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Top 10 Oldest Restaurants in the World

Most restaurants usually come and go, but then there are restaurants that have been around for decades. And then there are the absolute oldest restaurants that have been in existence for centuries and are still operating today in the same location. These restaurants are not only great places to eat, but they also serve as a window into the past. When you’re eating here, you don’t only get to enjoy the (hopefully) tasty food, but also be surrounded by several centuries worth of history and tradition.

The following ranking lists the 10 oldest restaurants in the world that are still in existence at the same location as originally founded. All types of restaurants (including inns and bars/pubs) with any types of cuisines are included in the ranking.

Note: This ranking lists the 10 oldest restaurants in the world. Click the following for the Top 10 ranking of largest (fast food) restaurant chains in the world.

The 10 Oldest Restaurants in the World

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1. St. Peter Stiftskulinarium

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2. Ma Yu Ching’s

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3. Gasthof Sternen

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4. Piwnica Świdnicka

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5. Bratwursthäusle Nürnberg

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6. La Couronne

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7. Haus zum Rüden

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8. Wierzynek

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9. The Old Crown

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10. Wynhus zum Bären

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The 10 Oldest Restaurants in the World

The 10 Oldest Restaurants in the World:
1. ST. PETER STIFTSKULINARIUM
Salzburg, Austria
Established in 803
2. MA YU CHING’S
Kaifeng, China
Established in 1153
3. GASTHOF STERNEN
Wettingen, Switzerland
Established in 1230
4. PIWNICA ŚWIDNICKA
Wroclaw, Poland
Established in 1273
5. BRATWURSTHÄUSLE NÜRNBERG
Nuremberg, Germany
Established in 1312
6. LA COURONNE
Rouen, France
Established in 1345
7. HAUS ZUM RÜDEN
Zurich, Switzerland
Established in 1348
8. WIERZYNEK
Krakow, Poland
Established in 1364
9. THE OLD CROWN
Birmingham, UK
Established in 1368
10. WYNHUS ZUM BÄREN
Munsingen, Switzerland
Established in 1371

The 10 oldest restaurants in the world by year of establishment. All types of restaurants are included in the ranking (including bars/pubs and inns). A restaurant must not have moved from its original location to be included in the ranking.


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