Austria restaurants

Top Choice Thai in Alsergrund & the University District


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 Austrian in Zell am Ziller


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


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 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…
Top Choice French in Salzburg


Andreas Kaiblinger puts an innovative spin on market-driven French cuisine at Michelin-starred Esszimmer. Eye-catching art, playful backlighting and a glass floor revealing the Almkanal stream keep diners captivated…
Top Choice European in Werfen


Culinary dream duo Karl and Rudi Obauer run the show at this highly regarded, ingredient-focused restaurant. Sit in the rustic-chic restaurant or out in the garden, where most of the fruit and herbs are grown. Signa…
Top Choice Austrian in St Anton am Arlberg

Museum Restaurant

Arlberger hay soup with smoked wild boar and lavender served in a bread bowl, and the most succulent Tyrolean beef and trout fished fresh from the pond outside land on your plate at this intimate wood-panelled resta…
Top Choice European in Hallstatt

Restaurant zum Salzbaron

One of the best gourmet acts in town, the Salzbaron is perched alongside the lake inside the Seehotel Grüner Baum and serves a seasonal pan-European menu – the wonderful local trout features strongly in summer.