Fischers

4.6
482 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Austrian
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  • Authentic
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
Neighbourhood favourite, Fischer’s, is an informal café-restaurant found at the top of Marylebone High Street. Warmly evocative of Vienna in the early twentieth century, Fischer’s is buzzing from breakfast through until late, seven days a week. A classic Viennese menu is offered, including an extensive choice of salads, schnitzels, brötchen, strudels, konditorei, biscuits, ice cream coupes and hot chocolates. With Austrian neighbourhood charm, the food utilises simple but high quality ingredients, immaculately presented.
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K
London
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well thought out restaurant that really feels like middle Europe. Food was great and beautifully presented. Amazing cakes .Efficient but friendly staff . We had a great afternoon .

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

We are frequent diners at Fischer’s and visited the last two Saturdays for brunch. Tables were left very dirty after customers had left and service was not to the standard we typically would see at Fischer’s. We usually don’t visit for brunch so perhaps this is typical.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious well presented food and excellent service. Very comfortable surrounds.

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C
London
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, fantastic service and a great restaurant. Every visit to this excellent restaurant is memorable and a sheer delight.

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p
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat to have dinner at Fischers so we went with friends for our anniversary, and we weren't disappointed. I always order the same thing, which I know is daft but I can't risk less gorgeousness than usual. I had mustard herring with rye bread, followed by veal schnitzel; we have this down to a fine art - we order one regular and one large schnitzel, which is a perfect amount for 2 to share. It comes with a little jug of super-tasty jus. Pudding was a Sacher torte for our friends, and a selection of nut ice-creams for us. It was all delicious. What I like about Fischers - apart from the consistently excellent food - is the cosy but smart ambience, the warm welcome, and the attention to detail - they remembered my favourite table. It was a bit noisier than usual this time, but hey, it was Sunday night and the restau was full. Top marks!

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c
London
18 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Truly fabulous breakfast spot when in the area. We come for the rosti pastrami with a poached egg and mustard hollandaise, My partners egg was hard so we requested another one. Great service usually but the staff seemed a little understaffed as it was hard to get attention numerous times. We will return.

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F
London
49 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Buzzing restaurant; fabulous interior; really different and interesting menu. Some delay delivering dessert but forgiven as apology made without us having to ask. Great evening.

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s priced toward the top end of value, but I love this place and have always had good food and good service in an excellent room.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Very poor quality food at inflated prices.
Not worth it.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a lovely meal on my birthday and would recommend Fischer’s to anyone.

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L
London
122 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely as always - a true classic!

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D
London
14 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Bustling Central European brasserie. Extensive menu. Peasant staff. When full noisy. Pricey but generous portions

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GK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Yes this was really disappointing. The food is just so average. You feel because of the expense and effort in creating an authentic Austrian environment and the prices and quantity of nicely turned out staff not to mention being owned by a couple of top restauranteurs that it would be rather special. But sadly not a bit of it. Whoever is managing and cooking lacks any love, passion or attention to detail. I think it only survives because the locals have few other choices. We won't be back.

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L
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Initial impression of decor on entry was cosy and warm, however we were seated at a table that really should not have been there. It was squished so tightly to the abutting tables that the waiter's behind was practically sitting on our table when he was taking the order for the table next to us. On our other side was a corner table so close that I had to move my chair every time one of them needed to get up and go to the bathroom etc. It was so disruptive to our meal and extremely unpleasant. The food selection was wonderful but unfortunately everything from the spaetzle to the sausages and sauerkraut were very bland while the soup was way too salty. We couldn't wait to leave!

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c
London
18 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Old school glamor ... like going back in time. The best breakfast in London & lovely servers.

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JG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the food and location. Very relaxed and buzzy atmosphere. Food seems well priced, wine a little expensive but the staff were very helpful in helping us choose

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LL
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great restaurant but they could slow down the service. Felt very rushed.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

I am normally a big fan of Fischer’s but last Friday was not one of their better performances. My steak was mushy and somehow tasteless despite it having been amply salted. The käsespätzle was just awful. This is admittedly never one of their strongest dishes but Friday the spätzle were very soft and were swimming in a watery cheese sauce. I think it had been microwaved. For an Austrian restaurant not to be able to make decent spätzle/ käsespätzle is just poor. My wife’s chicken soup also way too salty. The service, normally very strong, was distracted. Never had water in my glass, couldn’t get anyone’s attention to order additional items. They broke a glass right next to me and I was hit with the shattered glass - no big deal as I wasn’t cut and mistakes happen but then no apology or even acknowledgment. Not my best experience.

