Lower Austria, Austria Food Guide: 10 European food Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Durnstein

February 18, 2020 Leonardo Torrence

Discover Restaurants offering the best European food in Durnstein, Lower Austria, Austria. Dürnstein is a small town on the Danube river in the Krems-Land district, in the Austrian state of Lower Austria. It is one of the most-visited tourist destinations in the Wachau region and also a well-known wine growing area. The municipality consists of the Katastralgemeinden Dürnstein, Oberloiben and Unterloiben.
Things to do in Durnstein

10. Wirtshaus Alte Schiffstation

Rossatzbach 21, Rossatz 3602 Austria Austrian, European Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Table Service http://www.wachaucamping-rossatz.at/Restaurant/
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4 based on 22 reviews

Wirtshaus Alte Schiffstation

Reviewed By AndreasTha_Graz

Very good foot with fair price. In my opinion "star" quality! @chef: dumbs up! Please taste the well known "Marillenknödel".

9. Alter Klosterkeller

Anzuggasse 237, Durnstein 3601 Austria Austrian, European, Central European Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Table Service +43 2711 292 http://www.alter-klosterkeller.at/
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3 based on 229 reviews

Alter Klosterkeller

Reviewed By JBN1958

Stopped here for a wine tasting while our river cruise was docked in Durnstein and ended up staying for hours. Excellent Austrian white wines together with a spectacular setting along the Danube (Donau). Enjoying great Gruner Veltliners and Rieslings literally steps from one of the vineyards amid the splendor of the Wachau Valley is an experience you will not soon forget.

8. Schloss Duernstein

Duernstein 2, Durnstein 3601 Austria Austrian, European, International, Contemporary, Central European Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service [email protected] +43 2711 212 http://www.schloss.at/de/15/0/Restaurants/Donauterrasse
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3 based on 154 reviews

Schloss Duernstein

Reviewed By cantravnut

Undoubtedly the best place in town and worth a trip to enjoy the terrace on a lovely evening. I would dine here again just for the experience.Pros: very good quality food, tasty; relaxed pace of service; lovely surroundings and marvelous to overlook the river; quiet and elegant; they allow dogs on the terrace; flexible (we were able to have wine pairings with some but not all of the "surprise" menu dishes to accomodate our need to drive home). Beautiful live piano music all evening.Cons:despite reserving long in advance for the terrace they tried to put us inside and we had to "stand firm" - that's not cool. They seem to favour hotel guests (which we were not). Service was OK but a bit quirky, lots of different people, no clear who was in charge. Timing of wine service relative to dishes was off. Austria allows smoking on patios (BOO!), but it seems unreasonable to also let employees (piano player) smoke in the guest space. Food is not "experimental" which was fine for us but may matter to some.Dear cantravnut,Thank you very much for your constructive review.We will work on a better Team work in the Service, that your next visit will get an unforgettable one!We wish you all the best,Yours,Family Thiery

7. Weinschenke Andi Edlinger

Unterloiben 61, Durnstein 3601 Austria Austrian, European, Soups Dinner, Lunch Reservations, Seating, Table Service, Wheelchair Accessible +43 664 1414336 http://weinschenke-edlinger.duernstein.at
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4 based on 24 reviews

Weinschenke Andi Edlinger

Reviewed By AI1980

Very nice place for a stop between Krems and Durnstein. Cozy, outside sitting in the shadow of the backyard. We had a very good pumpkin soup, a fresh tomato soup with cream which was according to my wife the best ever. After the soup we continued with excellent tasteful spaghetti in ragout and a pan fried cooked to perfection pike with young potatoes. Lastly we had the famous Marillen dumplings which had been very good as well. This simple authentic but perfect food comes fur a reasonable price! The service is also outstanding with a of Austrian humour. My most favourite place in the Wachau - highly recommended

6. Landhaus Bacher

Suedtiroler Platz 2, Mautern an der Donau 3512 Austria Austrian, European, Central European Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Highchairs Available [email protected] +43 2732 82937 http://www.landhaus-bacher.at/
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4 based on 252 reviews

Landhaus Bacher

Landhaus Bacher has been one of the first culinary addresses in the Wachau for many years. It is one of Austria’s very best restaurants.

Reviewed By T1062AUsandra

Landhaus Bacher restaurant is absolutely lovely especially in summer when you can enjoy their beautiful garden which is shaded by these old and big trees. We had a lovely dinner with our 4 year old son who was taken care of especially with his own Amuse bouche. The food was impeccable and the service was lovely and smooth. I would go back their anytime.

