Top Choice Steak in St Gilgen


This relaxed 'Mediterranean' restaurant by the lake has a modern dining room and tables out in the garden. You can also order pizza to take away – they're nicely authentic – and there's a small, well done (if somewh…
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.
Top Choice Austrian in Obertraun

Restaurant-Pizzeria Simmer

Easily the most atmospheric of all the budget restaurants in the region, this Italo-Austrian place has cosy indoor seating and outdoor tables alongside a gurgling brook. The pizza is great, and there’s ten-pin bowli…
Top Choice Austrian in Mondsee

Schlossbräu Mondsee

This sprawling tavern somehow manages to be so much more than a hotel restaurant. Overlooking the main square and the Basilica of St Michael, there's a summer terrace outside and miles of woody tables under vaulted …
Top Choice Austrian in Mondsee


This farm table a short drive from Mondsee proper serves Jause (snack platters) in a fabulously bucolic setting. As hearty and home-made as the spread is, the appeal for Austrian holidaymakers is Holzingerbauer's ow…
Austrian in Bad Ischl

Restaurant Esplanade

This offshoot of the famous pastry shop Café Zauner serves quite decent Austrian staples – some using organic local meats – in a fabulously pleasant location beside the river. Given Zauner's pedigree, desserts are a…
Cafe in Gmunden

Café Brandl

This smart cafe-bar has bright-yellow walls, black leather sofas and cubist artworks spiking its interior. It serves breakfast, cakes and light meals during the day, and turns into a drinking place (with snacks) at …
Austrian in St Gilgen

Fischer-Wirt Restaurant

Situated on the water’s edge, this popular seafood restaurant does lake-fish three ways: fried with parsley potatoes, salmon steak with risotto or as part of a seafood dinner platter that includes both, as well as m…
Mexican in St Wolfgang


Decked out like a petrol station, this chilled-out restaurant and bar is an unusual place to curl your fingers around a drink, accompanied by wings and potato wedges, pasta, salads or grills. Check out the charming …
Cafe in Bad Aussee

Konditerei Lewandofsky-Temmel

Drop in for coffee and a slice of delicious apple strudel with crispy pastry, best enjoyed on the terrace alongside the Kurpark.