Don your lederhosen and get down to Tiroler Hut for an Alpine extravaganza. Step inside and you’ll discover a little piece of Austria in the heart of London. This really is one of the capital’s hidden treasures.
Located at the Queensway end of bustling Westbourne Grove, this family-run Austrian restaurant has been going strong for over 50 years and the reasons for its success are clear. The appeal of the lively atmosphere and hearty cuisine has proven to be a recipe for success, and the restaurant remains busy all year round. Owner and hospitable host Josef plays the cowbells during his highly original nightly show, although this multi-talented musician also provides an array of other entertainment by way of the accordion, saxophone, keyboard and, of course, yodelling. Whether you’re drinking or dining, you’re guaranteed a warm welcome and a large dose of Austrian hospitality at Tiroler Hut.
Diners are also encouraged to join in the fun, making it the ideal destination for group dinners, parties and those looking for a lively evening out. Food ranges from traditional dishes of Wiener schnitzel and Bauernschmaus to vegetarian-friendly fusilli and cheese fondue, all of which are absolutely delicious and brought to you by staff who are decked out in authentic Tirolean costume. After the main course, you won’t be able to resist the classic apfelstrudel, or customer favourite Kaiserschmarrn – a mix of chopped pancakes and raisins and a true staple of Austrian cuisine. As you might expect, there’s plenty of beer behind the bar, so why not wash down your dinner with either the Dortmunder on tap or one of a selection of bottled beers? If you’re feeling particularly brave, there’s also a variety of schnapps on offer – Obstler and Jägermeister are among the most potent.
Finally, don’t expect to catch the last tube home – once within the recesses of this cosy place you won’t want to leave until it closes, and will definitely be back for more. Visit for the vibrant ambience as much as for the Austrian cuisine and you won’t be disappointed.