Thursday, June 23, 2011

Restaurant Riedenburg @ Salzburg, Austria

Cuisine: Austrian
Price: EUR25.00 per person without alcohol (what I paid for)
Visited: 9 April 2011
Food: 6/10
Atmosphere: 7/10
Value for money: 6/10
Services: 7/10

Restaurant Riedenburg at Salzburg may have been a well-known place for both local and visitor. Being located near the centre of Salzburg, it is pretty easy to come around both public transport and self driving. At the time we were at Riedenburg, there seemed to be a lot of elderly guests. This could be because of the old fashion Austrian interior as well as choices of menu being served that were not so fancy like other award winning restaurants. Forget about creativity and gastronomy here but come and enjoy the traditional way that contains high standard. Services here are also friendly but lack of English communication skill though.

Riedenburg Restaurant @ Salzburg

The Front Yard

The Interior

We managed to visit Riedenburg for lunch. Today there are 2 sets of lunch menu: 1) the lunch menu of the day and 2) Nespresso Gourmet Menu. So we went ahead for both menu. Considering they were just lunch menu and the price we paid for, this was not a bad deal at all. But we did expect to have more of creation apart from quality though.

To begin as in other places, breads are served at the beginning of the course. Breads at Riedenburg were rather ordinary but butter was of great quality and taste.

Nespresso Gourmet Menu

Set of Breads and Butter


We began with Scallop Ravioli with Spinach Cream Sauce and Salad. The creamy sauce was really delightful with having with soft ravioli of scallop. Though it was not a surprise type of dish but enjoyable (7/10).

Scallop Ravioli with Spinach Cream Sauce and Salad

Grilled Atlantic King Prawn with Peas Pancake and Dandelion was well prepared with good quality of ingredients. Texture of prawn was wonderful. Nevertheless, I wish its taste would be more complex (6/10).

Grilled Atlantic King Prawn with Peas Pancake and Dandelion

For main courses we managed to have 2 types of steak, one being sirloin and the other was rib eye. But how much could this standard of restaurant go wrong with steak though.
Rib Eye Steak with Chips and Green Beans was really tender and juicy. This was surely a simple lunch menu that was well cooked but more than just a simple menu would be interesting (6/10). 

Rib Eye Steak with Chips and Green Beans

Sirloin Steak with Wild Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Young Carrots was again tender but firm. Nevertheless, I could sense some persistence of blood and flesh, otherwise a perfect piece of sirloin. Mashed potatoes and sweet crisp young carrots were also fantastic (7/10).

Sirloin Steak with Wild Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Young Carrots

For dessert, we had the traditional choice of Apple Strudel with Vanilla Ice-cream. This was indeed well made. Thin layer of soft outer skin that wrapped chunks of apple to go with creamy vanilla ice-cream was a perfect home-made (6/10).

Apple Strudel with Vanilla Ice-cream

For the Nespresso Menu, a choice of espresso to be chosen to end the course was pleasant. There were ranges of espresso from mild to very strong. The photo below was a mid strong type of Nespresso.

Nespresso Grand Cru

Restaurant Riedenburg @ Salzburg, Austria
Neutorstraße 31
A-5020 Salzburg

Open Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 12:00pm - 02:00pm for lunch and 06:00pm - 12:00am for dinner
Tel: +43 (0) 662 830 815

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