Dine fine in Alpine sunshine
Ottoburg Restaurant © Innsbruck Tourismus
Adlers Restaurant © Innsbruck Tourismus
Lichtblick Restaurant © Innsbruck Tourismus
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.