The 40 best mountain restaurants in Europe

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Dining on the slopes is one of the favourite pastimes of British skiers - roman_huber/Obergurgl

It’s a fact commonly known among skiers that dining on the mountain in the world’s top ski resorts can vary hugely, from overpriced frites to sumptuous gourmet cuisine.

What is also universally accepted is that there are few pleasures in life greater than spending a spring afternoon soaking up the sunshine on a restaurant’s terrace, after a morning on the slopes and a well-earned lunch.

With the ski season upon us, here’s our pick of Europe’s top mouth-watering ski resort restaurants.


Bel Air, Courchevel

The Bel Air, at the top of the gondola from Courchevel Moriond (aka 1650), is best on a sunny day when you can sit on the tiered outdoor terrace, though there’s a lovely woody interior too. While it’s not cheap, it is more affordable than many of Courchevel’s mountain restaurants. The food is simple – steaks, salads, omelette Savoyard (packed with sautéed potatoes, bacon and gruyère cheese) – but well cooked and served in generous portions. The good-value plat du jour comes with unlimited delicious green salad, and repeat customers may be treated to free digestifs. The house wine is great value for money. Find more of the best restaurants in Courchevel here.

Price level: ££
Contact: 0033 479 080093;

Le Vaffieu, Morzine

At the further end of the ski area in Pleney – just off the Belvedere, Fys and Folliets du Golf chairlifts, you’ll find a gem of Savoyard charm. Beautifully decorated inside, and with a huge terrace for sunny days Le Vaffieu serves up bubbling plates of melted cheese, as well as impressive dishes of fish and scallops. You can ski all the way down to Morzine village from here so there’s no rush back for last lifts. Find more of the best restaurants in Morzine here.

Price level: £££
Contact: 00 33 4 50 79 09 43

Ferme Des Trois Capucines, Tignes

Surrounded by the modern apartment blocks of Le Lavachet, right opposite the Chaudannes and Paquis chairlifts, this chalet-style building is a cross between Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage and a city farm – you can actually see into stalls housing pigs, goats and cows, as well as the dairy. The menu focuses on the farm’s own cheeses and charcuterie, locally caught trout and an unusual Savoyard take on fondue with cider and apples in the cheese. Find more of the best restaurants in Tignes here.

Price level: ££
Contact: 0033 479 063510;

Ferme Des Trois Capucines, Tignes
Ferme Des Trois Capucines, Tignes

Bouc Blanc, La Tania

This family-run restaurant is just below the top of the gondola from La Tania and is by far the best value place in the Courchevel and Méribel valleys. Prices are a fraction of those in most of the other places, yet the food is delicious and the service swift and friendly. There’s a huge terrace with great views of the slopes plus an attractive wood-clad two-storey dining room and a cosy bar. The plat du jour and pichets of wine are reliable and reasonably priced.

Price level: £
Contact: 0033 479 088026;

Belliou La Fumée, Les Arcs

As you drop down to the village from Arc 1950, right opposite the base of the Pré St Esprit chair, you’ll find this 500-year-old stone hut, which seems to have been hewn from the surrounding rock. Inside is a warren of cosy little dining rooms where specialities include home-made terrines, grilled meat and wild mushrooms. A groaning cheese and dessert table demands you save room – special mention must go to the île flottante, with its perfectly caramelised meringue, and a tarte aux myrtilles with no hint of soggy pastry. Find more of the best restaurants in Les Arcs here.

Price level: ££
Contact: 0033 479 072913

La Cucucina, Val d’Isère

Meaning ‘crazy kitchen’ this is La Folie Douce’s latest gastronomic offering with 10-metre-high windows looking out over the mountains, apt because this eccentric bistro at the top of the Olympique gondola is a design interpretation of Leonardo da Vinci’s studio. Waiters’ wear artists’ smocks covered in paint. And the postcard on every table of Mona Lisa eating a tomato and cheese pizza tees up the signature pie – you guessed it – a Monagherita. In Folie Douce style, scantily clad trapeze artists, twirl on wires suspended above the banquet table but the real star is the menu; salivate over the Romana style fried artichokes, burrata with caviar and apple jelly or tackle a juicy, Flintstone sized, Tomahawk veal steak, à la Milanese.

