There’s a thatched cottage with a porch standing on the Csopak hillside, which looks like something straight out of a Móricz novel, but this in itself is no big news around Balaton. The big news is the flat roof restaurant next to the main building. Similar to the estate, the eatery also used to be called Szent Donát, but in the spring of 2015 a new manager arrived with a new name and a new menu.
New blood has been infused into the restaurant in the person of ex-MÁK Bistro chef János Deli, who has filled the menu with such laid back, new wave, Hungarian-style dishes as ramson cream soup with farm egg. The prices and the million-dollar view are still the same, as are the wines of the Szent Donát Estate – no wonder that the establishment was named after márga (marlstone), which is very valuable in the Csopak wine region. The above average price range doesn’t reflect unnecessary snobbery, only top-quality cuisine created from ingredients supplied by local producers.