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Escape to these 7 European-Influenced Austin Restaurants

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Everyone knows Austin is a city with incredible food, and this includes its influences from around the world! Whether you enjoy French, Italian, Spanish, Mediterranean, or Irish cuisine, Austin has you covered with delicious European restaurants when you’re in need of an escape to another place.

Use this guide to find some of our favorite European-influenced Austin restaurants the next time you’re heading out to eat! 

Start with French dining at Péché, a bar with pre-Prohibition style cocktails and a curated wine list. Pair incredible drinks with rich French fare made with the freshest ingredients, and enjoy it all in Austin’s first absinthe bar. Located on 4th Street, this downtown gem is perfect for a night out on the town!

SUN | 5PM–12AM

📍208 W 4th St, Austin, TX 78701


This hip South Congress restaurant features seafood and Mediterranean classics with influences from Israel, Lebanon, Turkey, and Greece. At Aba, you can choose from favorites like meat and seafood kebabs, house-made hummus, and falafel and pair these with rare Mediterranean-inspired wines and spirits. 

FRI | 11AM–11PM
SAT | 10AM–11PM
SUN | 10AM–9PM

📍1011 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

You can’t go wrong with an authentic Spanish restaurant dedicated to serving incredible tapas! Barlata Tapas Bar features tapas, paella, and more Spanish fare with options for vegetarians or less adventurous eaters. Sit around the bar in the industrial-chic space and watch your meal be prepared before digging in!

FRI-SAT | 5–10:30PM

📍1500 S Lamar Blvd #150, Austin, TX 78704

If you’re looking for a quiet, peaceful spot to enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner, we recommend Arpeggio Grill! This Greek-centric Mediterranean spot offers guests hummus, falafel, salads, chicken shawarma, and other incredible dishes. Located near Highland Mall, you can stop in for a mid-shopping meal for the fuel you need to keep going!


📍6619 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78752

Everyone needs a go-to neighborhood pub, and B. D. Riley’s is a great choice! This spot embodies Irish culture, as it was designed and built in Ireland before being shipped and assembled here in Austin. Find award-winning foods and incredible craft beer at this hotspot. 

SUN | 11AM–11PM
MON | 4–11PM

📍1905 Aldrich St #130, Austin, TX 78723

When you merge old-world warmth with modern sports bar vibrance of a British pub, you get a beautiful combination that allows you to enjoy incredible drinks and food in great company. The Pub ATX does this perfectly and is a must-visit for Austinites!


📍214 W 4th St Suite A, Austin, TX 78701

When you’re craving carbs, make your way to Red Ash, one of our favorite European-influenced Austin restaurants. This Italian restaurant features wood-fired, hand-crafted specialty dishes. Choose from pastas, fresh seafood, and prime steaks to pair with an international wine list, specialty craft cocktails, and local beered brews. 


📍303 Colorado St #200, Austin, TX 78701

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Abby Hopkins

Abby Hopkins

Abby is a blogger for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Austin City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Austin area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinAustin on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and TikTok.

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