Restaurants and cafes in Austria
For many Austrians dinner (Mittagessen), not dinner (Nachtmahl) is considered the main meal of the day. As a rule, restaurants and snacks are open for lunch between noon and 14.00, and dinner offered from 18.00 to 21.30, although many establishments remain open to 23 in cities and major tourist centers.00-24.00. Prices are highly dependent on the level of the establishment and its location, but in the middle city restaurant, the soup will cost 2.5-4 euros, Schnitzel with a salad – 7-10 euros (up to 15 euros per expensive), pasta with cheese – 6-8 euros, Beer – 1.5-2 euros per glass of 0.33 liters and so on.
Most of the places have a full menu (MittagsMenu), the daytime menu (TagesMenu), and a special dining house of two or three dishes, often just recorded with chalk on a special board. It should be borne in mind that the bread when submitting is not recorded anywhere – often the waiter will simply ask how much it was eaten, and will contribute to a separate point.
For the Austrians, day and evening rest traditionally focuses around a cafe (Kaffeehaus) having ancient traditions. Here you can drink coffee, read the press, eat yes and just relax in a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere. Many Austrian (especially – Viennese) cafes – real chamber establishments with richest traditions, but many and very democratic institutions. Most cafes usually also offer alcoholic beverages.
Establishments where cakes and cookies are served to coffee are often designated Cafe-Konditorei, or Kaffee-Konditorei. Many of them also offer breakfasts and dinners, although the choice is more limited here than in restaurants – cold meat, cheese, smoked fish, bread, wine or beer. But the sophisticated baking made by hand candy, cold desserts and air multi-layer cakes are offered in many institutions, sometimes even quite ordinary. Moreover, the rates are often pretty high – 100 grams of handmade candies will cost at least 8 euros, and a cake or a piece of cake – 6-7 euros. Cafe most often open in 7.00 and work up to 17.0-19.00, and in big cities – and up to 23.00 and later.
In the evening, there are many bars and night cafes, often with live music or DJs. Most of these institutions work up to 1.00-2.00, in major cities and alpine resorts – longer, especially Friday and Saturday. Wine cellars (Heurigen) are also popular, in abundance, found in the outskirts of Vienna, on the slopes of Wienerwald (Wienerwald) and in other wine-making areas of Lower Austria, Burgenland and Styria. Currently, most Heurigen offer a young (usually white) wine, a simple buffet with folk cuisine, traditional interiors and music (Schrammelmusik). Wine cellar is allowed to work only 300 days a year, and if the establishment is open, the tradition prescribes to hang over the ligament of coniferous branches over the entrance (Buschen). However, many of them have long received licenses for restaurants and open all year. The atmosphere here usually reigns quite relaxed, traditional cuisine dishes are served – Goulash, Schnitzels of all the masters, roasted meat, boiled potatoes and cabbage, soups, various varieties of local cheese and smoked. Full dinner B "Hoirger" It will cost about 30 euros (with wine).
Taverns (Buschenschenke) in abundance scattered in all small towns and villages of the country. Here are usually served all sorts of sausages, ham, thick soups, vegetable dishes, rustic pies with different fillings and so on. They usually belong to private owners and have a long story, therefore, they themselves are small and the atmosphere here is quite traditional and pleasant. Prices are also democratic – lunch without wine will cost 10-15 euros, with beer or wine glass – for a couple of euros more.
In large Austrian cities, WURStenstand snack bars are widespread (literally – "Sausage stall") in which several types of sausage products are offered with a bun or baguette, salad, sauerkraut or potatoes on a cardboard plate. The usual price for such institutions is from 4 euros. Everywhere you can find both pizzerias that most differ little from such fast food institutions in any other European country.
You can also have a snack and in a regular cafe – in many of them, for the period of Lunch, special complex menus are offered for two dishes (MittagsMenu), usually standing within 8 euros. You can use one of the self-service restaurants (SELBSTBEDIENG), which are in most major cities (often many supermarkets have their own establishment of this kind) – here are the usual fast food. Usually they are open only during the day, closing in 18.00.
Restaurants in Austria offer more or less close to the Europeanized version of the kitchen. On average dinner in a large town restaurant or a popular resort costs 20-25 euros (without alcoholic). Many hotels and guest houses have their own small restaurants, belong to private owners and obey only internal rules. Often here you can also find individual cabins for negotiation, smoking and tea rooms, wine cellars and so on. For their search, the easiest way to be focused on the sign of Gasthaus or Gastwirtschaft – most often it is precisely the hotel with a restaurant or a restaurant, while the rest (Stube, Stuberl, Gasthof) may not have room.
Cafe usually work with 9.00 to 18.00, but often open until midnight or a little longer. Restaurants Most often open closer to noon. Most foodstuffs have a weekly output (ruhetag), which is defined on the signboard.