When can you get the goose?
October – November
The Gmoakeller is one of the oldest taverns (Wirtshaus) in Vienna and they’ve been serving up Martinigansl for almost as long as they’ve been open. So, as you would expect, they know what they’re doing when it comes to ze’ goose. It is a cosy restaurant set in a cellar neighbouring the Wiener Konzerthaus and the Akademietheater. Here you’ll witness the rare sight of elegantly dressed men in tuxedos drinking beer on tap and ripping into Sacherwürstels dunked in mustard and horseradish. It’s a special place where all the great things of Viennese culture come together.
The Gmoakeller serves the Martinigansl for one of the longest periods of time amongst the Gasthäuser, from October to November. As for the traditional sides of Rotkraut and dumplings – you’ll be honking like a goose when combining all the elements on your fork. They’ve also got the goose featuring in many other dishes in the menu at this time of year, with a roasted goose liver in the mix and goose ravioli. There’s also a autumn beer that is said to go particularly well with their autumn seasonal menu.
The waiters are charming, attentive and smiling, always up for a chat and happy to offer recommendations.