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Kipferl

Kipferl Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.kipferl.co.uk
  • Phone: 0207 704 1555
  • Hours of Operation:

    Breakfast:

    Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00am – 12:00pm

    Sunday: 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Lunch:

    Tuesday - Sunday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

    Dinner:

    Tuesday - Sunday: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Austrian, German
  • Executive Chef: Monika Weber
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Cafe, Non-Smoking Area, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering:
    Savoury or sweet canapes, Austrian sausages and salads, or hire a chef at home.

Getting there

  • Public Transit:
    Angel undergroundstation
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Kipferl
Kipferl is a traditional and authentic Viennese coffee house and restaurant based in Camden Passage, Angel. We serve homemade Austrian cakes and coffee specialities and small dishes such as gulyas soup and Frankfurters in our cafe area at the front to classics such as Wiener Schnitzel and Kaesespaetzle accompanied for fine Austrian wines and beers in our restaurant area.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBrunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSunday Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Kipferl is really lovely inside. Warm, inviting and quite informal. They have a good menu on offer although it's not that big and I don't think it would be a veggie's cup of tea."
    dined on 15/07/2014
  • "Been too many times to count, always good! Sausages never fail, soups well hearty. Ambience relaxed and friendly."
    dined on 12/07/2014
  • "Friendly atmosphere, excellent service and good food - the cakes are outstanding! Recommended!"
    dined on 11/07/2014
  • "A relaxed and informal atmosphere, with genuinely Austrian food. Highly recommend."
    dined on 05/07/2014
  • "Excellent value traditional Austrian food to make you nostalgic for your skiing holidays. Interesting inexpensive wine list too"
    dined on 02/07/2014
  • "We keep going back, good beer, excellent food and good value."
    dined on 26/06/2014
  • "Great service, lovely location and delicious food. I was given false information by previous customers that despite the quality of the food, portions were fairly mediocre compared to the prices. So I was really shocked to see the huge portions in front of me when I went there for myself! Definitely worth it and am dying to go there again."
    dined on 19/06/2014
  • "This is a great Austrian restaurant with sophisticated twists on classic Austrian dishes. The menu is compact, but has enough variety to support vegetarians and meat-lovers alike. If you can manage it, try a dessert - the Topfenknoedl are delicious."
    dined on 08/06/2014
  • ". I booked evening meal for 2 as a birthday treat for my husband. The ambience was poor,-it was drafty and there was a smell of cigarettes in the restaurant. The service was ok ,but the food poor. Not much choice on the menu and very stodgy. The apfel strudel was cold and very heavy. When I left some of it the waitress apologised for not being able to heat it up as the owner does not allow use of microwave at that time in the evening. She did not charge me which was h=nice but it would have been better to have warned me that the strudel was cold and then I would have chosen something else. It's really more of a café /patisserie than a restaurant."
    dined on 27/05/2014
  • "The breakfast was really lovely with amazing value for money on the set breakfasts, coffee was delicious, service very friendly, nice atmosphere – I would definitely come back!"
    dined on 24/05/2014
  • "Why is Austrian/Germanic/Central European food such a rare thing in London? Kipferl helps to correct this. The menu may be short but I know from my continental travels that everything is very authentic. Good Wiener Schnitzel, Kalbsgeschnezeltes, cakes and desserts. The atmosphere is somewhere between cafe and restaurant. I will be back."
    dined on 22/05/2014
  • "Service very slow. Ambience poor, limited menu choice, drinks choice very limited. Decor poor, meal mediocre and better choice of restaurant in the area. More cafe style than restaurant."
    dined on 08/05/2014
  • "Kipferl is an authentic Austrian restaurant in the heart of Islington. There aren't many in London. I should know being Austrian. Schnitzel was tasty, coffee was very good, served as it must with a glass of tap water and a piece of Milka chocolate. Enough said. "
    dined on 03/05/2014
  • "It's a cute little bistro on Camden passage , booked for a date night. Everything was going well until we saw that the guy who served us was playing with one of the customers dog. I don't blame him cause the dog was super cute but I kept waiting for him to wash his hand but that never happened and I lost my apetite when he brought our food and drink. "
