“I will never forget the moment when I saw this fairyland…
I stopped as if my feet had taken root.”
Casually elegant, understandably contemporary, classically Hungarian, romantically intimate. Fine but not dining, it is bistro. All this together is Tihanyi Vinarius, and much more. The view of the Inner – Lake, the vineyard, the basalt, and the limestone that is the backdrop, is just the beginning. The real surprise is the peace and quiet, even though it is only a few minutes from the centre of Tihany.
Here you’ll find a 200-year-old press house and cellar, where the wines of the Benedictine Abbey used to be made and rested for many years. But it is the past! Now the press house is a restaurant and a show kitchen, and the cellar is an event room. There you can also see the wine cellar, with the inside of the hill as it was formed by the last axe blow in 1822. There are still 5,000 bottles of Somlói Juhfark sleeping here behind the carved barrel bottom, from the last total solar eclipse. They won’t wake until the next one.
Of course, there’s plenty of wine for those who can’t wait until then. Among them, many bottles around the Balaton from smaller wineries. Folly, Guden Kisbirtok, Tánczos, Szászi, Szabó and Son, Bökő Dávid are just a few of the local wineries on the wine list.
The food selection is refined and varied. Classic Hungarian and international dishes, homemade desserts, and a wide range of specialities. All dishes are the fruit of the collaboration between Executive Chef Imre Vadász and Head Chef Dávid Horváth. In this kitchen they even use the secret spice called passion.
Spending time here, enjoying the food, the wine, sitting on the terrace and listening to the silence is an experience that makes you say, “We’ve seen it all on the North Shore.”
“Every wine is social and truly reveals its essence when enjoyed in the company of others.”
The perfect event venue!
Close to the center of Tihany and the Abbey, but still far from the hustle and bustle of excursionists, we offer the possibility to organize events. Whether it is a family event, a gathering of friends, a birthday party, a corporate event, we are at your disposal with high quality services and package offers. Free parking is available in our restaurant for you and your guests. Trust in our decades of professional experience and choose us for the complete realization of your event.
Whether it’s a special family event, a gathering of friends, a birthday celebration, a wedding, a corporate event, or even a team-building training, we will take the burden of organizing and preparing off your shoulders. Trust our years of event planning expertise and choose us for the full realization of your event.
They said about us
The restaurant is closed! Opening in spring 2024!
We offer diverse programs throughout the year. For up-to-date information, please visit our Facebook page.