Wedged between Austria and Switzerland, Liechtenstein is a fairytale setting, its 160-square kilometers offering stunning mountains and deep valleys, medieval castles, vineyards and a top-notch dining scene, which draws on Alpine and European influences. We list the 10 must-try restaurants in this tiny Principality.
Part of the Park Hotel Sonnenhof, Restaurant Marée is a Michelin-starred restaurant located on a plateau offering a stunning view over the Principality’s mountains. The menu is full of experimental dishes created by its head chef, Hubertus Real who shows real imagination, boldness and talent in his cooking. Take the time to wander around Park Hotel Sonnenhof’s surroundings and admire the building whose architecture mixes traditional Alpine style with contemporary and avant-garde elements.
Park Hotel Sonnenhof, Mareestrasse 29, Vaduz, Liechtenstein, +423 239 02 02
Ristorante Enoteca Leonardo
Thanks to its mild climate and steep hills, Liechtenstein is home to passionate wine producers. The Prince of Liechtenstein himself owns a winery, visited by thousands of wine enthusiasts every year. Other wine businesses, such as the Harry Zech Vineyard CANTINA and the Hoop Vineyard, open their doors to tourists, but a wine-tasting session is not quite the same without a rich meal to accompany it. There’s no better place in Liechtenstein than Ristorante Enoteca Leonado to get the best of both worlds. In the country’s finest Italian restaurant, diners can choose from a menu that includes sensational pasta, meat or fish dishes and Italian ice-cream to satisfy their tastebuds.
Liechtenstein’s landscape is sprinkled with delightful wooden huts and chalets and Bergrestaurant Sareiserjoch is certainly one of the most traditional and pleasant restaurants around. A tribute to hunting, its décor features lamps made of antlers and a stone fireplace in the centre of the room. Bergrestaurant Sareiserjoch’s menu includes mouth-watering soups, meat and cheese fondue and, during Thursday evenings in winter, raclette, the latter two being typically convivial meals. If the sky is clear, a lunch on the terrace is a must-try, as it offers an amazing view over Liechtenstein’s scenic mountains.
Although Bangshof is not exactly a restaurant, this farmyard plays a very important part in Liechtenstein’s culinary landscape. The door to the Ruggeller Riet nature reservation, where this delightful spot is located, is the place to be on Sundays in spring and summer. Every week, the Bangshof organises a Buura-Zmorga, which is Liechtenstein dialect for ‘farmer’s breakfast’. Join this cheerful buffet and make friends while sampling the country’s best farm products.
Bangshof, Bangshof Ruggell, Ruggell, Liechtenstein, +423 373 49 30
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