Our vision is to combine cultural and culinary traditions with the forward-looking and dynamic solutions offered by our modern times. We show how the past and the present can live together in peace and harmony, reconciling long-standing traditions with the trends of our modern world, whether in architecture, interior design, food, coffee, cocktails, or wine.
“For us, Newtown Bistro is not just a name, it’s part of a concept: from laying the foundations of the building, to choosing the style of the place, to the gastronomy.”
— Csaba Szin – owner
At the bank of the Holt-Körös River of Szarvas on a picturesque plot of land surrounded by protected bald cypress trees, we built the modern Newtown Bistro with a terrace overlooking the old town with the Millennium Monument and Bolza Castle. The view of the historical old town reflected on the glass surface of the hi-tech building, embodies the peaceful connection of the two banks of the Körös.
The interior design of the building brings the past and the present together. The marble mosaic floor with 24-carat gold inlays, reminiscent of the decorations of medieval Roman palaces and churches, and gives honour to the Italian Bolza family, whose heritage defines the character of the old town of Szarvas. The interior design of the building pays homage to the artists and achievements of our time, with the eye-catching works of modern interior designers and the latest hi-tech solutions.
The past and the present are mutually reinforcing in our kitchen. In the magical setting of the bald cypresses and the Körös River, we revive the 18th-century relaxed bistro tradition in a modern elegant new town setting while combining traditional dishes with surprising new ideas. Our fine bistro offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and bar snacks for food lovers, based on the idea of our creative chef Péter Várvizi and under the supervision of chef Zoltán Piltz. The dishes can be accompanied by the unique selection of our cocktail and wine bar.
“Our main motivation was to contribute to the development of our hometown, to share the gastronomic wonders which we encountered during our travels, and to provide that our guests can become more by visiting the Newtown Bistro.”
— Bence Szin – owner
Our beverage selection presents a diverse range of modern trends and traditions. In coffee we showcase the play of flavors from Italian tradition to the new wave roasting, and in cocktails we take the classics and give them a new twist. Our specialty café awaits guests with coffee from an outstanding Italian roaster, as well as specialty coffees from the best domestic and world-leading roasters, artisan bonbons, homemade seasonal lemonades and many other delicacies. Our signature cocktails are created by András Ódor, winner of the Dining Guide Cocktail Bar of the Year award. Our aim is to present the natural, clean form of all drinks and offer the noblest, purest form of each. We show the true face of wine grapes, the limits of the coffee fruits, the pure harmony of cocktails, the nobility of spirits, and the elegance of sparkling wines.
The bistro is an elegant, yet comfortable meeting location with a unique atmosphere, where both the local and the passing-through visitors can comfortably hold their business or friends meetings, where they can gain new experiences, knowledge and join in the daily flow of information.
“The Newtown Bistro’s menu is created in such a way that the meal easily accompanies a pleasant conversation and serves an experience and surprise for those who like the bistro experience. We tried to show the ingredients and values of the region that we have discovered, with a touch of the magic East.”
“The bistro cuisine works with comprehensible, simple, excellent, and fresh ingredients. This is my favourite style. It was a very special and serious experience to try molecular gastronomy in England, but this casual bistro is my heart’s delight. A place where even my parents can sit down to get a fine experience, not tension.”
``This bistro can be the next great hope of country gastronomy.``
``(...) we are in love with the grandiose and breathtaking restaurant that opened in the High-Tech building in Szarvas, which has now firmly sticked itself on the gastronomic map.``
``Szarvas is worth a trip, and it's worth placing bets on whether the place will be included in next year's Michelin Guide.``
``... one of the most exciting, innovative and undoubtedly the most promising restaurants of recent months, the New Town Bistro.``
``This year, the Michelin Guide published a restaurant list for the entire Hungary for the first time. Until now, only restaurants in Budapest have been classified in our country. Based on our opinion, many other restaurants in the countryside are also worth to be visited. For example... the New Town Bistro in Szarvas... is definitely recommended.``
``Without exaggeration, we can place the place in the national forefront right from the moment it opens.``
``... without any exaggeration, it can also be put on the map as a culinary destination.``
``... a world-class luxury restaurant in a small town in a peaceful county...``
``(...) Many people will set out soon primarily to have a good meal in this special place.``