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JK
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Enjoyed this restaurant many times. They were just maybe off the last time we went. It was unfortunate. We were greeted with “you know you will need to vacate your table at 8:30pm”. Not a great way to start. The soup was watery and had almost no pancakes. The service was extremely slow and based on the welcome time limit, was an odd combination.

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CD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always lovely and inviting, just the right amount of twinkliness for a lunch time. Food always delicious.

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JP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love it there and will return in the future!

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OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Resturant with a lot of character and old school style of service and elegance. The food was fantastic delicious and very tasty. I was inviting my brother and his bride and I was accompanied by daughter and wife. Very child friendly and the place is perfect for a winter day as it’s very warm indoors. Value for money was also great not the usual west end prices you’ll pay for 4 adults dinning at £100 per head this was £170 bill for starters main course and desert and coffee. It’s on my repeat list.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A relaxing service and enjoyable rapport with the staff. My wiener schnitzel could have been accompanied with more vegetables without having to pay extra. The house white wine was affordable and very pleasant. All that was missing was the background music from the film 'The Third Man' to complete an Austrian evening:) We bother enjoyed the meal and evening.

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W
London
54 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Fischers for all occasions but Sunday breakfast is our favourite. Not cheap but always enjoyable!

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NK
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 2

We are au fait with Austrian cuisine but our chicken schnitzels were so dry and thick last time we ate there. Overcooked chips as well. Very disappointing experience especially we had a guest with us and we were not impressed at all. On a final note, we have been to Fischers about 10 times before and we have noticed that their standard is slipping with overcooked food and sloppy service lately.

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G
London
43 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect choice for a rare catch-up with family from out of town who were thrilled with Fischers in Marylebone. Luckily we were seated at the front of the restaurant, (good tip), which is much quieter so we could really enjoy our lovely evening & the flowing conversation. Such an unusual menu & every choice we made was beautifully presented, fresh & delicious. Ideal vibe for us, glossy, buzzy, busy, bright, business-like, but also somehow cosy, relaxing, unhurried & friendly. First-class all round.

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y
London
48 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A great early business dinner at Fischers and , as ever , a lovely evening... food, service, wine all excellent and will be back again soon...

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KB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fischer's is our favourite out of the Corbin and King --- it's cosy and authentic and the schnitzels are great

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C
London
14 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole experience was excellent

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MP
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Our major complaint is the noise caused by bad acoustics. It would be good if you invested in a professional acoustic insulation.

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VM
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy this restaurant. The staff are friendly and efficient and the food is always a high standard

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RH
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Always good food, though service can be patchy in quieter times and the kitchen in the mornings can be slow.

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R
London
25 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again we had a lovely evening at Fischers in Marylebone High Street. It's beautiful 19th/early 20th C Viennese decor is warm & so is the front of house welcome.
Service is friendly & fast without being rushed.
Specialities like the nuenberger & kraisenkaiser (?) sausages or the delicious schnitzels (chicken or veal) are the menu staples, but there is usually a special or two which are often fish.
Unpretensious, but luxurious in one of my favourite shopping streets.
Heartily reccomended! Go to Fischers.

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N
London
14 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Schnitzel was exquisite!

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j
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is one of our favorite restruants and although it is on the expensive side we do believe you do get value for money . The staff are very friendly and attentive .
Unusually on this occasions our vegtables were not hot but the rest of the meals were excellent .

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V
London
14 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Snug venue for a winter lunch. Never managed three courses here as portions are generous.

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SC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service in a classical mittel European brasserie. Coffee and patisserie both fantastic. Schnitzel a high water mark

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved Fischers - went with my friends, one of whom has been many times. The food was excellent and the service really welcoming - our first waiter especially was great. This is my new favourite London restaurant, especially at this time of year, cosier than The Delaunay or The Wolseley. Schnitzel, salmon, herrings, beetroot, strudel - what’s not to like. I will be back!!

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JT
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food is great and the portions are quite big. Staff is also very friendly.
The atmophere in the restaurant is very nice.
Prices of the food are normal, wines and other alcohol are a bit expensive though I think that's just London...

Only bad point was that we had to wait almost 20mins for our coffee after it was ordered. When we got it the coffee was therefore already a bit cold. But when we told the staff afterwards they apologized and removed the dessert from the bill, which was very kind.
Overall I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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LG
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A home from home for London’s ‘mittel europa’ . Best schnitzel in town. I was so happy.

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