A guide to the best restaurants in St Wolfgang

For such a small town, St Wolfgang has a surprising range of dining options. Here you can experience the tastes of Asia, Italy and Austria in both upmarket and budget-friendly restaurants. Many of these restaurants also serve fresh fish caught from the local lake, Wolfgangsee.

Lakeside dining at Gasthof Franz-Josef

There’s a lot to love about this restaurant, which is housed in a traditional Austrian chalet building and has an outdoor patio overlooking the clear waters of Lake Wolfgangsee. Customers return again and again for the view, the wonderful hospitality and the excellently cooked Austrian fare. There’s even a wide range of options for vegetarians.

Come for the coffee, stay for the atmosphere at Kaffeewerkstatt

Easily the most beautifully decorated cafe in town, you’ll find walls covered in vintage clocks and a host of other curious objects. Kafeewerkstatt not only sells award-winning coffee, it also serves some very indulgent cakes. Not to mention, it has excellent breakfasts and freshly made pasta served every lunchtime.

Al fresco dining at Jausenstation Aschinger

Located slightly outside the town centre, it’s worth the walk to this Austrian jausenstation, or snack-station. This spacious, family friendly restaurant has a huge garden and spectacular views of the shimmering waters of Lake Wolfgang and surrounding mountains, making it perfect for a sunny afternoon. They do a great brettljause – the Austrian version of a ploughman’s.

Watch the world go by at Gustaria

Located right in the central marketplace area of St Wolfgang, this is the perfect place to sit outside and watch the world go by. This Italian restaurant-deli is well-known for its delicious sharing platters and extensive wine list, making it the perfect place for a romantic date.

Live like a local at Hubertus Keller

Rub shoulders with the locals at this popular inn – the Austrian version of a casual restaurant, or pub. Built in a cellar vault, Hubertus Keller provides a warm, authentic atmosphere and equally authentic Austrian meals. You’ll love the goulash soup and freshly caught fish dishes.

The best things really do come in small packages at See-Eck

The owners of this boutique restaurant have an intimate philosophy. The small, daily changing menu allows them time to lovingly prepare each dish, and with space for eighteen diners they aim to take special care of each customer. Expect delicious, well-balanced Austrian and European dishes.

Grab an Asian-inspired bite at Wok n'Roll

If you’re in a rush, on a budget, or looking for a lighter alternative to Austrian cuisine, then Wok n’Roll is the place for you. You can grab a takeaway or take a seat in their cosy, wood-panel restaurant to enjoy sushi, salad, and Asian curries.

An authentic Austrian experience at Dorf Alm

Experience true Austrian hospitality in this traditional hut. The restaurant serves generous portions of down-to-earth Austrian classics. Tuck into a well-cooked wiener schnitzel or goulash soup, and wash it down with a delicious Austrian beer.

St Wolfgang's freshest and finest at d'Speis

This restaurant is both stylish and quirky, with antlers on the ceiling and patchwork chairs providing original touches to a modern interior. The same is true of the food, which gives a unique twist to contemporary classics. The restaurant is well-known for succulent steaks, but there are plenty of Asian-inspired dishes to tempt you too. D’Speis uses seasonal local ingredients, including freshly caught fish and foraged truffles.

Experience Italy in Austria at Café-Pizza Mirabella

This funky, brightly-coloured restaurant is conveniently located in the town centre, and is a great budget-friendly option for cheap holidays to Austria. Here you’ll find the classic dishes you’d expect in any Italian restaurant – pizza, pasta, and desserts such as tiramisu. There are even gluten-free options for those with allergies.