Tokaj: where to stay, eat, shop and relax
Editor's pick of Tokaj's top hotels, restaurants and shops.
Gróf Degenfeld Castle Hotel, Tarcal
Countess Mária Degenfeld turned Tokaj’s former 19th-century viticultural school into a mansion in 2003. Now it’s the region’s top hotel, complete with tennis courts and pool amid the Degenfeld vineyards. Empire-style room décor and an elegant restaurant. Just behind the hotel is the Degenfeld winery.
Oroszlános Borvendégloés Borhotel, Tállya
The modern, cheerful rooms of this wine hotel and restaurant belie the building’s three centuries of history. Chef András Uzsák whips up delicious regional-themed dishes such as deer and mushroom goulash. Good range of Tokaji wines.
Andrássy Rezidencia Wine & Spa, Tarcal
The VinoSense Spa is the main draw – enjoy a grape facial and hydro-massage wine bath. Spacious guest rooms and a diverse Tokaji wine list.
Chef Gábor Horváth creates eclectic dishes to match local wines. Fresh ingredients are used, such as Mangalica pork and goat, plus herbs and flowers picked from the restaurant garden. Delicious desserts too. Book ahead.
Sárga Borház, Mezőmbor
The Yellow Winehouse is a short stroll from the Disznókö winery. Indoor and outdoor terrace dining for traditional Hungarian meals and snacks. Tasty soups and fresh fish, poultry and game courses. Picnic baskets on order.
Anyukám Mondta, Encs
Brothers Szabolcs and Szilárd Dudás’s highly popular eatery is in a small shopping plaza. The unsuspecting facade masks the fabulous homemade Hungarian and Italian dishes inside. A must. Reservations necessary.
Elso Mádi Borház, Mád
Trendy wine shop and café-restaurant. They will also rent you out bicycles and organise vineyard walks.
Tokaj Coffee Roasting Company, Tokaj
Organic-focused café with serious hot brews and green coffee extract drinks, fruit juices, specialty teas and homemade cakes. Serves wines from the nearby Erzsébet Pince winery.
Tokaj-Hegyalja Market, Mezombor
Regional artisans selling high-quality wines, foods and other goods. Second Sunday of every month (except January).
Located next to Sárga Borház and Disznókö winery
Tokaji Borecet, Bodrogkeresztúr
Mouthwatering vinegars made from single varieties (Furmint, Muscat) and aszú blend wines.
Izes Orömest, Tokaj
Krisztina Pásztor cooks up 50 kinds of jams and jellies in her own kitchen: try the honey- garlic, mint-rose, lavender-orange, pumpkin- aszú or muscat-dill.
Bodrogkeresztúri utca 50; Tel: +36 20 338 6598
Mádi Sajt, Mád
Sándor Bodnár produces and sells artisan cheeses behind his home. Top hotels and restaurants in Hungary snap them up too.
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Translated by Sylvia Wu / 吴嘉溦
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