Tihany’s Régi Idők Open-air Museum and Restaurant was brought to life because the owners thought the country needed a restaurant where respecting tradition was about more than giving the dishes traditional names. The eatery exudes a genuinely Hungarian atmosphere: the food comes from the oven, the wine from the demijohn and the menu from before the Hungarian language reform. The food is served in the traditionally designed yard at goat-footed log tables, and the feeling of time travel is enhanced by the fact that the dishes arrive on wooden boards and the home-brewed beer in clay pitchers, while folk music plays in the background. There’s only one trivial problem: even though the restaurant is located in the “old town” part of the village, the entrance facing the pedestrian area is quite difficult to find. Remember that there’s a slightly strange, three-meter oak statue by the gate, which should make finding your way somewhat easier.