Tirol’s Best Fine Dining Restaurants: Culinary Excellence

Due to the measures implemented by the Austrian government in 2021 to restrict the spread of the coronavius, several fine dining locations in Tirol have suspended their restaurant-guide ratings.

Each autumn, the renowned Austrian restaurant guide Gault & Millau crowns the best fine dining restaurants in Tirol. In the 2022 edition there are a total of 102 locations listed, making Tirol the third-best represented place in Austria after Vienna and Styria. Benjamin Parth, Chef of the Year in 2019, is once again among the guide's top 16 chefs in Austria.

Proof that Benjamin Parth has a keen eye when it comes to recruiting up-and-coming talents is that Noemi Krondorf, head pâtissière at his Stüva restaurant in Ischgl, was awarded the title Pâtissière of the Year 2022. 

Among the shooting stars on the fine dining scene is the Weinstube in Ischgl, which was awarded 2 Toques in the 2022 Gault & Millau guide.

5 Toques

Benjamin Parth has been awarded an outstanding 19 Points and 5 Toques by the Gault & Millau restaurant guide, elevating his Restaurant Stüva in Ischgl into the Champions League of international cuisine. At 34 years of age, Parth is the youngest chef in Austria to ever achieve this milestone.

Stüva in Ischgl (5 Toques, 19 Points)

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

The Gault & Millau restaurant guide is full of praise for Benjamin Parth in its 2022 edition, calling him an "exceptional talent". The 34-year-old chef is driven by a passion for perfect produce and bold creations. He was named Austria's Chef of the Year in 2019 and has made the Restaurant Stüva in the Gourmet Boutique Hotel YSCLA in Ischgl one of the top locations for fine dining not only in Tirol but in the whole of Austria.

Gourmet Boutique Hotel YSCLA · Dorfstraße 73 · 6561 Ischgl · +43.5444.5275 · ·

4 Toques

The best of the best in 2022 include locations run by familiar names such as Benjamin Parth, Martin Sieberer and Boris Meyer. They are joined this year by the Interalpen - Chef's Table at the Interalpen Hotel Tyrol in Telfs near Seefeld. All in all, five restaurants in Tirol have been awarded four Toques by Gault & Millau in 2022. Five further locations have decided to suspend their ratings in the guide.

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 latest 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 traditional but elegant surroundings of the Paznaunerstube. Highlights also include seasonal dishes such as the lamb delicacy "Paznauner Schafl", which are served on request.

Gourmet & Relaxhotel Trofana Royal · Dorfstraße 95 · 6561 Ischgl · +43.5444.600 · ·

Interalpen Chef’s Table in Telfs-Buchen/Seefeld (4 Toques, 17.5 Points)

Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol, © Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol

"Good things come to those who wait." That is very much the motto for those who plan on dining at the Hotel Interalpen. Getting a booking 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 definition of fine dining.

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

Restaurant Oniriq, Innsbruck (4 Toques, 17.5 Points)

One of Christoph Bickel's vegetarian variations: iced spring herbs with advocaat and French sorrel.
, ©  Tirol Werbung /Sebastian Gabriel
Christoph Bickel and Nikolai Prachensky, chef and sommelier at Oniriq.
, ©  Tirol Werbung /Sebastian Gabriel
Oniriq in Innsbruck is a haven for fans of vegetarian food.
, © Tirol Werbung /Sebastian Gabriel

Oni…what? Oniriq(ue)! This fine restaurant in the heart of Innsbruck takes its name from the French word for dream. After 20 years of cooking in top locations, including a three-star restaurant in Chicago, head chef Christoph Bickel returned to his home region of Tirol to fulfil his dream of opening his own restaurant. Oniriq is known for its five-course and seven-course meals available with a vegetarian, meat or fish option. Classic dishes are presented in a new and unusual context, often using little-known wild herbs.

Restaurant Oniriq • Bürgerstraße13 • 6020 Innsbruck • +43.650.4510624 • •

Stiar in Ischgl (4 Toques, 17.5 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 created its own culinary ecosystem by setting up first their own abbatoir, butcher's shop and smokehouse before creating a little later the Stiar restaurant run 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 · ·

Tannenhof in St. Anton (4 Toques, 17.5 Points)

Tannenhof in St. Anton am Arlberg, © Hotel Tannenhof

Head chef at the Tannenhof in St. Anton am Arlberg, Gustav Jantscher, hit the ground running when he took over this fine dining restaurant a year ago and was immediately awarded three toques by Gault & Millau. He has been able to consolidate this success in 2023 by again impressing the restaurant critics, who praised his poppy-seed ice cream as a "revelation".

