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“Great Service but very expensive”

St. Peter Stiftskulinarium
Ranked #17 of 642 Restaurants in Salzburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$29 - US$45
Cuisines: Austrian
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: History, gastronomy, culture and civilised social life come together in the elegant surroundings of the St Peter Stiftskulinarium, the best address in Salzburg, Mozart's sublime home city. Inside the walls of a Benedictine abbey at the heart of Salzburg's colourful Old Town, the St. Peter Stiftskulinarium has been a popular meeting place for princes and bishops, citizens and merchants for more than a millennium. A documented visit by Charlemagne in 803 is its claim to be Europe's oldest hostelry. More than a restaurant, the St. Peter Stiftskulinarium remains Salzburg's rendez-vous of choice - a place for good eating and drinking, of course, but also for entertaining, exchanging ideas and being seen. Townsfolk and tourists mingle with travelling celebrities, gourmets and business folk. Splendid private rooms host fashionable receptions. Its location between the Cathedral and the Festival Theatre puts the Stiftskulinarium at the centre of everything, in this intimate and cultured small city. The arcaded inner court is the heart of the Stiftskeller with a refreshing atmosphere of an interior garden. A welcome refuge from the heat of summer in the city, it's a place to relax after shopping or sightseeing, for a light supper before the opera or a late bite afterwards. International stars come and go during Salzburg's summer festival, and no one makes a fuss. For a private party or a group celebration, the Stiftskeller has ten beautiful private rooms varying in style and size to suit any event from a catwalk fashion show to a more intimate family gathering. The Baroque Hall comes with full regalia of gilded stucco. Other rooms offer more restrained elegance, cosy wooden panelling, rough and rustic stonework or a more edgy modern decorative scheme.
Andover, Massachusetts, United States
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great Service but very expensive”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

The location is tucked inside a cave which is interesting and they boast being the oldest restaurant in Europe. The staff was attentive and skilled. But the food was only just fair for the price. WE ended up paying over three hundred dollars and didn't feel that it was worth it.

Visited May 2014
Thank Ellen K
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Novelty, Ohio
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Delightful and delicious”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

We were part of a European Castles tour, when we ate dinner here. The décor was charming, the service for a group of 12 was prompt, and the food delicious. The Austrian cuisine was piquant, tender, and nicely presented. I had Spaetli and my husband schnitzel which we enjoyed.

  • Visited May 2014
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Little Rock, Arkansas
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Elegant setting, great food!”
Reviewed 4 June 2014 via mobile

We tried St. Peter Stiftskellar after a full day of walking in Salzburg. We didn't have a reservation and walked in probably at the busiest time for dinner. We were seated at a great table with a view of the courtyard and the dining room which appears to be built into the side of the big hill below the fortress. Our meal was excellent; my husband had the black-feathered chicken, and I had the Cordon Bleu. We would have had dessert if we had not been so tired. It was a very nice experience in an elegant setting.

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Luxemburg, Luxemburg
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Privat atmosphere with good Austrian food”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

We hosted our board meeting in salzburg and had to accomodate top level guys including family. Therefore the privat atmosphere was great as well as serving them with typical austrian food.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank hpsailer
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Floydada, Texas
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Part of our River Cruise Experience”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Described as Europe's Oldest Restaurant, we walked through the picturesque downstairs with a garden feel, to the formal rooms upstairs. The staff was courteous and attentive & we were served wiener schnitzel and then the impressive nockerl for dessert. Amazing to think that the restaurant has been around since 803. Could not comment on price bc was part of our tour.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Bearspants
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