Central Europe restaurants

Top Choice Thai in Alsergrund & the University District

Mamamon

Owner Piano, who named her restaurant for her mum Mon, has spiced up Vienna's burgeoning Southeast Asian food scene with a menu of southern Thai flavours, street-style decor and an indie soundtrack. On mild nights, …
Top Choice Modern European in Freudenstadt

Schwarzwaldstube

Schwarzwaldstube commands big forest views from its rustically elegant dining room. Head chef Torsten Michel performs culinary magic, carefully sourcing ingredients and presenting with an artist's flair. The tasting…
Top Choice Austrian in Zell am Ziller

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…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Schloss Belvedere to the Canal

Steirereck im Stadtpark

Heinz Reitbauer is at the culinary helm of this two-starred Michelin restaurant, beautifully lodged in a 20th-century former dairy building in the leafy Stadtpark. His tasting menus are an exuberant feast, fizzing w…
Top Choice International in The Sausal

T.O.M R

Celebrity chef Tom Reiderer's Leutschach restaurant was long South Styria's dining hotspot. He and wife Katrina have opened their new venture in a former rectory – a light, elegant fine dining room with a few upstai…
Top Choice Modern European in Schloss Belvedere to the Canal

Lingenhel

One of Vienna’s most exciting gastro newcomers, Lingenhel is an ultra-slick deli-shop-bar-restaurant, lodged in a 200-year-old house. Salamis, wines and own-dairy cheeses tempt in the shop, while much-lauded chef Da…
Top Choice Hungarian in Parliament & Around

Borkonyha

Chef Ákos Sárközi's approach to Hungarian cuisine at this Michelin-starred restaurant is contemporary, and the menu changes every week or two. Go for the signature foie gras appetiser with apple and celeriac and a g…
Top Choice Slovenian in Kobarid

Hiša Franko

Provenance is everything at this restaurant in Staro Selo, just west of town and one of the best in the country. Menus change with the seasons and showcase produce from Chef Ana's garden, plus berries, trout, mushro…
Top Choice Modern European in Freudenstadt

Restaurant Bareiss

Claus-Peter Lumpp has consistently won plaudits for his brilliantly composed, French-inflected menus at Restaurant Bareiss. On paper, dishes such as sautéed langoustine with almond cream, and fried fillet of sucklin…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Wörthersee

Bar Leon

The private 'beach' club of the grand Hotel Schloss Leonstain is open to non-guests and affords a rare glimpse into the genteel summer pleasures of the Austrian well-to-do. Come for breakfast or lunch in the garden,…