With a total of 43 restaurants and 18 bars, you will never be short of options for refuelling (and that’s not even including the facilities on the mountain)! The great thing about Mayrhofen is that you will not find any of the extortionate food and drinks prices so common to many European resorts. Beer will set you back only a couple of Euros, and considering Austria drinks more Grolsch than anywhere else in Europe, be sure there will be no shortage! Food is also reasonably priced so you shouldn’t find yourself burning through as much cash during the day as most ski holidays: In short something for all bellies; be it the home reared organic steaks at the Sneekarhutte to the fine Tyrolean fayre of the Zum Griener, to pizzas the size of Wales at the UFO pizzeria… Or every festival goers best friend: Hans the Butcher’s take-a-way meat sandwiches!
TROUGHING IN DA HOFF
mayrhofen’s top 5 bars and restaurants
It ‘aint all sausages and chips you know! (well maybe at the Pilz Bar it is, but spread your napkin a little wider and taste-tastic treats await:
1. SCHNEEKARHUTTE (PYRAMID RESTAURANT)
A gourmet restaurant at 2225 m…It is shaped like a pyramid and has locally sourced organic ingredients (from the owners own farm down in the valley). With the best wine list above the clouds and views you can only dream about; this all adds upto the ultimate alpine lunch hour – ask for the jagartee… You’ll see why!
Location: Top of Red 7 (Take Schneekar 6 man chairlift)
2. ZUM GREINER:
The oldest restaurant in the Ziller valley. It’s actually an old farmhouse and the food – like the décor, hasn’t changed in 15 years. This is yer authentic Tyrolean eating experience.
Address: Tuxterstrasse 344
3. CAFÉ & STEAKHOUSE TIROL:
Truffle oil soup that tastes so good you’ll want to eat it all over again. But that would spoil your main course: succulent Steaks from a herd of cows which graze all summer long just up the valley at Tux glacier.
Address: Hauptstrasse 448
On the outskirts of Mayrhoden, this unassuming house is the home to 5 star international cuisine. House specials change by the month, but the quality is always top notch. One for real glacial gourmets!
Address: Johann Sponring Strasse 83 Hippach
5. JOSEF’S BIOHUTTE:
Sitting slap bang in the middle of the piste (blue 14), this place’s green credentials are even higher than it’s location (1765m). All food is organically produced and locally-sourced. No additives or colorings are used. Drinks wise, you’ll find no carbonated, mass-produced brands on the menu. Everything is homemade by Josef’s family. Great for simple rustic snacks and if you’re lucky, there may be some Tiroler Grostle on the go. A unique eating (and toilet!) experience!
Location: Situated in the middle of Tappenalm slope (Blue 14), on the right, just after Hilde’s Schihutte.