Each autumn the renowned Austrian restaurant guide Gault & Millau crowns the best fine dining restaurants in Tirol. In the 2023 edition there are a total of 115 locations listed, making Tirol the second-best represented place in Austria after Vienna.
Benjamin Parth has finally made it into the elite circle of chefs awarded five Toques by Gault & Millau, making him the youngest chef in Tirol to ever achieve this milestone. His restaurant, the Stüva in Ischgl, has been given an outstanding 19 Points in the 2023 edition of the guide.
Proof of Tirol's dynamic food scene is the fact that it is the region with the most restaurants to achieve more Gault & Millau Points than last year. Ten eateries in Tirol are considered to have improved, with three (Das Köhle in Serfaus, the Berghof Crystal in Hintertux and the Alpin Resort Sacher in Seefeld) even being given not just one but two more Points by the Gault & Millau testers than in 2022.
Tirol is also the number one region in Austria when it comes to restaurants with four Gault & Millau Toques. There are 13 holders of four Toques for 2023, including the Gründler Gourmetstüberl, run by father-and-son duo Armin and Alexander Gründler, as well as Sigwarts Tiroler Weinstuben run by Traudl Sigwart – Tirol's only female head chef at a restaurant with four Toques.