    dined on 02/05/2014
  • "I have been to Kipferl with friends from Bavaria and we all enjoyed our dinner very much. We tried various things from the savory menu as mains. Although the best was the Kaiserschmarrn we had as dessert. The service was very friendly, kind and quick even though we could see they were very busy. I will be definitely be back for a treat of austrian food."
    dined on 01/05/2014
  • "Came here for the first time. Very good place for a light lunch, coffee or tea and cake. The restaurant is light and airy; the service friendly and prompt. I had white asparagus (a delicacy in Austria and Germany at this time of year but nearly impossible to obtain in the UK), with some Austrian cured ham and potatoes - this was very good, although personally I thought that the asparagus was a bit overcooked (a matter of taste) and I would have liked 5 spears instead of 3 but it worked very well as a light lunch or starter. Kipferl also sells Austrian cakes and the "Kipferl" biscuits, all of which are very good. A nice place, enjoyed it. "
    dined on 30/04/2014
  • "Great coffee selection. Interesting brunch menu...fab cheese and austrian noodle dish. Friendly service."
    dined on 15/04/2014
  • "Wonderful food with an authentic Austrian feel. The service is excellent and the ambiance is lovely for dinner."
    dined on 12/04/2014
  • "I loved the ambience and the head of the staff was also very friendly. The cauliflower soup was fantastic and deserts were also great. It's a very cozy and relaxed kind of place. Would definitely go back for an afternoon cup of tea again."
    dined on 29/03/2014
  • "Kipferl offers a very decent sample of Austrian food at a good price. I've been before for breakfast (order the fried bread!), and supper is as pleasant an experience. My starter of smoked salmon with cucumber, garlic and dill sauce is both rich and light, though the garlic is but a hint in the background. As a main I order krautspaetzle, cooked in a skillet under a substantial inch of organic mountain cheese - pure dairy indulgence, not for the faint hearted! Dessert is apricot pancakes with ice cream and whipped cream, and while I was expecting fresh apricots pressed in pastry, unfortunately the dessert is made with jam. Don't leave, however, without a little bag of Kipferls to take home as a souvenier - tiny curls of vanilla shortbread."
    dined on 28/03/2014
  • "I took my Austrian wife to this restaurant (one of the very few (only?) Austrian restaurants in London) as part of her birthday present. The restaurant itself is smart and the waiting staff very good. The food was also good except for my kaiserschmarren (pancakes) which unfortunately were doughy and burnt; to be honest I should have sent them back."
    dined on 28/03/2014
  • "I've been to Kipferl once before and really enjoyed my breakfast so decided to take Mum as a treat when she was visiting. I know how busy it can be so booked in advance, though they do their best to accommodate non-bookers. The decor is a lovely, understated, modern Austrian/Viennese feel. There is a pair of vintage skis in the corner and I love the newspapers on hooks. I chose the Organic Mountain Cheese Omelette with rocket, walnuts and rye bread which was absolutely delicious! Mum had French Toast 'Holzhacker' Style with crispy Austrian bacon which she too thoroughly enjoyed. We had freshly squeezed orange juice, a melange and a soy latte to finish. We thoroughly enjoyed our breakfast and I will definitely be back again :)"
    dined on 23/03/2014
  • "You know when you do something simple & really enjoy it then wonder why you don't do it all the time? That's how I feel about a Kiperl breakfast, my friend & I decided to make it our weekly meet up; brunch then a light cultural excursion. Lovely food, gracious staff & an authentic feel to the restaurant. The menu contains the history of the dishes which makes them sound so much more delicious."
    dined on 14/03/2014
  • "A very good little find in Angel. Leans towards being slightly expensive (£10 for the 'Viennese Breakfast', consisting of bread, jam, ham and cheese) but ingredients are high quality so not a massive complaint... Also, that price was offset by excellent value Austrian tarts and fantastic coffees. Service was friendly and attentive too. Great ambiance."
    dined on 01/03/2014
  • "Lovely little place, understated but elegant interior. The food is great and authentic and the service is attentive without being intrusive. I went for dinner which was perfect and would definitely consider brunch or just nipping in for a great coffee and cake. Worth a visit."
    dined on 28/02/2014
  • "Kipferl is the place where I go when I need a warm place, a great bowl of soup, a lovely friendly face, a fantastic comforting meal... It is wonderful. I had no idea Austrian food could be that good. The menu never really changes. But it's good at what it does."
