Top Choice Bistro in Keszthely

Paletta Keszthely

On a summer terrace by the marina, this appealing spot mixes international fare such as bouillabaisse and its signature Basalt Burger. The dishes on the succinct menu are well-executed and the staff are friendly and…
Hungarian in Keszthely


Oenophiles and foodies should head straight to this restaurant and wine mecca, which serves simple but lovingly prepared Hungarian fare including local faves like fish from Lake Balaton (the catfish with paprika cur…
Hungarian in Keszthely


Ask locals where they like to eat and one answer dominates: Margaréta. It's no beauty, but the wraparound porch and hidden backyard terrace heave in the warmer months, and the small interior packs them in the rest o…
Hungarian in Keszthely

Lakoma Étterem

With a good vegetarian and fish selection (trout with almonds, grilled perch-pike), meaty stews and roasts, plus a back garden that transforms itself into a convivial dining area in the summer months, it’s hard to g…
Cafe in Keszthely

Korzó Café

Korzó is one of the few cafes worthy of your attention on pedestrian Kossuth Lajos utca. It’s a simple place with street seating, but the cakes are divine and the music thankfully not too intrusive.
Hungarian in Keszthely

Park Vendéglő

The service can be a little haphazard here, but there's a pleasant garden terrace. Park serves the likes of pork medallions with garlic sauce and paprika catfish; quantity tends to trump quality. If at the end you c…
Market in Keszthely

Food Market

Keszthely’s lively food market combines the best and worst of Hungary’s markets, packed with overflowing fruit and vegetable stands, stalls selling overwhelming amounts of homemade honey, jam and homemade paprika pa…
Pizza in Keszthely

Pizzeria Donatello

A student favourite that still manages to attract families and diners wanting a quick bite – it's always bustling. Pizzas are standard, though extra-crispy and topped with fresh vegetables and homemade sauce.
Vegetarian in Keszthely


This small vegetarian restaurant down the hill from the palace has buckets of good energy and healthy (if not terribly inspiring) daily menus during the midweek lunch-hour rush.