Price level: ££-£££
Contact: 0033 479 060717;

La Cucùcina
La Cucùcina, Val d’Isere - Nicolas Secerov/Val d’Isere Tourism

La Crémaillère, Avoriaz

The old village of Les Lindarets, on the piste down to the Ardent gondola, was once home to hundreds of goats, but is now the lunch capital of the Portes du Soleil ski area – the piste is lined with rustic restaurants. One of the best is the cosy Crémaillère, which is famous for its wild chanterelle mushroom dishes. Their rich flavour and golden colour is perfect in a delicious sauce with a rare entrecôte steak, one of the house specialities. Others include tender duck breast with blueberries, and home-made apricot tarts that melt in the mouth. Find more of the best restaurants in Avoriaz here.

Price level: ££
Contact: 0033 450 741168

Union, Montalbert, La Plagne

Phil Howard, former chef/patron of London’s two Michelin star restaurant The Square, has carved out a new, more simple, mountain life in the Savoie where he loves to ski and cook at his cosy eaterie, Union. Don’t be fooled by the casual feel of the place. Using local, artisinal produce, Phil still aims big – he wants Union to echo through the whole Paradiski area encompassing Les Arcs and La Plagne. Boasting starters like cured salmon with apple, radish, cucumber, creme fraiche, lemon zest and dill, followed by baked potato with slow cooked ox cheeks in red wine sauce, Phil is already rockin’ taste buds in the high alpine.  Find more of the best restaurants in La Plagne here.

Price level: ££
Contact: 0033 479 555107;

Union, Montalbert, La Plagne - PIERRE AUGIER

Edelweiss, Val d’Isère

This wood and stone chalet is right on the edge of the piste near the end of the blue Mangard run back down to Le Fornet. It’s cosy (if a bit cramped) inside and has a lovely sunny terrace with views of the valley up to Le Fornet and down to Val d’Isère itself. Specialities include venison terrine, ravioli and tartiflette. There’s a long schuss at the end of the run back, so go easy on the wine. Find more of the best restaurants in Val d’Isere here.

Price level: ££
Contact: 0033 610 287064;

La Soucoupe, Courchevel

At the top of the Col de la Loze lift above Courchevel 1850, this is the perfect refuge from which to shelter from a raging blizzard in chic Savoyard surroundings, and destroy your bank balance. Sit beside the log fire on which steaks and duck breasts are slowly sizzling, and feast on snails or oysters. Leave enough space for the dessert, before venturing outside in the late afternoon chill for the hopefully not-too-wobbly run home.

Price level: £££
Contact: 0033 479 082134;

La Bouitte, St Martin de Belleville

Three coveted Michelin stars are justly attached to this higgledy-piggledy former Savoyard farmhouse in the hamlet of St Marcel. Not a bad result for local lad René Meilleur, one-time pizza chef who shares the kitchen with son Maxime. You can get here (just about) off piste, or staff will pick you up from St Martin. Imaginative dishes such as foie gras escalope with honey on a corn pancake, and red crayfish with pike gnocchi, make this a French Alpine feast without parallel, with three-, four-, five- and eight-course menus on offer.

Price level: £££
Contact: 0033 479 089677;

La Bouitte, St Martin de Belleville
La Bouitte, St Martin de Belleville


La Chaumiere, Courmayeur

Just above Plan Checrouit, interlocking valleys fold away like a parting of the sea from the giant windows and terraces here – a stunning complement to the culinary delights that soar to stratospheric levels of multisensorial gratification. Aostan specialities conjured from local ingredients include home made ravioli with mountain butter and walnuts or chestnut dumplings with fontina sauce and nettles. They are served with an excellent selection of cured meats in the downstairs gourmet restaurant. The bistro upstairs specialises in classic pastas and pizzas. The Grivel family are equally famous for their pioneering designs in ice axes and crampons. Find more of the best restaurants in Courmayeur here.

Price level: £££
Contact: 0039 392 9585987;

La Chaumiere, Courmayeur
La Chaumiere, Courmayeur

Campo Base, Champoluc

Inspired by the owners’ love of the Himalayas, this light-filled modern restaurant at the top of the Mandria chair in the Champoluc area of Monterosa Ski has the feel of a trekking lodge but the welcoming attitude and passion for quality you hope for from a family-run Italian restaurant. There are daily specials like a Tibetan lunch of curries and dhal. Other typical offerings include gnocchi, or a 600g T-bone steak of tender Fassone beef from neighbouring Piedmont (by all that’s holy, have it medium rare).

