Vienna's gastro scene

(Melia Vienna)

The recent boom in the capital’s hotel industry has also caused numerous new restaurants to spring up. Here’s a look at a couple of the highlights of this season’s crop.

The restaurant and bar at Meliá Vienna in the 22nd district have pride of place inside Austria’s tallest building. Located in a 220-meter, Dominique Perrault-designed high rise on the left bank of the Danube, this new lifestyle hotel operated by Spain’s Meliá Hotels International group opened in February 2014.

While the rooms and suites occupy the lower floors, the Meliá Roof Top Bar is on the 58th and top floor, one above the Meliá Restaurant. Both command breathtaking views of the city below. Siegfried Kröpfl, who comes to the Meliá from the Hotel Bristol, is head chef.

Also due to opening in February 2014, new restaurant The Room will be cooking up a storm in a building complex in the third district. The complex also hosts the new Ruby Sofie Hotel (scheduled opening April 2014) and the revitalized 700 square meter Sofiensaal. Originally constructed as a public bathing facility in 1883, it was soon transformed into a ball venue, but was partially destroyed by fire in 2001. The new 200-seat restaurant serves classic Austrian and international dishes, and has private outdoor seating for guests to enjoy during summer.

Meliá Vienna, Donau-City-Strasse 1, 1220 Vienna.  More details on Vienna….

 
 

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