Awards & prizes

A dining experience in Salzburg that is not just good, but great

Whether it is Falstaff or Gault Millau speaking, you can assume it is to honour someone with a special talent for wielding the kitchen spoon. The four-star superior Gartenhotel Theresia kitchen has received not just one but several prestigious awards and prizes. Renowned guide Falstaff awarded our Kleines Restaurant two Forks and 88 Points, while Gault Millau rated it with three Toques and 16 Points.

We are happy to share these distinctions with our guests by serving delightful dishes finished with the finest ingredients.

2019 Falstaff restaurant guide: two Forks & 88 Points

We are particularly delighted to announce this prestigious recognition of our gourmet cuisine by the 2019 edition of the Falstaff restaurant guide. It awards our Kleines Restaurant and cuisine staff two Falstaff Forks and 88 Points for the quality of food, service, wine and atmosphere. That means our restaurant remains one of the best in the Salzburg Land region and in all of Austria.

2019 Gault Millau: three Toques & 16 Points

To be honest, three Toques and 16 Points speak for themselves. However, we would like to share with you the words in the 2019 Gault Millau guide on our restaurant:

“Kleines Restaurant is a treasure and a (culinary) star in the Pinzgau region. The restaurant belongs to the Gartenhotel Theresia in Saalbach and is one of the highest award-winning restaurants with organic certification. Most ingredients used in its kitchen are organic. The menu is outstanding. The only catch is that the (literally tiny) restaurant is open for only three months in the summer for just four nights a week. It’s still worth tryint to book one of the rare tables. (...) The exceptional visual presentation skills make meals here a feast for the eye and pay tribute to the region and its finest seasonal ingredients.”

Grüne Haube

Since 2001, our kitchen also holds the “Grüne Haube” (Green Toque), which is an Austrian accolade awarded to companies in the hotel and restaurant industry for exceptional accomplishments in the categories of taste, quality and harmony of food and drinks. The freshness and intrinsic quality as well as regional and organic production of the ingredients are some of the most important criteria for winning the award. Another focus is on a balanced and wholesome composition of meals.

The basic requirements include using fair trade products and following a particularly environmentally friendly and resource-efficient business concept. Any dietary restrictions and individual requirements a guest may have, ranging from coeliac condition and lactose intolerance to diabetes or cholesterol issues, must be catered for in the best possible way.

ECARF certificate

The ECARF certificate was established to create more safety for people who suffer from allergies or food intolerances. Certified by ECARF, the European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation, our Gartenhotel Theresia is committed to guaranteeing the safety and wellbeing of all our guests, including those with special needs regarding nutrition as well as sleep, accommodation and spa treatments.

Austria Bio certificate

We’re proud to have been issued the certificate of Austria Bio Guarantee, Austria’s leading organic inspection body. Unannounced inspections are constantly carried out to certify our compliance with organic standards. As a partner to Bio Austria, the Austrian association for the promotion of organic farming and production, we’re also allowed to carry the label and seal which officially identifies us as a certified service provider.

The EU Organic Regulation came into effect in Austria on 1 July 2009 and is included in the Codex Alimentarius Austriacus. Since its implementation, it has been considered unlawful to use the term “organic” to describe services or offers (e.g. organic breakfast, organic hotel, organic buffet, etc.) that have not received respective organic certification, and strict penalties have been put in place.

Great & green dining

Our gourmet cuisine has not only been officially certified as organic, but also allows guests to contribute to sustainability in the region by consuming locally sourced, high-quality produce.