    dined on 26/02/2014
  • "Went for a late lunch on Saturday and both my friend and I enjoyed our mains and dessert very much. Fantastic apple strudel! My only complaint is the ladies' restroom: the tap wasn't working at all so there was no way of washing one's hands, and the restroom needed more regular day-to-day maintenance. ."
    dined on 22/02/2014
  • "I really enjoyed visiting Kipferl. The service was nice and there was a pleasant atmosphere. Coffee was served with a small chocolate and glass of water, which was a nice touch and I think the water and coffee is an Austrian thing. I had the French toast 'Holzhacker' style with Austrian bacon which was okay, but the portion size could have been slightly bigger and it was too dry so either the bread should have been left to soak up the egg more or adding maple syrup to it. There are quite a few appealing things on the menu, and other people's food and cake looked delicious, i will definitely be returning!"
    dined on 19/02/2014
  • "Been the Kipferl a few times and always happy with my meal and visit. Recently visited on a Sunday afternoon rather than a weekday evening. As expected it was much busier but we had a great meal and dessert as always. I always order one of the sausages with a side salad dish however I plan to tackle one of their mains for my next visit. Staff are also great and attentive.. especially the cute guy with the dark hair ; )"
    dined on 09/02/2014
  • "The boiled beef starter was bland. I made the exact thing myself at home the next day in 6 seconds. Beef slices (from the supermarket cooked meat section) and lettuce. Avoid ordering this."
    dined on 01/02/2014
  • "We weren't sure what to expect from Austrain food, but were impressed with the standard of food on offer. We each had a starter and a main, and shared a cheese board to finish, and the food was delicious throughout. High-quality ingredients, excellent flavour combinations, appealing presentation, and attentive service. The Austrian wine was excellent too. We both had meaty dishes (the beef goulash with homemade egg noodles and the pork medallions wrapped in bacon and served with peppered cabbage) but we noticed that the vegetarian options also looked appealing and interesting. There was nothing to fault in our experience, and I'd recommend Kipferl to anyone."
    dined on 31/01/2014
  • "Great Austrian cafe serving Austrian staples such as Schnitzel or Käsespätzle. The decor is wonderful - simple and warm (a lot of wood), one of those places where you feel at ease instantly. The service is excellent. Great find on Camden Passage!"
    dined on 30/01/2014
  • "This was our second visit and on both times we were all impressed with the meals and desserts. My Austrian born mother feels it is difficult to find good authentic Austrian food outside of Austria but Kipferl provides it perfectly."
    dined on 16/01/2014
  • "Delicious Austrian food beautifully cooked.Chicken snitszel moist, tender, and crisp on the outside.The best new potatoes that I have ever tasted. How did they cook them? My son loved the goulash with proper saurkraut. House wine extremely good. The gentleman who served us was incredibly helpful. Will return."
    dined on 08/01/2014
  • "Lovely little place with delicious food and welcoming staff! Will go back."
    dined on 20/12/2013
  • "I have been to Kipferl quite a few times and every single time it is brilliant. Can highly recommend the hunerschnitzel, I have it pretty much every time."
    dined on 18/12/2013
  • "The staff were charming and attentive - seemed to know when to leave us alone and when to come back to the table. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. I had a cheese and meat platter that was very generous and well-judged. The apple strudel really excellent and the coffee good too. Even though the restaurant was full, it wasn't difficult to have a conversation: noise levels were fine. I reserved a table for lunch on a week day. Would advise that as the restaurant was busy. Lovely oasis in the middle of Upper Street Xmas mayhem."
    dined on 18/12/2013
  • "This is a safe bet. I have been going for almost 2 years now and have never been disappointed. Very nice team, typical delicious food. Few tips / comments: - book beforehand, it is a successful small place - they close early - the drinks list is on the small side"
    dined on 26/11/2013
  • "This is a great little place. Nicely laid out in a minimalist but friendly style, very efficient service and excellent food. Will definitely be back soon."
    dined on 26/11/2013
  • "A little treasure of a place tucked away along Canden Passage ... Very small though as tables quite close together - but that said would happily eat there again and again ...loved it!!" The food was of a high standard and not too expensive."
    dined on 24/11/2013