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Melker Stiftskeller

#34 of 3,716 Restaurants in Vienna}
$$ - $$$, German,
Schottengasse 3, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 5335530
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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“pork knuckle” (29 reviews)
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Gastropub, German, Austrian, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Schottengasse 3, Vienna 1010, Austria
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you want to try an atmospheric old cellar restaurant with traditional Austrian food, the Mekler Stiftskeller is the place to try. It is slightly off the tourist path but still attracts many. However, its quality can be noted by the number of Austrians who...More

Thank BillandKathy27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is near the city center. It is undergound and very nice inside. We have take some sausages but it wasnt the thing that we expect(may it is our fault). As a total experience was a good location.

Thank Alex M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A warm welcome, great staff, food is very meaty! Excellent schnitzel preceded by goose livers. Generous portions you won't leave hungry.

Thank Freshforce
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at the Melker Stiftkeller. It is a typical Austrian Cellar restaurant. The atmosphere was good, the staff friendly but the food was cold and therefore the visit was a bit dissapointing.

Thank Geir K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rustic flare is definitely nice but the keller has a serious humidity problem, one can tell by the smell, which is not appetizing at all. The food was average and there is a touristic vibe overall. There was a spider web under the table...More

Thank zrekkal1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. What a find. Make reservations a d be sure to stop by here when in Vienna. We would have eaten here every night if it were possible. They are closed on Sundays. Unfortunately. It looks like cave. Great food, great surroundings and knowledgeable and...More

Thank creeksideJ
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We wanted to eat before going to an evening concert, hadn't booked anything, and completely by chance came across the Melker Stiftskeller. What a great place! Bags of atmosphere and my husband raved over the pork knuckle. I had the pumpkin and aubergine casserole and...More

Thank FJHH24
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

I loved this restaurant! The building is centuries old and kept in mint condition. Great selection of typical Austrian dishes and beverages at a more than reasonable price. Great service too!

Thank msr79
Sebastian K, Inhaber at Melker Stiftskeller, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Dear guests, Thank you very much for your Review, we are glad that you enjoyed your visit and our kitchen. We hope to welcome you again sometime. All the best -MSK Team

Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Four of us dined here on our last night in Vienna and were determined to try the pork knuckle. Well this restaurant didn’t disappoint. We ordered the serving for 3-4 people and we struggled to finish the meal. The pork was moist and fell off...More

Thank Karl M
Sebastian K, Inhaber at Melker Stiftskeller, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Dear Karl, Thank you very much for your Review, we are happy that you liked our pork knuckle and enjoyed your stay in our Restaurant. We hope to welcome you again sometime and wish you all the best. -MSK Team

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

In full jet-lag mode, after 30 hrs traveling, we were glad to find Melker Stiftskeller a half block from our lodging at Benediktushaus. Steep stairs down to the inviting vaulted spaces filled with locals enjoying dinner out. She had the Wiener schnitzel, which fully lived...More

1  Thank Hollyrik
Sebastian K, Inhaber at Melker Stiftskeller, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Dear Hollyrik, Thank you very much for your great Review, we are happy that you enjoyed your visit and the ambiance. Regarding our goulash, the meat can be tricky, we prepare all our meats by ourselves and usually see to it, that all unnecessary parts...More

Inner City
In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards
Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks
such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera),
Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral)
and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’
former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as
Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse
and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the centre. The
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Bobbie S
6 May 2017|
Response from Sebastian K | Property representative |
Hello Bobbie, No we are only open for dinner. Tuesday to Saturday 5pm to midnight.
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Sorry can't help. We only went there in the evening!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$21
Gastropub, German, Austrian, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Schottengasse 3, Vienna 1010, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Inner City
  • Neighbourhood: Inner City
  • Phone Number: +43 1 5335530
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The Melker Stiftskeller is part of the Melkerhof in Vienna's Schottengasse 3 in the first district. A certificate from 1629 proves that there was a wine-cellar connected with the Melkerhof already at that time. In addition it confirms the right of the Abbey of Melk to store and sell wine from the abbey's wineyards. The Melker Stiftskellers fine cuisine developed out of this wine-cellar. Today we concentrate on traditional and fresh food, our speciality of the house, the roasted pork knuckle, is served for almost 400 years now. The old cellar vault offers seating for 300 persons and therefor is perfect for larger groups, private partys and buisness events.
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