Scenic View, Outdoor Seating is all you get, that's all. Staff extremely annoying, there was one skin-headed person that was moving plates and menus around like he would be playing football, I think most of the tables around those waiters would need a sticker on each chair saying "I'm not a football player". However, I think that some waiters can have their good and bad days and that handling a lot of customers everyday can be very bothering. I have the feeling that some of the waiters are probably "embarrassed" to be a waiter, but I think there is nothing to be ashamed of. For some people going cooking is only for eating, but actually cooking is a job too. Personally speaking I have respect of people running a restaurant or being a waiter also must be done by someone that has strong nerves. Overall, only getting to the Palm House for a cup of coffee or having a soft-drink is fine, I attached some invoice examples of your overall spending. We did start with a coffee and a Bitter Lemon for EUR 6, later had a bottle of white-wine, a big cheese platter with bread. I actually cannot believe that one bread-basket is only offers 4 slices of bread, so we had to order a "double bread-basket" for EUR 1,20 x 2 (double). At least it is more affordable than Cafe Landtmann just around the corner, at there you will be charged EUR 1,50 per piece. The cheese platter is EUR 11,70 / you may need 3 bread-baskets, because you may be ending up eating cheese without bread. I would at least expect that the cheese platter would have some crackers on it, or at least some wine grapes. I eat better in Emirates Airlines Business / First-Class, than in a restaurant, maybe this is because I like eating in an airplane better than actually going to a restaurant in Austria especially. The table next to us ate lunch with starters, some ice-cream on top of that and spent EUR 220, don't go there for lunch, only go there if you would like to have a cup of coffee / or a glass of wine with cheese, it is the cheapest way to enjoy the most, when considering that usually each meal (even starters is starting from EUR 13 and main courses are EUR 25-35 on average). Gave the waitress a few coins as tip, but what I don't get: everywhere it says that you can use credit-card and when I asked for the check the waiter said: "Yes you can use card, but I prefer cash". So I was about to give her my bank card and when I didn't even open my card-bad she said "But I prefer cash". So my question was "why don't you just say, cash on and remove stickers all over the place saying "MasterCard, VISA Cards Accepted"? And on top of that they are expecting to give you tips. What for? Because one bread-basket has 4 slices of bread, you are saying cards are accepted but cash is preferred, or are you charging for moving around plates, fork and knives when considering it as music? If you do consider moving your equipment around like a bass player, than play in a band, but don't get into the restaurant business. Overall, it has been a lovely noon, great environment, but def. not good price for value. I usually always compare Austrian's pricing with the Abu Dhabi 8 Star Palace, the Burj Al Arab 7 Star Hotel or the Atmosphere at Burj Khalifa. Can't wait to be back in the Emirates, for EUR 55 in one afternoon, I can spend one whole noon and afternoon in a palace, heading to a bathroom with 24k gold in my skin-cream in the washroom and eat with silver-spoons, when having a private waiter next to me and in fact, they would even clean your sunglasses if they feel it is necessary. At least those waiters are proud to be waiters and what I don't get: people say Venice is expensive, but actually this would be fairy-tale.
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