Hotel Goldener Hirsch, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Salzburg
Getreidegasse 37 · Salzburg5020 · Austria 
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(43)(662) 80840
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(43)(662) 843349

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Restaurant Goldener Hirsch

The epitome of Austrian hospitality since 1407

What was once a blacksmith’s shop is nowadays Salzburg's most illustrious restaurant, favoured by government officials, world-class artists and international celebrities.

The simple, sophisticated dining room pays homage to its humble ancestry with rustic Austrian wooden chairs and tables that harmonize with the wooden beams that cross the ceiling. Be sure to pay attention to the table next to the old fireplace. Named the “Grilltisch”, it has been there since the restaurant opened, and is the spot where architect Clemens Holzmeister was chosen to design the Festival Hall. The most sought after table in the restaurant, however, is the “Karajantisch”, the favourite spot of the famous composer Herbert von Karajan.


True authenticity is also reflected in the cuisine and in the work of Chef Martin Bednarik who has been with the hotel for over 16 years. A delightful combination of traditional Salzburg specialties and recognised international dishes - Chef Schiefer's creations have earned the restaurant many Toque Awards. While the menu changes in conjunction with the seasons, a few signature dishes are Ham Mousse with Cumberland Sauce, Saddle of farm-raised Venison with red cabbage, and Bohemian dumpling with cranberries. A sweet temptation is “Rigo Jansci”: a rich chocolate sponge cake with indulgent chocolate mousse filling. According to a legend, it was created by a former Belgian Princess for her lover, the gypsy baron Rigo Jansci. The perfect accompaniment to any meal is a bottle of wine from our extensive cellar, which boasts a cultured selection of the best Austrian and worldwide vintages.