Sky restaurant (Gourmet Chick in Austria)

It is all about the view at Sky restaurant in Vienna. From its eyrie on the seventh floor there is a stop you dead in your tracks and forget your conversation view of the mosaic roof of St Stephen’s cathedral.

The interior of Sky restaurant is fairly plain and modern with the focus firmly on the bank of windows that showcase that amazing view. In such a setting, punters will pack the place out even if there is nothing special about the food. An entree of kasnudeln which was described as home made cheese noodles stuffed with cream cheese, potatoes and mint turned out to be similar to large ravioli. The serving of three was slightly bland and could have done with some sauce to lift it.

As a main course I tried the Coq a vin with spinach spatzle. Spatzle is a traditional German and Austrian dish which tasted similar to pasta. While the spatzle was not bad it was a strange pairing to the chicken with its rich wine sauce. So far so blah. Sky restaurant did redeem itself somewhat with dessert. I could not go past the apple strudel which was packed with tasty chunks of apple with a hint of cinnamon. We washed it all down with a bottle of Hirsch Gruner Veltliner Heiligenstein, which if you hadn’t guessed with a name like that, was a local Austrian wine.

While the view was fabulous, the food at Sky restaurant was mediocre so a better option would be to head to the adjoining bar for a drink instead. That way you could still enjoy the view with a glass of wine but head elsewhere for your meal.

Details: Karntnerstrasse 19, A1010 Vienna, Austria (Ph 0043 1513 1712)
Damage: Reasonable


  1. Oh, how envious you make me! We spent almost a week in Vienna last summer and I loved it as much as on my first visit in 1995. Hope you got to the Meinl am Graben food halls??

  2. I have actually been to Vienna twice and still haven’t made it to Mienl am Graben – will have to go back!

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