Steak at Maredo
Posted On April 5, 2008
On my second night in Vienna I strolled down the road from my hotel near the Opera HouseÂ to Maredo. It’s a restaurant chain I have seen in Germany,Â but never been in. I’d perhaps describe it as an informal steak house, and thisÂ one was very large and almost full. I found a table towards one corner,Â and perused the menu over a large Becks beer.
I settled for the fillet steak with garlic butter, andÂ a serving from the salad buffet rather than chips.Â TheÂ selection of salad was very good indeed,Â including green olives, grated carrot and sweetcorn. As per normal I tried toÂ fit a bit of everythingÂ onto the plate, and then dressing. The steak arrived after a few minutes, and was slightly crisp on the outside and very tender and pleasantly red on the inside.Â Being fillet, thereÂ was no fat orÂ gristle in sight.Â
Whilst satisfied afterÂ this, I had a bit of space for a light dessert and opted for two scoops of vanillaÂ ice cream with chocolate sauce. It would have been light, except these wereÂ the biggest scoops of ice cream I have ever seen, and the chocolate sauceÂ served most generously.
Bearing in mind I was in central Vienna, the price tag of about 20 Euros seemed very reasonable. Restaurant chains don’t often get a good press, butÂ Maredo is aÂ placeÂ I’ll return to.