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Best Restaurants in Zell Am See

Zell am See is a picturesque ski resort in Austria, known for its lively atmosphere and world-class skiing. Home to an array of slopes, Zell am See offers everything from cruisy tree-lined runs to steep blacks. There are plenty of beginner areas peppered around the resort, perfect for those still finding their ski legs. Thrill-seekers can head to the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier for high-altitude skiing. There is also a range of action-packed winter activities to explore away from the slopes.

The town itself has a picture-postcard feel. Cobbled streets lined with snow-kissed buildings lead visitors to the lakeside promenade. Here they are surrounded by views of Lake Zell and the Austrian Alps. The pretty centre is also bursting with character. From family-run hotels to five-star stays, there is accommodation to suit every preference. Wherever you reside, you can expect a friendly welcome and warm Austrian hospitality. Perusing Zell am See’s traditional shops and bars is the perfect way to spend a day away from the slopes. But the main attraction for hungry skiers is the fantastic range of restaurants the resort has to offer. From local specialities to international flavours, the choices are endless. Here is our top pick of the best restaurants in Zell am See. 


Located inside the prestigious Hotel Salzburgerhof, Salzburgerstube is one of the best restaurants in Zell am See. This award-winning restaurant offers the most exquisite à la carte menu. Enjoy regional favourites, crafted with local ingredients, and served with a creative touch. Make sure to check out Salzburgerstube’s famous patisserie. Irresistible strudels and cakes are made fresh every day. The interior is also luxurious, with carved wooden walls and decadent features reflecting the hotel’s Alpine heritage.

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A beautiful, five-star hotel with magnificent views of Lake Zell and luxury facilities. Enjoy the award-winning spa and restaurant.

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Salzburgerstube in Zell am See

Photo Credit: Salzburgerhof

Kraftwerk Restaurant & Wine Bar

A historic building transformed into a modern eatery and wine bar. Brick walls and exposed wooden features give a rustic feel to this restaurant, contrasting its modern and imaginative menu. The chefs craft both local and international dishes using organic ingredients. There is an impressive wine collection, serving a flavour for every taste and preference. This is also a great spot for groups. Kraftwerk Restaurant & Wine Bar is a great place to host your next celebration in the mountains.

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An elegant stay in the heart of Zell am See, with fantastic spa and culinary experiences. The lake and mountain backdrop makes this hotel the ultimate Alpine stay.

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Kraftwerk Restaurant & Wine Bar in Zell am See

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This restaurant’s cosy ambience and original features make guests feel like they have travelled back in time. Steinerwirt is a local favourite, serving seasonal dishes inspired by its Austrian heritage. You can even delve into the restaurant’s ancient wine cellar upon your visit, sampling age-old flavours from all over the world in the candle-lit cave.

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A family-run hotel in a convenient location in Zell am See. Enjoy ski-in ski-out access, soothing spa facilities and a games room.

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Steinerwirt in Zell am See

Photo Credit: Steinerwirt


A popular slopeside spot for a ski break, with stunning views over the Kitzsteinhorn and Hohe Tauern Mountains. This restaurant serves everything from sizzling schnitzel to international favourites. There is a large terrace for soaking up the sun and mountain views. For those wanting to enjoy an afternoon tipple, there is an all-day bar and extensive wine list to sample.

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Set on the shore of the beautiful Lake Zell, Grand Hotel Zell am See offers the most scenic stay in the resort.

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AreitAlm in Zell am See

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Restaurant Adria

Fancy a Mediterranean feast in the Alps? From stone baked pizza to grilled meat and fresh seafood, Restaurant Adria has it all. Find yourself a spot on the sunny terrace and enjoy delicious food accompanied by a large glass of their famous Croatian wine. This dining spot is renowned for its friendly staff and laid-back atmosphere.

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A family-run hotel in a prime location in Zell am See, with a soothing spa and a reputation for excellent service.

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Restaurant Adria in Zell am See

Photo Credit: Restaurant Pizzeria Adria


Kupferkessel is a popular meeting point for locals and visitors alike. This traditional pizzeria serves the most delicious homemade pizzas as well as other more traditional Austrian dishes. The bar is home to a range of high-quality drinks. With a big screen and lively atmosphere, this is the perfect spot to unwind with your group or even meet new people.

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A historic, family-run hotel in the heart of Zell am See, with traditional Alpine interiors and sumptuous spa facilities.

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Kupfernkessel in Zell am See

Photo Credit: Kupferkessel

The Burger Factory

A fantastic location on the lake promenade, with a sunny terrace for soaking up the Alpine views. This diner is the best spot in Zell am See for burgers. From chicken and beef burgers to vegetarian foods, The Burger Factory has it all. Make sure to try out the delicious craft beer at this restaurant.

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A short walk from the cable cars and Lake Zell, this beautiful hotel sits in an envied location. The hotel’s sumptuous bedrooms are perfect for relaxing after a ski day.

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The Burger Factory in Zell am See

Photo Credit: The Burger Factory

To find out more about the best restaurants in Zell am See, call our ski experts on 020 7471 7700. 

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