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Whether you dine in the modern bistro or the dark-wood-panelled Salzburger Stube, Steinerwirt is a winner. The menu plays up locally sourced ingredients in flavour-packed starters such as venison carpaccio with nut …
Gastronomy in Zell am See


Andreas Mayer heads the stove at hotel Schloss Prielau’s refined restaurant, holder of two Michelin stars. Freshness is key, with home-grown vegetables and organic produce shining through in ingredient-driven mains …
Austrian in Zell am See


Worth the short hop out of town, this nicely chilled restaurant prides itself on season-driven modern Austrian cuisine with an experimental twist – and it delivers. The quality of ingredients is second to none in pa…
Austrian in Zell am See


Housed in a converted 1930s power station, this stylish postindustrial, brick-walled newcomer to Zell am See's dining scene puts an imaginative spin on excellent regional products in dishes such as goat's cheese crè…
Fusion in Zell am See

Deins & Meins

Floor-to-ceiling glass, red velvet chairs and rotating exhibitions of modern art define this slinky lounge-restaurant. Local chef and confectioner David Fischböck has put his stamp on the Slow Food menu: herby Medit…
Burgers in Zell am See

Burger Factory

This is a burger joint but not as you know it. Slick, contemporary and streamlined, it has fabulous lake views and does a brisk trade in organic burgers with a gourmet touch – everything from the fries down to the k…
Bar in Zell am See


Move over Europop and shots – 'après chilling' is what the Ginhouse offers. It delivers, with 450 different varieties of gin, expertly mixed cocktails and mellow après-ski tunes, all in a kind of modern alpine pub.
International in Zell am See

Villa Crazy Daisy

In a rambling villa opposite the Grand Hotel, Daisy hosts full-on après-ski parties in winter and has the most popular terrace in town in summer. Pizza, gambas (prawns) piri-piri and giant salads are on offer in the…
Austrian in Zell am See

Zum Hirschen

Warm pine panelling, flickering candles and friendly yet discreet service create an intimate feel in this smart restaurant. The chef makes the most of local ingredients, so expect dishes such as organic Pinzgauer be…
Italian in Zell am See

Ristorante Giuseppe

The large and crisp pizzas here tend to be a better choice than the pasta at this upbeat Italian place in the pedestrian-only centre. Choose to eat in either the pavement terrace or the rustic, wood-panelled restaur…