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Restaurant • Fine Dining


Restaurant Bärenhof

Restaurant Bärenhof is run by the Kolm family. The fine-dining spot is situated in Arbesbach, a picturesque town in the Waldviertel region, Austria. The restaurant is a worldwide household name among connoisseurs for many years. It’s clear why Bärenhof is such a praised location: it’s the perfect combination of a picture-perfect ambiance (including a beautiful scenic terrace) and the toque-awarded cuisine by chef Michael Kolm.


Arbesbach, Austria
G&M 13,5 FALLSTAF 87
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Michael Kolm

Michael Kolm
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At the heart of Bärenhof’s kitchen is a dedicated chef who cooks with heart and soul: Michael Kolm. Especially when it comes to his cooking philosophy, only the very best is good enough.


Waldviertel cooking tradition

Idyllic setting

Bärenhof’s cuisine

In his own words, Chef Michael Kolm loves ‘seasoning Walviertel with the world’. He is definitely no stranger to the exotic and boldly combines foreign ingredients with Waldviertel traditions. At restaurant Bärenhof, Kolm always succeeds to surprise his guests with inspiring and imaginative culinary creations, made with products from all over the world. On the menu, expect clever dishes such as crispy pork belly with calamari, rice with meat from Alpine oxen served with fried prawns and chili sauce, and white-poppy panna cotta with apricots and a croissant. The wine list is equally impressive and includes the best indigenous grape varieties that Austria has to offer. Expect exquisite vintage wines from Austria, as well as fine beers from the private Zwettl brewery or the Weitra Bräu beer workshop. You can also opt for wonderful spirits that are produced by the Roggenhof, Waldviertel’s number one whiskey distillery.

Surroundings of Arbesbach

A nearby forest, Bärenwald Forest, offers a species-appropriate habitat to a small group of brown bears rescued by animal rights groups from the worst possible conditions because of an initiative pioneered by Michael Kolm's father, Gerhard. A truly idyllic setting, Arbesbach is nestled at the southern end of the Waldviertel highlands and features a gentle hill country and colorful meadows. Fans of outdoor sports will find excellent opportunities here, including extensive hiking trails, ski trails, cycling routes, and mountain-bike trails.



Bärenhof Schönfeld 18 3925 Arbesbach Austria

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Opening times

Tuesday 11:30 - 14:00 18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 11:30 - 14:00 18:00 - 21:00
Thursday 11:30 - 14:00 18:00 - 21:00
Friday 11:30 - 14:00 18:00 - 21:00
Saturday 11:30 - 14:00 18:00 - 21:00
Sunday 11:30 - 14:00 18:00 - 21:00

Mastercard Priceless Offer

2 overnights in the Water Lodge (incl. sauna and breakfast), 2 x 5-course surprise menu, exklusive guided tour through Bärenwald and excursion with JRE Michael Kolm to his 3 most important producers. bookable Wed to Fri p. person

€ 490,-

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Make your dinner reservations through our website for a high-quality gastronomic experience – it’s quick and easy. Book your table here and get ready for an unforgettable culinary event.

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