Old Austria Restaurant
Dave and I stayed in Port Elizabeth, close to St. George’s Park Cricket Ground. We took a look on Google Maps to see where we should go for supper and the closest place to us was Old Austria Restaurant. We took a stroll from our Bed & Breakfast to the restaurant which was established in 1972. It is situated in the former rectory which is now a historic building. The owner, Peter Raymer, was not pleased to hear that we had walked to dine there, and insisted he drive us back after our meal.
Dave and I both decided that a single malt whisky was the perfect drink to have with our meal. They offer a decent selection and at great prices. The menu consists of traditional Austrian dishes and while we were deciding what to have, bread was brought to the table. We started with chicken liver pâté and mussels. The portions where not that large which was a good thing, as our main courses were very generous. I had the Züricher Geschnetzeltes which is sliced veal with onion, in a creamy white sauce. It is usually served with rösti but I chose to go with the spätzle instead. Dave had the Jäger Schnitzel which translates to Hunter’s Veal. The veal escalope is served in a creamy thin brown sauce with tomato and green pepper concassé and mushrooms. Dave had it as served, with spätzle.
We were made to feel most welcome and a table was found for us even though we had not booked. The staff were attentive and the restaurant was busy. We did not have to wait long for our food, which after a long day’s drive was most welcome.
Contact them on: +27 41 373 0299
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14 thoughts on “Old Austria Restaurant, Port Elizabeth, South Africa”
It’s great to hear that Old Austria is still going strong after all these years. We used to go there often when we lived in PE. Glad you had a good experience!
We would go back for sure 🙂
Good old PE service with a smile.
Have a super day.
🙂 Mandy xo
Indeed! Have you had a meal there?
Sounds like a great place Tandy, so nice of the owner to drive you back to your b & B.
It was indeed 🙂
what a nice host to drive you home
He was very kind 🙂
Some lovely commentary on this restaurant, Tandy. I don’t really like the Eastern Cape so I don’t go there but I have friends that go there a lot and I will share this with them.
We only ever go for racing or family things!
The food looks very hearty and satisfying for winter. And how nice to be driven back!
It was really hearty!