It had started back drizzling again on our free time walk through the wonderful village of Durnstein, so we ducked into Durnsteinerhof for a rest, a beer, and something sweet. Ordered a fresh Kaiser beer and some of the local, freshly picked apricot strudel (their word for apricot is Marillen which during this fresh season they put into everything from schnapps to dumplings to pork dishes) The Kaiser was delicious and also the strudel, hot from the stove from the friendly waitress. 3 beers and the strudel came to 13.20 euros---a bargain.
Favorite Dish: Kaiser beer
Alter Klosterkeller is a Heuriger, a place that serves local wines and plain local food of good quality. The restaurant is located on the edge of the town next to a vineyard. If the weather allows you can sit on the terrace with a view of the valley. The terrace has a roof, no need to worry about sudden showers.
The cosy interior consists of several stone-vaulted rooms, the decoration is also wine-themed. The open fire will be welcome on chilly days.
A wide variety of regional wines is on the menu, served by glass or bottle. The most typical wine of the Wachau is Grüner Veltliner, an aromatic dry white which matches even spicy foods. Try a local one.
Favorite Dish: We visited the place during the Wachau excursion of the Vienna pre-Euromeet with a bunch of 11 VTers and I think everyone was happy with location, food and drink. (Thanks Longsanborn, she was the one who knew the place.)
I had a sausage salad, which is always good to reload the batteries on a long and hot excursion day.
Bread is offered in a basket and charged extra per piece. However, it is worth it, especially the huge slices of dark bread are very tasty (and cost the same as the tiny rolls).
During the pre-meeting of the Euromeet we came here to have some local food and wine. The restaurant has mainly slightly lighter food which fits to the various sorts of wine they offer. We enjoyed our stay very much sitting outside close to the grape plants. But also for bad weather there is plenty of space inside the restaurant. The interior is very nicely set up, of course wine themed.
Mo – Fr from 15.00
Sa, So from 12.00