On the banks of the Danube Canal you'll find a curious boat, always docked between Schwedenplatz and the Urania building. In summer, there's a pool attached and a charming sun deck on the roof. All year round, the "main deck" of the Badeschiff (literally, bathing ship) is dedicated to delicious but laid-back and affordable gourmet dining. Gault Millau Chef of the Year in 2002, Christian Petz created this floating eatery. After leading the kitchen himself for 3 years, he handed it over to Sandro Balogh and Heidi Neuländtner in January 2014. The decor is weathered and nicked around the edges, just as one would expect on a ship, but what comes out of the kitchen is art. Dishes like braised lamb shoulder with radish cream on a bed of potato cakes, or black salsify goulash with curd cheese dumplings could be on the seasonally changing menu. You'll always find the restaurant's signature spicy Holy Moly fish soup with red curry, which is highly recommended.
On the Danube Canal
Our Rating Neighborhood 1st District, docked between Schwedenplatz and the Urania building Hours Mon–Sat 5pm–1am Transportation U-Bahn: U1/U4 Schwedenplatz; tram: 1, 2 Phone 01/307-50 Prices Mains €9–€18, fixed-price menus €31–€46 Cuisine Type International Web site Holy Moly