Valyo +++

Strict rating system for Danube-side restaurants, catering establishments

When we designed Valyo! Beach, we thought a lot about ideal waterfront public spaces, from which the VALYO +++ criterion system was born, which examines spaces according to three major themes.

1: geographical features 2: social responsibility 3: subjective evaluation Each criterion was rated betwwen 0-3 points, from which the total result of the given place came out. Locations evaluated so far:
















Valyo Harbor





Kacsakő (skimming stone, aka “Duckstone”) Bistro





A more detailed explanation of the three areas examined:

Geographical features: It examines the development of the infrastructure, the economically sustainable operation and the ecological footprint of the site, based on the following aspects:

It is located directly at the confluence of the watercourse and the town. Uses the possibilities in the vicinity of the water (view, direct access to water). It blends well with nature and the urban environment visually. Fits nature and urban environment in size. Uses the possibilities of the environment creatively. It is built from recycled materials and natural materials e.g. it does not build a new ship but transforms it. If it is affected by changing water levels, it provides a low-resource solution. It works with less energy consumption. Uses renewable energy sources (sun, water). Waste generation is minimal. Food and drinks are made from local products, good quality raw materials (eco-bio). The infrastructure of the venue is suitable for long stays: there is adequate drinking water, toilets, electricity, selective waste collection, public space furniture (you can sit on it even if you do not consume), roads, information boards (turn signals, programs), bicycle storage, wifi, safety devices ( railing), shading and rain protection. It can be reached by all kinds of transport – car, public transport, bicycle, on foot. Pedestrian and bicycle transport safely solved (pedestrian crossing, level transport) The site is financially sustainable: it is self-sustaining through its services or has a long-term agreement with the municipality to maintain the site financially.

Social responsibility: examines the site’s aspirations for culture and shaping attitudes, also the quality and accessibility of the site’s programs:

It also takes on public functions. Free toilets and washbasins are available to anyone. It is open all year round. The role of the wider community (planning, construction, maintenance) is as high as possible in the development of the area. It is accessible to all users – it does not restrict participation with economic (high prices), human (ejector) and architectural (fence) tools. It also provides free programs. Enabling an area that facilitates social interaction. Value for money is adequate (quality of services is high, prices are as low as possible). Variety of available services: catering / restaurants, recreation – rest, recreation, sports – by assigning a course, designating an area or availability of equipment (rental), cultural and artistic programs, other services tailored to the special needs of users (eg children’s programs, programs for the elderly, dog-friendly locations)

Subjective evaluation: we have listed here subjective aspects that very much define a place, but less material things, e.g. atmosphere, service standard, sense of security, hygiene, experience.

The place has characters. The location itself is an experience. It strengthens the emotional connection between the city and the river. Quality services, programs. Meets basic hygiene requirements. The site has a history and is communicated. The subjective sense of security of those who are there is high, the place is safe. The promotion of the place is appropriate, it reaches the target groups.