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Hauben-awarded restaurants in East Tyrol – Gault Millau 2019

A high level of artistic cooking with a down-to-earthness – gourmet oases with a traditional Tyrolean well-being ambience – East Tyrol’s Hauben-awarded businesses in 2019. Culinary travel peaks of pleasure in East Tyrol: as well as the 266 three-thousand metre mountains there are a range of culinary peaks, East Tyrol’s Hauben-awarded businesses. Eleven of the restaurants recognised by Gault Millau in 2019 have been awarded 15 Hauben.

The Gannerhof in Innervillgraten which is over 300 years old cooks according to the quick methods, and is famed for its lamb dishes, using East Tyrolean mountain lamb. The Saluti in Matrei is the only pizzeria – which also features Alpe-Adria cuisine - to be awarded with 2 "Hauben" by Gault Millau. The Tirolerhof in Dölsach is wholly dedicated to using regional produce – and it has rightly earned the two ‘Hauben’. Gourmets get to enjoy a view to the Dolomites in Restaurant Vincena in the Dolomites golf resort in Lavant. Guests enjoy tasty Two-‘Hauben’-awarded cuisine, if at all possible on the large south-facing terrace with views to the 27-hole golf facilities.

History and tradition find their way into the cuisine in Vital-Landhotel Pfleger in Anras, and indeed in Pfleggerichtshaus Schloss Anras right next door. The hotel is also still a proponent of Tyrolean ‘Wirtshauskultur’. Alpinhotel Jesacherhof is right next to the Brunnalm valley station in St. Jakob. As well as the new Alpin-Wellness-Residenz, this tradition-rich hotel-restaurant has once again got back in amongst the elite of culinary arts, with its great deal of charm and meals made from its own fish and produce caught during its hunts. For 30 years Genießerhotel Rauter in Matrei has been cooking with one ‘Haube’ from Gault Millau, with classics like Kitz, ‘Schöpsernes’ and ‘Niggelen’; it is however also known far beyond its borders for its unique wine list.

Delicious Austrian and international meals are on offer in the Spa-Hotel Zedernklang in Hopfgarten im Defereggental, which can be described as a real well-being temple with its extensive wellness range and 1 ‘Haube’. Fresh fish daily from their own waters are served up by Parkhotel Tristachersee; the Danube salmon is an insider tip here.

The Strasserwirt in Strassen is just a few kilometres from the Italian border and serves delicious high quality Mediterranean food. East Tyrolean specialities with Mediterranean influences - new interpretaions of old recipes - this is exactly the motto from chef Michael Karl with great attention to detail at Gradonna's Mountain Resort.


All East Tyrol’s gastronomes have one thing in common, whether they are an alpine inn or a ‘Hauben’-awarded establishment – they only use produce which is of the highest quality, for the most part from local, organic farms and using animals which have been reared appropriately. Anyone who has sampled the inspiring natural surroundings and the Hauben cuisine will certainly recommend East Tyrol as a gourmet tip.


Gault Millau 2019: ‘Hauben’-awarded inns in East Tyrol

Gannerhof in Innervillgraten (2 Hauben - 16 points)

In the kitchen of this former farm the landlord works with delicious produce from the valley. The dishes from the region in particular here are prepared with a unique quality and in a variety of ways. 

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Gasthof Tirolerhof in Dölsach (2 Hauben - 15 points)

Hauben awarded cuisine from Hans-Peter Sander through the seasons – he uses produce from the local area and from his own garden. Freshness and quality are the uppermost priority!

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Pizzeria Saluti in Matrei (2 Hauben - 15 points)

The Saluti in Matrei is the only "Hauben" pizzeria in the Gault-Millau realm. Owner Ernst Moser has a part to play in this – with the ‘Alpe-Adria’ brunch for instance.

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Restaurant Vincena in Lavant (2 Hauben - 15 points)

‘Pleasure with all the senses’ is the credo in the Dolomitengolf suites. Smelling and tasting are a part of this of course, something in which head chef Lukas Gröfler leads the way. 

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Vital-Landhotel Pfleger in Anras (1 Haube - 14 points)

Multi award-winning gourmet cuisine is about combining the traditional realm of regional Tyrolean cuisine with the cuisine of Mediterranean Italy.

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Genießerhotel Rauter in Matrei (1 Haube - 14 points)

Enjoy the Rauter’s alpine Hauben cuisine, coupled with fine wines and perfect service! 

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Alpinhotel Jesacherhof in St. Jakob (1 Haube - 14 points)

The Jesacherhof serves excellent food, day after day! Head chef & nutritional advisor Gerald Huber together with is team provides incomparable delicious food.

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Hotel Strasserwirt in Strassen (1 Haube - 13 points)

Local produce, the highest possible quality, naturalness and creativity are the credo for food culture in the Strasserwirt.

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Spa-Hotel Zedernklang in Hopfgarten (1 Haube - 13 points)

In the hotel’s restaurant in Defereggental you get to enjoy excellent Austrian and international cuisine.

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Gradonna Mountain Resort (1 Haube - 13 points)

Regional, modern and light cuisine at the highest level - that's what you can enjoy in the restaurant of the Gradonna Mountain Resort created by  chef Michael Karl.

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Parkhotel Tristachersee in Tristach (1 Haube - 13 points)

As well as the many speciality meats of local and international origin, fish dishes are prepared fresh daily here using pikeperch, pike, sheatfish, carp, trout and char from our own watercourse.

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