The Hintertux glacier is not a fine-dining destination. Restaurants on the glacier are all self-service but they have separate Stube sections where food and drinks are served at the table. The Tuxer Fernerhaus and the Sommerbergalm (both +43 5287 8510 0) are singled out for their buffets with a wide choice of salads and a selection of daily specialities including Asian cuisine and local dishes. Prices are cheaper than you’ll find in France.
The mountain-dining situation improves dramatically when you get onto the slopes shared with Mayrhofen lower down the valley. Again, there’s not much in the way of fine-dining: the Schneekarthutte (+43 5285 64940), near the top of the Horberg, has the best kitchen. But there’s a lot of good-value, characterful Tirolean cooking on offer, as well as popular stone-baked pizzas and burritos at the Penken Panorahma Restaurant. Read the where to eat section of our Mayrhofen resort report for details.
In the evening, almost everyone eats in their hotels. But if you’re looking for a night out, there are several tasty options. Kasermandl, in Vorderlanersbach, is a traditional Tirolean restaurant with 16th-century origins. It serves typical Tirolean cuisine and holds party evenings with live music twice a week.
Meanwhile, the four-star hotel Lanersbacherhof, in Lanersbach, has an award-winning restaurant, and is the place for a blowout supper. The restaurant at Zum Sepp, in Madseit, is also highly rated and has a cosy panelled dining room. Tea-time is a must – thanks to the homemade cakes.