Where to Eat in Keszthely: The Best Restaurants and Bars

November 8, 2017 Marlin Saiz

Keszthely (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈkɛsthɛj]; Slovene: Blatenski Kostel; German: Kesthell) is a Hungarian city of 20,895 inhabitants located on the western shore of Lake Balaton. It is the largest city by the lake and one of the more important cultural, educational and economic hubs in the region. Due to its favorable location and accessibility by both road and rail, Keszthely and the surrounding area is a preferred holiday destination.
Things to do in Keszthely

1. Monarchia Restaurant

Kisfaludy utca 20., Keszthely 8360, Hungary Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations International, European, Central European, Hungarian Lunch, Drinks, Dinner HK$31 - HK$141 +36 30 911 9329
Excellent
71%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 30 reviews

Monarchia Restaurant

MONARCHY GUESTHOUSE & RESTAURANT. Lake Balaton, and the pedestrian street Festetics castle , 15 minutes from the shore of Lake Balaton homely guesthouse, restaurant and cafe all year waiting for Dear guests! Comfortable, clean, homely rooms with balconies, free closed parking lot, demanding diverse "Monarchias; kitchen affordable, cheap prices and decades of professional experience in your honor we serve We recommend individual travelers, children from families, friends, business travelers, fun weekends, holidays, vacations, relax, really each other company, spent carefree family atmosphere to rest, work or studying for accommodation seekers, everyone. offers discount group meal, Lake Balaton holiday, holidays, hotels, special weekend, holiday, fair service, affordable prices in the capital of Lake Balaton. MONARCHY, where the guests of the Emperor!<br>Above 10 heads cheque-in necessary!

Reviewed By SquareG - Wappingers Falls, New York

Restaurant is on a side street off the center of the city, only a couple of minutes of walk. Small place. We had the daily "menü" (prix fixe weekday special lunch ). Food was good, but could have definitely had less salt. Service was quick.

2. Romai Pince

Dombfoldi utca 2023/1, Heviz 8380, Hungary Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +36(0)30 9169916
Excellent
69%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 345 reviews

Romai Pince

Reviewed By Tivadar B

We visited this place during our holiday nearby twice. We found this place on TA and was recommended. The place is in a nice area amongst wine yards with beautiful view. The tables are under grape leafs which is nice during summer. You cannot drive straight to the place you have to leave car at the and of the road, but it takes 2 minutes to walk there.
There is a small playground for children to use while waiting for the meal. There are many options on the menu.
We took deer steak, fish and breaded chicken for the kids. The house lemonade was very good for kids. The deer stake was also very good the first time. Very soft and tasty. The sauce with mushrooms in it was also marvellous. I loved it. The second day we had the same deer, but that time it was not so soft, still ok. The fish was also good, my wife liked it. We had also a soup for kids but it wasn't any special. What we did not like was, that we had to wait a lot for the food. The place was not full so did not understand why it took over 40 mins to get food the first time. Secondly it was fairly ok. The portions are average size and prices are average compared to other places. Overall we liked the place so it is a 4 for us.

3. Vadaskert

Hevizi ut, Keszthely, Hungary Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Seating European, Central European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +36 83 312 772
Excellent
46%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
6%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 99 reviews

Vadaskert

Reviewed By pengemex - Budapest

We were here before and decided to revisit, but it was a bad idea.
The waitress was polite first. We ordered three drinks and she brought two of them wrong, we told it to her in an absolutely polite way and she started to argue about what we ordered, tried to convince us that we wanted what she served (in spite of the fact that we always drink the same everywhere).
Fish soup was full of fat.
It was so annoying that the staff was listening to a radio channel very loud, not only music but some show too.
One of us had some fish salad and I am not sure whether it was the cause but he had to visit the restroom to v.... as he got sick.
Due to the location and the size and the big variety of meals it could be a good restaurant but they should train the personnel.

4. Jobarat Vendeglo

Martinovics str 1, Keszthely, Hungary Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi European, Central European, Hungarian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +36 83 311 422
Excellent
61%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 280 reviews

Jobarat Vendeglo

Reviewed By Flora P - Budapest, Hungary

We were there on a family trip, and everybody from our rather picky family found something that they were happy with. That included gluten free, healthy, and traditional Hungarian food. The location was nice, too, despite the hot weather. The service was friendly, and there was even a cat! Would go back next time for sure!

