My family and I visited Kaiserhaus at Capitol Theatre for dinner a few Sundays ago to celebrate my birthday. We got a bit lost initially, as we thought that the restaurant was in Piazza side of Capitol, but we found out later that there was no direct connection between Capitol Piazza and Capitol Theatre on Level 2.
After a brief detour, we found our way to the correct building, and realised that Kaiserhaus was just above the Theatre itself, commanding a view overlooking Naughty Nuri’s and Dazzling Cafe.
Upon stepping foot into the restaurant, I felt as though I was transported back to a restaurant in Austria. The chairs were comfortably plush, and the overall decor was really nice and elegant, in an understated way.
We were shown to our seats almost immediately, and presented with a really nice menu. It was interesting to read about the history behind some of the dishes served at the restaurant.
Without wasting too much time, we decided on what we wanted, and passed our orders to the waiter.
There was a happy hour promo ongoing (S$18++ for 2 Hirter craft beers, until 8pm daily), and the set came with a plate of fried mushrooms with sour cream dip. We ordered a light and a dark beer, and we all preferred the slightly sweeter and mellower dark beer.
The wiener schnitzel arrived soon after, and boy was it huge! It looked as though it could not be contained within the plate that it was served on! The dish came with a side serving of potato salad, which was slightly sour, but tasty nonetheless. The wiener schnitzel was coated with a thin layer of fried flour, and tasted great, nearly as good as the one that I had in Vienna before. The meat was also very tender, and easy to bite into.
The veal schnitzel was also great, and I was surprised as to how tender the calf meat was. Unlike the wiener schnitzel, the veal schnitzel came in 2 separate cuts, and it was also smaller in size. It was my first time trying a veal schnitzel, but it did not disappoint! It was really yummy and despite the smaller portion, it was also really filling.
We also ordered 2 servings of their version of pork roast, and it was really good too. It was rather disappointing that each plate only had 2 slices of pork roast, because it was yummy. Biting into the crispy crust and then progressing to the tender meat was a delight! The bread dumplings were ok, and not as tasteless as I had imagined, while the gabelkraut was easier on the palate, as it was not as sour as sauerkraut.
We had ordered a cake in advance to celebrate my birthday, but we could not stop ourselves from wandering over to the pastry counter to ogle at the beautiful cakes and pastries on display.
The Malakofftorte cake was moist and spongy, with the coffee-soaked biscotti layers perfectly complementing the chocolate-coated biscuit crust base. A sweet treat to end our meal!
It is rare to see a Viennese restaurant in Singapore, and rarer still to taste a good schnitzel here, so I would definitely make another trip here when I am craving some good schnitzels! On top of that, there was still the small matter of the various other yummy-looking cakes and pastries that I would love to try! Be back soon!
#02-06, #03-06 Capitol Theatre, 17 Stamford Road, Singapore 178907 (Nearest MRT: City Hall)
Open 10.30am-12midnight daily
Check out their website here.