Wellcome at the

Inn - Restaurant Pfeffermühle

in Kötschach-Mauthen

All-day warm cuisine | large menu 10:30 to 14:00 | 18:00 to 21:00 | reduced menu 14:00 to 18:00 | 21:00 to closing time | CURRENT WEEKLY MENU

When it comes to culinary delights, we are committed to tradition.

Inn – Restaurant Pfeffermühle is a member of the Carinthian Inn Culture Association.

The most basic elements of the initiative:
A love of down-to-earth Carinthian cuisine and good value for money,
the dishes mainly prepared with original local products
and a special attention to the cozy atmosphere.

Eat in Kötschach-Mauthen
Down-to-earth, genuine, homemade and good
Homey, cozy, and quintessential – just Wirtshaus!

Inn – Restaurant Pfeffermühle in Kötschach-Mauthen


traditional . seasonal . regional
and cooked with love

The Pfeffermühle convinces especially by the traditional and hearty cuisine, whose offer is seasonal and market-dependent.
The ever-changing weekly menu, with seasonal dishes complements the standard menu.

Our beef soup with 3 different dumplings, homemade fritattas or as an old Viennese soup pot with beef, vegetables and noodles
are always a “big hit” for our guests.

But also the Carinthian ravioli filled with various different fillings are very much appreciated by our guests and often taken home.
From the goulash over the cooked shoulder shearling with Semmekren and roasted potatoes up to the tender pink roasted and butter-soft deer loin with various side dishes

as well as the goose in autumn and the asparagus dishes in spring up to the dumplings, like e.g. Kaspressknödel on fermented cabbage
The whole culinary in the course of the year!


With us it is still cooked by hand – for the incomparable taste!

“Good food needs no frills – with us it simply tastes good!”

Inn – Restaurant Pfeffermühle in Kötschach-Mauthen



Regional & seasonal products in the kitchen

Regionality and seasonality has always been a strong concern for us.

  • All our meat such as game, pork, lamb and beef comes from the Gail and Lesachtal and the neighboring East Tyrol. The “Lesachtaler Fleisch” is the professional partner for this. So local meat from local farmers!
  • The turkey and chicken meat comes exclusively from Carinthian farms. Also much of our other food is produced by the local farmer.
  • This includes, for example, eggs from the Wanderstall, Carinthian potatoes, Gailtaler Alm cheese, in summer the salads and vegetables from the vegetable farmer, apples for our strudels, of course also the Lavanttal asparagus or the self-fermented cabbage and homemade jams, the dairy products from Carinthia and much more.
  • Of course, the use of plastic packaging cannot be avoided in the kitchen for hygienic reasons, but we make sure that, if possible, natural materials are used. Such as glass straws or take-away dishes made of recyclable material.
  • At the buffet we do almost completely without portion packs. Only some products, which unfortunately do not allow it otherwise, are offered as portions. Again, to avoid waste.
  • For hygienic reasons, not everything can always be done in an environmentally friendly way, but our suppliers also strive to avoid waste when delivering the goods. By means of hard plastic tubs, recycled cardboard boxes and euro pallets the products are transported in the delivery.

