How the restaurant got its name

The restaurant “Zum weißen Rauchfangkehrer” is one of Vienna's oldest and most renowned restaurants. Incidentally, it was also the first restaurant to be owned by Franz Sacher, the creator of the legendary Sacher torte. But the story of the white chimney sweep has nothing to do with him. In fact it is a saucy tale in its own right, one that is just typical of Vienna and the Viennese.

The chimney sweep had an eye for the girls as we say in Vienna. He was very fond of the pretty baker next door and she of him too. So it was hardly surprising that he usually left her house covered in white flour instead of black soot. His job and his passionate affair with the beautiful baker also made him thirsty and he quenched his thirst in the neighbouring tavern. As the chimney sweep was to be seen there more and more often, the Viennese, with their inimitable way of simplifying things, started calling the entire restaurant “Zum weißen Rauchfangkehrer”.

Today, the restaurant "Zum weißen Rauchfangkehrer" offers the best of the Viennese cuisine. In a unique atmosphere, you can enjoy the Austrian Emperor's favorite dishes. The majority of the ingredients comes from Austrian farms and is delivered fresh every day. Of course the preparation of the traditional dishes takes today's taste into account.