Although Salzburg has etched a place in our collective consciousness as the idyllic backdrop for the Sound of Music, there is a lot more to discover in this magical city. A marriage of both tradition and modernity, Salzburg is a city that marries a love of music, culture, arts, nature, and especially — food. Join us as we eat our way around Salzburg and experience gastronomic delights so good they will definitely make it to your list of favourite things.
Zirbelzimmer at the Sacher Hotel Salzburg
There is no hotel in Salzburg that better captures its spirit than the Sacher Hotel. Its beautiful oak panelled restaurant, Zirbelzimmer, is the best place in town for a traditional Austrian meal and stunning views of the River Salzach. Its handsome interiors are soaked in centuries of history, with guests like Queen Elizabeth, and the Dalai Lama gracing its hallowed halls. Helmed by the Gault Millau toque awarded Executive Chef Michael Gahleitner, Zirbelzimmer offers a wonderful combination of both local and international cuisine. Don’t leave the Sacher Hotel without trying the original Sacher-Torte. Created by the young Franz Sacher in 1832, for the Prince von Metternich, the Sacher Torte is a word-famous Austrian dessert that combines chocolate, apricot jam, and whipped cream.
Nestled atop the Mönschberg and with an entrance through the Museum of Modern Art that would make even a Bond villain swoon, the M32 is a stunning culinary destination that combines panoramic views, modern stylish interiors, and fresh local fare. Their menu is a combination of Mediterranean and Austrian cuisine, and only uses locally sourced ingredients no further than 32 miles from the restaurant. So if you’re not digging into a Fried fillet of alpine salmon or cutting into Fillet steak — take in the breathtaking panoramic views of the city in the Salzburg’s most beautiful terrace restaurant.
Opened in 803 a.d. and located in the historic St.Peter’s Abbey Complex, the St.Peter’s Stiftskulinarium is hailed as the oldest restaurant in Europe. Featuring eleven unique dining areas including vaulted abbey courtyards, intricate baroque halls, and historic wine-cellars, the ST.Peter’s Stiftskulinarium is a dining experience like nothing else in the world. With a menu of haute Austrian cuisine created by Chef Manfred Bessenböcks, it is no wonder why St.Peter’s Stiftskulinarium is one of the highest rated restaurants in Austria. St.Peter’s Stiftskulinarium also offers a “Connaissuer Selections Menu”. An ever-changing weekly menu that offers impeccable seasonal delicacies with matching wine pairings; a definite highlight for a gastronomic tour around Salzburg.