Best restaurants in Tyrol & Vorarlberg

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in The Zillertal

    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 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.

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    Museum Restaurant

    On the fringes of the village, this utterly charming restaurant is housed in the picture-perfect chalet of the St Anton Museum. Winter salad with caramelised nuts, pear and smoked goose breast, and the most succulent Tyrolean beef and trout fished fresh from the pond outside land on your plate at this intimate wood-panelled restaurant.

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    Auracher Löchl

    Creaking with the weight of its 600-year history, this enticingly cosy, low-beamed restaurant is the one-time haunt of Tyrolean hero Andreas Hofer. The kitchen rolls out brilliant incarnations of Austrian classics such as Kaspressknödel (cheesy dumplings), pork roast and goulash, plus hot-stone steaks. For a taste of everything, opt for a Tyrolean tapas sharing plate. If you've someone to impress, book a private table on the bridge that straddles Römerhofgasse.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Vorarlberg

    Gutwinski

    In fine weather, head to Gutwinski's tree-shaded terrace to dine on classics such as Wiener schnitzel with parsley potatoes and cranberry compote, or brighter, more inventive dishes such as Arctic char with ginger mousse and gin-laced cucumber, and crème brûlée with lavender ice cream. When it's chilly, the candlelit, champagne-kissed interior, with high-back velvet chairs and banquettes, makes an ideal refuge.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Vorarlberg

    April

    Bright flowerpots and upside-down watering cans guide the way to this wholesomely hip and wonderfully laid-back cafe. Bag a spot on one of the sofas or on the pocket-sized terrace for a latte adorned with flowers or butterflies (Ingo is a ‘coffee artist’). Lavish breakfasts, open sandwiches, Ayurvedic dhals, and dips and vegan cakes feature on the all-organic menu.

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    Rodelalm

    With glowing faces and frosty fingers, most sledders heading down Rodelbahn stop at this hut located halfway, to warm up with schnapps and a big plate of Schweinshaxe (pork knuckles), Gröstl (Tyrolean potato, egg, bacon and onion fry-up) or cheese fondue. An open fire keeps things toasty in the pine-panelled interior.

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    Restaurant Zur Tenne

    Choose between the rustic, beamed interior where an open fire crackles and the more summery conservatory at Hotel Tenne's highly regarded restaurant. Service is polished and the menu swings from classics such as beef goulash to seasonal meats (goose, venison) and fish dishes such as roasted trout with sweet potato mash and black garlic.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Innsbruck

    Die Wilderin

    Take a gastronomic walk on the wild side at this modern-day hunter-gatherer of a restaurant, where chefs take pride in local sourcing and using top-notch farm-fresh and foraged ingredients. The menu sings of the seasons, be it asparagus, game, strawberries or winter veg. The vibe is urbane and relaxed.

  • Restaurants in Innsbruck

    Oniriq

    A welcome addition to Innsbruck's gastro scene, Oniriq is a standout for innovative tasting menus in stripped-back, industro-cool surrounds. Tucked just off Maria-Theresien-Strasse, the restaurant plays up seasonal flavours in menus (vegetarian and non) presented in the newfangled ingredient-driven way, say goat's cheese with Jerusalem artichoke, blueberry and dandelion, or rhubarb with pine wood, carrot and strawberry-seed oil. Chef Christoph Bickel mans the stove and you can be guaranteed a three-hour palate-awakening experience. One for special occasions.

  • Restaurants in Innsbruck

    Das Schindler

    Cream-caramel hues, parquet floors and beaded chandeliers give this slickly modern restaurant a decadent feel. The menu is ambitious, but the chef is skilled enough to pull off interesting riffs on season-driven Austrian cuisine. You might begin, say, with beef tartare with sunny-side-up quail egg and herb salad, before moving on to catfish with baby root vegetables and wasabi. Wine starts at a well-priced €29 a bottle, and you'll want to save a little space for the delectable grand cru chocolate tart with raspberries.

