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Restaurant • Fine Dining


Restaurant Mesnerhaus

Amidst Austria’s Salzburg mountains lies restaurant Mesnerhaus. With thick stone walls dating back to 1420, this fine-dining location is where past meets present. Mesnerhaus belongs to top chef Josef Steffner and his wife, sommelier Maria Steffner. This results in imaginative down-to-earth gourmet cuisine, accompanied by an outstanding wine list. Next to earning 4 toques, chef Josef’s cuisine received four hoods from Gault Millau in 2007. It makes Mesnerhaus restaurant the perfect go-to place for a gastronomic experience you simply can’t find anywhere else.


Mauterndorf, Austria
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Josef Steffner

Josef Steffner
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Mesnerhaus’ multi-award-winning chef believes that nature is the best supplier. Drawing on influences from his homeland Austria, he creates dishes that are exceptional in both execution and form. With menus named  “Joie de vivre” and “Great Temptation”, he transforms local ingredients into striking culinary creations. 

Maria Steffner

Maria Steffner
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Next to being a lovely host, sommelier Maria Steffner’s wine list is extremely on point. Her wine selection beautifully complements chef Josef’s creations. 

4 toques

4 hoods from Gault Millau

Historical location

Mesnerhaus’ cuisine

At Mesnerhaus restaurant, you’re treated to exciting signature dishes from chef Josef Steffner’s contemporary cuisine. On the menu, you’ll find his Lungau potato with Salzburg caviar and egg yolk, as well as his confited Arctic char with tomato and elderberry. For diners who have a sweet tooth, there are several heavenly desserts to indulge in.

Mauterndorf & surroundings

Restaurant Mesnerhaus lies in the heart of downtown Mauterndorf, in Salzburg‘s Lungau region. Mauterndorf is a town full of historical highlights, such as Mauterndorf Castle. Nearby you’ll also find The Taurachbahn (Austria’s highest narrow-gauge railway), as well as the Katschberg region (one of the country’s best ski areas). You can visit the Waldbachtal Nature Sanctuary, a hiking paradise with mountain lakes. Or go to the Riedingtal or the Zauneralm, where Alpine herbs are turned into healing ointments. For shopping local delicacies, we recommend jam specialist Trausners Genusswerkstatt in Mauterndorf, and the farmers’ market in Tamsweg. If you’re looking for a place to spend the night, Mesnerhaus restaurant offers special package prices for accommodations in Mauterndorf.



Mesnerhaus Markt 56 5570 Mauterndorf Austria


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Opening times

Wednesday 11:30 - 13:30 18:00 - 21:30
Thursday 11:30 - 13:30 18:00 - 21:30
Friday 11:30 - 13:30 18:00 - 21:30
Saturday 11:30 - 13:30 18:00 - 21:30
Sunday 11:30 - 13:30 18:00 - 21:30

Mastercard Priceless Offer

5-course menu with accompanying wines and aerial tour with Thomas Morgenstern's helicopter over UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Lungau - duration: 30 minutes bookable from Wednesday to Sunday, min. 2 persons more than 3 people: p. person € 310,- p. person

€ 410,-

Degustation Menu

(not bookable: 24. 12. to 7. 1.) 4-course menu incl. overnight stay in a gourmet room, coffee & cake on arrival, served gourmet breakfast breakfast p. P. from € 233,-

p. P. from € 233,-

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