Traditional meets modern here in Schladming, where you can tuck into authentic Austrian fare or try contemporary versions of the classics. Restaurants cater to a range of budgets and tastes, from vegan friendly cafes to Chinese restaurants.
Nestled among the mountains and pine forests of the Schladminger Tauern area, Waldhausl-Alm is the perfect pit-stop after a long walk. It has a boating lake, a large playground and farm animals which customers can pet. The restaurant serves hearty Austrian fare, using ingredients from their farm and fish fresh from their pond.
There's no shortage of mountain huts in Schladminger's Planai area, but this is one of the best. This traditional wooden hut serves big helpings of Austrian cuisine, including brettljause, a plate of homemade bread, meat, cheese and pickles. Plus, their Austrian customers say it serves the best apple strudel they've ever tasted.
This lively restaurant is a Schladming institution. With Italian owners, it's hardly surprising that it's the most popular Italian joint in town, serving pasta and pizzas baked in a traditional stone oven, which taste even better with a glass of red wine.
This stylish restaurant comes with a warm welcome and delicious, beautifully presented meals. It caters to all tastes, serving traditional Austrian cuisine alongside an eclectic mixture of European and Asian-inspired dishes. Tickle your taste buds with the curried lime crayfish soup or the Schulterscherzel – beef braised for forty-eight hours.
If you're on the hunt for an authentic Austrian experience, look no further. Popular with locals and visitors alike, this lively restaurant serves generous helpings of classic Austrian dishes and pub grub. The ribs are a perfect accompaniment to a large mug of beer.
This upmarket restaurant is located right in the centre of town, and is the perfect spot for a celebratory dinner. Julius serves European classics with a contemporary twist. Treat yourself to an exciting menu, featuring items such as tuna with a sesame and wasabi crust and homemade lobster ravioli.
This cosy restaurant is well known for its friendly atmosphere and delicious steaks. Cooked to your liking, they really are the highlight of the menu. The chateaubriand steak, which serves two, comes highly recommended – just make sure you save room for cheesecake afterwards.
Located in the Planai mountain area, Schaf-Alm is a perfect summer excursion destination for families. It offers a climbing park, high zip-wires and an adventure trail for children. Enjoy classic dishes and a cold mug of beer on the terrace, which overlooks the surrounding mountains on your Austrian holiday.
This restaurant will satisfy your craving for Chinese food and is an excellent option for those who fancy a change from hearty Austrian fare. The all-you-can-eat lunch buffet will fill even the hungriest visitors, and it's easy on the pocket too. Come evening, make sure you indulge in the fried ice-cream.
This quirky cafe extends a warm welcome to the whole family, while both the decor and the menu are inspired by the owners' travels. Alongside coffee and cakes you'll find curries, salads and middle-eastern inspired mezzes, perfect for vegetarians and vegans.