Budapest's Michelin Bib Gourmand Restaurants in 2020

Bib Gourmand is an award by Michelin to "small, charming" restaurants that offer excellent food at good value — technically, two courses and a glass or wine or a dessert for $40 or less, excluding tax and tip. Currently only one Budapest restaurants can boast a Bib Gourmand. Here, you'll find Budapest's Michelin-starred restaurants.

#1 Petrus Restaurant

The sleepy outer part of Budapest's District 9 is an unlikely place for an upscale French restaurant so it's against the odds that here hides Petrus, the Bib Gourmand-awarded bistro of Hungarian owner-chef Zoltán Feke. You might think the vintage Citroën car parked inside the restaurant overdoes the French countryside vibes but the snug space is comfortably elegant. Petrus's slim menu features both classic French bistro food — onion soup, baked camambert and the like — and fine dining fare. The tasting menu skews to the latter, the a la carte offerings the former.

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