World Gourmet Village Lech Zürs... so good it melts in your mouth

The pinnacle of gourmet pleasure

Per capita, Lech Zürs boasts the world's highest density of award-winning restaurants . Though at first glance this community on the Arlberg may seem cosy and small, make no mistake: top-class cuisine awaits! Named "World Gourmet Village" by Falstaff and Vöslauer, connoisseurs and gourmets are at home in Lech Zürs.

Perfectionism, the highest quality standards and gourmet indulgence

Host culture in Lech Zürs

The pursuit of perfection and ideal hospitality has spurned on restaurateurs in Lech Zürs am Arlberg for decades. So it's not surprising, though still remarkable, that this tranquil place is home to the world's largest concentration of award-winning gourmet restaurants.


Here, international cuisine meets tradition, culture and pristine nature that’s reflected in the cuisine, which is rich in variety, healthy, sustainable and at the same time extremely creative. Again and again, chefs working here manage to beguile the senses of guests and create new taste experiences, which also inspire critics year after year.


In Lech Zürs, the highest culinary arts meld with authentic hospitality and an ambience that has managed to retain it’s small-village charms without eschewing progress. Best of all, there’s something for every taste: Traditional huts serving simple dishes can be enjoyed in Lech Zürs in addition to haute cuisine.

Regionality and healthy eating

Many guests come to the Arlberg to take a break from everyday life and to recharge their batteries for work and family. That's why it's perfect that in Lech Zürs am Arlberg many cooks also pay close attention to the topics of health and regionalism. As the Asian proverb says: "nutrition is the basis of health."


The experienced and knowledgeable chefs have, for example, made a habit of gathering herbs, ferns and mushrooms on the mountain slopes and meadows in summer and storing them for the winter. These treasures collected in summer directly on the Arlberg find their way onto the plates of restaurants and into various teas and juices. Regionality thus intersects with good health and the perfection of great taste. Small wonder: health and enjoyment are so closely linked. Thus, the kitchen teams are constantly developing new variations and combining well-known ingredients to create innovative dishes.

The best for every taste

Vegan, Asian, Italian or regional cuisine - the choice is enormous. New highlights every day: A longer holiday on the Arlberg therefore also provides the chance to get a first-hand impression of the broad range of dishes on offer at the various restaurants.



Awards for every taste

Gault&Millau toques and Falstaff forks adorn the entrance doors of the many restaurants in Lech Zürs am Arlberg. Here you are spoilt for choice with the large number of top-class establishments. Using our restaurant finder (link), enter your preferences to receive suitable suggestions.


Discover why the pinnacle of gourmet pleasure can be found at 1,444 m above sea level

Gault Millau 2020

were awarded to Lech Zürs am Arlberg in 2020
with at least one toque can be found in the village
were awarded in Lech by Gault Millau in 2020


Restaurants with 4 toques in Lech Zürs

Rote Wand, Chef´s Table
Rote Wand Chef’s Table One of the best culinary hotspots in the Alps! Built in 1780, Zug’s old schoolhouse accommodated the alpine dairy and the school for a long time. Today, all those looking for culinary delights that are in a class of their own have come to the right place at our Schualhus: they can try the Rote Wand Chef’s Table. Max Natmessnig has been the chef for providing extra tuition in gourmet experiences at the Rote Wand Chef’s Table in the Schualhus since 2017. The native Lower Austrian has cooked his way from the “Steirereck” in Vienna to the “Oud Sluis” three-star temple in the Netherlands through to the “Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare” in New York in less than 10 years. Experience first-hand how Max Natmessnig, Chef of the year 2022 (Gault Millau) – who is according to Gault Millau, Falstaff and A la Carte one of the most talented chefs in the whole of the Alps – along with his team compose, compose, create, stage, dress and serve a meal of between 16 and 19 courses made from mainly regional products before your very eyes. Accompanied by corresponding drinks at every course, an unforgettable gourmet experience is created at the Rote Wand Chef’s Table – second to none in the Alps. Incidentally, the 4 toques restaurant has lately been awarded by Falstaff Restaurantguide with sensational 98 out of 100 Points! Meeting point is in the Rote Wand at the reception. We will be happy to accompany you to the Schualhus, where we start with the aperitif and the first small delicacies. After a short product presentation, we will continue up to the upper floor where you will enjoy the remaining courses. But the best thing is to see for yourself. By Onlinereservation only!


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Rud Alpe, Skihütte
Here, where 250-year-old "moon-beaten" wood tells its story, where atmosphere and fireplace crackle in equal measure and the blue hour is solemnly celebrated on the terrace - the magic of an extraordinary hut atmosphere awaits you here! On the Rud-Alpe, situated at 1,560 metres above sea level, directly on the ski slope and in summer the destination of a short hike, you will find hut magic in perfection: unadulterated, original and authentic. Equipped with great attention to detail and boiled up with refreshing imagination. PANS AND STRUDELIs there anything better than making sich´s comfortable with red cheeks and a hearty appetite at the rustic wooden tables of the Rud-Alpe? At lunchtime with fresh pan dishes and grill specialities, at Brettljaus´n or afternoon strudel and in the evening with romantic candlelight.Or visit you and after a romantic lantern hike from Oberlech, which we will gladly organize for you! APRÈS-SKI AND WINE CULTUREAprès-ski in the Rud-Alpe, this is relaxation in a homely atmosphere after a wonderful day of skiing. Our extensive range of wines includes many top-class Austrian wines. But you can also convince yourself of many a bottle from Europe and the New World at our tastings. SOCIAL EVENINGSCelebrate with all your senses - that's what the Rud-Alpe is famous for! The enchanting ambience in an impressive location makes every occasion a true celebration. Tuesday and Thursday are from 19:00 o'clock to 23:00 o'clock for our hut pleasure evenings with Austrian and international delicacies reserved. On all other days our premises are exclusively at your disposal. Opening hours:The Rud-Alpe is open daily from 09.00 to 19.00 o'clock, as well as Tuesdays & Thursdays for the hut pleasure evening until 23:00 o'clock!Phone for reservations: +43 5583 41825
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