Mayrhofen features a good range of places to eat and drink, including sophisticated bars and restaurants, rowdy pubs and banging discos.
On the mountain there are a good number of mountain huts and several high-capacity self-service restaurants. Prices are generally quite good and restaurants are shown on the piste map in yellow. Quality of food and price are leagues ahead of any French resort restaurants we’ve been to, but if you’re looking for fine dining, it has to be said it’s not Italy. Most of the mountain restaurants offer traditional Tyrolean fare such as hearty portions of sausages and dumplings, apple strudel and chopped pancakes, as well as macaroni cheese, fries, burgers and soups.
There’s a good choice of places to eat in Mayrhofen, from upscale hotel dining to pub grub and cafes. The Italian restaurant Ciao is a favourite, offering a changing menu and delicious pizzas and salads. Most bars offer the usual pub fare of burgers, chips and pizzas and the prices are reasonable.
Mayrhofen comes alive after the lifts close, but it is difficult to categorise the clientele. Young partygoers and a more refined audience are equally well catered for with raucous bars and comfortable lounges. Whichever category you fall in to, trying the locally distilled fruit schnapps is a must. For lively après-ski drinking (and smoking!), Scotty’s is a mainstay, especially amongst the Brits. For a daytime drink on the slopes nothing beats the White Lounge ice bar with outdoor deck chairs, chill out beats and an igloo complete with ice tables and frescos.