Respond to Review of Bio Bar von Antun
Review: This place was worse than I could ever expect. The vegan choices are very few and like a previous review points out the meals are created from a meaters perspective, replacing meat with tofu. I love tofu but the serve the same tofu you can buy yourself in the store, not doing anything with it expect heating it up. That means that it is more or less tasteless. All courses were put on the table really quickly so I understood that they food was already prepared in advance. And I had diner in the evening and expected something better. The starter was just vegetables dripping of oil and too salty (antipasta), the main courses consisted of just different kind of tofu, all tasteless but they had put too much pepper on the food. And again too much fat. The waiter said they had Schockotarte, which should be chocolate cake? Something gray made of gel was put in front of me. It didn't like fresh, I tried to eat but couldn't eat this tasteless gel. This simple, fat, uncreative, salty, dull meal cost me almost 30 euro and the waiter had the nerve to complain in front of me with a sarcastic remark that he left very little tip. Very unprofessional. He should think about the reason for a small tip. They had also had 3 euro for something called kitchen which means that they already had some tip!? Don't come here. This restaurant ruined my first evening in Vienna.
Posted by AndyT on Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Well, that is a "timeless classic" in Austria and Germany (part of the children's dessert portfolio), even though it is possibly "an acquired taste".
Understand however that this restaurant is trying to find a niche in the most expensive area of the city area that is (like everywhere else in the world) populated with 99% of meat-eaters and nevertheless popular as a business lunch place due to the "organic" appeal and the menu that caters to meat eaters habits. They try to interpret non-vegan Austrian food (and traditional Austrian food is 100% non-vegan, unfortunately) in a vegetarian way.
Sorry you did not like it. I was there on numerous occasions and liked it a lot sometimes, and just a bit at other times.
But "worst restaurant" in the city? C'mon.
Posted by runsten on Friday, March 22, 2013
You can look at my other reviews and see that I have visited a lot of vegetarian restaurants all over Europe and really, this is one of the 5 worst I have ever visited. And I did visit this restaurant two times!