Szombathely’s rich legacy of Roman ruins, remnants of the famous Amber Road, glorious mansions scattered across the city, and sparkling cultural life have rightfully earned it the proud title ‘The Queen of the West’. Here are the city’s best restaurants, each of which serves good quality food with characteristically bold Hungarian flavors.
Resembling a well-heeled domestic home yet boasting traditional folk touches, Pásztor Csárda has white chalk gates, a spacious garden area, centuries-old trees, wooden furniture, paprika chains on the walls and an oil-green stove. The attention to detail is tangible. All the dishes are based on old tried-and-tested recipes. If you have heard about the shabby looking Hungarian breed of pig the mangalica, you can try it here, washing it down with some honeyed pálinka afterwards. A gypsy house band will serenade you with classics from the world of Hungarian folk music.
Address & Telephone: Dolgozók street 1 Szombathely 06 94 312 884