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Tapas Bar Himmelblau
Ranked #16 of 56 Restaurants in Lienz
Price range: $3 - $13
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Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

We only had 1 night in Lienz. We found the restaurant on Trip Advisor & decided to give it a try. It’s a hidden gem! You need a reservation. We didn’t have one so ate at the bar. Everything was delicious! Even though it’s tapas, the plates were larger then you would think. We had a salad that included chips & guacamole. Being from San Antonio, Tx we had to give it a try. It was just like eating at home. We had coconut lime soup, Thai chicken & venison. I’m sure anything you get will be delicious.
Fun note - it’s connected to the Celt Irish pub. Go in & have a drink. The music is fun!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank kzinsmeyer
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Reviewed August 16, 2017

A busy little restaurant - well worth booking to get a table. A fun mix of diffrent dishes with lots of world flavours- the portions are described as Tappas and are priced as small meals, we found one dish each was fine but you might want to try more if you are very hungry and again the pice allows you to experiment!

Nice atmosphere, friendly waitress and not too smokey.

Date of visit: August 2017
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Thank jonnybris
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Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

After a visit to the tripadvisor site, we visited the tapas bar. It was a real good dinner. We started with a amuse on the house, after that we had the cheese soup as a starter. Delicious! Main course: schnitzel deer, and as desert the eisknüdel!! This was the most amazing of all!! And we only spend €56,-!! Go there if you're in Lienz!

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank rudolfd572
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Jonasicher, Inhaber at Tapas Bar Himmelblau, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2016

Thank you- very nice...We hope we see you soon....

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Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great staff, great food and reasonable prices. We tried most for the tapas and every dish was delicious.

Date of visit: August 2015
Thank Mr Geraint L
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Reviewed January 7, 2015

Himmel Blau is a newish restaurant located directly next to the Irish pub in Lienz’s town centre. It is highly recommended, especially to those looking for something different from the normal Austrian cuisine – schnitzel etc.

The restaurant itself is pretty small and feels more like a bar when you walk inside. It is actually connected to the Irish pub (called the Celts) and the toilets are shared by both establishments. The atmosphere is relaxed, casual with guests even eating on bar stools whilst sitting at the bar.

The food offering is where Himmel Blau shines. The concept is an unusual mix of small dishes which they call tapas. It has however very little to do with Spanish food and instead is a mix of Asian, European and American food, all of which are extremely delicious. Dishes include fillet steak, king prawns, pasta with salmon and chicken curry. All the dishes we had were very good and very satisfying. Depending how hungry you are, two or three dishes should be plenty and you can always order more. The great thing about the small dish concept, as with Spanish tapas, is you can try lots of different things at once with your family or friends.

Other tasty things on the menu included some delicious soups, healthy salads and mouth-watering desserts. Service and staff were friendly and the food arrived quickly.

This restaurant and the Irish pub next door do get very busy so it might feel a bit crowded and loud on the usual Friday and Saturday nights. Either book a table or go slightly earlier or later than the normal eating times.

It is a non-smoking establishment but guests are free to smoke in the pub next door or outside on one of the outdoor tables they have.

Price wise expect to pay about €3.50 for a soup, about €6.50 for one main course and about €5.50 for a dessert.

Himmel Blau is only open during the evenings with hot food being served until 10.30pm. They are closed Sundays and Mondays.

There is no parking directly at the restaurant but there is a pay and display carpark just a one minute walk away.

In summary the Himmel Blau restaurant offers an interesting concept with delicious specialties from around the world in a relaxing, but well-frequented bar-type atmosphere. The food really is delicious and it’s easy to get carried away and order far too many dishes. Highly recommended for something a bit different and for those who have had enough of the usual schnitzel and goulash. There is no other food like this in Lienz. Oh and you can have a pint of Guinness next door too! Now what more do you want?

Date of visit: December 2014
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