"Philosophy" – Michael Schnell

The crossover kitchen
with an exclusive touch

Take a seat on the sunny side of Lake Zell and enjoy culinary á la carte attractions in a fairytale alpine setting of the Salzburg Land.

Since 1872 the restaurant Seensucht offers delicious treats, which were livened up in July 2017 to heavenly delights. 

High-quality enjoyment - Chef Michael Schnell and his team compose a modern symphony of hearty Salzburg specialities and light, Mediterranean delicacies. An excellent crossover cuisine with an exclusive touch and local ingredients.

NEW: Exquisite delights now also available for private celebrations, corporate events or hotel catering. With - the new style of catering, we now also cater for events.

Chef carefully preparing a dish in the restaurant kitchen in restaurant Seensuchtest 1872
Der grosse Restaurantguide Auszeichnung

Der große Guide

3 Hauben plus

Schlemmer Atlas

3 Kochlöffel


2 Falstaff forks & 89 points

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1 Haube & 13 points

"Seensucht" – THE RESTAURANT

SEENSUCHT – Restaurant at the Zeller See

Do you fancy a delicate pleasure of the extra class? The SEENSUCHT restaurant offers Alpine and Mediterranean cuisine with regional ingredients. Enjoy the culinary delights in the indoor restaurant lounge, on the marvellous "SEE LA VIE" terrace with a direct view of Lake Zell and the Kitzsteinhorn mountain or chill out with an after-work drink at the "GEISTREICH" bar.

Chef Michael Schnell and his team create and define the Alpine-Mediterranean cuisine in combination with regional classics and merge them with a southern flair. Thus the restaurant at the lake, attached directly to the 4-Sterne-Superior Seehotel Bellevue, has a really unique position in the region Zell am See/Kaprun. 

Convince yourself and reserve your table. 

This restaurant is  an ideal venue for various events such as weddings, corporate events or birthday parties. Of course, you can also take part in one of our events.

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Hand slicing a perfectly grilled steak in an upscale dining atmosphere
Elegantly set restaurant table with Seehotel Bellevue's menu card
Enjoyable breakfast arrangement with a selection of bread, cheese, and cold cuts

The perfect start to the day - breakfast in Zell am See

The restaurant SEENSUCHT offers a breakfast for gourmets in a unique ambience. The Menage á trois serves genuine breakfast classics such as egg dishes, homemade muesli, organic cheese, truffle honey or delicious Tartar variations. 

Oven-fresh pastries, numerous types of tea and coffee are essential. Wouldn't this be the perfect gift for your loved ones or a good start to an exciting day in Zell am See / Kaprun? 

Reserve now and secure your favourite table.



The restaurant and the lounge terrace "SEE LA VIE" offer a unique view with unforgettable cuisine and trendy drinks. Accompanied by cosy lounge music or live music performances, you can sit down in style, cool or casual! From breakfast - "MENAGE À TROIS", lunch - "TEA-TIME" to an exclusive dinner in the evening. You can also make the most of "SEE LA VIE" as your customised event or party location.

Restaurant terrace "SEE LA VIE" with breathtaking views of Lake Zell and the Alps

"Geistreich" - The Bar

Round off the day in the Geistreich bar on Lake Zell

Cool drinks, casual atmosphere and a good mood await you in the GEISTREICH Bar. Ideal for a little outing after work or a drink with friends. In winter guests can spend a cosy romantic evening in front of the fireplace with a crackling fire.

Another highlight is the wine cellar, which has existed since 1872. In the CAVE 1872 up to fourteen people can enjoy a special evening with culinary treats and fine wines.

Diverse selection of spirits in the "GEISTREICH" bar with atmospheric lighting


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    • Day trip with the Porsche Taycan
    • 15-minute training session
    • 571 hp overboost power with Launch Control
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