If there’s one thing that all of the grand Viennese cafés of the early 20th Century had in common, it’s that you weren’t in any of them.
Which is a shame as you’d have loved passing your days drinking einspänners and picking at raspberry & poppy seed gugelhupf while reading newspapers and composing poetry in the company of Vienna’s leading writers, artists and scientists… because that would have meant you didn’t have to go in to work.
Fortunately, however, the dream is still within reach thanks to the very latest creation of esteemed restaurateurs Corbin & King: a beautiful slice of early 1900s Vienna, known to everyone (who’s heard of it) as Fischer’s.
The dark wood and polished tiles, its walls – richly adorned with Austrian art – and its inviting, chocolate banquettes all combine to form exactly the sort of handsome Austrian eating house that you’ll happily languish in for days upon end.. after you’ve quit your job and become a poet.
Once that’s done you’ll be free to arrive early each day for almond croissants or a full Viennese breakfast before reading the newspapers. On completing them you’ll be ready for lunch: perhaps käsespätzle with bacon, or a wiener schnitzel (don’t laugh) or a grilled rib-eye followed by a sweet cherry strudel, or apricot dumplings with vanilla ice cream. And then, to fuel your mid-afternoon creative slump – because spending all day reading newspapers isn’t enviable enough – a long espresso with Belgian chocolate poured over whipped cream.
Or you could just keep your job, and go for dinner instead.
It’s your call.
NOTE: Fischer’s is open all day, every day. You can reserve a table by calling 020 7466 5501, by emailing [email protected], or online HERE.
Fischer’s | 50 Marylebone High Street, W1U 5HN
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