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Bistro Sparhelt

Certificate of Excellence
European, Central European, Hungarian
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Szent Istvan ter 7, Balatonfured 8230, Hungary
+36 87 950 406
Wed - Mon 11:50 am - 11:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017

Kind and friendly staff, attractive setting. Overpriced food and wine, small portions, uneasy combination of ingredients in some dishes. Overall, straining too hard to provide sophisticated dining. Flower petals sprinkled on everything. Lukewarm soup.

Thank Csengery
Gyor, Hungary
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

We where there with friends for a coffee and dessert. The service was kind. The dessert was ok, but the espresso coffee was very weak, without crema and flauvour. I think they brewed 2 espresso from 1 portion coffee beans. I am a home barista, and big coffee lover. I can't stand weak coffee. And I can't stand sparing with... More 

Thank Bori V
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2017 via mobile

We heard about this place as one of the few quality restaurants at Lake Balaton. The decor is ok, similar to any other newly opened bistro in Budapest. Same goes for the food. A little pretentious presentation of amuse bouche on a piece of stone following the present trend (it is actually getting boring by now). Good prosecco, tasty appetizers,... More 

Thank Miki K
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

These guys must be going for a Michelin star- fantastic taste and presentation, great ambiance yet acceptable prices. Beers from diverse microbreweries, great local wines, but foremost the best soup i ever had- and i have been to a few places. Compliments to the team, hope you make it in Balatonfured- i know in The Netherlands you would!

Thank nightowl1975
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is situated far away from the lake, that's why we had long walk from our hotel. But it was a pleasure to enjoy our dinner at Sparhelt. The Sparhelt Snickers was very delicious. Presentation of food is great, service was very friendly. Nice atmosphere, good wine list, food. We recommend this restaurant for couples and business meetings.

Thank Artkate
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

There is a variety of extraordinary sandwiches. We eat a fish sandwich, the fish, the bread and the sauce was perfect together.

Thank Attila S
Budapest, Hungary
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2016

This is the best restaurant in Balatonfured in my opinion. The interior is very stylish, modern yet has some traditional hungarian feel to it. The staff is friendly and professional and chef is great. They have an open kitchen which is nice and luckily I couldn't smell the food at all even though we were sitting close to the kitchen.... More 

Thank Gabor V
Liscannor, Clare, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016

It is in the centre of the town, far from the beach, it has got friendly staff, lovely chairs outside on the terrace, you can enjoy their delicious cakes and coffee.

1 Thank Eszter K
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174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2016

We love the typical Hungarian dishes of stews, dumplings, goulash, etc. but sometimes a fresh interpretation of the ingredients would be welcome. The Sparhelt looks modern right from the start with its large windows, bright lighting and open kitchen. Our waiter, who was relatively new to the job, thankfully had an excellent command of English and was thus able to... More 

2 Thank Jackson9305
Budapest, Hungary
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

In summary, this place is a nice try, though not 100% to my taste. Others may like it though. We had pumpkin soup with shrimp. It was OK, but since the best juxtaposition was between the sweetness of the soup and the shrimp, there should have been more shrimps added, say 5 instead of 2. We also had wild steak,... More 

Thank Zoltán L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Central European, Hungarian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:50 am - 11:00 pm
11:50 am - 11:00 pm
11:50 am - 11:00 pm
11:50 am - 11:00 pm
11:50 am - 11:00 pm
11:50 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Szent Istvan ter 7, Balatonfured 8230, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Transdanubia  >  Veszprem County  >  Balatonfured
  • Phone Number: +36 87 950 406

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?