Price level: ££
Contact: 0039 012 5307078

Chalet Etoile, Cervinia

Reached via blue run No 6 above Plan Maison, Chalet Etoile is Cervinia’s best-known mountain eatery. It first opened in 1974 and is run by the Frassy family. Highlights include succulent king crab ravioli, lobster spaghetti and reindeer fillet tempura. The food is a serious rival to that on the Swiss side of the Matterhorn – in fact half of the guests will have commuted here from Zermatt, which is renowned for its gourmet food – but the price is much more friendly. Find more of the best restaurants in Cervinia here.

Price level: ££
Contact: 0039 0166 940220;

Piz Boè Alpine Lounge, Alta Badia

This stunning glass, wood and Dolomite stone structure sits alongside the upper station of the Boè cable car above Corvara on the Sella Ronda circuit – a scenic 23km route around the Sella massif. There are several eateries in the building, including a pizza joint, but the highlight is the fine-dining restaurant Kelina, which combines Mediterranean and mountain dishes, and has an excellent wine list, including – thanks to a relationship with the Antinori winemaking family – offering a tasting flight of Tenuta di Biserno ‘Super Tuscans’.

Price level: £££
Contact: 0039 0471 1888166;

Rifugio Emilio Comici, Selva Val Gardena

Named after the late, intrepid, Italian climber and self-confessed casanova, this renowned fish restaurant sources its produce every winter’s day from Venice. A haven of simple sophistication at the foot of the imposing Forcella Sassolungo massif, it seems apt to find a specialist fish restaurant here since long ago the Dolomites were immersed in the sea. When raw tuna, lightly cooked scallops, octopus, langoustine and heavenly spaghetti lobster are served, life is good, and more often accompanied by Champagne than prosecco. Elegant Damask tablecloths are complemented by walls adorned with black and white photos of Emilio and skiers gone by. Outside, the Champagne deck offers fur-lined seats and overhead heat lamps. Little surprise that regulars include the Ferrari racing team and Prince Albert of Monaco.

Price level: £££
Contact: 0039 0471 794121;

Maison Vieille, Courmayeur

This welcoming hut, with its charismatic Tuscan host, Giacomo, is near the top of the Maison Vieille chairlift. One of the menu’s highlights is the trio of pasta for two people – for example, a serving might consist of fresh tagliatelle and wild boar sauce, ravioli stuffed with porcini mushrooms, and gnocchi with fontina cheese. Mains include roast suckling pig, and the flambéed ice cream with forest fruits is a delicious way to finish.

Price level: ££
Contact: 0039 337 230979;

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Courmayeur, Italy - Lorenzo Belfrond

La Loge du Massif, Courmayeur

This sumptuous on-mountain terrace with chair furs, robust fire pits and heaters is the perfect place to enjoy lunch or watch the sun go down while sipping a Negroni. Now that the cable car back to resort runs until midnight, lively aprés and dinners here on the ski hub plateau of Plan Checrouit is a recently granted privilege. La Loge (lodge) is the on-mountain sister to Le Massif Hotel in resort and at 1,700 metres, already commands high culinary plaudits for house specialities such as parmesan ravioli with tartare of prawn and black truffle, tagliolini with foie gras or wild boar ragu.  

Price level: £££
Contact: 0039 351 8784170; 

La Sorgente, Madesimo

When in Lombardy it’s wise to eat and drink like a local. They gave the world the best air-dried beef, Bresaola, a great red wine called Chiavennasca (Nebbiolo) and pizzoccheri, an age-old, alpine dish. It’s Italy’s answer to tartiflette by way of buckwheat ribboned pasta, cubed potato, butter, green cabbage, fontina and parmesan cheeses. All is available in one fine degustation at La Sorgente, just off the Arlecchino piste. And the owner is happy to let you visit his collection of historic war weapons and combat uniforms in the basement.

Price: ££
Contact: 0039 335 6303920;

Club Moritzino, La Villa, Alta Badia

At 2,100m on Piz La Ila, this is by far the most sophisticated of Alta Badia’s famous clutch of gastro mountain huts. Over the years it has grown from a simple mountain hut to a gourmet restaurant and après venue, adored by ageing Italian and German matinée idols. But these days they are outnumbered by a young, cool and equally wealthy clientele. Fresh fish and seafood, such as delicately flavoured clam and scallop carpaccio, are the highlights of the menu. Eat lunch early so that you’ve reached the dessert stage before the DJ starts at 2pm.

