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Anna Lang

My Top Restaurants in Innsbruck

Updated on 02.10.2023 in Food & Drink

Weisses Rössl, © Anna Lang © Anna Lang

Innsbruck is a great place to eat out. I have put together a list of my favourite restaurants both in the city and in the surrounding area where visitors are sure to find something to their taste. I have personally tested every eatery on the list – it's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it! Let me know in the comments down below if you agree with my opinion. Bon appétit, or as we say here in Tirol: Mahlzeit!

International Fine Dining

Oniriq's head chef Christoph Bickel uses local produce to create wonderful dishes., © Anna LangOniriq's head chef Christoph Bickel uses local produce to create wonderful dishes. © Anna Lang

1. Award-Winning Dining Experience: Oniriq

Oniriq is the place to go if you are looking for a true fine dining experience in Innsbruck. There aren't many tables, so be sure to book in advance, but if you are lucky enough to get one then you can look forward to wonderful food in a modern, stylish setting. The in-house sommelier will be happy to recommend the right wine for your meal, though there are also alcohol-free options that are just as tasty. All that quality has its price, but if you want to treat yourself and fellow foodies to a special night out then this is the place to head.

2. Stylish and Central: Das Schindler

Das Schindler is the place where Innsbruck's fine society go to see and be seen. The food is really good, the service is friendly and the atmosphere is welcoming, even if you're not a member of the local scene. I recommend the very reasonable lunchtime deals as well as a drink in the evening.

3. Magnificent Panoramic Views at the Lichtblick

Lichtblick is perched on the seventh floor of the 'Rathausgalerien', the city hall building in the centre of the city which also contains a wide range of shops and cafés. The style is smart, the food is good – and there's only a limited number of tables, which are packed close together. Not a place for an intimate chat about something personal! However, the wonderful views of the city and the surrounding mountains more than make up for the lack of space. I also recommend the bar next door, the 360 Grad, which also has fantastic panoramic views.

4. Cool Courtyard for Hot Days: Der Arkadenhof

Der Arkadenhof is located in a quiet courtyard just off Maria-Theresien-Straße, the main shopping street in Innsbruck, and is the perfect place to cool off on hot days. Fish, meat and vegetarian options are all on the menu. I recommend a visit at lunchtime, when there are some really good deals.

5. Stylish Eatery for a Special Evening Out: Sitzwohl

Sitzwohl is another go-to address in Innsbruck for a special night out. The food here is mainly international and of a very high standard. The interior design is minimalistic and modern (maybe a little too austere for my taste). Just off Maria-Theresien-Straße, it is a place with plenty of space for each table, attentive service and an excellent wine menu. On the expensive side, but quality has its price.

Traditional, Regional 

Der Goldene Adler in the centre of the city., © Anna LangDer Goldene Adler in the centre of the city. © Anna Lang

6. An Innsbruck Institution: Das Weisse Rössl

Traditional Tirolean food, a beautiful location in the centre of the medieval oldtown, attentive service – Das Weiße Rössl is one of my favourite places to take friends for an authentic local dining experience. The atmosphere is relaxed and the prices are reasonable, especially considering the quality of the ingredients used. Call ahead in summer to grab a place on the terrace and watch the world go by.

7. Fly Like An Eagle at Der Goldene Adler

Just a few hundred metres from Das Weiße Rössl is Der Goldene Adler, another classic in Innsbruck's dining scene. The interior design is as you would expect – all wood panelling, cosy cushions and carved furniture. Food is similar to that on offer at Das Weiße Rössl: traditional, down to earth and hearty.

8. Creative and Regional Cuisine at Die Wilderin

Just a short walk from both Das Weiße Rössl and Der Goldene Adler is Die Wilderin. The focus here is on seasonal and regional produce, which means the menu changes as things come in and out of season. Game is a favourite in autumn, reflective of the restaurant's name which means "The Poacher".

9. Hearty Food at Fair Prices: Das Gasthaus Anich

Das Gasthaus Anich takes its name from the Anichstraße road on which it is located. The food is traditional and hearty – and the portions are very generous. There really is no danger of going home hungry from here! A place with lots of locals, often including large groups.


Located in the narrow Seilergasse road in the medieval oldtown, Miso is a top location for fans of Korean cuisine., © Anna LangLocated in the narrow Seilergasse road in the medieval oldtown, Miso is a top location for fans of Korean cuisine. © Anna Lang

10. Sushi and More at Sensei or Umaya

There are plenty of Asian eateries in Innsbruck – but those serving truly authentic cuisine from that part of the world are few and far between. A couple I can recommend are Sensei (excellent sushi) and Umaya (stylish interior design and some really good traditional Asian dishes).

11. Friendly Service and Korean Cuisine: Miso

Both the restaurant itself and the food at Miso are proof that good things come in small packages. Space is at a premium and changes to the menu are many and frequent, but the friendly welcome and authentic Korean food keep drawing me back.


The Wiltener Platzl square in Innsbruck is home to one of the best Italian eateries this side of the Brenner Pass: Le Murge., © Anna LangThe Wiltener Platzl square in Innsbruck is home to one of the best Italian eateries this side of the Brenner Pass: Le Murge. © Anna Lang

12. The Best Pizzerias in the City

With the Italian border just half an hour's drive away, it should come as no prurprise that Innsbruck has a long and close relationship with Bella Italia. In recent years a number of really good pizzerias have opened, including La Trattoria (Sparkassenplatz) and Paninothek (Boznerplatz) in the centre of the city. The pizzas are, of course, baked in a traditional wood-burning pizza oven and cover all bases, including vegetarian and vegan options.

