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Enjoyment in the Wachau

Let us pamper you and enjoy a few nice hours with us.

In the stylishly furnished restaurant, on the large sun terrace for warm summer days and mild summer evenings, or in one of our two wine parlors for romantic hours or small celebrations. We pamper not only our house guests, but also guests from near and far with our à la carte menu with culinary delicacies.

Organic products from the Wachau

It should be “healthy and good”, the food in the Gartenhotel & Weingut Pfeffel Dürnstein. The landlord grows vegetables he has grown himself on over 2,000 m². “Vegetables (from tomatoes to zucchini to lettuce) and herbs (parsley, chives, etc.) are fresh from our garden!”, Says the boss of the house.It is fertilized with organic fertilizer from the house’s own chickens and goats; Chickens, which also provide the hotel with all the fresh eggs it needs every day. Fresh goat milk is available every morning at the breakfast buffet.

Pfeffel winery

In addition to the herb and vegetable gardens, we also grow fruit. The flagship of the Wachau “the apricot” is processed into brandies in-house. In addition, there is also home-made wine and sparkling wine from the in-house winery, as well as honey from our own beekeeping.In addition to our extensive range of dishes, you will find selected drops from our own winery as well as a good selection of special wines from the Wachau and the surrounding regions in our wine menu.

TIP: For special hours we offer a 7-course tasting menu with accompanying wines from the in-house winery. The choice of dishes is regionally and seasonally oriented and also includes various delicacies from the in-house small farm.

You can come to the breakfast buffet between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., after which we serve a simplified breakfast until 12 noon. We also offer small delicacies all day long, as well as cakes, coffee and ice cream specialties. In the evening from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. we will cook a gourmet menu of your choice for you – we look forward to your table reservation.

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Wachau, wine & wellness – what more could you want …

Enjoy TOP wines from the Wachau wine-growing region, experience the view from the Penthouse SPA “over the roofs of the Wachau” and indulge yourselves with a wellness treatment in the VINOBLE® Beauty … all this and more in the Pfeffel family’s garden hotel and winery!


Are there vegetarian or vegan dishes in the restaurant?

Our team is looking forward to your special requests – the menu offers a selection of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes. If you have any special intolerances, please inform our team on site. In this regard, we would be especially grateful if you would let us know before you arrive.

Are there gluten-free meals in the restaurant?

Gluten-free pastries are available and freshly baked for you. With regard to the other dishes, we ask you to make our team aware of your individual wishes. These will be taken into account – as far as possible.

Which dishes are particularly typical for Austria and the Wachau?

Of course you will find the Viennese boiled beef with roasted potatoes, chives sauce and apple horseradish, flambéed Wachau apricots or apricot pancakes as well as a clear beef soup with Kaiserschöberl (depending on the season, the menu varies) on our menu! Furthermore, our team works with the many homemade products from our own garden: salads, herbs, tomatoes for the homemade tomato soup, honey from our own beekeeping and much more can be found here with us.

Do I have to make a reservation for the restaurant?

We look forward to your reservation so that our team is prepared for you as required.

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