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Sunday, August 17, 2008
Top of Sky Tower, SKYCITY
Corner Victoria and Federal Streets, Auckland
0800 759 2489
Su Ling and I decided to have dinner at this revolving restaurant at the top of Sky Tower since guests can enjoy complimentary access to the observation deck. This means that we didn't have to pay the admission price of NZD$25 which is certainly not cheap. The lift took us directly into the restaurant and we were greeted by the friendly staff.
What else would I choose but my beloved salmon? The Grilled Akaroa Salmon Fillet (NZD$30.50) comes with a warm salad of artichoke, vine tomatoes and new potatoes, dressed with mustard honey vinaigrette. It was good but the "warm salad" was misleading since there's no greens at all.
The Roast Hawke’s Bay Lamb Loin (NZD$33.50) is served on potato mash, with a tomato, rosemary and kalamata olive compote and grilled spring onion. I find that the lamb was overcooked as it was too tough. It took 25 mins to prepare this dish!
This is the first time I'm dining in a revolving restaurant and I have to say that the amazing views offered when the restaurant rotates are second to none. It adds a different dimension to the whole dining experience.
The interior of the restaurant is extremely dim but has an intimate feel. Service was very professional with a specific waiter serving the same table throughout the whole evening. Our waiter was friendly and made recommendations on the menu before we ordered.
There is a time limit of 2 hours dining per table and each guest must spend a minimum of NZD$30. The food was average and the portion was small for the price paid. But I guess diners here would willingly pay the high price for the awesome views and dining experience.
Labels: New Zealand
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