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Best Restaurants in Vienna with a waterfront view


Last Updated on June 27, 2022 by gregor

 The Best Places To Eat in Vienna this summer. The Best Restaurants with a waterfront view in Vienna promise southern flair in the middle of the city. Here’s where to hang out in the summertime and eat some delicious food and get some cold drinks.

Best restaurants in Vienna with a waterfront view


NENI am Wasser

Tel Aviv Beach has now become NENI am Wasser. In their newest restaurant, the Molcho family also devotes itself entirely to Israeli cuisine to share, plus a good portion of summer feeling.  One of my favorite restaurants in Vienna by the water.


  • Light wood and warm brown tones create a cozy atmosphere.
  • The concept of Atelier Anna Holzbauer is based on NENI Mallorca.
  • Israeli and Oriental cuisine

Address and Contact Details

  • Address: NENI on the water | Obere Donaustraße 65, 1020 Vienna
  • Opening Hours: Tue-Sat: 5 pm-11pm, Sun: 12:00 to 10:30 pm
  • Website: www.neni.at



Motto am Fluss – Vienna

A large breakfast offer always ensures a summery holiday mood right on the Danube Canal. One of the most scenic spots to eat by the water in Vienna in summertime


  • Great dishes that you can get here for lunch and dinner.
  • The menu features delicacies such as asparagus risotto, arctic char filet, or Wiener schnitzel. You can also sip spritzers, aperitivo, and cocktails here. 
  • Unique flair and ambiance – both during the day and in the evening – make a stay at Motto am Fluss a unique experience.

Address and Contact Details

  • Address: Motto by the river | Franz-Josefs-Kai 2, 1010 Vienna
  • Opening Hours: Daily from 8 am-midnight
  • Website & Reservation: www.mottoamfluss.at


The Marina

It’s not every day that you spontaneously drop by the marina, but there is a good reason to take the U2 and go to the Donaumarina. A top sport to eat in the summer in Vienna.


  • The marina impresses with a great view and comes with a heartbreaking wanderlust feeling.
  • It is always open at noon, from then on you will be offered Mediterranean and Viennese cuisine both during the week and at the weekend. In the evening, a sundowner in a glass inspires.
  • The seats on the teak and lounge furniture are always in great demand when the weather is nice.

Address and Contact Details

  • Address: Handelskai 343, 1020 Vienna
  • Opening Hours: Tue-Sat: 11:30 am to 9:30 pm,  Sun: 11:30 am to 6:00 pm
  • Website & Reservation: https://marina-restaurant.at/


The View

Not far from The marina is The View am Handelskai, where you can enjoy a breeze of holiday feeling all year round.


  • In addition to a well-considered breakfast selection, the lunch menus are especially recommended and score particularly well with their price-performance ratio.
  • In the evening, The View transforms into a stylish cocktail bar and invites you to a drink or two.
  • You will also be treated to live soul music every Sunday from 5 p.m.
  • The absolute highlight, however, is the large terrace with a view of the Danube, which promises plenty of sun.
  • So: just go there and enjoy a relaxing afternoon or evening!

Address and Contact Details

  • Address: Handelskai 265, 1020 Vienna
  • Opening Hours: Sun-Sat: 10:00 am to 01:00 am
  • Website & Reservation: https://www.theview.at/


La Crêperie

La Creperie promises pure romance crêperie on the Upper Old Danube, Just a five-minute walk from the S-Bahn and U-Bahn La Creperie promises pure romance. Our favorite romantic Restaurants by the water in Vienna


  • From a culinary point of view, everything here is characterized by crêpes with salty or sweet fillings. But if you prefer to eat salads or grilled food, you won’t be disappointed on that front either.
  • Whatever is on your plate, you can enjoy it in an almost kitschy ambiance with a view of the gradually setting sun from the large terrace. 

Address and Contact Details

  • Address: La Creperie | At the upper Alte Donau 6, 1210 Vienna
  • Opening Hours: Tue-Thu: 11:00am to 11:00 pm, Fri, Sat: 08:30am to Midnight, Sun: 08:30 to 5pm
  • Website & Reservation: www.lacreperie.at




Donaubrise Strandbad + Gänsehäufel

This restaurant, which has been lovingly redesigned, is located in the middle of the Viennese bathing paradises Strandbad + Gänsehäufel, Alte Donau, but the feeling is reminiscent of the beautiful Mediterranean Sea.


  • The menu includes breakfast highlights, real Viennese classics, international specialties, healthy alternatives, and pastries that are otherwise only available from grandma.

Address and Contact Details Donaubrise Strandbad

  • Address: Arbeiterstrandbadstraße 91, 1220 Vienna
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 09:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Website & Reservation: the Danube breeze

Address and Contact Details – Donaubrise Gänsehäufel

  • Address: Mossiggasse 21, 1220 Vienna
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 09:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Website & Reservation: the Danube breeze



Zur Alten Kaisermühle

After a relaxing walk along the shore or a short boat trip Alte Kaisermühle and allow ourselves to be spoiled with culinary delights.