Price level: ££
Contact: 0039 0471 847403;

Alta Badia, Italy
Alta Badia, Italy - Getty


Cookie Cafe Mossettes 2277, Champery

It’s not every day that you find a US-diner-style restaurant with cool gastro-pub vibe on top of an Alp. But that’s why the highest eatery in the Portes du Soleil is such a sensation. Tuck in to the easy-on-the-purse gourmet burgers, chunky fries, hot-dogs, pizzas, wraps, salads, craft beers, smoothies, shakes and signature chilli-con-carne nachos, while feasting on the commanding terrace views or kicking back in the upstairs chill-out lounge. This refreshing on-mountain alternative sits at the top of the four man Mossettes chair at 2,277 metres.

Price level: £
Contact: 0041 244 791219;

Zum See, Zermatt

Take the home run (50) from Furi and turn left at the signpost on to the path above Blatten to discover a perfect gourmet mountain restaurant in the retro-rustic surroundings of a 350-year-old farmyard. Chef Max Mennig cooks for 120 covers in a kitchen the size of an average downstairs loo, while his wife Greti serves up his delicate dishes along with Valais wines from an outstanding cellar. Standout dishes include the beef carpaccio with rocket salad and calves’ kidneys in a mustard cream sauce. Wrong country, but Max’s Sachertorte equals Vienna’s best. Find more of the best restaurants in Zermatt here.

Price level: £££
Contact: 0041 279 672045;

Chetzeron, Crans Montana

This über-cool restaurant near the bottom of the Chetzeron to Cry d’Er T-bar is built in a minimalist style of wood and stone, with huge picture windows and a terrace offering splendid views over the Rhône valley. Highlights are the starters of local dried meats and cheeses, the risotto packed with meat and mushrooms, and the venison pot-au-feu (an upmarket stew). There are great, reasonably priced (relatively speaking) local Valais wines too.

Price level: ££
Contact: 0041 274 850808;

Chetzeron, Crans Montana
Chetzeron, Crans Montana

Lac Des Chavonnes, Villars-sur-Ollon

You only need to venture 150 metres from the base of the Petit Chamossaire chairlift to find this pretty chalet perched on a lake shore surrounded by shear cliffs, frozen waterfalls and forests of pine. Skiers clamour for lakeside tables on sunny days. Chef Severine performs culinary magic on homemade rosti with local wild mushrooms while her fall-off-the-bone pork shank, served with lentils in a bacon and wine reduction, is the stuff of gastronomic gossip. As is Chef’s luxurious take on tartiflette, known as ‘Gratinée des Chavonnes’, baked with Vacherin Mont d’Or cheese rather than Reblechon – perfect with a rich Gamaret red wine from local vigneron, Pierre-Alain Meylan. And while choosing a main it’s only right to share a dozen oysters with a glass of chilled Chablis.

Price level: ££
Contact: 0041 244 952131;

Chez Vrony, Zermatt

Zermatt has more good quality mountain huts than any other ski resort in the world; and Findeln, a scattered hamlet of old buildings on the blue piste down to the chairlift of the same name, is home to a clutch of them. Run by Vrony herself, Chez Vrony has become quite big, with two sittings each lunchtime (12 noon and 2pm), a lovely interior full of nooks and crannies, and a big terrace. The food is eclectic and perfectly executed, and includes fish soup, delicious cold meats, mouthwatering lamb and some unusual dishes such as Bloody Mary soup, hay soup and risotto with truffle oil.

Price level: ££
Contact: 0041 27 967 2552;

Zermatt, Switzerland
Zermatt, Switzerland -

La Vacca, Laax

A flavour of the American West in Mitteleuropa – a huge tepee with a central fire pit surrounded by cowhide-covered booths next to the Plaun lift station. Any bullock staying too long up on the Plaun pasture would rightly get a bad feeling – apart from baked potatoes and salads, this is an all-steak menu, the only variations on beef being venison, lamb and bison. There are some flame-grilled whoppers, including a 1kg tomahawk steak (so named for its resemblance to a tomahawk axe, with the bone as a handle) but more importantly the meat is aged for flavour, well-seasoned and evenly cooked.

