Those who think of a gloomy, dilapidated harbor bar when they think of a 'spelunke' will be convinced otherwise in the restaurant on the Danube Canal. Because it doesn't get any more stylish than this. Green leather benches, high-quality dining tables made from wood, and designer lamps on the ceiling create a polished ambience. A graffiti artist has designed a whole wall in the Spelunke that makes references to the graffiti scene on the adjacent Danube Canal. The image becomes a moving picture in the evening with the use of projections.
The location by the water is also a topic for the cuisine at the Spelunke. Fish and seafood, from Steckerlfisch (fish skewers) to octopus salad, play a lead role on the menu and taste fantastic. The meat from the grill also has to be seen and, of course, there are a few classics of Austrian cuisine on the menu. Drinks after the meal are best enjoyed at the great bar, which is a central eye-catcher in the heart of the establishment.
Mast Wine Bistro
Two of Vienna's leading sommeliers have also brought a leading chef on board for their wine bistro. So it's almost impossible to say now whether the wine or the food plays the bigger role at the Mast, because both are stunning. The exciting wine list focuses on natural wine. Naturalness is also a focus of the cuisine. The operators promise honest food, without foams and dabs of jelly. The individual ingredients come together authentically on the plate.
The young chef has already worked in the best kitchens in the world. So it's no surprise that he can conjure up wonderful compositions from simple ingredients. Hokkaido pumpkin with pear and chicory tasted fantastic, but has still been surpassed by lamb belly with parsley roots and baby broccoli. The indescribably tender meat is served with a thick jus.
However, the Mast is not some exaggerated star-awarded restaurant but a small, easy going spot. The ambience bears all the hallmarks of Scandinavian style: simple with lots of wood. You could even throw the modern buzzword 'bistronomy' back into the race ...
MastPorzellangasse 53, 1090 Wien
- We - Fr, 12:00 - 14:00
- We - Fr, 18:00 - 22:00
- Sa - Su, 18:00 - 22:00