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Gault Millau-awarded Restaurants in South Tyrol

In addition to the Guide Michelin, the gourmet guide Gault Millau also awards outstanding restaurants every autumn.

Besides the Guide Michelin, the Gault Millau, named after its founders Henri Gault (1929-2000) and Christian Millau (1928-2017), is considered the most influential restaurant guide in Europe. It awards the famous Gault Millau chef's toques for outstanding cuisine. Since 1980, the Austrian version has been published, which also awards the best South Tyrolean restaurants: The scale ranges from 0 to 20 points, with 19.5 points as the "highest mark for the world's best restaurants". 20 points are traditionally not awarded, as these signify perfection.

A total of 133 South Tyrolean gourmet temples (in 2022 there were 121) were awarded. Below you will find all the gourmet restaurants with three or more toques of the 2021/22 edition - currently, the 2022/23 edition of the gourmet guide Gault Millau is only commercially available:

5 toques:

  • Restaurant St. Hubertus
    chef de cuisine: Norbert Niederkofler
    39036 San Cassiano

  • Restaurant Castel fine dining
    chef de cuisine: Gerhard Wieser
    39019 Tirolo

Gerhard Wieser has been responsible for the culinary highlights at the Trenkerstube in the village of Tirolo since 1992, and has been awarded two stars by the Guide Michelin and now also - for the second time in a row - 5 toques by Gault Millau. Falstaff also awarded the restaurant in 2020 for the best service in South Tyrol. Recently, the name has been changed into Castel fine dining.

4 toques:

  • Gourmetstube Einhorn
    chef de cuisine: Peter Girtler
    39040 Mules/Campo di Trens

  • Restaurant Jasmin
    chef de cuisine: Martin Obermarzoner
    39042 Chiusa

  • Restaurant Zum Löwen
    chef de cuisine: Anna Matscher
    39010 Tesimo

  • Restaurant La Stüa de Michil
    chef de cuisine: Nicola Laera
    39033 Corvara

  • Restaurant Tilia
    chef de cuisine: Chris Oberhammer
    39034 Dobbiaco

  • Restaurant Alpenroyal
    chef de cuisine: Mario Porcelli
    39048 Selva Gardena

  • Restaurant Kuppelrain
    chef de cuisine: Kevin Trafoier
    39020 Castelbello

  • Restaurant 1908
    chef de cuisine: Stephan Zippl
    39054 Soprabolzano

  • Restaurant Zur Rose
    chef de cuisine: Herbert Hintner
    39057 San Michele Appiano

  • Gourmet Restaurant Prezioso
    chef de cuisine: Egon Heiss
    39012 Merano

  • Anna Stuben
    chef de cuisine: Reimund Brunner
    39046 Ortisei

  • Restaurant Terra
    chef de cuisine: Heinrich Schneider
    39058 Sarentino

3 toques:

  • Apostelstube
    chef de cuisine: Mathias Bachmann
    39042 Bressanone

  • Dolce Vita Stuben
    chef de cuisine: Vlastimil Stava
    39025 Naturno

  • Restaurant Sissi
    chef de cuisine: Andrea Fenoglio
    39012 Merano

  • Luisl Stube
    chef de cuisine: Luis Haller
    39022 Lagundo

  • Johannesstube
    chef de cuisine: Theodor Falser
    39056 Nova Levante

  • Restaurant In Viaggio
    chef de cuisine: Claudio Melis
    39100 Bolzano

  • Restaurant Alpes
    chef de cuisine: Mattia Baroni
    39058 Sarentino

  • Restaurant Schöneck
    chef de cuisine: Karl Baumgartner
    39030 Falzes

  • Restaurant Astra
    chef de cuisine: Gregor Eschgfaeller
    39053 Collepietra

  • Restaurant Laurin
    chef de cuisine: Manuel Astuto
    39100 Bolzano

  • Restaurant Le Cheval
    chef de cuisine: Peter Oberrauch
    39010 Avelengo

  • Restaurant AO
    chefs de cuisine: Simon Pichler & Levin Grüten
    39042 Bressanone

  • Restaurant La Passion
    chef de cuisine: Wolfgang Kerschbaumer
    39030 Falzes

  • Quellenhof Gourmetstube 1897
    chef de cuisine: Michael Mayr
    39010 San Martino in Passiria

  • Restaurant Kleine Flamme
    chef de cuisine: Burkhard Bacher
    39049 Vipiteno

  • Gourmet Restaurant Lunaris 1964
    chef de cuisine: Matthias Kirchler
    39030 Cadipietra

  • Sonnalp Gourmetstube
    chef de cuisine: Martin Köhl
    39050 Fiè allo Sciliar

  • Restaurant Miil
    chef de cuisine: Othmar Raich
    39010 Cermes

  • Gasthofstube Stafler
    chef de cuisine: Peter Girtler
    39040 Mules/Campo di Trens

  • Restaurant Artifex
    chef de cuisine: Martina Marcelli
    39041 Colle Isarco

  • Restaurant Ploner
    chef de cuisine: Richard Ploner
    39040 Aldino

  • Restaurant Kirchsteiger
    chef de cuisine: Christian Pircher
    39011 Foiana

  • Alte Post Restaurant Wine Tavern
    chef de cuisine: Arno Baldo
    39040 Termeno on the Wine Road

  • Restaurant Der Unterwirt
    chef de cuisine: Thomas Haselwanter
    39043 Gudon/Chiusa

  • Restaurant Weisses Kreuz
    chef de cuisine: Marc Bernhart
    39024 Burgusio

  • Restaurant Zur Blauen Traube
    chef de cuisine: Christoph Huber
    39022 Lagundo

  • Restaurant 1524 at the Rungghof
    chef de cuisine: Manuel Ebner
    39057 Cornaiano Appiano

Further awards:

  • Chef de cuisine of the Year:
    Anna Matscher

Anna Matscher, who creates "traditional dishes in the spirit of modernism" such as tortelloni with buffalo curd in her restaurant "Zum Löwen" in Tesimo, was voted Chef de cuisine of the Year.

  • Wine Person of the Year:
    Willi Stürz

Willi Stürz, cellar master of the Termeno Winery on the Wine Road, was awarded Wine Person of the Year "as a driving force and the acknowledged guarantor for quality in the Termeno Winery".

  • Host of the Year:
    Helga Rauch

Helga Rauch of the Rauch Mountain Hut, located in a splendid position at 1,850 m a.s.l. on the Siusi Alp, was named Host of the Year - Helga Rauch is, by the way, a successful marathon runner.

  • Innovation of the Year:
    Stephan Zippl

Stephan Zippl's fennel brew, made of - among other things - poached quail egg, milk curd, pesto, fennel pollen, crispy spelt and dried egg yolk, was awarded Innovation of the Year: The brew is used for the culinary creations of the Restaurant "1908" on the Renon high plateau.

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