© Restaurant Rosengarten
© Restaurant Rosengarten

Tirol’s Best Fine Dining Restaurants: Culinary Excellence

Each autumn the Gault&Millau Austria restaurant guide recognises the best restaurants in Tirol. The 2020 edition awarded 149 chef's toques to 98 fine dining restaurants in the region. Here's a list of the top dining locations.

5 Toques

Simon Taxacher continues to lead the way when it comes to fine dining in Tirol. In 2020 his restaurant at the Relais & Châteaux Rosengarten in Kirchberg continues to be the only one in the region awarded five toques by the Gault&Millau guide.

Simon Taxacher in Kirchberg (5 Toques, 19 Points)

© Restaurant Rosengarten
Simon Taxacher's cooking studio at the "R Simon Taxacher" restaurant in Kirchberg in Tirol, © Relais & Châteaux Rosengarten

Simon Taxacher has managed to maintain the very higest level of cooking at his restaurant in the Relais & Châteaux Rosengarten in Kirchberg, which has once again been awarded 5 toques and 19, points in the 2020 edition of the Gault&Millau restaurant guide. This means he is still the only chef in Tirol to have 5 toques. The guide declares that even experienced diners will "be astounded" by the cooking on offer, with particular praise reserved for the consistent style and perfect preparation as well as Taxacher's open-minded and progressive approach in the selection of his produce, which is of the very highest quality and sourced from around the world.

Restaurant Rosengarten · Aschauer Straße 46 · 6365 Kirchberg in Tirol · +43.5357.4201 · welcome@rosengarten-taxacher.com · www.rosengarten-taxacher.com

4 Toques

Alongside familiar faces such as Martin Sieberer, Benjamin Parth and Alexander Fankhauser, British chef James Baron from the Hotel Tannenhof in St. Anton am Arlberg has once again managed to secure his place at the top table of fine dining. A total of ten restaurants in Tirol have been awarded four toques for 2020.

Stüva in Ischgl (4 Toques, 18,5 Points)

Restaurant YSCLA Stüva in Ischgl, © YSCLA Stüva/Gerhard Berger

In 2019 the Gault&Millau critics were thrilled by the culinary creations of head chef Benjamin Parth: "Taste! Taste! Taste!" was their verdict. Parth, whose awards include Chef of the Year 2019, is currently pursuing his dream of becoming one of the best chefs in Austria in the Stüva restaurant at the Hotel Yscla in Ischgl. With his simple yet beautifully composed dishes, many of which feature seafood, he is getting closer and closer every year.

Gourmethotel Yscla · Dorfstraße 73 · 6561 Ischgl · +43.5444.5275 · info@yscla.at · www.yscla.at

Alexander in Fügenberg (4 Toques, 18 Points)

Alexander restaurant at the Hotel Lamark, © Hotel Lamark

Together with his kitchen team, Alexander Fankhauser has in 2018 once again been awarded three toques by Gault&Millau for his outstanding cuisine at the Alexander in the Hotel Lamark in Fügenberg. The guide certainly doesn't hold back in its praise, declaring the dishes to be at a "sensationally high level" and emphasising the fine composition. The Alexander is known for giving a new twist to traditional dishes from the region.

Hotel Lamark · Hochfügen 34 · 6264 Fügenberg · +43.5280.225 · info@lamark.at · www.lamark.at

Paznaunerstube in Ischgl (4 Toques, 18 Points)

Paznaunerstube at Trofana Royal Hotel in Ischgl, © Trofana Royal

The Paznauerstube is celebrating its 20th birthday this year. Over the last two decades this luxurious gourmet resraurant run by head chef Martin Sieberer has won numerous awards. Today it is considered one of the finest dining locations in Tirol. The 2018 edition of the Gault&Millau restaurant guide has once again awarded Martin Sieberer and his team four toques in recognition of the outstanding regional produce and seafood served to discerning diners in the rustic-elegant surroundings of the Paznaunerstube. Highlights also include seasonal dishes such as "Paznauner Schafl", which are served on request.

