another edition of the “vienna experience”. bit by bit, my friends start to introduce me to the real hotspots of vienna and i love it! tel aviv beach is a pretty crowded place because people seem to really like it there, for obvious reasons. we got there around 7PM and already had to wait a while for a table, although the outdoor area is pretty big and offers a lot of seating possibilites.
and here comes another favorite of mine – ever since i moved to vienna i started a posting series about my favorite restaurants and other hot spots around town. today i want to present to you: the glacisbeisl.
it´s one of my favourite restaurants because i can easily go there for lunch in my break during the weeks, but it´s also located very near the mariahilfer street, which is a famous shopping area here in vienna. these days it´s been super hot and sunny and i really enjoy the fresh air underneath the trees of this great venue – the garden of the glacisbeisl is a real gift and also very romantic in an urban kind of way.
the asian restaurant “NEON” is located near my apartment in the 9th district of vienna, which is perfect for me as i love love love asian food (i think even more than italian food).
the interior of the restaurant live´s up to it´s name as everything is designed in neon colors which i don´t know if they are really perfect for a nice dinner – but i can´t say anything about that really because we were sitting outside.
for starters i had the satay skewers with peanut sauce – soooo delicious!
then i had various sorts of sushi which was really the best one i ever had (and i am reeeeeallyyy picky when it comes to raw fish), just take a look at my insta pictures:
what i love most about the neon – you can always choose the all you can eat option, but it´s different than in other restaurants where you can eat only from a buffet – neon offers this special treat A LA CARTE!
isn´t this incredible? order as many dishes from the menu as you like and pay 17,90 €!!!
last week, one of my favorite bloggers and at the same time new friend vicky from bikinis & passports invited us (me, sonja from fashiontweed and our good friend judith) again for a girls night to her new apartment. not only is the apartment amazing but vicky managed to decorate the place with her great sense of style already and i simply love her gorgeous rooftop terrace.
for me it is so nice to have found such sweet girls that i can hang out with in vienna and we all enjoy our girly nights – although i really miss my babe and look forward to when he´s joining me in our new hometown.
until then – here´s to more girls nights and more wine!
while i´ve been here, my girls took me out to various places over vienna and i´ve discovered some real gems. most of those who live in vienna are familiar with these bars and restaurants, but for me, everything is new and i love how creative and unique the interior design and also the food in these restaurants was.
over the next time, i want to present to you some of my favorite places that i discover while being here and which stuff of the menu you should definitely try!
i want to start with “das heinz”. it was the first place that i went to in vienna, because it is located just next to a hotel i stayed when i didn´t have an apartment yet. i had a great evening there the night before my first day of work in vienna with one of my best friends, and somehow the living-room-atmosphere calmed me down and i felt like vienna was welcoming me already.
what i loved about heinz is definitely the interior – everything is white, cosy, girly, chic, stylish, warm, welcoming, glittery but not kitschy at all. when it´s warm outside, they open the huge windows to the front and it feels like sitting at a veranda. they also have a few tables outside and a smoking area (thank god that´s not relevant for me anymore). you can go there for dinner but it´s also perfect for a few after-work-drinks as well.
image via dasheinz.at
like nowadays almost every bar/restaurant in austria, they offer some drinks containing prosecco/wine, sparkling water, lime, elder extract and some mint leaves. some call it “hugo”, some call it “summer aperitif” – i don´t really care how it´s called anyways, as long as it´s bubbly and yummy.
concerning food – if you are more on the vegetarian side of life, give the “grilled halloumi” a try. that´s a greek dish consisting of grilled goat-/cowmilkcheese with tsatsiki and salad – simply delicious!
SPECIAL – THE EXTRA ROOM
there is something really special at the heinz called “das extrazimmer” which is a beautiful room at the back of the restaurant. it´s perfect for having a private event like birthday celebration or company meeting back there, they even have a beamer and screen where they show the football games during EM.
i´m really thinking of having my birthday in the extra room this year – well, we´ll see!