouring fish shop, specialises in the freshest line-caught fish from the sea. Great atmosphere with top quality, affordable and totally fresh. 

Cafe Bar Restaurant Amacord

The Amacord is not only a café, but also a really good restaurant serving classical dishes of Viennese cuisine. For many artists and creative types based in the district, it is an extension to their living rooms.

Rechte Wienzeile 15, 1040 Wien, +43 1 587 4709.


Mon to Fri: 11:30 am - 02:30 pm and 05:00 pm to 01:00 am.
Sat and Sun: 10:00 am to 01:00 am.


Szigeti Sektcomptoir

Oooh, sparkly. Szigeti vineyard in Burgenland, which produces a leading Austrian Sekt (sparkling wine), serves its own brand only at this tiny, wood-panelled wine bar. As it’s located just a few blocks from the Naschmarkt, shoppers with bulging grocery bags often spill onto the sidewalk enjoying a tipple or four. It rarely offers much elbow room but the, er, bubbly spirit is so intoxicating that most just chuckle and squish with a wide grin.

Note the early closing times – and its stop selling bottles a few doors down (at Schleifmühlgasse 23, +43 664 4325388)

Tuesday - Friday 17.00 - 23.00 hrs and Saturday: 12.00 - 18.00 hrs.


Black Kameel

A true jewel! A mix of a bar, restaurant. wine cellar and delicatessen. Known for their "quick bite" best tasting sandwiches in the city, one can enjoy their outdoor seating or place orders to takeaway! Offerings of the finest wine, this establishment was founded in 1618 and was originally a spice and wine store, It developed into a unique restaurant with it's Jugenstil interior. Also known for their self produced chocolate products!


Mon - Sun: 08:00 till midnight

Closed: Dec 25th and Jan 1st

Lutz - Die Bar

At Lutz, four meters above the pulsating Mariahilfer Strasse, you can be relieved of your everyday worries for a while.

Because here, in the Bel-Etage of a building from the turn of the last century with a view of the MuseumsQuartier and the Museum of Fine Arts, you enjoy a caffe latte or a whiskey sour as you sink down into your leather seat and enjoy the world from above.

Already in the early morning, the café lounge offers a wide selection of breakfasts (and brunch on Sunday) to start the day. From noon to midnight, freshness and refinement are the watchwords of lutz's international menu. International newspapers and magazines are available for patrons to enjoy.

Free internet connectivity in the restaurant as well as in the garden enables modern communication and the pursuit of business in an enjoyable fashion. In the evening the café-lounge is transformed into a trendy American Bar.

Mariahilfer Straße 3, 1060 Wien.


With a unique view across Vienna, you can eat amazingly affordably (self-service, 3 menus daily), drink coffee, eat cake or simply have a refreshing Prosecco or spritzer on the terrace, as the mood takes you.

This way upstairs is worth it!

Note: opening hours 7.30 am – 4.30 pm, kitchen until 2.30 pm
Schmerlingplatz 10 1010 Vienna.

Bitzinger Würstelstand (Sausagestandnext to Albertina

The Viennese sausage stand, which is also often called the “Little Sacher” after the famous hotel, is as much as part of Vienna as the Giant Ferris Wheel or St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

Only here can you sense the essence of all things Vienna and nostalgically connect with the flavour culture of the royal and imperial age.

Bank directors rub shoulders with students, opera-goers dip Käsekrainer into Krems mustard and chat with newspaper traders, night-owls meet early risers… Next to the Albertina opposite the Opera.

Copyright: Bitzingers Würstelstand bei der Albertina @ WienTourismus/Peter Rigaud

Alt Wien Coffee Roasthouse

Step into the coffee roasthouse just a few steps from the Naschmarkt and be immediately cast under the spell of fascinating aromas.

With various single-varietal coffees and an assortment of blends, the Alt Wien coffee roasthouse pampers the palates of coffee aficionados.

The beans are fresh roasted here daily. The experience can be sampled at the bar.

Schleifmühlgasse, 23 1040, Vienna.

Vienna Chocolate King Leschanz

The Chocolate King (Schokoladekönig) continues a special type of Austrian tradition. Open the door to a place full of sweet magic! Dive into a world of handmade, exquisite delights.

Freisingergasse, 1 1010, Vienna