Source with thanks from eatthis.com
Can you imagine eating in a restaurant where patrons have been enjoying food from over a thousand years ago. Maybe tasting specialities that have survived the ravages of the centuries past. Take a look at a number of the oldest restaurants put together by the author in the article below. May just want to add to your bucket list for when travel restrictions are eased and you head out to explore the distant shores. Team RetyrSmart
World’s oldest surviving restaurants. You will be surprised how old they are
St. Peter Stifts Kulinarium in Austria: 803 C.E.
This restaurant specializes in a dish called Tafelspitz, which includes “boiled beef with minced apple and horseradish,” per NetCredit. Want to try making this dish at home? Austria’s official tourism board has a Tafelspitz recipe.
Wurtskuchl in Germany: 1146 C.E.
If bratwurst is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of German food, you’re not far off with this age-old restaurant. Wurtskuchl specializes in sauerkraut and sausages, perfect for a hearty meal.
The Old House in Wales: 1147 C.E.
This charming U.K. restaurant has stood the test of time. Try the beer-battered cod or the Old House Pie (yes, that’s a savory pie).
Ma Yu Ching’s Bucket Chicken House in China: 1153 C.E.
This is what it sounds like: a place where you can order a bucket of chicken. The Henan Province restaurant has been named an “intangible cultural heritage” site by UNESCO.
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The Brazen Head in Ireland: 1198 C.E.
Bangers and mash are the name of the game at this Dublin restaurant. Don’t forget to order a pint with your meal!
La Couronne in France: 1345 C.E.
The Sheep Heid Inn in Scotland: 1360 C.E.
This Edinburgh pub is closed during the pandemic, but it’s worth a visit when it reopens. Visit on a Sunday for a delicious roast, or pop by on a weeknight for a cocktail.
Hotel Gasthof Löwen in Lichtenstein: 1380 C.E.
Honke Owariya in Japan: 1465 C.E.
As the restaurant’s website explains, Honke Owariya started off as a dessert shop selling rice cakes, eventually expanding to selling soba noodles. Honke Owariya now has four locations, with the original Kyoto shop located near the Kyoto Imperial Palace.
Gostilna Gastuž in Slovenia: 1467 C.E.
According to TripAdvisor, Gostilna Gastuž is closed through December. But if you’re able to visit the restaurant after the pandemic, try the traditional mushroom soup, NetCredit recommends.