Hotel Tannenhof · Nassereinerstraße 98 · 6580 St. Anton am Arlberg ·
+43.5446.30311 · ·

Restaurant Berggericht (4 Toques, 17 Points)

Berggericht in Kitzbühel, © Berggericht Kitzbühel
Berggericht in Kitzbühel, © Berggericht Kitzbühel
Berggericht in Kitzbühel, © Berggericht Kitzbühel

This restaurant located in the heart of Kitzbühel offers foodies a memorable dining experience. "Alpine Fine Dining" is the motto adopted by head chef Marco Gatterer, who combines traditional Tirolean ingredients with French  influences. The restaurant has a comprehensive wine collection and its own expert sommelier, a fact praised by the reviewers from Gault & Millau.

Restaurant Berggericht · Hinterstadt 15 · 6370 Kitzbühel · +43.670.604.5450 · ·

Gannerhof in Innervillgraten (4 Toques, 17 Points)

Gannerhof, © Gannerhof
Gannerhof, © Gannerhof

The proud owner of 4 Toques in the Gault & Millau guide, Josef Mühlmann – owner and head chef at the Gannerhof – can now officially call himself the best chef in East Tirol. His popular restaurant is made up of three traditional farmhouses which have been preserved in almost original condition in the heart of the quiet Villgratental Valley. Culinary highlights include arctic char from the valley's rivers, pork from pigs fed on apples, mountain chamois and dairy products from the region. The well-stocked cellar has 350 wines from across Austria.

Gannerhof • Gasse 93 • 9932 Innervillgraten • +43.4843.5240 • •

Gründlers Gourmetstüberl in Achenkirch (4 Toques, 17 Points)

Gründlers Gorumetstüberl
Gründlers Gorumetstüberl
Gründlers Gorumetstüberl

From heavy and hearty to light and luxurious, the food cooked by Armin and Alexander Gründler at Gründlers Gourmetstüberl in the Kulinarikhotel Alpin in Achenkirch covers all bases. The restaurant offers a selection of menus for diners comprising four, six or eight courses, all prepared using high-quality ingredients sourced from local producers. Alexander Gründler is a trained cheese sommelier and offers a range of Austrian and international cheeses.

Gründler's Genießerhotel · Seestraße 35 · 6215 Achenkirch · +43.524.686.00 · ·

Hubertusstube in Neustift im Stubai (4 Toques, 17 Points)

Hubertusstube, © SPA Hotel Jagdhof
Hubertusstube, © SPA Hotel Jagdhof

"The Taste of Tirol" is what head chef Boris Meyer promises his diners at the Hubertusstube in the Hotel Jagdhof. The game on the menu is hunted in the surrounding forests, the river trout are fished in the rushing Ruetz just a short walk from the hotel, the lamb comes from the restaurant's own farm, and the vegetables, eggs and dairy products are sourced from farmers in the region. Last but certainly not least, the wonderful mushrooms are foraged from the thick pine forests in the Stubai Valley. Meyer's cooking philosophy is to let the ingredients speak for themselves. As well as local specialties, highlights also include more exotic creations such as scallops and lobster. The reviewers from the Gault & Millau team also praised the friendly, flexible wine service.

SPA-Hotel Jagdhof  · Scheibe 44 · 6167 Neustift · +43.5226.2666 · ·

Schlossherrnstube in Ischgl (4 Toques, 17 Points )

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

After a one-year hiatus, new head chef Patrick Raaß finally has the chance to showcase his culinary skills. At first sight most things may seem the same as before, but take a closer look and you will see the menu is slightly smaller and more international. This decision was taken to provide an alternative to the traditional Austrian cuisine on offer next door at the Weinstube. The verdict of the Gault&Millau testers? "Wonderful".

Schlosshotel Ischgl · Dorfstraße 85 · 6561 Ischgl · +43.5444.5633 · ·

"Tannheimer Stube" in Tannheim (No Rating for 2021)

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,

3 Toques

From the well-known and well-loved Heimatbühne in Ischgl to newcomers such as the revolutionary "Guatzessn" in Stumm im Zillertal, 12 restaurants in Tirol have been awarded three Toques in the 2022 edition of the Gault & Millau guide.

2 Toques

All in all, 31 restaurants in Tirol have been awarded two Toques by Gault & Millau in 2022. These include both newcomers, such as "das Köhle" in Serfaus and "Space73" in Ischgl, as well as perennial favourites like the Blaue Quelle in Erl and the Bistro-Restaurant Rosengarten in Kirchberg. The Weinstube in Ischgl is among the scene's up-and-coming locations.

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