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It’s easy to reserve online or through Bookatable. Please understand that due to logistical reasons, we are unable to promise a specific room or table.


If online reservations are not possible, please call us directly. Our team is available to take your requests. Tel: +43 662 84 12 68-0

Where History and Zeitgeist merge

The restaurant was first mentioned in 803, thereby securing the documented title of Europe’s oldest restaurant. Our eleven uniquely furnished and distinct dining rooms are located within the St. Peter’s Abbey complex, each with its own fascinating story. Whether you find yourself in the open-air lounge in our inner courtyard, the festive ambiance of the Baroque Hall, or in the elegant atmosphere of the Richardstube – the monastery’s former wine cellar – we have a place for every taste and occasion. 

Your Hosts

Veronika Kirchmair 
and Claus Haslauer

Together they have created a symbiosis of tradition and modern. Restaurateurs to the core, Veronika Kirchmair and Claus Haslauer both share the role of host. For the last 25 years, they have carefully lead the business into the 21st century. Surrounding themselves with a savvy and passionate team of restaurant, service and event professionals, everything they do comes from the heart and soul. Perhaps this is why St. Peter Stiftskulinarium is the first address for discerning guests. Not to be forgotten, the couple’s two greyhounds Alona and Nana are beloved members of the St. Peter family.

Innovation in the kitchen and cellar is of utmost importance, as well as professional service and events. Host Claus Haslauer

Our Location

Tales from our Vaults

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St. Peter Stiftskeller was first mentioned in historic documents from 803 by a henchman to Charlemagne. To this day, the Stiftskulinarium is a curator of culinary treasures in the heart of Salzburg’s old city. It’s the first address for discerning guests and a top location for large and intimate celebrations. 

The building at the base of the Mönchsberg is partly built into the rock face, directly between the Cathedral and the Festspielhaus. The eleven historic rooms with seating for 620 guests – including the famous Baroque Hall and the historic Haydn Room – have been restored with panache. Our outdoor area can easily entertain 300 guests in a cozy atmosphere including the inner courtyard and lounge, as well as the rock-hewn arcade. The historic vaulted chambers within the monastery walls express unique and individual characters. But don’t think for a moment that the clocks have stood still here. St. Peter Stiftskulinarium presents a successful composition of history alongside the spirit of our times. A composition that is both a feast for the eyes and a pleasure for the palate. 

Ambassadors of good taste

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As convenience foods become more popular even in elite gastronomy, we reflect on authentic culinary experiences. With our restaurant offerings and our Connaisseur events, we invite our guests to appreciate and to recognize (again) the best quality foods.

»Das St. Peter Stiftskulinarium ist einzigartig...der neugierige Gourmet, die leidenschaftlichen Weinliebhaber, die Entspannung suchende After-Work-Fraktion, der anspruchsvolle Geschäftskunde, der ausgelassene Hochzeitsgast, die konzentrierte Kongress-Delegation – bei uns sie werden alle glücklich.« Gastgeberin Veronika Kirchmair

Team Stiftskulinarium

Project and Service Manager

Ulli Griesser

Project and Service Manager

An expert in good taste. This catering expert and master chef has made her calling her career. She thrives on perfectly organized events and enjoys consulting guests. She enriches the restaurant team with her know-how in the areas of management, kitchen and service. 

Karin Pillichshammer

Assistant to the Management & Controlling

Our finance and numbers genius is responsible for administration, accounting and controlling. She’s always available with an open ear for every concern.

Master Sommelier

Rakhshan Zhouleh

Master Sommelier

This three-time “German Sommelier of the Year” and internationally renowned expert developed his talent in star restaurants over the years. He expands the wine competence of our establishment as a consultant and moderator.

Head of Catering and Banquet

Ronny Pinzke

Head of Catering and Banquet

From in-house events to outdoor happenings, Herr Pinzke is always there to care for guests’ needs with professionalism, aplomb and specialized knowledge.

Service Manager

Bata Jovic

Service Manager

A 20-year veteran at St. Peter Stiftskulinarium, he has ensured the wellbeing of guests and colleagues with great charm and professionalism.

Maitre and Sommelier

Dominik Bichler

Maitre and Sommelier

A specialist in haute cuisine, this internationally renowned maître and certified sommelier ensures a smooth and flowing sequence between kitchen and service.

Head Chef

Manfred Besenböck

Head Chef

This native Salzburg culinary artist is responsible for award-winning establishments both at home and abroad. He inspires guests beyond the usual horizons with creative culinary experiences.

Stefanie Winzl


Stiftskulinarium Interiors

Courtyard and Lounge

Ground Floor | For 300 guests

In summer, guests enjoy the cozy outside area of our inner courtyard and lounge, as well as the arcaded seating carved from rock. In wintertime, this space transforms into a Christmas wonderland with a glühwein (hot mulled wine) stand.


Ground Floor | For 25–28 guests

Where tradition meets modernity. The historic walls are staged with modern furnishings giving yesteryear a stylish new coat.



First Floor | For 40-54 guests

The stone vaulted chamber carved into the Mönchsberg lends this room a special character.


First Floor | For 10-18 guests

An intimate setting for small, elegant gatherings.


Ground Floor | For 24 guests

The oldest room in St. Peter Stiftskulinarium reflects our commitment to tradition. Cozy and comfortable, the Bürgerstube is a favorite room in our à la carte dining area.


Ground Floor | For 70-80 guests

A room of rustic charm with loving attention to detail.


Ground Floor | For 60-70 guests

1200 ago it was the wine cellar, today it is an artfully-designed “Stube”.


Ground Floor | For 24 guests

The wood-paneled walls exude peace and warmth. Elegance and enjoyment blend harmoniously.


First Floor | For 160-180 guests

Dine as Mozart would have. The Baroque-style banquet hall from 1903 with its antiques and frescoes is an architectural masterpiece. Every evening we entertain guests with the world-famous music-dining event: the Mozart Dinner Concert. For elegant dinners or lively celebrations, this majestic ambiance inspires all.


First Floor | For 30-36 guests

White leather, red walls, a white chandelier – the Virgil Salon is an elegant space for stylish celebrations.


First Floor | For 70-90 guests

In 1763, Michael Haydn, the brother of famous composer Joseph Haydn, lived in this room of the old Monastery. In this very room, Michael founded his men’s choir. Experience this opulent space as a feast for the senses.