April and May are here to wake up those of our favourite Balaton restaurants, which choose winter hibernation instead of all-year-round opening. We revised our list dating from January and found that there are Italian pizza with Pavarotti and real Hungarian pickles cream soup available in April.
Baricska Csárda, Balatonfüred
Code Zero, Csopak
You'll have to wait until 1 May to see the opening of the containers that cook great beef ribs marinated in Port wine, by then, probably a fleet of sailors will be banging their doors for a manly portion of meat.
Ferenc-pince Csárda, Tihany
Mid-march, one of our favourite Balaton csárdas decided it was time to prepare for the season, so if you happen to pass by, drop in to see whether the pickles cream soup could make it to the menu again. The csárda promises full opening after Easter - only Tuesday remains a rest day, as it's their tradition.
Karolina Fűszerkertje, Tihany
Found (in part) on the terrace of the Echo Residence Hotel, the restaurant of Karolina Fűszerkertje awaits everyone with an Easter menu of lamb rump and rabbit ragout soup with thyme, hence it's definitely worth a try - plus, granny Karolina won't let you leave hungry and that's a fact.
Kerekes Pince, Balatonalmádi
Balatonalmádi's Kerekes-pince also switched into standard open mode as on 5 April with an Easter overture and a pork roast. Visit them in any weekend from now on.
Mauro Ristorante, Zamárdi
The Italian of Zamárdi, the adored/hated Mauro Ristorante has a countdown clock on its website as huge as the 'Ciao!' its waiters shout at guests entering. closed down for winter. Based on this modest timepiece, we presume the place will start pouring pizzas and Pavarotti arias on us from 22 April.
We already wrote about the changes coming to the restaurant of Szent Donát Winery - only the panorama and the wines remain unchanged. Márga wants to deliver superior quality with new wave food and the manager of a top restaurant in Budapest. You can also test the test mode on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout April.
Öreg Harang Tavern & Restaurant, Hévíz
Gault&Millau Hungary's Eatery of the Year 2013, the Öreg Harang Borozó reheats its kitchen on 1 April.
Pajta Gallery, Salföld
The meeting place of artists in Salföld started its spring term at Easter. We wouldn't be surprised if the hundreds of pictures on the walls were joined by new ones this year.
Spoon Lodge and Spoon Il Mercato, Balatonakarattya
We already new about them:
Kővirág Pension and Restaurant
Köveskál is always worth a visit. One of the best spots in town, Kővirág was slightly transformed at the end of January. Check out the new design on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in April.
Mi a kő, Köveskál
Not only Kővirág, Mi a kő has also re-opened in Köveskál - the owner, Tamás Trombitás and his team are sharing photos of the almond blossom and the marrow and tripe on Facebook.
Malackrumpli Bistro, Balatonfüred
The popular Malackrumpli is a typical summer spot, but its opening is less than certain. The managing „black sheep”, Tamás Járosi stated in his year evaluation that they are unsure whether to open, since they are dissatisfied with themselves. We, among many, however have been satisfied with them, so we sincerely hope that Malackrumpli will return.
Kistücsök Restaurant, Balatonszemes
The south shore stronghold, Kistücsök is already past its winter break. The restaurant has been open every day since 16 January. This time of the year, the season's menu is not the only attraction of the place: most of the other trendy restaurants and buffets around are still closed.
Hegyi Csárda, Balatonlelle-Kishegy
The two popular restaurants of Balatonlelle's Kishegy, Majthényi Press House and Hegyi Csárda will reopen on 1 May..
Majthényi Press House, Balatonlelle-Kishegy
Although the place only reopens in May, Majthényi Press House still receives groups with advance booking in the mean time.
BL Bavaria Yachtclub restaurant, Balatonlelle
The restaurant of the BL Bavaria Yachtclub in Balatonlelle has joined the line of noteworthy hamburger spots, which you can test already, since the restaurant and its patio reopened on 1 April 2015.
Marina Gyros & Hamburger, Balatonföldvár
You already have a place to sit down outside in Balatonfüred: the popular Marina Gyros & Hamburger in the marina opened as early as 6 March.
Vögyhíd Café, Kőröshegy
The Völgyhíd Café under the Kőröshegy Viaduct waited with the opening until the national holiday of 15 March.
Paletta Bistrobar and Vinoteca, Balatonboglár
In 2014, we fell in love with the newly opened Paletta Bistro in Balatonboglár with its excellent hamburgers and sail shades. This year, we'll have to wait relatively long for the opening: Paletta is expected to return to business on 1 May. By then, at least the weather will certainly be right for lounging on the patio.
Kikötő Restaurant, Szigliget
Szigliget's Kikötő Restaurant opened before Oszi bácsi, the neighbour even thought of buying the flour, but the first sailboats were already be on the Lake: in March.