Prepare to be enchanted. Take your seat, savour the moment and enjoy the sun or a warm summer’s evening. Welcome to the open-air dining area at St. Peter Stiftskulinarium!

When the sun shines on Salzburg, the temperatures rise and the days become longer, the open-air dining area at St. Peter Stiftskulinarium comes into its own. Secluded amidst the historic walls of the venerable St Peter’s Abbey, guests can soak up Austrian flair in the city’s most delightful open-air dining area. ‘A magical place where lifestyle, tradition, culture and indulgence all come together.’

The open-air dining area in the inner courtyard of St. Peter Stiftskulinarium is a well-kept secret – and an oasis of calm amongst the hustle and bustle of central Salzburg. Locals and tourists, young and old, and the hungry and the thirsty all come together to savour the moment, enjoy the sun’s rays or a warm summer’s evening and appreciate Austrian culinary delights.

Open-air dining area

The meticulous preparation of top-notch regional and international ingredients, coupled with modern interpretations of classic Austrian dishes, ensures that all diners at St. Peter Stiftskulinarium enjoy an exquisite culinary experience.


Fine dining during the Salzburg Festival

Every summer, the world-famous Salzburg Festival transforms the old town of the cultural capital of Salzburg into a giant stage. Venues not only include the world-famous Grosses Festspielhaus, the Haus für Mozart and the Salzburg State Theatre, but also the square in front of the cathedral, which also serves as one of the best-known stages during the Festival – and it is here that Hofmannsthal’s Everyman has been dying in front of audiences since 1920. During the six-week-long summer festival in Salzburg, there is something for everyone, whether visitors, residents or tourists: traditional festival performances, top-class music concerts, gripping open-air theatre and numerous celebrations and traditional events, not to mention culinary delights! St. Peter Stiftskulinarium, which was first mentioned in AD 803 and is therefore officially Europe’s oldest restaurant, is nestled within St Peter’s Abbey in the heart of Salzburg’s old town – and is just a stone’s throw away from the main stages of the world-famous Salzburg Festival. Indeed, the historical building of St. Peter Stiftskulinarium lies at the foot of the Mönchsberg mountain – right between the cathedral and the Festspielhaus theatre – and is partly built within the rocks. Each of the eleven rooms is furnished in its own unique style – and has its own fascinating story to tell.

The result is a truly unique place with an unmistakeable character. A place that has been the first port of call for indulgence for more than 1,000 years. A place where history, zeitgeist, culture and culinary excellence all go hand in hand. Following a visit to the Salzburg Festival, what restaurant could be more fitting than the Gault&Millau-listed St. Peter Stiftskulinarium, where the city’s most famous son, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, once dined with his family? Refined taste has a long tradition at St. Peter Stiftskulinarium. We are committed to sophisticated dishes that boast outstanding quality and variety. The passion we invest in our Gault&Millau-listed cuisine allows us to serve food of unwaveringly high quality. And when this comes together with excellent service, the atmosphere serves up a treat for the senses. Alongside our award-winning Gault&Millau restaurant, we offer three additional taste experiences: The monthly Connoisseur event series offers culinary adventures that successfully combine an exceptional variety of products with wines carefully selected by our leading sommelier. Momentum Events offers painstaking event management in our ten individually furnished rooms. This very same quality can also be booked for events off the premises through our Heimspiel Catering service.



In Business since 803 A.D.