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Zwolf Apostelkeller

$$ - $$$
Old University Quarter
German, Austrian, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Sonnenfelsgasse 3, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 5126777
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ate here twice on the first night it was very busy but the staff were very friendly and food and drink was very good. They have musicians who stop at your table and play to upon request. I know its sounds touristy but it was good fun.

Thank Des M
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really top restaurant this! I've been bringing groups to Vienna for several years and we always go to Zwolf Apostelkeller for either lunch or dinner and the schnitzel gets rave reviews every time! It really is the best that I've had anywhere in Austria, and this is a country renowned for its schnitzel! On top of that, they also have... More 

Thank williammichaelis2
Cannes, France
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have read many negative comments on this place, especially regarding the service, price and wait time. We went as a group of 8 on a Saturday night. While the waiters were perhaps not the most talkative of their profession, they were courteous, service was fast (on a Saturday evening) and prices were reasonable (26 € per person including appetisers,... More 

Thank Damien G
Bertrange, Luxembourg
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was average and the waiter at the beginning a little bit rude but the problem was the kitchen smell in the restaurant. Our clothes were smelling like schnitzel for days.

Thank Nikos_Ch44
St Neots, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

I looked at tourist guides and got some information from hotel staff on a good Austrian restaurant and this place kept popping up, so we gave it a try and a wet August evening. The restaurant entrance is not that obvious but once you find it you are directed down stairs to a large dungeon/bierkeller bedecked out to look like... More 

Thank andywilson1970
Highworth, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Fantastic place. Make sure you go down to the bottom level of the cellars even just to get a look. Good atmosphere and reasonably priced. Can't comment on the food as we only had beers but the meals I saw others eating looked good and everyone seemed to enjoy them. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank sandracul
Isle of Wight, England
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150 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

A restaurant that is larger inside than it looks from outside, and they will usually be able to fit you in. The menu is typically Viennese served in a traditional way, so is popular with locals. Good food and good service.

Thank Miketap
Ankara, Turkey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

A very nice medieval cellar in the center of the city... although we visited the restaurant on 1st of January, just after new year celebration, the staff was very kind and friendly...our dishes were very delicious and cup of white house wines were good..thank you...

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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

The food and service were really fantastic, nice life music was played during the whole evening. Waiters are very friendly and will always advise the best meals.

Thank Mihail B
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

One of our favourite hang-outs in Vienna. An ancient vaulted cellar - or rather two, one even deeper than the other - serving beer (of course), wine, schnapps and a good range of simple but excellent food. Very friendly waiters, too. The cellar's at its liveliest in the evening, but it's equally relaxing to visit during the day. If you're... More 

Thank Philip K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
German, Austrian, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sonnenfelsgasse 3, Vienna 1010, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Old University Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: Old University Quarter
  • Phone Number: +43 1 5126777

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Staying in Old University Quarter

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Old University Quarter
North of St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna suddenly turns small, winding and medieval, opening up to legendary places such as the Basilisk sculpture at Schönlaterngasse, as well as glamorous baroque façades, courtyards and churches. Take 45 minutes for a casual stroll through Bäckerstrasse, Sonnenfelsgasse, Köllnerhofgasse, Grashofgasse, and Schönlaterngasse. This quarter is packed with stories and legends that will enrich your Vienna experience.
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