Where to Eat & Drink in Lech
A guide to the best bars & restaurants in Lech
Lech has a variety of excellent restaurants serving international and traditional Austrian cuisine. Many of the best restaurants are located in the numerous four and five-star hotels dotted around the village. Whilst the nightlife in Lech doesn't rival St. Anton, there are still plenty of lively cocktail bars and nightclubs with dancing continuing into the early hours.
Best Mountain Restaurants in Lech
Perched on the mountain at the top of the Zugerberg lift. Balmalp is a popular choice on sunny afternoons with its panoramic views from the large terrace overlooking Zug.. The contemporary interior is just as inviting as the diverse menu with its Asian wok specialities and “Balmalp Giant Pizza”. Balmap is a good choice if you are looking to meet up with non-skiers, with easy access on foot from the Zugerbergbahn cable car.
Situated on the slopes, Rud Alpe is open daily from 9am to 5pm and on Tuesdays and Thursdays until 11pm for “Mountain Hut Gourmet Evenings”. Offering hearty Austrian specialities including homemade goulash soup and warm apple strudel, this is comfort food at its best. There is an extensive wine list to peruse too.
Over in Oberlech, Hotel Goldener Berg has a delightful sun terrace and a changing menu of healthy dishes with a focus on regional products. There is a choice of four different cuisines from traditional dishes inspired by grandma’s cooking to meat-free, low-carb and plant based cuisine. A must for wine-lovers, Goldener Berg has an incredible cellar with over 1250 different varieties of wine to choose from.
Top Mountain Chalets in Lech
- Chalet Uberhaus - this five-bedroom chalet provides ski-in/ski-out access to the slopes, breathtaking views & a state-of-the-art spa.
- Chalet N - one of the most impressive chalet rentals in the Alps with exquisite service, nine spectacular suites and every conceivable facility you can think of.
- Chalet Arula 1 - ski-in/ski-out chalet on the slopes of Oberlech with a 14m indoor pool and outdoor Jacuzzi.
Best Restaurants in Lech Village
One of the oldest taverns in Lech, Hus Nr 8 combines a cosy and intimate ambiance with traditional cuisine. Located in an old home dating back to 1760, dine on authentic Austrian cuisine with a modern twist. Enjoy a warming cheese or meat fondue, a range of schnitzels, roasted pork or dumplings but make sure you leave room for a side of pancakes for dessert.
The Stube at The Arlberg Hotel
Perfect for a cosy Alpine evening, The Stube serves typical Austrian cuisine including fondue and schnitzel in traditional surroundings. Due to a small number of tables, reservations are strongly recommended. For a finer dining experience, The Arlberg Hotel has a second restaurant serving classic European dishes in elegant surroundings.
East meets West at Lech’s Euro-Asian fusion restaurant which offers a delectable selection of sushi as well as tempting seafood and meat options. Fux also houses one of the largest collections of wine in Austria (they have over 4,500 bottles).
Conveniently located off the main street, this easy and casual restaurant offers a varied menu centred around pizza in a lively environment.
Top Chalets in Lech Village
- Balegia Penthouse - just a five-minute walk from The Krone restaurant and ice bar, this four-bedroom apartment boasts a central location & spacious living
- Arla Luxury Home - this grand chalet is a two-minute stroll from Aurelio's gourmet restaurant and has two spa areas to choose from.
- Chalet Falcon - this newly-renovated chalet is a five-minute walk from the shops, bars and restaurants and is ideal for families.
Fine Dining Restaurants in Lech
Part of the Burgvital Resort in Oberlech, Griggeler Stuba comes well recommended having been awarded 4 toques from Gault Millau. Serving beautifully presented and innovative seasonal dishes using local ingredients, this is the place to come for something a little bit special.
Situated at the bottom of the slopes in the five-star Aurelio hotel, Aurelio’s is open from 6.30 pm to 9.00 pm with its ``Natural Art Cuisine'' being recognised by the Gault Millau guide 2021 with four toques. Chef, Christian Resher, sees the plate as a blank canvas and his dishes are both delicious and a work of art.
Part of the historic Hotel Krone which dates back to the 17th century, this contemporary yet cosy parlour offers a sumptuous a la carte menu in a romantic atmosphere with attentive service and numerous fine wines.
Best Apres-Ski in Lech
Set on the slopes at 1,800 metres, Schlegelkopf has three terraces with an outdoor restaurant, lounge and ice bar, not to mention serious panoramic views. Lounge on the sofas whilst enjoying a glass of wine or whisky from the extensive list whilst enjoying some live music. Open daily from 10am to 5pm.
For a lively time in town, head to the Eisbar at the Hotel Tannbergerhof and indulge in a delicious cocktail or two whilst dancing in your ski boots. The party carries on at The Cottage - the hotel’s own Irish pub featuring fresh Guinness, music and live acts.
Directly opposite the Schlegelkopfbahn, the Ice Bar at the Hotel Krone caters to the more sophisticated set at the end of a day's skiing with a glass of champagne or wine being the order of the day.
Best Nightlife in Lech
Part of the Hotel Krone, this trendy nightclub is the place to dance into the early hours of the morning. With a resident DJ spinning the tunes, delicious cocktails and a VIP area, the K Club is a must-visit venue for party goers.
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