Award-winning culinary experience

The Götzlstube – gourmet restaurant on the Faaker See in Carinthia

The finest local and regional products find an interesting evening rendezvous in the Götzlstube, the Hotel Karnerhof’s gourmet restaurant. A fantastic view of the Faaker See and the Karawank mountain range provides a unique backdrop for savouring the award-winning cuisine. Daring creations, lovingly garnished. Need a few examples? A cream soup of Carinthian crayfish. Suckling pig with Szegediner broth. Ravioli in bouillon with reindling cream.

High-quality, fresh ingredients form the basis of the award-winning cuisine at the Götzlstube, one of Carinthia’s finest restaurants. The compositions of kitchen chef Peter Brandstätter: imaginative, locally-rooted, and cosmopolitan. Exotic ingredients don’t often appear on the tables of the Götzlstube. Instead, the native-born Carinthian chef brings seasonal ingredients from the surrounding Alp-Adriatic region together with refined spices from the hotel’s own garden.

You can savour the culinary fireworks in the decorated Götzlstube on an à la carte basis, or as a four-, six- or eight-course menu.


Auszeichnungen für die Götzlstube und den Karnerhof

15 PointsGault Millau
3 StarsA la carte Guide
2 ForksFalstaff Gourmet-Guide
Golden Tea Leaf2013

Fine quality produce from the local area

Karnerhof’s location near the Dreiländereck, the point where Carinthia, Italy and Slovenia all meet, means there’s always close collaboration with suppliers from the Alps-Adriatic region. In addition to Carinthian delicacies like freshly-caught fish from local waters, crisp vegetables and select meats, the best products from Istria, Friuli, the southern Tirol and Styria also find their way into our cuisine.

Our own lovingly cultivated hotel spice garden plays a major role, producing 50 different types of spices annually. Rosemary, thyme, sage and lemon basil are used on a daily basis – and not just for decoration. Our fresh spices add an accent to nearly every dish.

Evenings in the Götzlstube
May to September | Tuesday to Saturday
6 pm to 8:30 pm (order closing)
We kindly ask that you reserve a table in advance.

Gourmet restaurant overlooking the lake

Creative culinary art. Elegant table-settings and decoration. A relaxed ambience. The Götzlstube provides the perfect atmosphere for culinary highlights served in one of the most beautiful locations on the Faaker See.

On balmy summer nights, the vine-clad, covered terrace is a truly spectacular setting, offering impressive views of the Karawank mountain range and the reed-lined shores of the Faaker See.

Red-brick walls, comfortable armchairs, suffused light: the Götzlstube exudes a romantic coziness. The walls are adorned with pictures by the Villach-based artist Willi Götzl (1907-1978), who often depicted landscapes around the Faaker See in his work.

The Götzlstube Menu

Gourmet Menu

Rabbit – smoked ham – spinach – celery
€ 14

Tomato – scamorza cheese – pear
€ 13

Whitefish – chanterelle – viola potato – lobster
€ 18 / € 31

Veal – sweet potato – sweetbread
€ 22

Beeswax – corn – physalis
€ 6

Beef – artichoke – parsnip – bell pepper
€ 36

Coffee – cherry – hazelnut
€ 13

4-course menu including starters, entrée, main course, dessert € 61
5-course menu including starters, soup, entrée, main course, dessert € 70
7-course menu € 91

Cover charge € 4

A la carte


Pork belly cooked sous videbacon quiche, burnt leek
€ 16

Tuna served three wayspineapple, celery stalks, radish
€ 18

Variation of carrotssour cream ice cream
€ 13


Essence of quail breastbasil tomato roulade
€ 9

Traditional Carinthian soup served two waysown raviolo, sweet bread “Reindling” stick
€ 11

Main courses

Stuffed veal rouladefried polenta, braised vegetables, caper sauce
€ 25

Grilled guinea fowlpotato shallot slice, bell pepper, morel sauce
€ 27

Roasted king prawncrayfish risotto, prawn balls, lime chilli sauce
€ 32

Chanterelle dumplings and raviolichanterelle goulash, herbs
€ 18


Yogurt mousseblueberry pocket, lemongrass sorbet
€ 13

Nougat parfaitapple jelly, mint curd
€ 12

Cover charge € 4

We ask for your understanding that the Götzlstube can only serve items that are listed on the menu.

Fine wine and spirits

Start off on the terrace with a glass of sparkling Uhudler wine from Austria’s Burgenland, followed by a lively sauvignon blanc from southern Styria. To accompany the main course, a Château Haut-Marbuzet from Saint-Estèphe might be something special. Finish off with an espresso and a fine schnapps from the Jesche distillery in the Carinthian Gegendtal valley. A discriminating range of local and international fine wines provide the perfect accompaniment to the culinary highlights of the Götzlstube. In addition to Austrian wines, the stock in our 40-year old wine cellar places special emphasis on vintages from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Bordeaux and Burgundy. In addition you’ll find a wide range of schnapps and brandies for both aficionados and beginners. Our service team will be happy to provide advice on a fitting selection.

A deep appreciation of wine is part of the Karnerhof’s character; a passion that is lived out each day. So it should come as no surprise that the gourmet Hotel Karnerhof is also a member in Austria’s Club der Sommellerie. This association was founded in Arlberg on 20 January 1982 with the goal of strongly promoting viniculture in restaurants and hotels. Its members now include owner/operators and sommeliers from 35 different quality-conscious establishments throughout Austria. Member expertise is enhanced continuously with regular meetings, seminars and wine tours in Austria and abroad.