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Restaurants in Salzburg

Salzburg is proud of its culinary traditions, principally rooted in Germanic cooking, but also influenced by the cultural melting pot of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire. There are many pleasant traditional restaurants in the city, as well as plenty of international offerings.

The Salzburg restaurants below have been grouped into three pricing categories:
Expensive (over €65)
Moderate (€30 to €65)
Cheap (up to €30)

These Salzburg restaurant prices are for a three-course meal per person and include taxes and a half bottle of wine or equivalent.

Expensive

Restaurant Brunnauer

Cuisine: International

Salzburg’s most distinguished inhabitants and visitors gather at this stylish restaurant hidden away in a corner of the Old Town. The former "Brunnauer im Magazin" was newly opened as "Restaurant Brunnauer" in spring 2017. Its Michelin-starred food comes courtesy of Richard Brunnauer, while his wife Sybille provides the immaculate hosting. Try the beef tartar or leek ragout, accompanied by some of the finest regional wines, all in a modern setting.

Address: , Fürstenallee 5, Salzburg, 5020
Telephone: +43 662 25 10 10.
Website: http://www.restaurant-brunnauer.at

Restaurant Goldener Hirsch

Cuisine: Austrian

The city's most coveted tables are found in the main restaurant of the Goldener Hirsch Hotel. Many a star on the classical music scene has dined here during the Salzburg Festival. Like the hotel itself, the restaurant is a treasure, and the food (mainly traditional Austrian) is absolutely superb.

Address: , , ,
Telephone: +43 662 808 4861.
Website: http://www.goldenerhirsch.com

Steinterrasse

Cuisine: International

Overlooking the river from one of Salzburg's tallest buildings, Steinterrasse offers the chance to dine in the stratosphere. Atop Hotel Stein, its incredible views are matched only by its food. The signature beef fillet is exquisitely cooked, served with potato dauphinoise, while there is fantastic collection of wines and cocktails too.

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Telephone: +43 662 346 700.
Website: http://www.steinterrasse.at

Moderate

K+K Restaurant Am Waagplatz

Cuisine: Austrian

K+K has been going since at least 1181 and maintains much of its centuries-old architecture despite a refurbishment in the 1970s. Ask for a table upstairs, overlooking the square, and settle into a cabin-like dining room. There are some delightful oddities on the menu such as goose breast and hare with cranberry sauce, alongside more traditional favourites.

Address: , , ,
Telephone: +43 662 842 156.
Website: http://www.kkrestaurants.com

Stiftkeller St Peter

Cuisine: Austrian

Stiftkeller St Peter is Europe's oldest restaurant, dating back to 803. Salzburg's location meant that many pilgrims would use the city to rest. As a result, the restaurant was originally run by monks. Today it serves fine dining in cosy, candlelit dining rooms. Don't miss the chestnut wine soup and Austrian goulash.

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Telephone: +43 662 841 2680.
Website: http://www.stpeter-stiftskeller.at

m32

Cuisine: International

With views of the Old Town and fortress, m32 prides itself on combining traditional dining with modern flair. The menu marries Austrian cuisine with international influences in an elegant, super-contemporary setting befitting its position adjacent to the Museum of Modern Art. In summer, the large terrace is the ideal place to sit.

Address: , , ,
Telephone: +43 662 841 000.
Website: http://www.m32.at

Cheap

Republic Cafe

Cuisine: International

On the edge of Salzburg's Old Town is this small bar/restaurant that has a diverse and vast menu at more than reasonable prices. Choose from salads and soups, pasta and Chinese stir-fries, fish and game. The fine assortment of food is accompanied by plenty of beer. Republic converts into a club from late evening onwards.

Address: , , ,
Telephone: +43 662 841 613.
Website: http://www.republiccafe.at

Sternbräu

Cuisine: Austrian/Italian

This lovely microbrewery features plenty of traditional Austrian dishes on the menu, plus an attached Italian trattoria, large garden and self-service bar for those in a hurry. Turn up for dinner and you'll be treated to a Sound of Music show (extra charge). It's located in a Salzburg courtyard between Griesgasse and Getreidegasse.

Address: , , ,
Telephone: +43 662 842 140
Website: http://www.sternbraeu.com

Wilder Mann

Cuisine: Austrian

For the ultimate in traditional Austrian dining, don't miss Wilder Mann. The staff are dressed in typical alpine clothing and serve heart-warming staples such as goulash, schnitzel, dumplings and plenty of roasted meat. The outdoor tables are best, balancing on cobblestones just off the main shopping street, but be careful not to spill your requisite glass of local beer.

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Telephone: +43 662 841 787.
Website: http://www.wildermann.co.at

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Hotel Stein

One of the hottest hotels in town is, without doubt, Hotel Stein. Commanding terrific views of the river and reached by bridge from the Old Town, it combines sexy modernity with classic style. Boasting a history dating back to 1399, its rooms range from the glamorous to the super-chic.

Yoho

Among the cheapest digs in town, Yoho is perhaps the most unique lodging in Salzburg. The rooms are comfortable and boast impressive mountain views, while the bar is always busy with young backpackers. What’s more, The Sound of Music is screened every day at 7pm in the TV room – take that as you will.

Hotel Goldener Hirsch

The hotel of choice for celebrities and royalty over the years, the Goldener Hirsch (the Golden Stag) is a Salzburg institution. Highly exclusive yet exuding genuine hospitality, the hotel has a unique old-world atmosphere combining the rustic with the luxurious. The hotel boasts two superb restaurants and a wonderfully decorated bar.

Wolf-Dietrich Hotel

The Wolf-Dietrich Hotel comprises the Altstadthotel and the Residenz, two houses that face each other near the city centre. In addition to being very comfortable, it is also healthy and environmentally friendly, being powered only by green electricity, serving organic food in the restaurant and incorporating feng shui into the design.

Haus Wartenberg

Housed in a 400-year-old building, and furnished with antiques and homey bric-a-brac, Haus Wartenberg exudes plenty of character and charm. Rooms are snug and cosy rather than spacious, but that only adds to the warmth of the place. It's within walking distance of Salzburg's Old Town.

Hotel Bristol

Looming over the river this stately property preserves the feel of a classic 19th-century hotel. First built in 1619 it opened for guests in the late 1800s and was the first hotel to have electricity in the city – earning it the name 'Electric Hotel'. It has hosted everyone from monarchs to Sigmund Freud. Today expect a blend of traditional atmosphere with contemporary service.