The Top-10 Restaurants for Alpine Cuisine in Austria – presented in alphabetical order.
Aurelio´s, Christian Rescher, Lech am Arlberg (Vorarlberg)
Together with his sous-chef Markus Niederwanger, since 2009 Christian Rescher has brought his “Natural Art Cuisine” to the gourmet restaurant at Hotel Aurelio, cooking it to prominence, not only on the Arlberg, but in all of Austria.
Ratings: A la Carte 96 pts, Falstaff 94 pts, Gault Millau 17 pts
Tel.: +43/5583/22 14
Restaurant Bootshaus at Hotel Das Traunsee, Lukas Nagl, Traunkirchen (Upper Austria)
Lukas Nagl is the undisputed Number One in the Salzkammergut region and, with his fish dishes especially, has made an immeasurable contribution to Austrian cuisine. That said, his handling of vegetables is also a source of fascination for gourmets.
Current ratings: A la Carte 94 pts, Falstaff 92 pts, Gault Millau 16 pts
Gourmet Restaurant Döllerer, Andreas Döllerer, Golling (Salzburg)
Alpine avant-garde cuisine, representing a true inspiration for many young chefs. Crowned “International Chef of the Year” by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Andreas Döllerer stands right there alongside Heinz Reitbauer as Austria’s highest-profile chef in the international culinary community.
Current ratings: A la Carte 99 pts, Falstaff 99 pts, Gault Millau 18 pts
Griggeler Stuba at Burg Vital Hotel, Thorsten Probost and Sascha Möller, Lech am Arlberg (Vorarlberg)
Thorsten Probost is a pioneer in Alpine cuisine, located in Lech am Arlberg, and has been frequented by a very international clientele for years. His love for Alpine herbs and regional products is a role model for many, prompting many a customer to rethink their attitude towards Alpine cuisine.
A la Carte 95 pts, Falstaff 99 pts, Gault Millau 18 pts
Oberlech 568, 6764 Lech
Tel.: +43/5583/31 40
Mühltalhof, Philip and Helmut Rachinger, Neufelden (Upper Austria)
Mühlviertel is not located at higher Alpine elevations, and thus represents products and culinary traditions that are more typical of the Alpine Foothills region. The Mühltalhof has developed in recent years into a mecca of new regional cuisine, internationally regarded as one of Austria’s flagship restaurants.
A la Carte 94 pts, Falstaff 89 pts, Gault Millau 18 pts
A-4120 Neufelden an der Mühl
Obauer, Brothers Rudi and Karl
The Obauer brothers are pioneers of Alpine cuisine in Austria and were chosen by Gault Millau as “Chefs of the Decade” (2003-2012). Disposed to classical rather than avant-garde, the Obauer continues to be a mecca for exciting regional cuisine from Salzburg.
A la Carte 97 pts, Falstaff 99 pts, Gault Millau 19 pts
Markt 46, 5450 Werfen
Tel.: +43/6468/521 50
“Schualhus” at Hotel Rote Wand, Max Natmessnig, Lech am Arlberg (Vorarlberg)
Before Max Natmessnig landed on the Arlberg, he cooked in New York at the “Chef´s Table at Brooklyn Fare” and at Daniel Humm’s “Nomad”. He is “Shooting Star of the Year 2017” and brings international inspiration to Alpine cuisine!
A la Carte 92 pts, Falstaff 99 pts, Gault Millau 18 pts
Zug 5, 6774 Lech
Tel.: +43/5583/343 50
Seerestaurant Saag, Hubert Wallner, Techelsberg (Carinthia)
Hubert Wallner, who is established in the south of Austria, embodies Alpine cuisine with its Italian and Slovenian influences. Located directly on the shore of Lake Wörthersee, his dishes highlighting freshwater fish have set whole new standards in Austria.
A la Carte 96 pts, Falstaff 98 pts, Gault Millau 18 pts
Tel.: +43/664/401 27 30
Tannenhof *****S, James Baron, St. Anton am Arlberg (Tyrol)
This former sous-chef of three-star chef Andreas Caminada was a true stroke of fortune for owner Axel Bach. This native of Britain interprets alpine cuisine with sophistication and creativity, having cooked his way into the hearts of countless loyal fans from the very outset.
A la Carte 92 pts, Falstaff 92 pts, Gault Millau 18 pts
A-6580 St. Anton am Arlberg
Tel.: +43/5446/303 11
Restaurant Simon Taxacher, Kirchberg (Tyrol)
When they write about Simon Taxacher, the press often resort to the attribution “perfection”. His body of work is more international than that of our other Top-10 restaurants. Though everything he brings to the plate in terms of Alpine cuisine, is an utterly memorable dining experience.
A la Carte 98 pts, Falstaff 97 pts, Gault Millau 19 pts
Aschauer Straße 46
A-6365 Kirchberg in Tirol