Local Heroes: Paul Ivić / Tian Bistro

The Altstadt Vienna lies in the middle of the trendy 7th district. Or as others call it: Boboville. Our portraits "local heroes" provide you with an insight of the real Vienna. Experienced by real Viennese. Our neighbours.



Ingo Pertramer

The Michelin star chef about the silence of the city and the feeling of arriving home


What do you like about the area? Why are you in the 7th district?

I love the charming flair of the neighborhood, as well as the small individual businesses and restaurants.

What can one buy in your store? What is your passion behind it?

Quality and indulgence is what drives me. To present a multifaceted vegetarian and vegan cuisine on a new level. 

I recommend either a 2 hour walk through the vegetable gardens in our flagship Michelin starred restaurant in the 1stdistrict with a sharing chefs garden or to enjoy a sharing breakfast in our Bistro – both culinary experiences you haven’t had before. 

Word Rap about Vienna    

Only in Vienna:

A high density of Michelin star restaurants, that I can all highly recommend. And Vienna is the only city with vineyards. 

Better somewhere else

The mountains in Tyrol are better (smiles)


Sweet Vienna: 

Viola in Strozzigasse – I like her fine little sweet treats 
and Marischka in second district in Gredlerstraße
afterwards the town’s best espresso at Balthasar on Nestroyplatz – simply a dream.


Hearty Vienna:  

Gasthaus Hausmair: the most delicious goulash in Vienna.
Am Nordpol: wonderful Bohemian cuisine.
Wieninger on Nussberg: “super Brettljaus’n” and a sensational view.


When it get's dark:

You absolutely have to go to Bruder for a drink – one of a kind.

Or a decent glass of wine at O’boufés and Mast.

Not in any tourist guide:  

Sorry, never read one.

Your most favorite place:

I’ll keep that one to myself.


In winter: the Christmas market on Spittelberg.

In Autumn: the Viennese vineyards, especially on Nussberg.

In summer: open air cinema in Augarten.

In spring: the State Opera and Konzerthaus.

You can skip, although in the guide? 

By now, I’d say the Naschmarkt – although I love the market stalls of Gegenbauer, Christian Pöhl, Umar, Urbanek and the Neni. It is way overcrowded and the quality increasingly disputable.

What do you love about the city?

I love to be able to drink the tab water! There is a good choice of restaurants. 

And on top, the city emanates a certain peace for me. It’s very green and clean and the public transport is great and good value for money.

But most of all, I love that Vienna fells like a home to me and that I have established such good friendships here. 


Tian Bistro

Schrankgasse 4

1070 Vienna

opening hours:

Mo 5.45pm -10pm
Tu - Fr: 12am - 3pm and 5.45pm - 10pm
Sa, Su, holiday: 10am - 10pm


Restaurant TIAN 

(1 Michelin Star, 3 Gault Millau Toques)

Himmelpfortgasse 23

1010 Vienna



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