  • Let our eyes wander over the Old Danube and the Kaiserwasser, pause for a moment and enjoy the peace and quiet.
  • Meat and fish are roasted on the charcoal grill, but tapas and all kinds of Austrian delicacies are also on the menu. Important to know: You can only pay in cash here.

Address and Contact Details

  • Address:U1 Alte Donau, Fischerstrand 21a, 1220 Vienna
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun: 11:30 am to 11:00 pm
  • Website & Reservation: https://www.kaisermuehle.at/en/


Landtmann Das Bootshaus Alte Donau

2017, the Querfeld family settled down where the Gasthaus Neu Brazil used to be with a terrace directly on the water and opened the Bootshaus restaurant. One of the best restaurants to visit in the summertime in Vienna.


  • The chic interior is reminiscent of a British-Viennese rowing club.
  • The wooden walls of the restaurant are painted white, the furniture is made of dark wood and upholstered in brown leather, and all sorts of rowing-themed pictures hang on the wall.
  • The highlight, however, is the terrace, where you can sit down on deckchairs or wooden garden furniture and enjoy that beach feeling.
  • From the boathouse you have a clear view of the Old Danube down and up and of Vienna’s Donaucity.

Address and Contact Details



Copa Beach – Restaurant area

The newly designed Copa Beach on the promenade of the Danube between Kaisermühlen and Vorgartenstrasse really gets into the holiday spirit. There are several restaurants and bars available in this area. Please check this LINK to get the information about the Opening hours of the restaurants & bars at the Copa Beach


The old, somewhat dubious Copa Cagrana had to give way and now, in addition to the sandy beach and sun loungers, you will also find a lot of great bars that are represented with their booths throughout the summer.

  • Leisure area on a total of 4 hectares
  • 500-meter-long waterfront
  • The journey time from Stephansplatz is only 6 minutes.
  • A total of 41,000 square meters were redesigned.
  • Green and open spaces without consumption obligation
  • Green seating arena
  • Diverse, modern gastronomy
  • Sports:
    Climbing park, yoga, the skate park at the Reichsbrücke
    Equipment rental: e-scooters, children’s canoes, boards, stand-up paddling
    Drinking fountain, shower, and cooling mist showers

Address and Contact Details


Inseltreff Barbados

Near the Donaustadtbrücke is the Inseltreff Barbados with its sunny terrace by the water.  It doesn’t matter whether you suddenly get hungry while bathing in the Lower Old Danube, or simply want to enjoy a few splashes with a little holiday feeling in the evening – you’ve come to the right place.


  • A stay in Barbados won’t break the price.
  • the portions of the fresh burgers and flavorful spare ribs are extremely generous.
  • The young innkeeper and the friendly waitresses have typical Viennese charm
  • the relaxing view of the rowers passing by and the calm waters invite you to relax.
  • Especially at sunset, you can dream of the South Seas here.

Address and Contact Details

  • Address: Am Kaisermühlendamm Wehr1, 1220 Vienna
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 11:00 to 11:00 pm
  • Website & Reservation: Inseltreff Barbados


Klee am Hanslteich

The enchanting location of the Klee am Hanslteich in the 17th district should simply be visited once and should not be missing from our list of restaurants by the water in Vienna


  • The small pond, on the bank of which the sugar-sweet restaurant nestles, is a feast for the eyes, especially in spring and summer, when the trees all around are gleaming in lush green.
  • The restaurant itself spoils you with a well-thought-out selection of dishes, from Austrian delicacies to fish dishes, there is something for every taste.
  • The menu is in the upper price category, but in view of the unique atmosphere and the top quality, the higher prices are readily accepted.
  • Tip: If you walk around the pond, you will come to a small forest path on the other side, which – uphill and downhill – leads about three kilometers through the Schottenwald and ends on the Kreuzzeichenwiese. Perfect for a little digestive walk after feasting.

Address and Contact Details

  • Address:Amundsenstraße 10, 1170 Vienna
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 11:00 am to Midnight
  • Website & Reservation: https://www.klee.wien/


Strandbar Herrmann

When it comes to waterfront bars in Vienna, Strandbar Herrmann is a top tip. It’s in season from the beginning or middle of April to the end of September every year.


  • The overall concept is coherent and offers everything your heart desires, from a large bar, good food, first-class music, and of course, a lot of beaches with a view of the Danube Canal. 
  • Grab a deck chair and take off your socks, and you get that summer feeling straight away – especially when you’re holding a delicious coffee or a chilled drink in your hand.

Address and Contact Details

  • Address: Strandbar Herrmann, Herrmannpark, 1030 Vienna
  • Opening Hours: Open every day from 2pm to 2am, depending on the weather.
            • Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays at 10:00 a.m.
  • Website: https://www.strandbarherrmann.at/



I hope you do like my selection of the Best Restaurants to eat in Vienna this summer. If you have any additional recommendations please let me know in the comments below. Or send me an eMail: [email protected]


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