The top 10 list of the best restaurants in Graz

Graz is a city with a rich culinary tradition and a diverse gastronomic scene. Whether you fancy regional specialties, international cuisine or vegetarian dishes, you are guaranteed to find a restaurant in Graz that suits your taste. In this blog post we present you the top 10 list of the best restaurants in Graz, based on reviews from guests, experts and our own experience.


1. Landhauskeller: Located in a historic 16th century building, this restaurant offers a modern interpretation of Styrian cuisine. Here you can enjoy classics such as fried chicken, pumpkin cream soup or Schilchersturm, but also creative dishes such as salmon trout with beetroot risotto or venison saddle with chestnut puree. The wine list includes more than 400 items from Austria and all over the world.

2. Aiola Upstairs:If you want to enjoy a spectacular view of the city, Aiola Upstairs is the right choice. The restaurant is located in the Schlossberg, the landmark of Graz, and offers fine cuisine with Mediterranean and Asian influences. Try, for example, the scallops with carrot and ginger puree, the beef fillet with truffled potatoes or the chocolate mousse with raspberries. The ambience is elegant and stylish, ideal for a special occasion.

3. El Gaucho: For meat lovers, El Gaucho is a must. The restaurant specializes in Argentinian grilled steaks, cooked to your request. Whether you prefer a juicy ribeye, a tender fillet or a spicy entrecôte, you will find what you are looking for here. There is also a selection of side dishes such as French fries, baked potatoes or vegetables as well as various sauces and dips. El Gaucho is decorated in a cozy and rustic style, with wooden furniture and leather chairs.

4. Mangolds: If you want to eat vegetarian or vegan, Mangolds is a good address. The restaurant offers a daily changing buffet with fresh and seasonal organic ingredients. You can choose from various salads, soups, main courses and desserts, all homemade. The Mangolds is bright and friendly, with lots of green and wood.

5. Eckstein: The Eckstein is a popular meeting place for locals and tourists alike. The restaurant serves a colorful mix of Austrian, Italian and international dishes, all fresh and delicious. Whether you want a pizza, a pasta, a burger or a salad, you will be full and happy here. The Eckstein has a cozy atmosphere, with colorful pictures on the walls and candles on the tables.

6. Der Steirer: Der Steirer is a restaurant that is dedicated to regional cuisine. Here you can try typical specialties such as beetle bean salad, Steirerkas, Grammelknödel or Styrian root meat, all made from local products. The restaurant also has its own butcher shop where you can buy fresh meat and sausages. The Der Steirer is modern and chic, with a touch of tradition.

7. Frankowitsch: If you feel like a little refreshment in between, Frankowitsch is a good option. The Café is famous for its rolls, which are topped with various toppings such as ham, cheese, salmon or egg. The rolls are fresh and crispy and are offered in different sizes. The Frankowitsch also has a selection of cakes, tarts and pastries as well as coffee and tea specialties.

8. Kunsthauscafé: The Kunsthauscafé is a cafeé and restaurant, located in the Kunsthaus Graz, an architectural masterpiece reminiscent of a giant blue bubble. The Café offers creative cuisine using regional and seasonal ingredients that will satisfy both meat eaters and vegetarians. The Kunsthauscafé also has a beautiful terrace from which you have a great view of the Mur and the old town.

9. Schlossbergrestaurant: The Schlossbergrestaurant is another restaurant that offers you a breathtaking view over Graz. The restaurant is located on the Schlossberg plateau and is surrounded by a glass facade that Imakes you feel like you're floating in the air. The restaurant offers fine cuisine with regional and international influences that is both traditional and innovative. The Schlossberg restaurant is elegantly and romantically furnished, with a fireplace and a chandelier.

10. Ginko: Ginko is a restaurant dedicated to Asian cuisine. Here you can taste different dishes from China, Japan, Thailand or Vietnam, all of which are authentic and flavorful. Whether you want a soup, a noodle, rice or wok pan or a sushi, you will find it here. The Ginko has a modern and minimalist design, with red accents and bamboo.

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