Schulhaus

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 valley and to the mountains beyond, while the succinct menu speaks of a family that believes in local sourcing and farm-fresh products.

The Geisler family know their suppliers by name and their cooking swings with the seasons – garden salads, herbs and trout from local brooks in summer, venison cooked two ways in autumn. Attractively presented, flavour-packed dishes are married with Austrian wines from the Burgenland and Wachau.