  • Restaurants in The Zillertal

    Gasthof Perauer

    With its tiled oven and all-wood interior, this Gasthöfe is as gorgeously Tyrolean as they come. On the meaty menu are home-cooked dishes prepared with top-quality regional ingredients and hearty specials from the family butchery, including game goulash with dumplings, crispy knuckle of pork in black beer jus and bang-on-the-money steaks. There are plenty of veggie options, too. Save an inch for the platter of regional cheeses with homemade bread and fig jam.

  • Restaurants in Tyrol

    Verwallstube

    Wow, what a view! The mountain panorama that opens up at this 2085m-high location is uplifting – as is the food. Billing itself as one of the highest gourmet restaurants in Europe, Verwallstube is a wonderful pick for a pre- or postski lunch. Delicately presented, flavour-charged dishes range from bouillabaisse to veal cheeks braised in red wine until meltingly tender, served with truffle mash. There's a lovely peak-gazing terrace for sunny days.

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    Schrofenstein

    With a generous helping of Austrian heartiness and a dash of Mediterranean lightness, Schrofenstein’s elegantly rustic restaurant moves with the seasons: from spring asparagus to summer berries and mushrooms and autumn game. Dishes such as steak tartare with quail egg and sourdough bread, and roasted pike-perch with purple potato mash, spinach and lemongrass hit the mark every time. There's a delightful chestnut-shaded garden for summer dining.

  • Restaurants in Vorarlberg

    Goldener Hirschen

    Austrian through and through, this restaurant in the Weisses Kreuz has bags of rustic charm, with its high beamed ceilings and jovial crowd of locals. The kitchen rolls out well-prepared classics such as Carinthian cheese noodles, boiled beef with horseradish, homemade dumplings with sauerkraut and pork roast with cumin-beer sauce. There's a garden courtyard for fine-weather dining.

  • Restaurants in Innsbruck

    Buzihütte

    With cracking views of Innsbruck from on high, the Buzihütte is a 3km hike northwest of town or a five-minute taxi ride. It's a deliciously alpine-style hut, with a peak-gazing terrace for summer dining and a dark, woodsy interior for hibernating on snowy days. On the menu are hearty faves such as schnitzel, Spinatknödel (spinach dumplings) and Käsespätzle (cheese noodles). Cash only.

  • Restaurants in Tyrol

    m3 Restaurant

    A prime people-watching terrace fronts this super-slick restaurant, with vaulted ceilings and art-slung walls. Austro-Italian specialities are presented with an eye for presentation, with flavours striking the right chord in dishes such as Tyrolean beef carpaccio with parmesan and rocket, homemade linguine with penny bun mushrooms, and crispy pork belly with thyme jus. The wood-oven pizza is great too.

  • Restaurants in Tyrol

    Kupferstube

    Fine dining in Kitzbühel doesn't get better than at the Kupferstube in the five-star Hotel Tennerhof. Award-winning chef Stefan Lenz puts an imaginative spin on carefully sourced regional ingredients, which might, season depending, mean beautifully cooked organic pigeon with plum and hay milk or Viennese catfish and snails with beurre blanc and lovage – all served with panache in refined surrounds.

  • Restaurants in Tyrol

    Endlich

    If you endlich (finally) find your way to this deli–wine shop and bistro-style restaurant, you’re onto a good thing. With just 18 covers, dining here is an intimate experience, with the chef cooking regional and seasonal ingredients with panache, from fresh river fish to local venison. The tasting menus change according to his whim. Book at least 24 hours ahead for dinner.

  • Restaurants in Tyrol

    Galzig Bistro

    Winningly fresh produce is the secret to the bistro-style dishes served at Galzig, which stretch from gourmet salads (wild herb and pine nut, for instance) to tagliatelle with king prawns, capers and endives, and roasted duck breast with black truffle. It's uniformly delicious. The slick, contemporary interior and terrace attract a style-conscious, cocktail-sipping crowd after dark.

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    Bräustüberl

    As traditionally Austrian as they come, this brewpub-restaurant dishes up satisfying Tyrolean and Bavarian grub, from schnitzel as big as a boot to goulash and bratwurst with lashings of sauerkraut – all of which go well with the freshly tapped brews. The atmosphere is laid-back and the terrace has castle views. Gluten-free, vegetarian and children's options are also available.