Restaurants

Top Choice Thai in Alsergrund & the University District

Mamamon

Owner Piano, who named her restaurant for her mum Mon, has spiced up Vienna's burgeoning Southeast Asian food scene with a menu of southern Thai flavours, street-style decor and an indie soundtrack. On mild nights, …
Top Choice Modern European in Alsergrund & the University District

Punks

The name might be a giveaway, but this guerilla-style restaurant is indeed shaking up an otherwise genteel neighbourhood. Patrick Müller, Anna Schwab and René Steindachner have 'occupied' a former wine bar and esche…
Top Choice Austrian in Zell am Ziller

Schulhaus

On its panoramic perch above Zell am Ziller, this old schoolhouse turned restaurant is Tyrolean through and through. The larch-wood interior is drenched in honeyed light, the terrace plays up the views deep into the…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Schloss Belvedere to the Canal

Steirereck im Stadtpark

Heinz Reitbauer is at the culinary helm of this two-starred Michelin restaurant, beautifully lodged in a 20th-century former dairy building in the leafy Stadtpark. His tasting menus are an exuberant feast, fizzing w…
Top Choice International in The Sausal

T.O.M R

Celebrity chef Tom Reiderer's Leutschach restaurant was long South Styria's dining hotspot. He and wife Katrina have opened their new venture in a former rectory – a light, elegant fine dining room with a few upstai…
Top Choice Modern European in Schloss Belvedere to the Canal

Lingenhel

One of Vienna’s most exciting gastro newcomers, Lingenhel is an ultra-slick deli-shop-bar-restaurant, lodged in a 200-year-old house. Salamis, wines and own-dairy cheeses tempt in the shop, while much-lauded chef Da…
Top Choice Austrian in Graz

Landhauskeller

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 Italian in Klagenfurt

Stand No. 17

Nini Loudon's kitchen springs in to service from 11.30am to 2pm. Her small, market-fresh menu has beloved regional specialities but more often crosses the border to include seasonal Italian classics (white truffle r…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Wörthersee

Bar Leon

The private 'beach' club of the grand Hotel Schloss Leonstain is open to non-guests and affords a rare glimpse into the genteel summer pleasures of the Austrian well-to-do. Come for breakfast or lunch in the garden,…
Top Choice Italian in Graz

Santa Clara

Santa Clara, an under-the-radar but long-beloved Graz favourite set in an ancient vaulted space, has loosened things up. Eschewing a regular menu structure, there's simply a nightly buffet of Italian-style antipasti…