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“In the Orchards and Vineyards above Merano”
Review of Castel Fragsburg

Castel Fragsburg
Ranked #5 of 209 Restaurants in Merano
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$34 - US$147
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Healthy
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, View
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: THE FINE ART OF TRUE PLEASURE "Nourish the body well so that the soul will want to reside there" is a saying apocryphally attributed to Winston Churchill. He would have truly loved it here, as we cook nourishing and refined gourmet cuisine in the finest sense of the word. A defiant fusion of hearty Alpine fair and Mediterranean opulence. In our gourmet restaurant, we love to amaze and astonish our guests. No matter how many times we step out onto our glass loggia and look out over the parapet of the panorama terrace at the stunning, cinematic views of Merano, we always find something new to marvel at in the ravishingly beautiful natural surroundings. There couldn't be a more ideal setting for the exquisite dishes prepared by our head chef Christoph Terschan. A culinary virtuoso, Christoph fuses the many facets of regional cuisine with the memorable delicacies he has encountered in far-away lands in the course of his career. These reinterpretations make for immensely rich and creative food. Whether it's an agreeable lunch you partake of, or a sumptuous gourmet dinner, you will invariably have a sense of savoring life to the full. The sublime cuisine is of course rounded off by impeccable yet affectionate service and the excellent advice of our sommelier when choosing from the fine wines in our cellar.
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We stayed four days and had breakfast and dinner each day in this beautiful Relais and Chateaux resort. The setting in the hills above Merano, Italy is spectacular. One drives from Merano on a beautiful quiet road through classic European orchards and vineyards to reach the Castel Fragsburg. We stayed at several places in Italy and Switzerland on this trip, including Michelin 3 star restaurants and, guess what, Castel Fragsburg was the best! So do not miss an opportunity to stay and eat here.

Date of visit: August 2016
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Alexander O, Reception at Castel Fragsburg, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2016

Dear Marc1937,

Thank you very much for such a lovely review.
We are more than happy that you enjoyed the hotel, its surroundings and the food in our Restaurant. And it is great to hear that Castel Fragsburg was the best on your trip.

We hope that we can welcome you soon again.

Best regards

Family Ortner & your Fragsburg team

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Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Summary:
Castle Fragsburg was a fine dinning stronghold in recent years. Located on 750m height above Meran it offered best al fresco terace dining with exquisite food and sophisticated wine selection.
This is past. Today it is overpriced wirh non inspired cooking and non attentive service. If you you want fine dinning with a view select Miromonti in Hafling or Culinaria in Dorf Tirol if you want a satisfying fine dining experience with a view.

The ups:
The view ist great. On 750m above 0 the restaurant terace offers great view over Meran.
Some of service, like Lisa is kind and nice in a humble way.

The downs:
The food is poor. sorry to say. only offer two set 4 and 5 set menu. Paid 108 EUR for "Christopher's Choice" menu. Got non inspired duck salad, half done octopus rissoto, tiny piece of fish and mediocre piece of crispy suckling pig and a meaningless desert. While Culinaria's Waygu combination kicked me off none of Fragsburg creations was worth to mention.
Why we had to wait 20-25 Min between courses on a set menu of two choices in the menu the South Tyrolian of service knows.
The wine and digestifs are quite overpriced. In Culinaria you pay for a Ruinart Blanc De Blanc 84 EUR in Fragsburg more then 120 EUR.
On digestifs you need to spend 15 EUR for a local spirit.

Wrap up:
Sorry Fragsburians you lose the shoot out against Hafling Miromonti and Tirol's Culinaria 3:1 , neither your food nor drinks nor service can convince. Just the view isn't enough. For 108 EUR a menu and 13.50 EURva digistif I expect more .
A pity, two, three years ago Fragsburg was a great place. Now it's better to save the way up.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed 10 May 2016

The view here alone would make this a must visit restaurant- and then add to that a Michelin Starred chef and most interesting wine list together with flawless service. The set menus are great.

Date of visit: May 2016
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CastelFragsburg, Reception at Castel Fragsburg, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2016

Dear Travelsig,

Thank you for this amazing review. It is a pleasure to hear that you had such a good meal at our Gourmet Restaurant.
We are looking forward to welcoming you again at Castel Fragsburg

Your Fragsburg Team

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Reviewed 14 February 2016

We were very lucky to have made a reservation for this incredible restaurant during the Merano Wine Festival. The evening we went was a fixed priced party menu. There was champagne flowing, live music, open kitchen and wine makers present. Everything was served by the waiters who came out of the kitchen with delicious small appetizers. The location is absolutely incredible with an old world charm and elegant clientele. Thank you for an unforgettable evening.

Date of visit: November 2015
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Reviewed 18 September 2015

A once-in-a-lifetime dining experience ... The staff catered to our dietary preferences and still made the meal one of the best we have ever had ... The ambiance and views from the restaurant are simply stunning ... I am not exaggerating when I say our meal there was one of the best we have ever had.

Date of visit: September 2015
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