Dive in conventional culinary experience
  • Story Crux Team

With the intriguing architecture and gourmet meals, the world’s oldest restaurants are surely going to turn back the clock and offer a memorable dining experience.

If you are travelling to any of the cities mentioned here, don’t forget to visit these oldest restaurants

Honke Owariya in Kyoto, Japan

The restaurant was established in 1465 as a small confectionery shop. Over a span of 500 years, the cakes, pastries and biscuits have evolved in to yummy Japanese buckwheat noodles, soba and more. Step into the old wooden building and relish the traditional Japanese cuisine.

Zum Franziskaner in Stockholm

Stockholm’s oldest restaurant in existence was founded in 1421. Designed in Jugendstil style, old wooden booths and dim lighting add to the ambience of the place. Swedish dishes like herring and hash of fried diced meat with onions and potatoes are popular among the visitors.

St. Peter Stiftskeller in Salzburg, Austria

Yes, you read that right! The oldest restaurant in Central Europe dates back to 803. With an elegant ambience, the restaurant has been serving traditional style food for over 1200 years. Mozart Dinner Concert by period costumed clad musicians with three-course meal in candle-light setting adds to the charm of the place.

Sobrino de Botín in Madrid

Founded in 1725, the restaurant was first opened as an inn by a French cook Jean Botin and his wife. According to the Guinness Book of Records, it is the world’s oldest restaurant. It is known for Castilian cuisine cooked in 300-year-old oven. The restaurant has also appeared in many novels like Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises and Frederick Forsyth’s Icon and The Cobra.

White Horse Tavern in Newport, Rhode Island

The restaurant was established in 1673 and was frequented by British soldiers, colonists, pirates and sailors in the early days. clapboard walls, gambrel roof and plain pediment doors bordering the sidewalk give an essence of 17th century American architecture. Collared shirts are a must when you visit the restaurant and also don’t forget to remove your hat and turn off your mobile phone.

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