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$9 - $23
Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, European, Grill
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed August 14, 2020 via mobile

In the last few years we have eaten there at least 10x, but this was our first visit this year. Booking a table in advance was no problem at all. But we had to wait for the waiter a lot despite the place was not...full at all. The meals were all good, I especially liked the gin & tonic with cucumber (OK that's actually a drink...). At the end getting the bill was a little challenge again.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 2, 2020 via mobile

Location of restaurant is very good, waiters were kind. We ate Mixed steaks of Transylvanian on wooden plate (Mustard Pork, Tenderloin, Pan Fried Chicken Breast, Bacon, French fries, Salad) and Pork Steak of Gypsy style with Rustic Fried Potato, Cabbage Filled Peppers. Dishes were served...very quickly but I guess they came from the freezer. Portions were satisfied but tastes were poor. I do not recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 17, 2020 via mobile

The service is friendly and helpful, patient. The food came extremely quickly (1/4 of the place was occupied) . The food is tasty, exactly the amount a grown-up can eat) the only problem with the food was that it was not hot enough.... But the...taste compensate it... Fansy place close but not too close to the Balaton.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed October 18, 2019

We went here for a lunch and the food was average and little bit unhealthy - there was a lot of oil in it. That is not my kind of food. I ate Hungarian food before and it was delicious. But not at this restaurant.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 10, 2019 via mobile

First-day I went to Balaton ètterem the next day to Halàszkert. Because of my dissatisfaction with the dishes I had at Balaton ètterem, next day I tried Halászkert. I ordered the same dishes at Halászkert. I loved what I got in a better price and...with good service. So, go to Halàszkert instead of Balaton ètterem.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed October 3, 2019

This could have been a lovely meal with a great view on the lake but was unfortunately spoiled by poor service. First bad sign was when the waiter shrugged his shoulders when we asked him if other diners could keep their dog to their table...and not let it roam around other tables. We then had issues ordering. My mum's soup never arrived and we didn't manage to order any water because the waiter could not understand what the word meant (I have learnt to say this in Hungarian now!). The meat was delicious but undercooked and so half of it I had to leave. I was not asked how well done I wanted it. The waiter then avoided us on another occasion and so we didn't manage to order any more wine. He then didn't offer us any deserts which we were really looking forward to. In the end I went inside to get the bill and pay because we were really keen to go after this. This could really be a wonderful restaurant with a lovely view to the lake but unfortunately due to the poor service we would not go back or recommend it to anyone. The owner of this business might wish to consider the scale of the damage done by a single waiter not only to the establishment's reputation but to its finances as well. We were basically unable to order a total of 3 more items that we wanted to because of the waiter's inattention. We don't think that English language skills is the only problem here. We saw other Hungarian customers' orders get mixed up. Genuine lack of attention and poor organisation are the issues here. If the waiter doesn't understand English-speaking customers he could easily get help from another member of staff if there is the will to offer a good customer service.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 8, 2019 via mobile

Nice location, decent food and good wine service, but the menu was quite limited in special diet choice (e.g. Lactose free, vegan).

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 6, 2019

One hour before closure they didn’t let us in. Such a disappointment, we traveled 80 kilometres to eat there. The waiter recommended us a place where we can eat “pizza or gyros if we like”. Like, c’mon.. If we went there in the first place...and traveld that much, we don’t like to eat pizza or gyros. He was very rude to us. Don’t recommend it at all..More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 10, 2019

It's been a while since I went to this restaurant. That time it was an average place, but now it provided a positive surprise for me and my friends. Freshly prepared, good quality.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed July 27, 2019

The staff was very friendly and helped you very quick. The food was so delicious and looked very fancy the way it was presented on its plate. The view is also very nice, especially with the sunset. It was not very expensive for what you...get. And last but not least their dessert was the best one we got this holiday!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Balaton Etterem is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5