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Culinary Delights

In Innsbruck you are spoilt for choice by a vast range of gourmet restaurants offering superb cuisine with regional and international flavours. Each of them is striving to provide the perfect environment for a fine dining experience, be it in traditional style, or in a sophisticated urban setting – or even high up in the mountains.

Ottoburg Restaurant © Innsbruck Tourismus
Ottoburg Restaurant © Innsbruck Tourismus
Adlers Restaurant © Innsbruck Tourismus
Adlers Restaurant © Innsbruck Tourismus
Lichtblick Restaurant © Innsbruck Tourismus
Lichtblick Restaurant © Innsbruck Tourismus
One of the most attractive and exceptional culinary venues in Innsbruck city is Alfred Miller’s Schöneck inn (since 1899), a picturesque restaurant in original Alpine style from the last century, with wooden panels, an enchanting garden and great views over Innsbruck. Featuring 2 toques in the 2014 edition of the Gault Millau restaurant guide, the Schöneck has been one of Innsbruck's leading restaurants for many years now. Start with an elderflower champagne cocktail then sit back and enjoy the meal and the scenery.

At the Ottoburg restaurant, a Gothic residential tower dating from 1494, beautiful panelling and medieval vaults provide the fitting setting for first-class Austrian and international cuisine. The three-storey tower provides six different wooden panelled “Stuben” (restaurants) with great views on the famous Golden Roof, the historic city centre as well as on the river Inn and the impressive Nordketten Mountain Range.

For views of the mountains, head to Lichtblick with its adjacent 360° wine bar and lounge – a glass cube set on top of the Rathaus Galerien shopping centre and awarded 1 toque from Gault Millau. Much favoured by a hip and happening crowd, the restaurant’s nouvelle cuisine is only outshone by the fine views over the roofs and church towers of Innsbruck.

At the Pavillon, just beside the Tyrolean State Theatre, the ambitious young head chef creates fresh, inspired dishes. Demonstrating a playful attitude towards herbs, spices and unusual aromas, he effortlessly masters the art of blending local flair with international cuisine. The Gault Millau food testers were impressed, and honoured the young chef with 1 toque.

Innsbruck’s brand new lifestyle hotel Adlers,which is undisputedly the tallest hotel in town, provides spectacular views from the 12th floor restaurant, bar, lounge and spacious sun terrace. There’s nothing like ending a perfect day with cocktails and drinks in a casual lounge atmosphere before enjoying a delicious evening meal that comes with complimentary panoramic views across the glittering city lights.

Innsbruck’s designer cable cars Nordkettenbahnen whisk you up to a trendy meeting place at 2,000 m above sea level, the Alpenlounge Seegrube. Every Friday night the motto at the Seegrube restaurant and Alpenlounge is to ‘Ride & Dine’, with great music and the pleasant ambiance providing a perfect setting for a veritable peak experience.

A tasty example of visionary creativeness coupled with culinary tradition is found at the Café Restaurant Sacher Innsbruck which was awarded 1 toque the 2014 Gault Millau edition. Obviously, the time-honoured Café Sacher has always been famous for its sumptuous Viennese desserts, pastries and cakes as well.

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