Our producers & suppliers

Gailtal Almkäse und Almschott’n Rattendorfer Alm Familie Georg ERTL
9640 Würmlach 59 Telefon 0650 5514 080
Rind-, Schweine-, Lamm-, und Wildfleisch Lesachtaler Schinkenspeck
Speck e carne – bacon and meat
Lesachtaler Fleisch vom Markus & Leo Salcher OEG St. Lorenzen Tel: 04716 227  www.lesachtaler-fleisch.at
Lesachtaler Salami Lesachtaler Fleisch vom Markus & Leo Salcher OEG St. Lorenzen Tel: 04716 227  www.lesachtaler-fleisch.at
heimischen Forelle und Saibling – vom kältesten Fischwasser aus Weidenburg, Familie Karl Zankl
Gurktaler Luftgetrockneter Speck
Prosciutto crudo del Gurktal – smoked bacon of Gurktal
Luftgeselchter Speck
Ing. Stefan Seiser Hauptstraße 13, 9341 Straßburg
Tel: 042 66 / 22 25 http://www.luftgeselchter.at
Salate und Gemüse (im Sommer)
Insalate e verdure (nell’estate) –
Salads and vegetables (in summer)
Gemüsefarm Würmlach
Salat- und Gemüsebauer Norbert Kollmitzer
9640 Würmlach 88 Tel: 0650 / 22 34 317
Putenfleisch und Hühnerfleisch
Carne di pollo e taccino – chicken meat
Hermine WECH „Geflügel vom Bauernhof“
St. Andrä im Lavanttal, Tel. 04358 3122
Osttiroler Henkele
Manzo affumicato – smoked beef
Oswald Mühlstätter 9971 Matrei in Osttirol
Tel 04875 6464 www.henkele.at
Äpfel für Strudel und Kuchen
Mele per i dolci – apples for strudel and cakes
Ackererhof Fam. Martin Mattersberger
A-9900 Lienz Tel.: 04852/69581
Crauti della Carinzia – Carinthian sauerkraut
Sauerkraut wird von uns fermentiert
Kraut aus Österreich
Lavanttaler Spargel
Jäger-Markut A-9433 St.Andrä, Höfern 4
Asparagi – asparagus
Spargel: Tel: 04358/2259 mobil: 0650/2027800
Fax: 04358/4098 Email: office@lavanttalerspargel.at
Kartoffeln, regional bzw. aus Österreich
Patate – potatoes
OSKAR- Osttiroler Kartoffeln, Kärntner Lieferanten
bzw. österreichische Kartoffeln
Milch und Molkereiprodukte
Prodotti di latte – milk products
Österreichische AMA-Gütesiegelprodukte, vorwiegend von der Kärntnermilch aus Spittal
Kürbiskerne und Steirisches Kürbiskernöl g.g.A
Olio e semi di zucca – pumpkin oil and seeds
Familie Ottenbacher, Mureck/Steiermark
(mehrfach ausgezeichnetes Produkt)
Uova – eggs
Freilandhaltung im Wanderstall
Familie Wassertheurer aus Nölbling
Honig aus Kötschach oder aus dem Lesachtal Ernst Unterlass – Kötschach  und Michael Winkler aus Gentschach/Lesachtal
Schnäpse und Brände,
Grappe, liquori– Spirits
Schwarzer Brennerei A – 9900 Lienz/Osttirol
Telefon: 04852 73366 Fax: DW 77 www.schwarzerbrennerei.at/
Äpfel für Strudel und Kuchen
Mele per i dolci – apples for strudel and cakes
Ackererhof Fam. Martin Mattersberger
A-9900 Lienz Tel.: 04852/69581

Together for our nature & environment

We in the Gailtal, in the Carnic Alps, have the luck to live
to live in the middle of an untouched mountain world & nature.

However, in order to be able to pass on this happiness to the next generations, we set signs in our business, so that future generations also have the chance to enjoy their vacation in an intact environment and nature.

The topic of sustainability is not an advertising slogan for us, because we have always lived this awareness of nature.

What this means for us, is actually quickly recognizable:

  • 28-30% of our electricity is generated by our photovoltaic system.
  • The remaining electricity comes from 100% hydroelectric power
    For the heat we use a biomass heating. Wood is CO2 neutral
  • Instead of long-distance transported mineral water, we offer you our local spring water, as a sparkling or still refreshing drink.
  • Our guests have the possibility to order the cleaning of the room. You will receive a small reward for it every day.
  • Hand and bath towels in the rooms are changed only upon request, i.e. only the towels lying on the floor or in the shower are changed – to protect our environment!
  • In the kitchen we have been working with induction appliances for years. This means that heat is only generated when the cooking pot is actually on the stove top.
  • The disposal of organic waste and used fats has been our practice for decades. These raw materials are processed into energy and cleaning agents.
  • Almost all of our lights are operated with energy-saving lamps or LED spotlights.
  • Our lights have been replaced by energy saving lamps or LED lamps many years ago.
  • Since we are in our mountain environment, blessed with cool and clear air at night, we also do not need energy-guzzling air conditioners in the rooms.

expiriance tradition


Enjoy regional specialties, which are prepared with a lot of sense for the Carinthian and East Tyrolean home cooking, and let yourself be enchanted by our cozy ambience. Whether with friends or family – with us you will feel at home. Come by and let us spoil you.

Some dishes from our inn “Kuchl” which have already evoked childhood memories in some of our guests.

tavern – restaurant Pfeffermühle in Kötschach-Mauthen

Recipes to cook

some dishes from our “Wirtshaus “Kuchl”