Nab a window seat in the Meissl & Schadn for a side of people-watching with your strudel, or on the balcony of Grand Etage for panoramic city views.
Break out your sultry Helmut Lang threads and bespoke Natalie Rox shoes.
Grand Ferdinand has three eateries, all dishing out Viennese classics. In the mornings, go up to the Grand Etage for buffet breakfast with a view, or to the ground floor Meissl & Schadn for à la carte breakfast and picture windows. At stylish Siegfried Wolfram-helmed bar Gulasch & Soehne, Vienna’s most mobile rub shoulders over delicate drinks and snacks including Debreziner sausages, Leberkäse and, natürlich, goulash. Our favourite dishes in Meissl & Schadn are the beef roulade, Wiener Schnitzel and minced meat fritters à la Metternich, but fear not, vegetarians – there’s plenty for you, too, such as the baked pumpkin and spinach dumplings. (Both camps will enjoy the violet ice cream.)
Rooftop Grand Etage serves cocktails, wine and beer along with a stunning view over Vienna exclusively for members and guests. At ground-floor bar Gulasch & Soehne, pair Viennese ‘fast food’ with fine fizz or a glass of Velkopopovický beer.
Imbibe bubbly in the Grand Etage until 2am or in Gulasch & Soehne until half past midnight. The Grand Etage is open for meals from 6.30am to 11.30pm; Meissl & Schadn is open from 7.30am to 11.00pm and Gulasch & Champagne bar opens for snacks
There’s no in-room dining, but raid your minibar for drinks from water to Champagne, classic Austrian sweets (try a Manner wafer) and an assortment of salty snacks.