5. Weinschenke Altes Presshaus

Duernstein 10, Durnstein 3601 Austria Austrian, European, Gastropub Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service [email protected] +43 699 11966252 http://www.altes-presshaus.at
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4 based on 56 reviews

Weinschenke Altes Presshaus

Reviewed By frez

We stopped at this quaint and cozy restaurant on our way to the Melk Abbey and the Wachau wineries. We were greeted by the staff (or maybe the owner) who was able to communicate in English and responded to our questions.The service was very courteous. The food was fresh and tasty. Our party of six had four beers, one tea and one bottle of water to drink. The Surrkolette is rib meat, that was very tasty. The fish (Zanderfilet) was cooked perfectly and the platting was beautifully done. My wife had a cheese platter with good balance and variety. Zwettler beer Dunkles was exceptional.Our tab for six was 91 euros which was very reasonable.

4. Hotel Sanger Blondel

Duernstein 64, Durnstein 3601 Austria Austrian, Central European, German, European Lunch, Dinner Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Table Service, Accepts Credit Cards [email protected] +43 2711 2537 http://www.saengerblondel.at/
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4 based on 87 reviews

Hotel Sanger Blondel

Reviewed By POz917

Despite the fact that this restaurant is part of a hotel, the food here is excellent and the setting in the outdoor courtyard eating area is picture-perfect. The apricot sparkling wine is crisp and refreshing. the cucumber soup is cool, refreshing, and delicious and hit the spot on the hot day. The homemade dumplings with spinach in mushroom sauce is excellent. For dessert try the apricot sorbet with frizzante, which was amazing. I highly recommend this place for great food, great service, and a beautiful outdoor setting.

3. Wachauerstuben Loiben

Unterloiben 24, Durnstein 3601 Austria Austrian, European, Central European Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service [email protected] +43 2732 85950 http://www.wachauerstube.at
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4 based on 87 reviews

Wachauerstuben Loiben

Reviewed By PeterKalish

Had a great river cruise (separate review) and just wanted one night out, taking advantage of local culture. We found this place on TripAdvisor. Excellent find. It's about 1 mile from where the ships dock, so an easy walk. We walked along the river but found a better way coming back....more about that below. First thing we noticed about this place is that it's mostly for locals. We were the only non-Austrians in the place. Food would be described as hearty gourmet. We had ribeye with stewed apricots. Gravy was light and we were blown away at how good apricots went with the perfectly cooked meat (medium rare). The fresh leaf lettuce salad had a light vinaigrette dressing that was delicious. We also had chicken with creamy red pepper sauce and spaetzle. Sauce made the dish. Our chicken was just a bit overcooked but still excellent. The spaetzle in the sauce was the best part. Meal was excellent and worth the easy walk. On the way back, we went through the vineyards along Unterloiben to Schuttweg and down Oberloiben. The views of the vineyard were worth the trip. I've attached a photo from the front of the restaurant and along the walk home. Overall, great night out and a good option if you're looking for a night eating off the boat (by the way, food on the boat was also splendid...so we were glad we didn't waste a night out!). Strongly recommend this place.

Top 10 restaurants in Durnstein, Austria

2. Loibnerhof

Unterloiben 7 3601 Dürnstein, Durnstein 3601 Austria Austrian, European, Central European Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +43 2732 828900 http://www.loibnerhof.at/
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4 based on 252 reviews

Loibnerhof

The Loibnerhof is the longstanding classic pillar of restaurants in the Wachau. For decades, it has enjoyed cult status for its outstanding regional cuisine.

Reviewed By Linda B

Sunday lunch along the Danube, outdoors under an arbor! Lovely setting, wonderful service. Delicious zucchini soup, trout main course, the house special nut cake as dessert and the white wine, Gruner Veltlinger, from the famliy’s Vineyard was the best we have tasted.Definitely would return!

Top 10 Things to do in Durnstein, Austria

1. Gasthaus Linzertor

Steiner Landstrasse 109 Entry from Donau River, Krems an der Donau 3500 Austria Austrian, European Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards [email protected] +43 676 4041442 http://gasthaus-linzertor.at
Gasthaus Linzertor

Reviewed By Theresia N

Die Bedienung ist sehr freundlich, das Essen vorzüglich, besonders die Marillenknödel sind ein Traum. Die Einrichtung des Gasthauses is urig. Leider sind die Toiletten nicht mehr zeitgemäß und sehr schmutzig. Der Abfalleimer im WC lässt eine weiße Farbe nur vermuten. Schade, denn das Lokal ist wirklich gut.

Where to eat Austrian food in Durnstein: The Best Restaurants and Bars

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