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Award-Winning Restaurants in Styria

Haute Cuisine Made With Passion

Every autumn Austria’s leading restaurant critics Gault & Millau recognises the country’s best restaurants. Martina and Karl Hohenlohe repeatedly emphasise that Styria is a culinary stronghold. What’s it to be? Caramelised tomatoes in a foam of basil, or pork cheeks on potato-horseradish puree?

Gault & Millau Austria 2019 has awarded thirteen toques to restaurants in south-east Styria. Gourmets have recognised the fact that culinary art of the highest level has never lost any traction in Styria. Especially gratifying is the fact that two of Styria’s best restaurants are located in Styria’s Thermal Spa and Volcanic Region!

The chef of one of the restaurants - Harald Irka from Saziani Stubn’n - is the youngest three-toque chef in the history of Gault & Millau, and the chef of the other – Richard Rauch from Steira Wirt – was awarded the title of chef of the year 2015 by Gault & Millau Austria. Styria’s Thermal Spa and Volcanic Region is rich in notable chefs. However, despite their different styles of culinary creativity, they are all united in one thing. Namely, that good cuisine is rooted in the regional products from the south-east area of Styria.


Toque-Awarded Restaurants

Yet again this year some of the culinary outlets within Styria’s Thermal Spa and Volcanic Region were awarded sought-after "caps" (toques) by Austria’s leading restaurant guide:

  • Restaurant Steira Wirt in Trautmannsdorf
  • Restaurant Saziani Stub'n in Straden
  • Restaurant Haberl in Ilz
  • Restaurant & Art Hotel Malerwinkl in Fehring
  • Restaurant Safenhof in Bad Waltersdorf
  • Restaurant "Das Hof" in Fürstenfeld
  • Restaurant Schlosswirt on Kornberg Castle