5020 Salzburg, Austria
NileGuide Expert tip:
Avoid disappointment and book in advance.
Located near the wide park that stretches from below the Festung to beautiful Schloss Leospoldskron, Zum Strasserwirt lies within a 10-minute walk of the Altstadt. However, with its park-like setting and view of Untersberg mountain, it seems to lie in a parallel universe. While its ancient-but-renovated building transports diners to another time, the cuisine, overseen by Chef Christian Sussetz, provides the pleasures of this world. Using locally sourced food, the kitchen produces excellent gourmet cuisine, particularly on its a la carte menu. Served in its elegant dining room, relaxing garden or wood-beamed beer cellar, Zum Strasserwirt's food puts an emphasis on the intelligent and sensitive use of highest quality ingredients. Its excellence extends to the attentive but discreet service provided by the staff, overseen by Christian's wife Alexandra. The garden is particularly delightful.