Turning a Stadtplatz corner, poke into narrow Hafengasse, thereby discovering this sensational winery restaurant opened by Georg Raab in autumn 2006. A pair of stone lions guard the entrance. Inside, a glass canopy overhangs the Romanesque columns and arches surrounding a chic, airy dining terrace. Entrées on the distinctively upscale menu include Viennese-type Tafelspitz (€14.90) red snapper (€17.90), and delectable seafood taglioni (€9.90), complemented by Austrian Wachau and Burgenland wines.

Wels didn't have a bona-fide cosmopolitan restaurant until Herr Raab came along with this outstanding establishment.

Contact: Löwenkeller, Hafergasse 1, A-4600 Wels, tel. +43/7242/79/785, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.loewenkeller.at

Rating: Quality 16/20, Value 15/20