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Mondsee, Austria in June. Any dining recommendations?

triple creme May 27, 2011 06:53 PM

We will be spending a week in Mondsee. If anyone has been there and liked what they ate, please share!
We are interested in both upscale and casual places to eat and drink. Thanks!

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    Sturmi May 30, 2011 08:01 AM

    Mondsee used to have a concentration of high-end places, twenty years ago...
    No the only place with some acceptable food is the Seehotel Lackner.

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      Trip Klaus May 31, 2011 11:10 AM

      Sturmi, any recommendations for Rust and the Burgenland area?

      1. re: Trip Klaus
        Sturmi May 31, 2011 11:59 PM

        Burgenland is full of truly excellent restaurants. Close to Rust are Taubenkogel in Schützen am Gebirge, one of the top ten in Austria, and their Gut Oggau heurigen:

        and Gut Purbach: http://www.gutpurbach.at/index.php
        recently visited by Anthony Bourdain in his "Vienna" episode.

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          Trip Klaus Jun 2, 2011 04:17 PM

          Thanks for the info, been to Taubenkobel (and am returning) and saw Gut Purbach on the TV. Just looking for something I haven't had.

          1. re: Trip Klaus
            Sturmi Jun 3, 2011 10:25 AM

            There are two more restaurants worth considering

            Nyikospark in Neusiedl am See


            and, my favorite: Zur Dankbarkeit in Podersdorf, the most authentic of all these restaurants


            and yes, there is a regular boat service crossing the lake from Rust to Podersdorf


      2. re: Sturmi
        triple creme May 31, 2011 07:28 PM

        Wow! Thank you for your honesty, Sturmi!

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          triple creme Jun 23, 2011 09:43 AM

          Sturmi, I am in Mondsee now, and found that the restaurant at the new-ish Iris-Porsche Hotel serves creative, beautifully composed modern fare. We've eaten there twice this week because it was so good.

          1. re: triple creme
            Sturmi Jun 23, 2011 01:15 PM

            Well, it seems that bad marks can have an effect !!
            Gault Millau Austria gave Iris Porsche a quite negative review and reduced the rating by one point, and so I decided not to recommend it, although my daugther has had a nice weekend at exactly this hotel (albeit without any dinner) last summer.


            Seems that these review really made a difference and started a change !!

            1. re: Sturmi
              triple creme Jun 26, 2011 01:03 AM

              We ate at Lackner Friday night and found the food mostly uninspired but competent, nothing outstanding. There were 7 of us, and we were all impressed by the gracious welcome by the chef, and the extraordinary view from the glassed-in terrace, and the service was very professional. We use a term in the US, "Zagat Zombies", to describe restaurants that are resting on their laurels and not too impressive anymore. I'm afraid Lackner is headed in that direction.
              Iris-Porsche, on the other hand, is top-notch.

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