There are many, many places where you can stop to eat and drink at any time of the day whilst skiing around St.Anton. There are big self-service restaurants on Rendl; Gampen & Galzig all of which do reasonably priced food. There is nothing wrong with these places but they do cater for the mass market. I will detail in the sidebar to the right if you are using a pc or in the links at the bottom of the page if you are using a mobile phone or tablet some of the places that I think are a cut above the rest, places where I think you get great food at excellent value for money, and somewhere you can stop for lunch that you otherwise may never have thought of…. I will also give you information about the après ski bars and just what you should expect to find in them – forewarned is forearmed!
The food here is also very good and not expensive, popular opinion has it that they do the best ribs on the mountain, for me though the Taps Burger is tops. When the sun is out there is plenty of room to sit out on the terrace or balcony and enjoy a beer. Taps is actually attached to the Krazy Kanguruh apres ski bar and can be reached by coming down red run no.21 from Gampen or if you are coming from Galzig it is down blue run no.1 that starts just below the Zammermoos chairlift- although you have to cut off to the left after passing Heustadl (just follow the big sign to Taps & the Krazy Kanguruh) and you will find it.
The Heustadl (Hay Store) has always been a very friendly place to drop into for a few beers and a nice lunch. There is seating upstairs and downstairs and of course outside on the large sun terrace for those hot sunny afternoons. The Heustadl is the first bar that you will come to as you head down Blue run 1 from below the Zammermoos chairlift and is on the left hand side of the slope. Food is good and very reasonably priced.
The food is pretty good here and the portions very large so it is a good bet for lunch but be warned in peak season it will be very busy although there is plenty of room inside & out.
To get to The Mooserwirt just come down Blue run No1 which starts just past the Zammermoos chairlift and it is the last après ski bar on the mountain – so stay to the right and just follow the noise.
Hotel Post in Stuben
Stuben is such a lovely little village that pretty much anyone who has mastered the snowplough can ski to from. The village has several very nice places to have lunch, but in my opinion the very best is the Hotel Post. The Post has a tradition going back over 500 years and is a nice mix of the modern and the old. On a sunny day there is a large sun terrace but if the weather is not too warm then there is plenty of room inside. Try and eat in the old wood panelled dining room if you can. The food is good, as is the service. To find the Hotel Post you just leave your skis in the racks next to the little church just above the bottom of the Albona I chairlift and walk round to the left, then follow the path to the main village street. Stuben is so small that there is only one main street and if you turn left (downhill) onto it you will see the Post on your right. There should be no need to book.
The Anton cafe is your first stop as you remove your skis at the bottom of the slopes by the Galzig Bahn and is next to the Anton Bar. Food is very good here and if you want to sit outside they have sheep skin rugs on all the chairs outside which is very nice… Nice view over the square at the top of the village and a good place to meet anyone who is not skiing.
The Griabli is actually a very good place to go for lunch and is sadly quite often overlooked when the lunch decision is made. The food is very good and the service also excellent. There is a nice log fire in the centre of the main area. For those sunny days there is also a terrace. Just below Taps & the Krazy Kanguruh.
The Rodel Hut
The Rodel Hutte is set off to the left just as you pass the top of the Fangbahn as you ski down towards the Nasserein gondola. It has a very large sun terrace and a traditional Tyrolean atmosphere. The food is good value and comes in generous portions – I would suggest that if you are hungry you try one of the soups and go for the large version – there is enough for several people! Another speciality is the spit roasted chicken – half a chicken and chips for about 10 Euro is great value!
The Verwallstube is situated in the lift station at the top of the galzigbahn and is a gourmet restaurant for those of you wanting to part with large amounts of Euro in return for extremely good food! There is a great sun terrace that looks out towards the Verwall and Rendl from where you can enjoy a glass of champagne or vintage wine. You may need to book in advance. Tel 0043 5446 2352