Högl foodie tip: Introducing some of Austria’s finest eateries

Here at Högl, we love to inspire you with beautiful things. This time, we’re introducing you to award-winning master chefs and giving you an insight into Austria’s gourmet scene.


Image: Tian. Ingo Pertramer

New cook on the block: restaurant ‘Lukas’ in Schärding

This new restaurant in the beautiful Baroque town of Schärding (not far from our Högl HQ by the way) is already making culinary waves well beyond Austria’s borders. Lukas Kienbauer and his team have been awarded a two-“toque” rating from the prestigious restaurant guide Gault Millau – an incredible achievement given that Lukas is only 25 years old and it’s the restaurant’s first year! There are no menus in this restaurant. Simply let yourself be surprised and watch the chef as he works his culinary magic. We love Lukas for its food, its atmosphere, and last but not least for its extensive choice of non-alcoholic drinks.


Image: Lukas Restaurant
Image: Lukas Restaurant


Gourmet dining in a rustic setting: Steira Wirt near Graz

Richard Rauch and his sister Sonja are the dream team behind this Austrian culinary hotspot. Nestled in the idyllic village of Trautmannsdorf, an hour south of Graz, the Steira Wirt is a traditional tavern that’s over 120 years old. Against this rustic and cosy backdrop, the master chef wows guests with creative gourmet cuisine.  We think it’s a winning combination – and the restaurant’s three-“toque” rating speaks for itself.


Image: Steira Wirt


Award-winning veggie cuisine: Tian in Vienna

Michelin-starred Tian is known as THE best vegetarian restaurant in Austria and classed as one of the best four in Europe. Located right in the heart of Vienna, it takes diners on a culinary journey over six, eight or ten courses. According to Paul Ivic, Executive Chef and Manager at Tian, “food doesn’t need fancy language; food needs soul” – we couldn’t agree more!

Image: Tian. Ingo Pertramer

Bedazzling creations: Steirereck in Vienna’s Stadtpark

Char in beeswax, beetroot with scented roses, artichoke with veal kidney: if you fancy innovative cuisine made with the best produce that Austria has to offer, then the Steirereck restaurant in Vienna’s Stadtpark is the perfect place for you. Delicious creations await that will delight your palate. Head Chef Heinz Reitbauer was awarded the title of Chef of the Decade in 2017, and the restaurant also earned a four-“toque” rating this year.


Image: Steirereck


Image: Steirereck



Reservations are mandatory here, so prepare well ahead. Bon appétit!​

Style tip: Don’t feel like you have to “dress to impress” to enjoy award-winning food: smart-casual is always best!  Take a look at our new Högl range to find the perfect match for your outfit.


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