Gourmet & Relaxhotel Trofana Royal · Dorfstraße 95 · 6561 Ischgl · +43.5444.600 · office@trofana.at · www.trofana.at

Schlossherrnstube in Ischgl (4 Toques, 18 Points)

Schlossherren room at the Hotel Romantica in Ischgl, © Schlosshotel Romantica

With the departute of long-time head chef Gunther Doberl, kitchen duties at the Schlosshotel Romantica in Ischgl have passed to Gustav Jantscher. The Vorarlberg native is a more than worthy successor to Doberl and has developed a seven-course menu with a few brave and unusual choices such as smoked cow's heart with oysters (starter) and pigeon (main course) bred and reared by Jantscher himself. The verdict of the 2018 Gault&Millau? "Outstanding".

Schlosshotel Romantica · Dorfstraße 85 · 6561 Ischgl · +43.5444.5633 · info@romantica.at · www.romantica.at

Tannenhof in St. Anton (4 Toques, 18 Points)

Tannenhof in St. Anton am Arlberg, © Hotel Tannenhof

After receiving three toques in his first year at the luxurious Tannenhof in St. Anton am Arlberg, British chef James Baron has managed to maintain this outstanding level of cooking. Highlights include desserts such as poppyseed ice cream, which the strict testers from Gault&Millau declared a "revelation" in the 2018 edition of the guide.

Hotel Tannenhof · Nassereinerstraße 98 · 6580 St. Anton am Arlberg ·
+43.5446.30311 · info@hoteltannenhof.net · www.hoteltannenhof.net

"Interalpen Chef’s Table" in Telfs-Buchen/Seefeld (4 Toques, 17 Points)

Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol, © Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol

"Good things come to those who wait." That is very much the credo for those who plan on dining at one of the two Chef’s Tabels in the Hotel Interalpen. Booking a place here isn't easy but it really is well worth it. Head chef Mario Döring and his team supported by sommelier Theresa Lichtmannegger treat their guests to the very definition of fine dining.

"Interalpen Chef’s Table", Hotel Interalpen  Dr.-Hans-Liebherr-Alpenstraße 1 6410 Telfs-Buchen/Seefeld +43.50.80930 reservation@interalpen.com www.interalpen.com

Tennerhof in Kitzbühel (4 Toques, 17 Points)

Terrace of the Kupferstube room at the Tennerhof overlooking the famous Streif ski run, © Hotel Tennerhof

The team at the Tennerhof, led by head chef Stefan Lenz, has once again raised the bar this year with a series of outstanding creations. Their reward? 17 points and four toques in the latest edition of Gault&Millau. There are two menus on offer in the gourmet restaurant, with each course a "culinary revalation" in the words of the 2020 Gault&Millau guide. Restuarant critics love in particular the combination of spicy, fruity and acidic flavours in the dishes at the Tennerhof.

Tennerhof · Griesenauweg 26 · 6370 Kitzbühel · +43.5365.63181 · office@tennerhof.com · www.tennerhof.com

"Stiar" in Ischgl (4 Toques, 17 Points)

"Stiar" restaurant in Ischgl, © Restaurant Stiar

The youngest of the gourmet restaurants in Ischgl symbolises the mentality of the Paznauntal Valley when it comes to fine dining. With elan, ambition and plenty of hard work, the Zangerl family first created the basis by setting up its own abbatoir, butcher's shop and smokehouse before then opening the "Stiar" restaurant, led by head chef Gunther Döberl, in the Sport- und Genusshotel Silvretta.

"Stiar" at the Sport- und Genusshotel Silvretta · Dorfstraße 74 · 6561 Ischgl · +43.5444.5223 · reservierung@stiar.at · www.stiar.at

"Tannheimer Stube" in Tannheim (4 Toques, 17 Points)

Tannheimer Stube in the Landhotel Hohenfels, © Hohenfels - das Landhotel

The "Tannheimer Stube" gourmet restaurant in the Genießerhotel Hohenfels in Tannheim is one of the most exciting up-and-coming eateries in Tirol. For 2020 it has received four Toques in recognition of the outstanding cuisine produced by head chef Markus Pichler, who takes pride in bringing a modern twist to Austrian cuisine and combining culinary classics with international elements.

Hohenfels - das Genießerhotel Kreuzgasse 8 6675 Tannheim +43.5675.6286, info@hohenfels.atwww.hohenfels.at

3 Toques

From the Schaufelspitz, Austria's highest gourmet restaurant perched at 3,000 metres above sea level on the Stubai Glacier, to new entries such as the Le Treize in Seefeld, Tirol has 21 restaurants awarded three toques in the 2020 edition of the Gault&Millau restaurant guide.

2 Toques


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