This weekend a favourite culinary gem of Central-Europe, Taubenkobel, opened its main restaurant for the season.


“Taubenkobel?”, you might say while forcing your tongue to doing the right German pronunciation. But yes, Taubenkobel it is; a place made of dreams.

Spending time with Barbara and Alain, the co-owners of the family run boutique hotel and restaurant Taubenkobel in Austria, one easily becomes completely absorbed by their warmth and palpable veracity. You instantly feel at home.

Once the cheapest house in Burgenland, Taubenkobel now boasts 12 luxurious and unique suites, an exquisite restaurant and the more casual “Greisslerei” (16/20 point by Gault Millau) next door, beautiful gardens and a small lake, transformed to be used as a natural swimming pool.

Taubenkobel is a place where you leave your phone next to the gramofon in your room and forget about the world outside. It’s a place where you fall in love with life close to you.


Widely acclaimed amongst culinary opinion makers, the restaurant at Taubenkobel was awarded with two Michelin stars up until the guide unfortunately stopped rating in Austria outside Vienna and Salzburg.

Rated 18/20 by Gault and Millau, a very high rating, with the highest possible score of 20 having only ever been given twice in the guide’s fifty years.

Add to this accolade 5* in A la Carte as well as 96 points of 100 in Falstaff – two of the German-speaking countries most respected culinary publications. Taubenkobel was also picked amongst Forbes’ “Coolest Places to Eat” in 2016.

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But Taubenkobel is everything but pretentious and everything but constructed to some model for the ‘most coveted dining experience’. What Barbara and Alain passes onto their guests, friends and family is something truly authentic, based on a philosophy of unity and sustainability.

The kitchen at Taubenkobel takes you through a storytelling of the area and creativity mind of Alain Weissgerber, also leaving no doubt that a strong and dedicated man has created the menu.

The food has a deep feeling of the countryside,- alround created, combined and executed in a way that both comforts and conquerers eye, heart, tastebud and belly of the diner. It simply has terroir and blends perfectly in with the remaining experience of Taubenkobel. Supreme quality, creative, tasty as hell, fun and playful without being pretentious.

Read also: Barbara Eselböck celebrated as Austrian Maìtre of The Year.

Go before your friends, or even better, bring them along. Taubenkobel is made for long nights on the terrace, having dinner with loved ones, celebrating life.

Taubenkobel is situated 45 minutes South-East of Vienna, very close to Hungary. Please find directions, news, menu, rooms etc at Taubenkobel’s website.

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Hungry for more? Read this in-depth review with film by Anders Husa.