With a classical opulence matching that of the restored Capitol Theatre, Kaiserhaus serves traditional fare hailing from the former Austria-Hungary Empire ruled by the Habsburg dynasty. Executive chef Hans Lüftenegger likens the menu to a history lesson through food as each country’s coat of arms is displayed beside dishes from Austria, Bosnia, Bohemia, and Hungary. A must-try is the Tafelspitz ($38 for one person and $76 for two or more), a favourite of Franz Josef I, the former emperor of the Austria-Hungary empire – the grain-fed rump and bone marrow beef stew served with crispy rosti potatoes, tasty cream spinach and beef bouillon is a hearty, nourishing meal. For desserts, don’t just hone in on the sachertorte. Kaiserhaus has partnered with Zauner, Austria’s renowned confectionary house, to offer some of their classic pastries, such as the zaunerstollen, a scrumptious nougat praline treat.
17 Stamford Road, #02-06 & #03-06 Capitol Theatre. Tel: 6377 0013