1. Gugumuck Manufaktur
Image: Michael Schön

1. Gugumuck Manufaktur

Known as the ‘Viennese oyster’, snails are having a comeback. Go straight to the source at Andreas Gugumuck’s snail farm, where a seven-course menu of molluscs is served. Book ahead – the tiny bistro only opens sporadically. 

44 Rosiwalgasse, Rothneusiedl

2. Zum Friedensrichter

Shell out on the half-dozen escargot with herb butter and baguette at this frozen-in-time tavern. 

57 Obere Donaustrasse, Leopoldstadt

3. Gasthaus Stern

3. Gasthaus Stern
Image: Martin Tesar

Opt for a throwback starter of old-school escargot at this traditional dining spot, one of the best in the Vienna ‘burbs. 

Braunhubergasse, Simmering


4. Amon’s Gastwirtschaft

This popular neighbourhood spot douses its slimy snails in creamy herb butter and bakes them with melty Italian grana cheese. 

13 Schlachthausgasse, Landstrasse

5. Vestibül

5. Vestibül
Image: © Restaurant Vestibül

Housed in the elegant marble halls of the famously ornate Burgtheater, this fine-dining joint crisps up soft snails and tops them with black nuts, kohlrabi, and herb salad.

2 Universitätsring, Innere Stadt

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