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Best restaurants Innsbruck Austria: 5 great places to eat

I think we’ll all agree one of the best things about travelling is experiencing different places and cultures. For me this is closely followed by the food! I couldn’t wait to see what the capital city of Tyrol would offer.  Being vegetarian I suppose trying to eat local delicacies in any county is slightly tricky. Ok, so I won’t be eating the Wiener Schnitzel, but believe me I’ll be hunting down the next veggie alternative. And the restaurants in Innsbruck Austria did not disappoint.

Places to eat in Innsbruck


We indulged in a mixture of classic Tyrolean cuisine and being so close to its Italian neighbours some amazing antipasti, pasta and pizza.

Weisses Rossel

Our hotel was home to one of the most recommended Tyrolean restaurants in Innsbruck – Weisses Rossel restaurant. With a history dating back to the 1600s it’s the best place to sample the cuisine.

Weisses Rossel- Innsbruck

I indulged in the typical Tyrolean dish of Tiroler Gröstl.  Fried potatoes usually mixed with chunks of beef, but for this plant eater substituted with peppers, carrots and mushrooms. The accompanying coleslaw came covered in a delicious oily, lemony dressing – Simple, rustic fayre. Very similar to the English version of a breakfast hash or bubble or squeak, it went down a treat.

Weisses Rossel - Innsbruck

Café Mundig

If you’re craving sweet treats whilst strolling the streets of Innsbruck, Cafe Mundig is the place to go. Dating back to 1803 it’s said to be Tyrol’s oldest Konditorei-Café. Serving mouth-watering cakes, pastries, chocolates and macaroons.

Cafe Mundig - Innsbruck

And if you’re thirsty head straight for the hot chocolate. Served in a tall glass full of warm milk with a large chocolate bomb ready to be dropped into the glass. Stir and revel in the most delectable chocolatey hot chocolate this side of chocolate heaven!

Cafe Mundig - Innsbruck

Daniels – Swarovski Crystal World

After the bling of the Swarovski Crystal World head to the equally impressive on site café/restaurant – Daniels. The white curved pavilion with floor-to-ceiling windows offers views of the surrounding gardens.

Daniels - Swarovski Crystal World

The restaurant serves international and Austrian cuisine and prides itself on using only seasonal produce. The stand out dishes were a delightful looking ricotta ravioli topped with sun-dried and fresh tomatoes.

Daniels - Swarovski Crystal World

The cauliflower and broccoli gratin is presented with hidden chunky potatoes and covered in the most delicious melted cheese.

Daniels - Swarovski Crystal World

Enjoying a meal looking out to sparkling Swarovski crystal clouds in the gardens is definitely a charming and relaxing way to eat.

Restaurant Seegrube

There’s only way to get to Restaurant Seegrube. Well two ways if you really want to work up your appetite and hike! The Nordkettenbahnen cable car takes you to the highest restaurant in Innsbruck in just 20 minutes. Located 2000 metres above the city enjoy some Austrian favourites with a side of amazing panoramic views.

Restaurant Seagrube - Innsbruck

The restaurant is over two floors with a modern informal canteen on the ground level and posh table service restaurant on the first. The one thing you can’t leave this restaurant without eating are the Knödeltris or dumplings!

Restaurant Seagrube - Innsbruck

They came in three varieties cheese, spinach and beetroot. Utterly divine. The perfect hiker fodder!

The girls probably ate the best Käsespätzle of the trip. Austria’s version of macaroni cheese topped with crispy fried onions. A firm favourite on our trip!

Restaurant Seagrube - Innsbruck

Café Sacher

OK, so you can’t go to Austria without eating apple strudel. I managed it though – Let me explain. Even if you haven’t seen The Green Man, you may have heard of Vienna’s Cafe Sacher, home to the most delicious Austrian pastries and the original Sacher Torte. They also have a café in Innsbruck’s Imperial Hofburg Palace. We first experienced this chocolate heaven on a trip to Vienna four years ago – a chocolate cake thinly coated by hand with apricot jam and topped with chocolate icing. With a secret recipe. So we couldn’t resist a trip down memory lane and indulge in a slice.

Cafe Sacher - Innsbruck


Where in the world is your favourite restaurant? Let me know in the comments box below.



Innsbruck - 5 great places to eat

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  • Jennifer 14th September 2016 at 8:58 pm

    Oh wow, I’ve wanted to go to Innsbruck ever since reading about it in The Chalet School books when I was a little girl… They always had hot chocolate and cakes! Hopefully I can make it there someday soon and try some of these places out 🙂

    • Sima Sthanakiya 14th September 2016 at 9:02 pm

      Ahhh hopefully ups’ll make it there one day Jennifer. You should check out my things to do post too, it may help inspire a trip x

  • Rachel 14th September 2016 at 11:02 pm

    Looks like you’ve been on quite the culinary adventure! I actually think that being veggie protects you from some local.delicacies. I was recently coerced into eating a pig’s bottom in Britanny. True story

    • Sima Sthanakiya 15th September 2016 at 6:09 am

      Oh Rachel
      A pigs bottom??!! Did you like it?
      As a veggie a lot of countries surprise me when it comes to their food. If nothing else I end up sticking to the chips and salad diet. Not the case in Austria.

  • hann182014 15th September 2016 at 9:06 am

    Looks like there are some great places to eat. I’ve never been to Innsbruck x

  • Sarah from Lavender Life 15th September 2016 at 4:47 pm

    All the food looks so tasty! Would like to try the Sacher Torte

  • Nicola 15th September 2016 at 5:38 pm

    What great pictures! Lots of nice looking options here.

  • Sarah 15th September 2016 at 7:46 pm

    These places sound amazing. But that hot chocolate though! You had me at ‘Chocolate Bomb’!!

    • Sima Sthanakiya 15th September 2016 at 8:02 pm

      I was so delicious Sarah!

  • Fashion Du Jour LDN 16th September 2016 at 8:35 pm

    Yum! Completely agree, other than seeing the sights, my favourite thing about going to a new place is the cuisine and finding little hidden gems. Everything looks delightful and well catered for a veggie too! I have heard of Cafe Sacher and it’s on my list…as is that hot chocolate and chocolate bomb combo!!!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Leigh at Fashion Du Jour LDN x

  • WhatLauraLoves 18th September 2016 at 2:25 am

    Oh wow this looks like an amazing place to visit and the food options look so delicious!! xxx

  • Victoria Marden 18th September 2016 at 8:21 pm

    That Swarovski crystal world looks incredible. All that food looks amazing too x

  • Julia 18th May 2018 at 12:40 pm

    Wow all of these places look so good! The ricotta ravioli especially looks awesome 🙂

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

  • Bong @Cebu island hopping 26th November 2019 at 6:38 am

    Thank you for this great tips. Austria is our next destination.

    • Sima Sthanakiya 28th November 2019 at 10:25 pm

      Glad it helped. Hope you have a great time in Austria. One of my favourite countries.

  • Heidi Roberts 9th December 2021 at 8:52 pm

    I lived in Innsbruck for two years when I went to university there! I hope to go back in 2022 to relive those iconic Austrian days I loved so much!

    • Sima Sthanakiya 3rd January 2022 at 3:59 pm

      Uni days are the best! Amazing to have spent them in Innsbruck too.

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