"Ausg'steckt" is of course not the name of any Heuriger (or Buschenschank) but you should nevertheless in every wine town or village in Lower Austria, Burgenland or Styria and even some outskrits of Vienna look out for the big boards with this title. They list all the Heurige around which are open the actual day. You can identify the open ones also by a bush of branches ("Buschen") hanging above the entrance door - therefore in some areas, in particular in Burgenland and Styria, they are named Buschenschank. There are enough of them in Rust so you will always find enough of them open. The best time for a Heurigen is the late afternoon and early evening.
The Heurigen are based on a historical privilege which allows the producers of wine to sell a limited number of days their own wine and food they produced themselves and pay less taxes for it.
In warm weather you sit normally in a nice garden.
If you happen to see a Tourist bus parking outside a Heurigen it is better not to enter. Just look for an other one.
Favorite Dish: Favorite Dish: "Heuriger" is the name of the youngest wine, from 11 Novmber onwards the wine of the running year. To the wine you get tasty local snacks which are mostly produced at the same farmstead.
This limited but often very nice selection should normally be clearly cheaper than in a restaurant or Gasthaus.
We went to this Vinotek/Restaurant because it was the only one opened on the evening we arrived in Rust. In fact, the place was so quiet, we thought it was not good. However, once we looked at their wine list and tried a few wines, we were impressed at the good quality wines served. The prices were reasonable for 1/8 portion, starting from Euro 1.80 onwards. We also order a mix cheese plate and bread to go with the wines.
Overall, we had a good time at this Vinotek/Restaurant, even though we were the only customers that evening!! That was good because we good louder and louder as we drank more and more wines - LOL!!
Nice, antique-looking but cosy restaurant in the cellar/basement of the Rathaus (Town Hall) in Rust. The service was fast and friendly. Austrian food was simple but good.
I like the big fireplace in the middle of the room.
The Rathauskeller or City Hall Celler in Rust was once an old wine cellar and now turned into a restaurant. It is a cosy restaurant where you can enjoy good wine and traditional Austrian fare. Here find you in addition a large selection of Austrian quality wines, which is lovely and reasonably priced.
When in Austria during Autumn, you must not miss out on the wine tasting. It is much more affordable when you do outside Vienna, plus the quantity given is more generous. Elfenhof Schenke is a lovely heurigen-restaurant which serves their own brand of wine. During this season, you can sampling their wine for as little as Euro 1.20 for a 1/8 ounce glass. Order the wine you want to try and don't forget the lovely cheese platter too
Pleasant, court-yard Resturant. Vine covered canopy over wooden tables and benches.
The lovely part of the place is that everyone was comfortable enough to be tipsy.
Couples from all walks of life and class mixed in a friendly athmosphere.
The food, of course, was perfectly enjoyable.
Neusiedersee-Aal geraeuchert mit oberskren.
(Locally fished eel with whipped cream and Horseradish).
Wacholder spec anstaendiges stueck ruster spek mit housbrot.
(Chunk of smoked bacon with juniper and house bread)
Anstaendiges, I am told, can also refer to a girl who is a tease!
Versoehnung, I discovered is like: making up!
(Pancake with nut filling)
Favorite Dish: Wacholder spec anstaendiges stueck ruster spek mit housbrot.
(Chunk of smoked bacon with gin berries and house bread)
A simple sample of Farmer cuisine. Every morsel nothing but taste and subtle smoke flavours.
The bread, if you are not Austrian, will astound you with the variety of textures.
This "Heurigen-restaurant" is one of my favorite restaurant. Two times I went there for dinner and two time I was satisfied.
The staff which works there are Hungrian (at least I think so because they spoke German with a strong hungarian accent) and are very friendly.
Favorite Dish: Of course there you can eat fish and typical hunarian food like goulash or letscho. But there is a rich variety of austrian meal as well.
I think there is no need to tell you that they also sell very good wine. (thats why it´s called HEURIGEN restaurant)
Important: Wednesday is day off
The Elfenhof has some great local wine to drink and buy. My favourite as a Gewurztraminer (lieblich - medium) which I took home for around 5 Euros.
Every item on the menu, desserts and main course alike, has a recommended wine accompaniement and the Apricot jam pancakes (very Austrian) went well with a much sweeter Gewurztraminer Spatlese. Also pictured here is Somlauer Nockerl, a Hungarian speciality involving nuts, chocolate and whipped cream!
Just to make you hungry, I thought I would include pictures of the delicious food available at the Elfenhof. One is a chicken breast with rice in a mushroom sauce (7.20 Euros) and one is pork in a spicy hungarian pepper sauce with boiled parsley potatoes (around 6.50 Euros).
Enjoy the local meals and the Hungarian flair with live music at weekends! The prices are quite good and portions aren't small.
Favorite Dish: I had cevapcici (more a slavic speciality than Hungarian) with a big salad.
This is the thing to do after the sunsets!! Head to the many quaint wine cellars in the town and enjoy the local wines!!
The town hall cellar has also got an appetising range of food and wine. There are many nice restaurants around that area.
I visited this delightful restaurant as it was recommended. The food was excellent and the service friendly!! Looks very pretty at night too!!
Favorite Dish: See the following pages for the delicious food on offer!