13. A Taste of Sicily

Due Sicilie on the narrow Höttingergasse road is a real microcosm of Italy. Red-and-white table cloths, tables packed in close together (some will love it, others less so), Italian waiters only and really, really good pizzas make for an dining experience just like what you would get in Rome or Naples.

14. Le Murge – Three Dishes and Basta

Let me finish off this section by mentioning another Italian eatery which is not a pizzeria but nevertheless well worth a visit. It's called Le Murge and can be found at the Wiltener Platzl square in the centre of town. There is no menu but instead a chalkboard out front where the three dishes of the day are written by hand each morning. Excellent ingredients, good wines and a friendly welcome. As our friends south of the border say: "Buon appetito"!


The Breakfast Club is a great place to enjoy a lazy start to the day while watching the local skaters in action., © Anna LangThe Breakfast Club is a great place to enjoy a lazy start to the day while watching the local skaters in action. © Anna Lang

15. Start the Day the Right Way at the Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club has a huge range of options when it comes to breakfast and brunch. Service begins at 7:45 but you can also come along a lot later. From a hearty breakfast before heading into the mountains to something a little lighter after a heavy night out, the Breakfast Club has it all.

16. Wonderful Mountain Views at the Marktbar

The Marktbar is a super-popular place for drinks in the afternoon sun, but few know that it also has a really good breakfast served from 8:00. Relax with a coffee and croissant and enjoy the amazing views of the Nordkette Mountains perched high above Innsbruck.

17. Really Good Coffee at Haepinest

At Haepinest you will find many wierd and wonderful varities of coffee for that caffeine kick to start the day. There is also a small breakfast menu. It's just a shame that the terrace here doesn't get much sunshine.

18. Breakfast for Bookworms: Cafe Momo

The Wagner'sche is first and foremost a (very well-stocked) bookshop, but on the first floor you will also find Cafe Momo. There is a lovely terrace in summer, where you can enjoy a lazy breakfast while flicking through some of the books on offer. Not a place to go if you are in a hurry – the service is not the quickest in the city.

Burger Bars

Excellent burgers in a cool setting., © Restaurant LudwigExcellent burgers in a cool setting. © Restaurant Ludwig

19. Regional, Organic, Delicious: Das Ludwig

Since opening a few years ago, Das Ludwig has become the place to go in Innsbruck if you want a really good burger. Patties are made using organic beef. Let the waiter know how you want yours cooked – the standard sear is medium. Friendly atmosphere, central location, attentive service. What's not to like?

20. Spoilt for Choice at Zum Wohl Tirol

Located in a quiet side street just off Maria-Theresien-Straße, Zum Wohl Tirol offers a huge range of burgers stretching from the classic beefburger through to the enormous Mr Fat Boy (400g beef, cheesy maccaroni, crisps, salsa, assorted cheeses, bacon). 

Vegetarian, Vegan 

Oskar Kocht invites all guests to sit down together next to each other at one table., © Daniel JaroschOskar Kocht invites all guests to sit down together next to each other at one table. © Daniel Jarosch

21. Olive: Number One Address in Innsbruck for Vegans

With its stylish Scandinavian design, friendly service and delicious vegan food, Olive has become Innsbruck's go-to place for plant-based eating. The prices are very reasonable and some of the creations will maybe come as a surprise to those unfamiliar with just how innovative and wide-ranging the vagn spectrum has become in recent years.

22. Sunshine Dining at the Green Flamingo

The Green Flamingo Kitchen and Bar has not only some great vegan and vegetarian food but also a wonderfully sunny terrace where you can eat you way through the menu on a lazy afternoon.

23. One Chef, One Table: Oscar Kocht

After many failed attempts I finally managed to get a table at this restaurant in an area of the city known as Pradl. Oscar is originally from Mexico but came to Innsbruck to study and has turned his passion for cooking into a profession. The food is always vegetarian and sometimes vegan, drawing on local produce (often organic). The USP at Oskar Kocht is the fact that all the diners sit together at one table overlooking the open-plan kitchen where Oscar prepares the six-course menu. There is also a smaller lunch menu. Charming, unique and well worth a visit.

Oscar is currently abroad and will probably be back in the kitchen at the end of the year. In the meantime, Sonja and Christa from the Sloe pop-up restaurant have taken over the premises and are open from Tuesday to Saturday.

Outside Innsbruck

Landgasthof Wilder Mann in Lans near Innsbruck., © Landgasthof Wilder MannLandgasthof Wilder Mann in Lans near Innsbruck. © Landgasthof Wilder Mann

24. The "Culinary Triad" in Lans

Located just 10-15 minutes from Innsbruck by bus or car, Lans is a village which has developed a reputation for excellent food. The "Culinary Triad" is made up of the Gasthaus Wilder Mann (on the expensive side but really good food), the Isserwirt (slightly more affordable, charming decor) and the Gasthof Walzl (known for its meat-based dishes). All three are in the heart of the village near the church. Well worth a little excursion next time you're in Innsbruck.

Anna loves a mission, be it exploring the mountains or searching for the best place to eat out.

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