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“A Birthday Meal to Remember”

The Windmill Restaurant
Ranked #13 of 144 Restaurants in Skiathos Town
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $55
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: All outdoor Restaurant fantastic stunning views. An old converted Windmill one of the highest points in Skiathos Town. Reservation is necessary. We open 19.00 / 23.00 We also take credit cards ......... Reservations are 7,00/7,30 and 9,30 pm
Reviewed July 15, 2013

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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Thank Danni_Smith
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

amazing restaurant...you should go....!!!fantastic view excellent food!!!amazing service, a nice atmosphere, friendly environment...!!!

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Thank Dimitris G
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

We have been to Skiathos 4 times and every time we try and ensure we visit the windmill.
As everyone says IT'S WORTH IT! from the drinks at the bar to the gastro style food excellent.
And the staff! from Karen,Joanne and even a filmstar lookie like {Colin Farrell] all are top class
and very very friendly. And then the view where ever you sit to dine its GREAT!
Make sure you visit !!!

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Reviewed July 7, 2013

We went here for my birthday and it felt like a treat. Dearer than other places but not bad given the views and menu. Not traditional Greek but we were ready for some garden vegetables and mash - my chicken stuffed with tomatoes and feta sauce was yummy and my other half's lamb shank just fell off the bone. I had the banoffee pie, which was lovely and crunchy. If we had time, I would have had a starter but not sure I could have managed three courses as the starters looked huge. Karen and Joanne were really welcoming and ensured we got away in time for the Mama Mia showing. Definitely one we would go back to when we return to the island.

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Thank Karen A
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

This is our fourth year to Skiathos and having been to the Windmill last year and enjoyed the food and view it was always on our list for this year. Returning we loved the views again and found the food even better than last year.

We had carpaccio and prawns followed by fillet steak and salmon. The food was so good that we stopped debating about where to go on our final night of our holiday and rebooked at the windmill. On this occasion we a new starter prawns in bloody marry and followed it with risotto and steak.

The food on both occasions was excellent and service very friendly. We have eaten at most of the good restaurants on the island and now consider this our favourite.

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Thank david T
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