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donnersmarkt restaurant history

Donnersmarkt Restaurant

Rooted in History background

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When the magnificent Vienna’s Ringstraße (ring road), built on the former glacis, was under construction, numerous residential palais’ were also erected, along with spacious parks and public buildings. According to the motto: “For the Emperor the Imperial Palace, for the nobles baroque inner-city palaces.” These splendid edifices evolved throughout history, reflecting the changes in taste, style and society. Our Palais at Parkring 14 was commissioned by the industrialist Hugo Henckel von Donnersmarck as a present to his second wife Laura, née Duchess Kaszongi, in 1871/72. Tracing back their family roots, the Donnersmarcks used to deal with fresh produce and vegetables from their estate in Northern Slovakia, which they traditionally sold on Thursdays (Donnerstag) at farmers’ markets. This historic buidling, now reborn in the heart of the city as Donnersmarkt Restaurant.

The Cuisine

For Lovers of Alpine Cuisine

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“Inspired by the traditional Viennese weekly markets as well as a homage to the family’s history, we indulge in trendy Austrian Alpine “plant-forward” cuisine here at the former Henkel von Donnersmark Palais. We listen to our guests and follow their food trends. Fresh regional and seasonal vegetables from the Alpine regions set the tone, leaving meat and fish to be delicious extras. The long, inviting table in the middle of the restaurant not only encourages friendly get-togethers, but also the internationally popular culinary concept of food sharing. This turns our menu, which is rich in refined, regional masterpieces, using produce from the countryside, the sea and the fields, into a culinary journey, just as it was intended by our Executive Chef Andreas.

Nature plays a major part in the interior design of the restaurant. The Spanish artists Alejandro Jaler and Nicolas Lucas created a contemporary fresco using plaster. The natural pigments used resemble the colours of the enchanting Viennese city park. Opposite the Donnersmarkt Restaurant this lush green oasis invites guests, especially during the warmer seasons, to just relax and enjoy – immersed in Imperial Ringstraßen flair!”

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Recommendations by our Executive Chef

Andreas’ Personal Kitchen Joys

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This should not be missed on any of his menus, says Executive Chef Andreas Mahl! The yellow pepper cream soup with grilled prawns.

From the fields
Confit of celery with chervil, pistachios and Bearnaise sauce.

From the sea
Sautéed pike-perch fillet, a high-quality wild fish caught from the lakes of the Salzkammergut.

From the countryside
Delmonico steak from the Blondvieh, a native cattle breed.

As a sweet conclusion, Andreas recommends “Bienenstich” a rare but traditional dessert made from a yeast dough and a delicious almond mixture that caramelises whilst baking. It’s his favourite dessert.

Donnersmarkt Breakfast

A Delightful Start to a Day in Vienna

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Following the tradition, we serve a freshly prepared and personally served à la carte breakfast at our restaurant with lush coffee from a local roastery. A culinary highlight already in the morning! At the Donnersmarkt Restaurant, we combine sustainable breakfast ingredients from the region like the delightful “Öfferl” organic sourdough bread, a famous bread with character, international but locally interpreted egg dishes as well as other morning sins on a plate. The smoked salmon on wholemeal bread with avocado and organic eggs is one of our Executive Chef’s favourites. Andreas’ insider tip is a traditional Austrian semolina pudding with a berry confit and organic honey.

Rarely to be found on a restaurant menu! All cheese aficionados will delight in the typically Austrian cheese platter with the finest cheeses from Pöhl am Naschmarkt! “The last thing you should remember after a hotel stay is the breakfast coffee!” Andreas Alexander Mahl

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Meet The Team

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Andreas Alexander Mahl

Executive Chef
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Daniel Mathke

F&B Service with key competencies as Sommelier

Opening hours for breakfast

Monday

6:30am – 11:00am

Tuesday

6:30am – 11:00am

Wednesday

6:30am – 11:00am

Thursday

6:30am – 11:00am

Friday

6:30am – 11:00am

Saturday

6:30am – 2:00pm

Sunday

6:30am – 2:00pm

OPENING HOURS FOR THE RESTAURANT

Monday

Closed

Tuesday

12:00pm – 10:30pm

Wednesday

12:00pm – 10:30pm

Thursday

12:00pm – 10:30pm

Friday

12:00pm – 10:30pm

Saturday

2:00pm – 10:30pm

Sunday

Closed

Last order at Donnersmarkt restaurant: 9:30pm