Today, the MICHELIN Guide has revealed online the new 2022 selections in Austria, highlighting the best restaurants in Vienna and Salzburg.
- Both Vienna and Salzburg 2022 Guide MICHELIN have been revealed online today
- Selections are composed of 74 restaurants, including Bib Gourmand and MICHELIN Starred ones
- For the first time, a MICHELIN Green Star has been awarded in Vienna
74 restaurants selected in Vienna and Salzburg
This year, 74 restaurants compose the Austrian selection, demonstrating that even in such an unprecedented context, professionals haven’t lost their passion, neither their skills.
"Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the restaurant business in many countries has experienced a difficult time. Despite all the adversities caused by the crisis, gastronomy in Austria nevertheless shows a consistently high level and continues to present a diverse offer that includes all comfort and price categories as well as a wide variety of cuisine styles." said Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the MICHELIN Guides. “It also should be mentioned that despite the current situation, the gastronomy in Vienna and Salzburg is extremely in demand - it is not always easy to reserve a table! Plus, we also noticed the pride of the restaurateurs in being able to use products from their own country in their dishes time and again.”
A MICHELIN Green Star awarded for the first time
For the very first time, the 2022 MICHELIN Guide introduces a new distinction in Vienna, the MICHELIN Green Star, which refers to establishments that are committed to a more sustainable gastronomy, thanks to inspiring initiatives. This year, the restaurant TIAN is awarded one, to highlight its strong sustainable ethos, illustrated by its qualitative offer of vegetarian and vegan cuisine, built around seasonal, fairly made and local products. Located between St. Stephen's Cathedral and Stadtpark, TIAN, which has already been recognized with a MICHELIN Star for the quality of the food itself, is now also recognized for chef Paul Ivić's and his teams demanding sustainable philosophy.
Confirmation of the Star levelThe following Viennese restaurants, which had already been awarded one or more MICHELIN Stars in the previous MICHELIN Guide selection, were able to confirm their level, thanks to their strong commitment for high-quality cooking.
The restaurant Amador by top chef Juan Amador, whose remarkable creative cuisine is also honored with Three MICHELIN Stars this year, and continues to lead the way. The picture in the 2-Stars segment is also extremely pleasing: Steirereck, im Stadtpark, Mraz & Sohn, Konstantin Filippou and Silvio Nickol Gourmet Restaurant continue to impress. The 1-Star restaurants SHIKI, APRON, Pramerl & the Wolf, TIAN, Edvard, Walter Bauer and [aend] also remain unchanged in the Vienna selection.
Under the heading "Our best value for money", MICHELIN Guide inspectors confirm the Bib Gourmand restaurants Mochi, DiningRuhm, MAST Weinbistro, Meierei im Stadtpark, Gasthaus Seidl, Vestibül and Woracziczky.
The inspectors also found some interesting new addresses in the Austrian capital.
Thus, they have newly included in the global 2022 selection restaurants Umar Fisch, Umar Fisch Bar., DEVAL and Pastamara - Bar con Cucina.
Restaurants continue to show strong performanceIn Salzburg too, restaurants impress with consistency in their level of cooking quality. Thus, all 2021 Starred restaurants identified in the city of Mozart were able to maintain their high level this year.
In this year's selection, the two restaurants Ikarus and SENNS.Restaurant remain Salzburg's top addresses, each with Two MICHELIN Stars. In Ikarus - housed in the impressive Hangar-7 - guest chefs regularly show their skills in addition to the in-house kitchen team. In the SENNS.Restaurant, Andreas Senns and Christian Geisler are the creative chefs and impressed gourmets with their personal and sophisticated cuisine.
The situation at the 1-Star restaurants is also stable: restaurants Pfefferschiff, Esszimmer and The Glass Garden are worthy of mention.
Awarded with a Bib Gourmand are - as last year - the Gasthof Auerhahn and the restaurant Brandstätter. A new addition to this category is the restaurant Reinhartshuber Im Gwandhaus and here, too, good cuisine is offered at moderate prices. MICHELIN Guide inspectors have also added the pretty, classically styled restaurant Riedenburg, located just outside the historic center of the city.
The MICHELIN Guide Vienna and Salzburg 2022 at a glance:
- 1 3-stars restaurant
- 6 2-stars restaurants
- 10 1-star restaurants
- 10 = Bib Gourmand restaurants (1 new)
- 1 MICHELIN Green Star restaurant (new)
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