2 Best Restaurants in Rust, Vienna Woods, Lake Neusiedler, and the Danube River

Buschenschank Schandl


The Schandl family of Rust is one of the best-known wine growers of the Neusiedl Lake area; their devotees come for wine tastings and stay for dinner. The simple but satisfying buffet offers a selection of sausages, salads, cheeses, and pickles, as well as a few hot dishes, to complement the wine. You can also order entrées from the menu, such as roast pork with sauerkraut or soft cheese wrapped in bacon.

Hauptstrasse 20, Rust, Burgenland, A-7071, Austria
Known For
  • generous buffet with sausages and salads
  • large courtyard for outdoor summer dining
  • family wine for sale at adjacent shop
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: No lunch weekdays. Closed Tue.–Wed. in Mar.–Jun. and Oct.–Nov., Mon. and Wed.–Fri. 4 pm –midnight; Sat.–Sun. 11 am–midnight



A lovingly renovated burgher's house—the town's oldest—at the top of the main square houses an excellent and imaginative restaurant. The menu depends on what's fresh, and might include grilled fish or Wiener schnitzel made with organic veal. Finish with apple strudel or marzipan. Light natural woods and vaulted ceilings set the tone in a series of smaller rooms; in summer there's an outside garden.

Rathausplatz 18, Rust, Burgenland, A-7071, Austria
Known For
  • terrace view over main street
  • fresh and organic menu
  • four lovely apartments also available
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Mon., Credit cards accepted, Tues.–Sun. noon–2 pm and 6–10 pm