Price level: ££
Contact: 0041 819 279962

Cabane Mont-Fort, Verbier

New patrons Audrey and Fabien look forward to welcoming all at this long established, working, mountain refuge, built on a knob of rock above La Chaux at 2,475 metres. Continue to expect honest portions of sizzling, alpine fayre including roesti and sausage pasta bake. Or the terrace views combine well with a paprika and cream-laced goulash soup or piping hot cheese fondue. If just in for a sweet, calorie reload, then a fresh pastry and hot chocolate will hit the spot. All comers queue up to order at the outdoor hatch; refreshingly for Verbier, there is no VIP priority here.  Find more of the best restaurants in Verbier here.

Price level: £
Contact: 0041 277 781384;

Cabane Mont-Fort, Verbier
Cabane Mont-Fort, Verbier

Les Chottes, Veysonnaz

In the Four Valleys area, this restaurant offers good value compared with the pricier options above Verbier. Les Chottes (near the foot of the Chottes draglift below Thyon 2000) is a beautifully renovated cowshed with lots of wooden beams. It has a big terrace with great views at the front and a cosy one at the back (complete with a hot tub). The food is mainly simple cheesey and pasta dishes but there are meaty options and a good value plat du jour.

Price level: ££
Contact: 0041 79 652 45 42;


Asitz Bräu, Leogang

Set high above Leogang and not far from the top of the link to Saalbach, the Asitz Bräu includes the highest beer brewing museum in Europe and has a great ambience. It’s set over three floors, with wooden and granite floors, huge beams, oak tables, panelling from local churches and lots of gleaming brewing artifacts. Good, friendly and efficient service, with excellent venison, pepper steak and whole roasted trout as well as the usual spare ribs and gröstl. Good wine list too.

Price level: ££
Contact: 0043 6583 8246 4550;

Schaufelspitz, Stubai Glacier

At 2,900 metres, just above the ice grotto on Eisgrat, this contemporary, pine-panelled, glass and steel-encased restaurant with open fireplace, offers one of the highest fine dining experiences in the Alps – in 2021 the restaurant was awarded 15 points and three Toques by the Gault Millau guide. 
Acclaimed Austrian chef David Kostner serves a superb miso-marinated black cod and his unctuous beef cheeks are worth savouring over a well-aged Zweigelt red wine. For something lighter, sip chilled, sparkling Gruner Veltliner on the elegant terrace which is adorned with white linen table cloths, matching parasols and fur throws on the chairs, while contemplating the Snowball dessert of white chocolate, passion fruit, basil ice cream and mango.  

Price level: £££
Contact: 0043 5226 8141324;

Bellevue Alm, Bad Gastein

This 600-year-old hut in the Stubnerkogel sector of Gastein ticks all the boxes for a mountain restaurant. It’s ranged around a huge central open fire but also has lots of nooks and crannies for privacy. Among the usual Salzburgerland mountain fare are some unusual dishes worth trying – onion soup with Almdudler (a herb-flavoured fizzy drink that is Austria’s Irn Bru) and Shweinsülze (jellied pork – please, trust us: it’s good). As well as stopping here for lunch, head up the rickety Bellevue Alm chair lift at night, when you can enjoy lederhosen-clad blokes slapping each other, while you tuck into Wagyu beef. (Don’t worry: it’s Schuplattler dancing.) Then toboggan back down.

Price level: ££
Contact: 00 43 6434 38 81;

Bellevue Alm, Bad Gastein
Bellevue Alm, Bad Gastein - Gasteinertal Tourismus GmbH

Melkalm, Kitzbühel

Hidden below a clump of trees just off the Hahnenkamm race piste, this is the home of the best Tiroler gröstl in the region, and therefore the world. It arrives in the pan in which all the ingredients are thrown together – golden, crunchy potato slices with juicy onion sliding between them; succulent chunks of pork and ham; and the all-important aromatic kümmel (caraway). Order it mit ei so the yolk oozes over it. Those downhillers have no idea what they’re missing as they fly past. Find more of the best restaurants in Kitzbuhel here.

Price level: ££
Contact: 0043 5356 90980;

Schneekarhütte, Mayrhofen

At the top of Horberg in the Zillertal sector, Sepp Bair and family have created a five-star eyrie out of the Schneekar lift station. There are lovely designer rooms to sleep in, but we’re talking about lunch here and, given the quality, it’s very good value. There is Wiener schnitzel made with local organic veal, and the house speciality – a tart topped with onions, bacon and eggs and flambéed at the table. It comes with a glass of aromatic Gewürztraminer from Sepp’s extensive portfolio of Austrian wines. Find more of the best restaurants in Mayrhofen here.

