Award Winning Restaurants in Budapest

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Experience Budapest’s Restaurant Revolution

Dining in Hungary’s capital can be an amazing experience. Hungary is well known for its wine and cuisine and the restaurant scene in Budapest is getting more and more sophisticated. The growth in gourmet restaurants led to prestigious international recognitions, such as Michelin stars and Bib Gourmand qualifications.

Michelin’s 'Main Cities of Europe 2015' guide awarded four restaurants with one star and one restaurant was given the Bib Gourmand label for "good food at moderate price".

Foodies will appreciate the restaurant scene in Budapest. Here are some of the city's top restaurants that have received various recognitions.

Costes Restaurant

(holder of one Michelin star since 2010)

Hungary’s first Michelin star restaurant offers a fusion cuisine of modern international and Hungarian dishes. The creations prepared by Portuguese head chef, Miguel Rocha Vieira, are unique and delicious. This is a restaurant to be invited to or for those on an expense account, as prices are just like its rating, sky-high. But, according the most, the culinary experience may be well worth the investment at this elegant restaurant. Main courses are between EUR 25 and EUR 38. Tasting menus at Costes range from EUR 75 to EUR 110.

Address: Ráday utca 4, Budapest, District 9

Onyx Restaurant

(holder of one Michelin star since 2011)

Hungary’s second Michelin star restaurant serves traditional Hungarian fare with a twist. Small portions of rich dishes are carefully prepared under the supervision of executive chef, Szabina Szullo, the first Hungarian chef to receive a Michelin star. Although pricey, it’s worth the splurge, as Onyx is not only led by a Hungarian chef but it also sources its main ingredients locally. Main courses range between HUF 8,500 and HUF 12,500. Tasting menus are between HUF 27,900 and HUF 30,900. More affordable menus are available for lunch, offered between noon and 2 pm, when a 3-course menu is HUF 7,990.

Address: Vörösmarty tér 7-8, Budapest, District 5 


(holder of one Michelin star since 2014)

This Michelin-starred, modern, French bistro-style restaurant serves updated Hungarian cuisine. The dishes are hearty and filling and go well with the good selection of mostly Hungarian wines. Main courses range between HUF 3,000 and HUF 7,500. Check out the daily specials listed on the board on the wall. Borkonyha is a popular choice and the place gets full quickly, so a reservation is recommended.

Address: Sas utca 3, Budapest, District 5


(holder of one Michelin star, awarded in 2015)

Hungary’s latest Michelin star restaurant, hidden away in a residential neighborhood in Buda, offers an internationally inspired Hungarian menu. Chef István Pesti, also named as “one of the best chefs in Hungary”, uses top-quality, fresh, seasonal products to create his mouth-watering dishes. Main courses range between HUF 6,550 and HUF 11,850, or you may try Tanti’s 2-course lunch menu, offered on weekdays from noon to 3 pm for HUF 3,100.

Address: Apor Vilmos tér 11-12, Budapest, District 12

Bock Bistro

(Bib Gourmand qualifications in 2010, 2011 and 2012, listed among "Best Hungarian Restaurants” by Dining Guide several times)

A creation of award winning chef Lajos Bíro and celebrated vintner József Bock, Bock Bistro is a Budapest restaurant where you must try a glass of wine to accompany your meal. Classic Hungarian dishes with traditional flavor are on the menu. The wine list boasts more than two-dozen Bock wines and other vintages. Main courses range between HUF 3,400 and HUF 6,700.

Address: Erzsébet körút 43-49, Budapest, District 7

Csalogány 26

(Bib Gourmand qualifications in 2010, 2011 and 2012, listed among "Best Hungarian Restaurants” by Dining Guide several times)

This small gourmet restaurant is known for its good selection of tasty lunches that won’t break the bank. Csalogány 26 serves classic Hungarian cuisine and is also a good choice for dinner. The daily specials, written on a board, are updated frequently. Main courses range between HUF 3,000 and HUF 5,000. A 4-course tasting menu is HUF 9,000 and an 8-course tasting menu is HUF 13,000.

Address: Csalogány utca 26, Budapest, District 1

Other notable, top ranked restaurants to try are Arany Kaviár, MÁK Bistro, Olimpia, Fausto’s, Rosenstein and Déryné. For more restaurants in Budapest see our Restaurant Guide.

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