Whether you are Viennese / Austrian or just visiting the most beautiful city in the world, Riding Dinner’s purpose is to create the perfect all-round experience in Vienna. Of course this is reflected in our philosophy as well.
"Experience Vienna with all the senses..."- ..."- it is our desire to unite the culinary arts, sights and Vienna's Fiaker tradition, to convey the cultural and traditional values of Vienna, and to create emotions and memories for a lifetime - or just to say it shortly: “To Experience Vienna with all senses!"
Who founded Riding Dinner and what was the genesis?
Raimund Novotny and Marco Pollandt aren’t just the founders of Riding Dinner. They are also connected through an intense friendship and through a similar professional background. After their graduation from different colleges for tourism and business in Vienna and Lower Austria as well as years of experience in some of the best 5-star hotels of the world, they met each other again when working for the same company.
During their time working together, they quickly learned to respect each other even outside of the business. The rest is history…
They claim that the skills of each personality alone would have never led to Riding Dinner. So you can see, the law of chemistry works right here. - If two different elements blend well with each other, you will get a positive reaction.
Marco about Raimund – “I have hardly met someone who is so concentrated on and consistent in achieving his goals. He is a true workaholic, very stress-resistant and a team-player, who acts very honestly and target-orientated… sometimes he is also a lateral thinker which is often a huge advantage but not always (laugh).”
Raimund about Marco – He often observes things with a lot of patience but without even saying a word. Suddenly a creative process starts working in his mind. In addition to that he puts so much passion into his work and has the quality to keep his focus on the most difficult tasks. That allows him to visualize ideas very well but from time to time he also gets lost in his ideas for a little too long (laugh).
In the choice of our Viennese restaurant partners we have particularly had an eye on presenting the various facets of the Viennese cuisine. With the choice of a local “Stadt-Heuriger”, as well as Viennese traditional restaurants and a typical Viennese Café, all varieties are presented.
At this point, we would also like to admit that the practical process of Riding Dinner is only possible with the commitment and reliability of our unique partners.
Thank you for supporting us every day to create a unique Vienna experience for our guests.