The Gem of the Jewellery Box
Tállya, the great town of the one-time historical wine region, the World Heritage Tokaj-Hegyalja has always been an emphasised trade centre on the Tokaj-Kosice- Tarnów Royal wine-path. Today, it is a wine-cultural skanzen, with its exceptionally rich built and cultural heritage in the traditional grapes and wine producing. It is also the geographical centre of Europe.
Lajos Kossuth, one of the heroes of the Hungarian freedom fights, was christened in the Evangelic chruch in 1802, and János Lavotta, the founder of the Hungarian verbunk music, is buried in the Catholic cemetery.
The Lion Wine Restaurant , Wine House and Hotel is situated in the 400 year-old Szirmay-Mansion, in Tállya. The mansion was re-built in 1771, by the biggest Austrian architect of that era, Franz Anton Hillebrandt (the head architect of the Hungarian Royal Chamber commissioned by Maria Theresa). That is when the mansion got it’s significant features.
The present milieu of the mansion shows the bourgeois, enlightened life-style of the historical town by the authentic Hegyalja-style. 15 handicrafts worked on the present mansion.
The Lion Wine Restaurant is, now one of the basics of the Tokaj-Hegyalja wine tourism. It’s winged oak-gate with the lion head knockers opens to the wonderful world of wine and gastronomy.
The Lion Wine-Restaurant in Tokaj-Hegyalja is one of the pioneers in the gastronomical reformation, using quality local ingredients, with its seasonal offers, and by mixing traditional and modern culinary technologies. This was confirmed by the visit of „The Chef of the Century”, Eckart Witzigmann, who had lunch in the Lion Wine-Restaurant as part of his Hungarian tour, invited by the Hungarian State.
· Restaurant and Café in the Szirmay-Room
· Damask dining in the Hollóházi-Room
· Saloon, or Cigar-Room
· Apartments (Furmint, Muskotály and Hárslevelű)
· Hotel rooms for 2 in the next-door Bártfay Manor House
· 500 year-old cellar and Tasting-Room with a fire
· Wine-tasting programmes, wine-tours, wine-meals and wine-dinners
· „Wines and bits” – wine-tasting programme
· bottled wines from the Szirmay Manor
· Museum wines
· „Wine of the Clerks”- red wine of the clerks fro m 1724
· Souvenirs, chocolate and hand-made chocolate sweetie with wine and grapes from Szerencs, the home of the Hungarian chocolate
· Art relic tours
Spoken languages: Hungarian, UK, German, Italian
Room, suite equippment: toilette / WC, shower / bath tub, TV, unique design/style rooms
Local services and opportunities: toilette / WC, breakfast, half board, full supply, dinning room, car park, closed car park, bus park, restaurant, sauna, garden, services for children, physically disabled friend, lounge, breakfast room, coffee bar, chess, programm organisation, library, garden furnitures, home dairy, garden terrace, garden furnitures, video, private room, toy, check room, Infra Cabin, Kártyarooms, bankártya elfogadás, internet
Region services and opportunities: grocery, restaurant, cake shop, fast food restaurant, coffee-house, car park, bus park, tennis, skiing, horse riding, hunting, fishing, shipping, boating, sport equipments-to-rent, touring, forest/park, beach, spa, swimming-pool, shore, solarium, sauna, museum, court, castle, monument, theater, cinema, services for children, post office, money exchange, gas station, cellar visit, wine tasting, haircut, beauty service, disco, market, demonstration economy, beasts, pharmacy, sanitary service