A guide to the best restaurants in Alpbach

For a small Austrian mountain village, Alpbach has a lovely little selection of restaurants. The fare is mostly traditional, though you’ll find an oddly large offering of pizza. But for a true taste of Austria here are the ten best restaurants in Alpbach.

Rolling green views at Gasthof Zirmalm

The views steal the show here, overlooking Alpbach’s postcard-pretty village and rolling green hills. The food isn’t a bad second best, however, with traditional Austrian eats like sauerkraut, dumplings and homemade schnapps on the menu. Book early to secure a table.

Ski lodge vibes at Postalm Alpbach

The Postalm Alpbach has a ski lodge vibe with its woody interiors and low lighting. There’s an extensive beer menu on tap here, plus you can also enjoy a good selection of Austrian favourites, pizza and steak fillets.

A world of dishes at Flo's Restaurant & Bar

If variety is your name, Flo’s Restaurant & Bar is your game. In addition to the lengthy list of towering desserts, you’ve got pizza, smoked salmon and the odd deer stew. It’s a step away from traditional Austria, but consider it a change of pace if you’ve exhausted the local cuisine.

Homemade cakes at Dorf Cafe

This little cafe is great for a cake and coffee break, serving up slices of raspberry gateau and strudel, not to mention a few light bites like omelettes, breads and cheese for breakfast. The Dorf Cafe also offers an outdoor terrace with some seriously stunning views – an ideal spot on your holiday to Austria

Beer with a side of the Alps at Gasthof Jakober

The Gasthof Jakober is a sweet little village spot with hearty dishes on the menu and a central location beside a church tower. Here, you’ll have your pick of schnitzel, mixed grill dishes, salads and plenty of beer to wash it all down, not to mention lovely views of the Alps.

Austrian to a T at Hotel Restaurant Zur Post

The food here has a reputation for being hearty with big portions, so you’d best bring your appetite with you. It’s attached to the Hotel Zur Post, but you don’t need to be staying here to try the food. This is good news with regional dishes like roast pork, schnitzel and trout on the menu.

Quiet terrace days at Alpacherhof

Another restaurant attached to a hotel, the Alpacherof comes ready with a quiet little terrace overlooking a sweeping green valley. On offer here is a selection of Austrian fare as well as pasta and pizza, but for a true taste of local cuisine, you’ll want to opt for the oddly intriguing cinnamon-covered asparagus for dessert.

Quicky pizzas at Messner's

Messner’s is a good for a quick bite, especially if it’s pizza you’re after. The crust here is nice and thick and the toppings are vast and varied. Also on offer are salads, pasta and a nice selection of beers on tap.

Big time plates at Restaurant Pension Berghof

The portion sizes here are renowned for being generous, which is handy when you’ve got schnitzel and mushroom risotto as an option. Everything here is laid-back and friendly. The bar is also a popular choice around town, even if it’s just for a quick beer after a day of hiking or sight-seeing.

Taking things up a notch at Gasthof Wiedersbergerhorn

Attached to the Hotel Wiedersbergerhorn, this restaurant takes things to new levels specialising in rich dishes like blue cheese soup, grilled chicken stuffed with parma ham and a creamy goulash. There’s also a large outdoor terrace that begs for cheeky afternoon pints in the summertime.