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 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 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 Austrian in Mondsee


This farm table a short drive from Mondsee proper serves Jause (snack platters) in a fabulously bucolic setting. As hearty and homemade as the spread is, the appeal for Austrian holidaymakers is Holzingerbauer's own…
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…
Bakery in Gmunden

Konditorei Grellinger

While the lakeside places overflow with visitors, this historic Konditorei (bakery) attracts a decidedly more local crowd. The beautifully evocative interior of original fittings brightened via a clever contemporary…
Austrian in St Wolfgang

See Eck

A perfect match for St Wolfgang's older and well-to-do visitors, this smart, friendly wine bar does a small and very interesting dinner menu each night. Italian-influenced dishes such as fish fillets with fregola (S…
Austrian in Traunkirchen

Restaurant Bootshaus

A stunningly converted Bootshaus (boat house) at the lake's edge with panoramic views is the setting for locally sourced ingredients given the gourmet treatment by chef Lukas Nagl: Traunsee crab soup; sautéed porcin…
Austrian in Hallstatt

Balthazar im Rudolfsturm

Balthazar is situated 855m above Hallstatt and has the most spectacular terrace in the region. The menu is Austrian comfort food and the service is charming, but you're here for the gobsmacking views. It's best acce…
Austrian in Strobl

Alm-Stadl Schwarzensee

Alm-Stadl Schwarzensee, one of a couple of restaurants located by the remote and picturesque Schwarzensee, serves delicious smoked lake trout. (It also has a battery exchange station for Movelo e-bikes.)