Next to west-side Steyr's Stadtpfarrkirche at Brucknerplatz, a former brewery-turned-Gasthof (in 1835) now functions cheerfully as Wolfgang Pötzl's old-fashioned restaurant. This popular family hangout comprises three dining rooms. Best of the trio: the woodsy Bürgerstube, unashamedly kitschy, complete with an antique porcelain-tile stove and chain-hung light fixtures. An ample beer garden, complete with the inevitable leafiness of chestnut trees and pouring Feldschlossen Hopfenperle beer vom Fass (on tap), turns buzzy and oom-pah-tuneful in balmy weather.

Main courses feature regional Schmankerl specialties. Your chance to taste-test sliced morsels of turkey doused in beer sauce, accompanied by homemade, truly Austrian Knödel potato dumplings (€10.80). If not that, choose the braised beef cutlet with baked potatoes and onions (€10.80, too), or a mixed Feuerspitz grill blending pork, beef and turkey (€11). Or opt for a choice of fish (pike-perch, trout, €12.50).

Contact: Schwechaterhof, Leopold-Werndl-Strasse 1, tel. +43/7252/53067, fax 477054, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,

Rating: Quality 15/20, Value 16/20