Restaurants

Top Choice Burgers in Linz

Paul's

Facing the monumental Mariendom cathedral, this A-line building's facade is split down the middle: half is stone, the other half is fronted by floor-to-ceiling glass that's lit up in vivid red at night. Flame-grille…
Top Choice International in Wels

Löwenkeller

With its exposed stone, starchy white linen and polished service, Löwenkeller is by far the most sophisticated restaurant in town. Dishes such as poached trout served on spinach with dill oil, roast guinea fowl with…
Top Choice Austrian in Freistadt

Freistadt Brauhaus

To sample Freistadt's hoppy brews, head to the town's brewery restaurant, which has a sprawling vaulted interior and beer garden. Meaty Austrian faves include roast pork drizzled with dark beer sauce and served with…
Top Choice Cafe in Linz

Cafe Jindrak

Join the cake-loving locals at this celebrated cafe – the original shop (1929) of a now nine-strong chain that produces over 100,000 of its famous Linzer Torte each year made to its family recipe. You’d need a huge …
Top Choice European in Steyr

Knapp am Eck

A cobbled lane shadows the Steyr River to this locavore bistro, which utilises organic, seasonal produce to create dishes such as tender lamb with polenta and sage-stuffed pork. By night, candles and lanterns illumi…
Austrian in Nationalpark Kalkalpen

Das Rössl

The pick of places to dine in charming Windischgarsten, this oyster-grey guesthouse cooks up hearty dishes including rib-eye steak, Riesling-marinated pork and river trout. Carb-loading for outdoor adventures isn't …
Italian in Linz

Herberstein

Chic Herberstein comprises a Japanese-style lounge with a sushi bar, an ivy-draped garden and a glamorous Italian restaurant. Brick vaults and clever backlighting set the scene for Björn Laubner's pared-down Italian…
Indian in Linz

Royal Bombay Palace

The heavenly aromas at this elegant, authentic restaurant emanate from the 150kg stone mortar, where the chefs pound herbs and spices, and from the hand-built Tandoor oven. Organic palak paneer (spinach and homemade…
Austrian in Linz

Verdi Restaurant & Einkehr

Linz spreads out picturesquely before you from this gastro duo 5km north of the city centre. At ultra-chic Verdi, Erich Lukas prepares seasonal dishes with panache and precision, such as quail breast with herby riso…
Austrian in Freistadt

Gasthaus Ratsherrnstube

Right on Freistadt's main square, with terrace tables in summer, this large, traditional guesthouse turns out hearty Austrian fare including five different schnitzels, paprika-spiced Müllerwurst sausage with sauerkr…