We reserved the balcony table for my Birthday meal prior to leaving for our first holiday in Skiathos. After booking the table several colleagues who had been to the island recommended the Windmill so we arrived quite excited about our evening there and were not disappointed.
Arriving quite out of breath following the steep climb up we were quickly welcomed and installed in the bar to enjoy a glass of fizz before being shown up to our table on the gorgeous balcony. Our booking was for 7.30, however arriving half an hour early did not phase the staff and they were lovely throughout the evening. They are a mix of Greek and British nationals, all of whom were polite, funny and really top notch without being stuffy or clingy. Aptly the honeymoon table (we didn’t realise how private and cosy it would be before we arrived) the waitress took our picture on arrival and closed the doors to the tower. A little worried about how we would catch their eye should we need anything whilst up there, we need not have been concerned as the waiting staff appeared seamlessly whenever needed without being overly attentive which could have been a danger. We knew we had to vacate the table for 9.30pm, however had more than enough time in the sitting without being rushed so don’t let this put you off.
The menu was very European rather than Greek which we knew before arrival, so if you are looking for traditional fare it isn’t the place for you.The food was of a very good standard with the salads for starter being very well presented and extremely tasty. For the mains there are some things on the menu indicated to be frozen, so we steered away from them and had a fillet of beef and stuffed chicken. The meat was of extremely good quality and cooked to perfection, however the sauce on the beef was a little lacking and could do with being a little richer and further reduced to match the quality of the meat. We didn’t have desert (due to comfortably full stomachs rather than running out of our allotted time) but from what we could see from other people’s (getting a good view from our elevated position on the balcony!) they looked equally good.
I will have absolutely no doubt in recommending the Windmill to any of my friends/family who visit Skiathos.
Well done and thank you for a delightful evening.
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