Price level: £
Contact: 0043 5285 64940;

Ice Q, Sölden

The glass-walled Ice Q restaurant, at the top of Gaislachkogl and reached by gondola, has fabulous views and offers by far the best fine dining on the mountain in Sölden. Scenes for the Bond movie Spectre were shot here and below the restaurants there’s an exhibition space called ‘007 ELEMENTS’, which spans a spectacular 1,300 sqm. Delicious dishes include local fish with crème fraiche mousse, potato balls and char caviar; truffle tagliatelle, truffle foam, leaf spinach and parmesan shavings; and the pastries are to die for. As well as lunch, it opens Wednesday evenings for dinner from January to March – the gondola opens specially for rides up at 6pm and down at 10pm. There is also a wine and tapas lounge serving small plates. Find more of the best restaurants in Solden here.

Price level: £££
Contact: 00 43 66 49 60 93 68;

Ice Q, Sölden
Ice Q, Sölden - Getty

Seidlalm, Kitzbühel

On the lower slopes, right beside the famous Hahnenkamm downhill race course and with fabulous views over the resort, Seidlalm is quiet and delightfully rustic. Stop by for a beer (‘Seidl’ means ‘small beer’) or two or enjoy traditional hearty Austrian dishes with food from local farmers for lunch or dinner. Find more of the best restaurants in Kitzbühel here.

Price level: £
Contact: 0043 5356 64 235;

Hospiz Alm, St Anton

This atmospheric place is located near the base of the fast quad chairlift in the upmarket village of St Christoph. It’s especially lovely on a snowy day when a blazing open fire and traditionally dressed waiting staff welcome you into a cosy room. The menu here is extensive, but opting for the particularly well-cooked versions of Austrian specialities, such as Tiroler gröstl (a dish of fried potatoes, pork, onion and egg) and kaiserschmarrn (a chopped-up pancake with fruit sauce), will never disappoint. The wine cellar is one of Austria’s best. Find more of the best restaurants in St Anton here.

Price level: £££
Contact: 0043 5446 3625;

Hohe Mut Alm, Obergurgl

The most stunning refreshment stop here may be the UFO-like Top Mountain Star that has landed on Wurmkogel at 3,080m, but at the top of the Hohe Mut Bahn lift at 2,670m, Hohe Mut Alm has great views too, and the food is far superior. This is the classic Austrian mountain restaurant – cow-barn design inside, big sun terrace outside – serving favourites from succulent schnitzel to sweet germknödel dumplings and the great pancake dish, kaiserschmarrn… nothing radical, but nailing it every time. Find more of the best restaurants in Obergurgl here.

Price level: ££
Contact: 0043 5256 639632;

Hohe Mut Alm, Obergurgl
Hohe Mut Alm, Obergurgl - Getty

Hendl Fischerei, Leogang

Roughly translated as the little fish shop, the speciality of this spot at the top of the Asitzbahn cable car is naturally... roast chicken (although it does offer fish platters too). Housed in a carved wooden structure that looks like a cantina from a Star Wars movie, this is one of the best champagne bars in the Alps. As well as stocking rare Barons de Rothschild champagne, Hendl Fischerei offers a whole chicken and bottle of Moët & Chandon between two for €109. The fizz, atmosphere and DJs tend to mean you write off the afternoon.

Price level: £££
Contact: 0043 6583 20 800 800;

Rosswaldhütte, Saalbach-Hinterglemm

Just above Hinterglemm, the Rosswaldhütte is an elegant example of Austrian Gemütlichkeit taken to Vorsprung durch Technik levels of efficiency. A large restaurant, it is made cosy because it’s broken into smaller stube with large kachelofen stoves. Even if you don’t visit for lunch, an afternoon break is essential – hot chocolate and an unbeatable kaiserschmarrn... light but rich eggy pancake caramelised perfectly on the edges, accompanied by a beautifully sharp homemade stewed plum kompott. Find more of the best restaurants in Saalbach in our guide.

Price level: ££
Contact: 0043 6541 6959;

Kriegeralpe, Lech

A lovely old hut that is great for a long lunch on a snowy day, Kriegeralpe is rustic and charming with jolly service. It has its own dairy and makes its own cheese from cows that live there in the summer months. The menu includes delicious gröstl, ribs and gulaschsuppe. But don’t miss its fabulous kaiserschmarrn, served in giant pans for groups to share.

Price level: ££
Contact: 0043 664 44 22 697

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