5. Caffe Macchiato

Szechenyi utca 7, Heviz 8380, Hungary Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Late Night +36 30 969 4076
Excellent
62%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 289 reviews

Caffe Macchiato

Reviewed By Abi V - Bern, Switzerland

Especially for breakfast, coffee breaks, desserts and more.
I love to sit in this elegant and cozy café and drink my Viennese melange with honey, accompanied by an orange or peach juice and a warmed roastbeef Sandwich.
The service staff is congenial.
Definitely I will return.

6. Magyar Csarda

Tavirozsa utca 1, Heviz 8380, Hungary Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +36 83 343 271
Excellent
49%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 217 reviews

Magyar Csarda

Reviewed By julieeslater72

The restaurant looks lovely & has a good atmosphere with live music.
However we were quite disappointed with our experience.
My red wine tasted like vinegar! There's only one type of red wine to choose from. Trying to make the waiter understand that it was 'corked' was difficult. In the end I just had a lemonade.
My meal of goulash was really good but my husband & daughter were disappointed with their food.
We won't go back as there are plenty of other restaurants in this area that serve better food & wine at cheaper prices.

7. Halaszcsarda

Csarda utca 9., Keszthely 8360, Hungary Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +36 83 310 036
Excellent
40%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
11%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 103 reviews

Halaszcsarda

Reviewed By Arthur R - Gyenesdias, Hungary

This is a well known local restaurant in this region, I personally have been there many times with lots of visitors. Your meal is served by very friendly waiters who speak all International languages.
The Menu is mainly based on fish, but you have a very wide choice of dishes. Your meal is 'accompanied' by a gypsy orchestra, making for a wonderful experience. It is also complimented by a wonderful view over the lake.
One small tip (from a local) if you are having a meal in the evening (particularly at dusk), I suggest you have you meal inside, as the mosquito's bite at Balaton can be quite viscous!!

8. Tompos

Pazmany Peter utca 56-60., Keszthely 8360, Hungary Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards European, Central European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +36 83 777 550
Excellent
57%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 216 reviews

Tompos

Reviewed By ViatorCastellum - Sweden

We have revisited the Tompos restaurant, which is located in the outskirts of Keszthely, in a nice residential area. A lot of flowers around, fresh air, no noise, you can sit both inside and outside and enjoys the dishes, which are of good quality. The service was also very good and the prices reasonable.
Strengths: a) Year after year we visit this restaurant and we a glad to report that the quality is kept high; b) Paleo and normal daily menu are available at lunchtime, with good quality, proper variation and realistic prices.
Weaknesses: Limited or no availability of simple, but very tasty Hungarian dishes, such as “fözelék” and “lecsó”.
Recommendation: Include such simple dishes, on reasonable prices.
In summary: Highly recommended.

9. Club Manhattan

Georgikon utca 2, Keszthely 8360, Hungary European, Hungarian +36 20 912 5251
Excellent
64%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

Club Manhattan

Thank you for paying attention to us and we hope that we will see you soon in person as our guest. Among our services are excellent Hungarian wines, delicious food, great atmosphere – and all of these contribute to a great time you can have in our restaurant. Those who prefer traditional Hungarian dishes or different burgers and steak dishes can surely find something for their own taste.We are sure that you will leave satisfied and will be happy to return any time to our restaurant!

Reviewed By Kintuki - Stockholm, Sweden

We came in cold and hungry and were greeted with great hospitality...our waiter was super friendly and helped us make our choices by explaining all the dishes. we had the daily menu which was really good value...and really filling...everything was great and then it ended with a superb and large dessert. Highly recommended.

10. La'Koma Restaurant & Museum of Hungarian Inventors

Balaton utca 9., Keszthely 8360, Hungary Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating Hungarian, Mediterranean Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch +36 83 313 129
Excellent
35%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
5%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 79 reviews

La'Koma Restaurant & Museum of Hungarian Inventors

Reviewed By sgull - Clovis, CA

Heard about this restaurant, were visiting the town, decided to eat here. Little out of the way from most attractions, we had GPS so it made it much easier to find. Nice outdoor covered patio, comfortable, very nice and very attentive staff, ( was not very busy). The food was very good overall, I would eat here again.

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