Must visit restaurant if you are at Lake Balaton!
Kistücsök restaurant is in Balatonszemes at Lake Balton so far away from Budapest but this restaurant deserves a review because it is a great place to eat and if you happen to be around that I absolutely recommend you to stop by for a lunch or dinner. If you like a good dinner with high international standards after a day or weekend on Lake Balaton Kistücsök gives you the best choice to do so. I am down at Lake Balaton almost every year and this is by far the best food I have eaten around. To tell you upfront, Kistücsök is not the cheapest restaurant for sure but the food and location make it worth it.
Location and the restaurant Kistücsök
Kistücsök restaurant at Lake Balaton is located on the main road of Balatonszemes which used to be the only road around Balaton before the highway M7 was built, so now it is fairly quiet there since Balatonszemes is not one of the bigger cities around the lake. The house Kistücsök is situated in is surrounded by a high wall just like you would expect it from a house where people live in and once you walk into the property a well kept garden with trees opens up and many tables to enjoy the sun outside. This is the main part of the restaurant as Balaton is mostly crowded in summer and during the warm times of the year people simply prefer to sit outside, however Kistücsök has a large inside area as well.
Food and drinks in restaurant Kistücsök
When it comes to the food in Kistücsökyou can expect very fresh and season products on your plate as well as a good but not too large selection of dishes you can select. From duck, veal, beef over pasta, salads and vegetarian dishes you can get absolutely fantastic soups and starters as well as superb desserts. Speaking about the soups, I have tried I think 3 different soups over the time and all of them are really high class including the traditional Hungarian Goulash Soup.
But not only the quality and also quantity is right but also the way it is served, in a rather decorative way than just potatoes left, vegetables right and the meat on top. Have a look at the pictures below to get an impression on what to expect. Whet it comes to drinks you get of course a large selection of good wines especially from the Balaton wine region and if you prefer a non alcoholic drink I recommend you to take the homemade lemonade. Its fantastic.
Overall a visit in Kistücsök restaurant at Lake Balaton pricewise is above average and with a 4 person family you will come close to 100€ including drinks but I can tell you that it is worth it.
A video about Kistücsök Restaurant
Address: Bajcsy Zs. u. 25., Balatonszemes
Tel.: 00 36 84 360 133
Or visit the official website for more information