Our mission

“Good food, No design”. We opened with the following slogan years ago, as a guerrilla restaurant. That meant we weren’t focusing on looks and design, solely on the food — on clean, quality ingredients in particular.  Seven years have gone by, we’ve changed and developed and so has the world around us …

“Good Food, less Design!”may be our new slogan. We still concentrate on excellent ingredients and their adequate, mild and modern processing technologies — in other words clean, high quality food. But in addition, Malackrumpli has become a fun hang-out spot, providing guests a great environment, music, lights, friendly service and the relaxed atmosphere of Lake Balaton…

What are we most proud of?

In addition to the praising words about us in the press and in professional evaluations, we’re most proud of the fact that, based on feedback and experience, our message seems to be fulfilling its purpose.  We managed to reach a quality circle of guests who do not only wish to enjoy good food but also want to come back to Malackrumpli. We’re constantly working on enriching this experience for them, time and time again.

What is in fact Malackrumpli?

We call in Hungarian “Malackrumpli” or “pig potatoes”, the type of small potatoes that remain after classification, (big – for human consumption, medium – seed potatoes, small – pig potatoes) because they’re considered too small for any good use and are therefore fed to pigs. We prepare the best confit potatoes from these ingredients destined for the pigs! It is of course a wordplay, a joke… we made it up because we mostly produce pork and potatoes on our farm…   and because we needed a catchy name that was easy to remember, which was playful enough, not too conservative, one that everybody could remember… you know, not fish & chips but pig & chips…

Our Past and our Cred

Where did we start out from? We needed a place where we could make good food from good ingredients, which, in 2013, was a serious challenge in the gastronomic desert around lake Balaton.
Malackrumpli Bistro opened its doors for the first time in the summer of 2013 as a part of the still-existing Biobalaton grower’s market in Balatonfüred. Our primary goal was to operate the market and to support our own certified organic farm (www.fekete-barany.hu), but the guerrilla restaurant, operated with great enthusiasm and a modest infrastructure, became very successful very quickly. The media picked us up, and, in some ways, flooded us: the guests just kept coming and coming. We had to close by the end of the season and we were able to reopen the next year only with great difficulties. We were guerrillas, we just wanted to cook good food, but the world changed, and we had to change, too (in the second year we could not get away with not having any shade on the terrace…), so we had to invent something new every year while retaining the old values. We had to develop and invest continuously.

You can find our current offer on our Facebook page!

Opening hours

Open from March to April 2022:Every week Friday-Saturday-Sunday and public holidays (14-15 March), spring break (13-20 April) from 12-22 pm.


14 Kossuth Lajos StreetTihany 8237

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