Think purity, freshness, simplicity. Locally organically grown, reared ingredients cooked to order and served with contemporary twists., often complimented by regional wines, locally brewed beer or accompanied by refreshing cocktails…Lunch on the mountain is up there with any foodie festival... Except our tables have a better view! Austrians take food and drink very seriously, with Beer, Wine and Pork coming right at the top of their priority list... And we couldn't agree more! From Steaks made from Cows reared on the mountains itself, to traditional Bratwurst, home brewed Schnapps and Sauerkraut, read our guide below for tips on the best places to wine and dine whilst your at Snowbombing... Guten Appetit! Mahlzeit!
Mayrhofen's fantastic restaurants and cafes!
There’s more to Austrian alpine cuisine in 2019 than Schnitzels and Sausages...
The Pavilion Cafe
Next to Penkenbahn Valley Station. All-day terrace café serving hearty English brekkies, which morphs into a beer’n’bites bistro in the afternoon, before completing its transformation into a raucous après ski bar (the Ice Bar). A great place to meet before heading ‘up top’ and piecing together the previous night!
Bar & Grill
In the Hotel Strass. A god send ‘cos it stays open late (very unusual in the Alps where you’re lucky to get served dinner after 9pm). Menu features steak and chips, burgers, enchiladas and curry! Décor features the previous acts that’ve played here from Bonnie Tyler and The Four Tops to recent shows from The Editors, The Prodigy and more. Always a good vibe in here.
A cracking all-day English breakfast (with Heinz beans and HP-sauce!) and superb local Tyrolean cuisine served with a contemporary twist result in our recommendation. The potato-truffle oil soup is to die for as well as the many different type steaks in the Steakhouse (with meat that comes from a certified herd at the glacier!).
Coup & More
Stylish, easy to get to and surely the most comfortable high street sofa in town. Top salads, great wine and friendly service with a smile. This is a good one to take a lady friend, or a mate watching his weight...
Johnny’s small but perfectly formed eatery is famed for its cooked breakfasts, impressive salads and the best cuppa in town (PG Tips)! Best enjoyed on the sunny terrace watching the world go by.
Reliably wood panelled and boasting the obligatory pair of deer antlers, the Grill Kuchl offers local dishes cooked well and sensibly priced… Oh and the waitresses wear dirndls too! Go for the Tiroler Grostle – the region’s signature dish (along with Autograph Soup).
Popular bar and grill serving chicken wings, lasagne, steaks, and pasta dishes. Always busy and up there for our favourite food spot on the strip! Like you, it finds itself at a crossroads in life.
Wirthaus Zum Griener
Oldest restaurant in the valley by a country mile (and located a country mile from the centre), ‘The Griener’ is a former farmhouse serving authentic regional food. Truly authentic (i.e. cheese, cheese, and more cheese!). Go for: The Presknodle soup (amazing savoury dumplings) followed by the spicy pan and delay that diet until you get home!
Sit at your table and look over the rooftops of an Italian village rooftop. Sip Chianti and you could be in Umbria, shame the food is rather more Cumbria. Go for: The Calzone, it looks like a giant pasty.
A (highly recommended) a la carte room offering tasty South Tyrolean fare and adjacent pizzeria mean that Manni’s makes the World go around! (…and around and around if you stay on for drinks around the piano.)