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Top Choice International in Graz

Aiola Upstairs

Ask locals for the best outdoor dining experience in Graz, and they’ll direct you to Aiola. This wonderful restaurant on Schlossberg has great views from both its glass box interior and its beautiful summer terrace.…
Top Choice Austrian in Graz


What started as a spit-and-sawdust pub in the 16th century has evolved into a darkly atmospheric, super-stylish restaurant serving modern takes on Styrian specialities. Expect such creations as four different sorts …
Top Choice Cafe in Graz


Delightful Promenade is a Graz institution. Recently refurbished by the people behind the legendary Aiola, it's a pretty, modern take on the traditional coffee house. On a tree-lined avenue in the Stadtpark, it's th…
Top Choice Gallery in Graz

Kunsthaus Graz

Designed by British architects Peter Cook and Colin Fournier, this world-class contemporary-art space is known as the 'friendly alien' by locals. The building is signature Cook, a photovoltaic-skinned sexy biomorphi…
Top Choice Viewpoint in Graz


Rising to 473m, Schlossberg is the site of the original fortress where Graz was founded and is marked by the city's most visible icon – the Uhrturm. Its wooded slopes can be reached by a number of bucolic and strenu…
Top Choice Austrian in Graz

Der Steirer

This neo-Beisl (bistro pub) and wine bar has a beautiful selection of Styrian dishes, including a great goulash, lamb cutlets and stuffed peppers, all done in a simple, contemporary style. Their Styrian tapas concep…
Vegetarian in Graz


Tasty vegetarian patties, rice dishes and more than 40 different salads are served at this pay-by-weight vegetarian cafeteria. It's an appealing place to while away a few hours over coffee and cake too.
Cafe in Graz


This traditional cafe does old school beautifully with homemade pastries, lots of things to read and pleasant, suited waiters who have found a calling in life.
Japanese in Graz


Yamamoto is a refreshingly authentic Japanese-owned restaurant. The sushi and sashimi are fresh and the noodles pull in a crowd.
Pub in Graz

Cafe Centraal

This traditional bar and Beisl (bistro pub) with a dark-wood interior and outside seating has an alternative feel and super cheap eats from breakfast on.