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The 4 Budapest Restaurants With Michelin Star in 2018

See below the 4 Budapest restaurants that hold a Michelin star as of 2018. Except for Onyx, which is the first restaurant in Hungary to have earned two Michelin stars, they each have one star.

Are you looking for excellent meals but slightly lower prices? See Budapest's Bib Gourmand-rated restaurants, or, alternatively, the best fine dining places in Budapest.


#1 Onyx

In Budapest, Onyx comes closest to offering a traditional European fine dining experience. The opulent interior with two enormous crystal chandeliers hanging in the dining room along with white-glove-wearing waiters somewhat predetermines the dishes that can realistically be served inside this fancy space. The pan-European menu features playful textures, beautiful visuals, and elaborate plating at this two Michelin-starred downtown restaurant (Onyx is the only Hungarian restaurant currently with two stars). .

#2 Costes Restaurant

Costes was the first restaurant in Hungary to receive a Michelin star in 2010. And even though Budapest now has four Michelin-starred restaurants, Costes remains in a league of its own. The same is true when it comes to prices, making the restaurant prohibitively expensive for locals; on many nights, there isn’t a single Hungarian patron in sight (the 5-course tasting menu with wine pairing comes out to over €150 per person). .

#3 Borkonyha (Winekitchen) Restaurant

Borkonyha (Winekitchen) is a high-end restaurant located in Budapest's downtown, serving a pan-European menu and over 200 types of Hungarian wines. The executive chef, Ákos Sárközi, takes traditional dishes and elevates them using inventive techniques and packing plenty of unexpected ingredients and colors on the plates. .

#4 Costes Downtown

Costes Downtown is a 2015 offshoot of Costes, the first Michelin-starred restaurant in Budapest. It's a slightly more casual version of its sister restaurant: instead of a formal setting with white tablecloths, here a sleek, rustic look complete with wood finishes and an open kitchen dominate the atmosphere. Although they try to separate the restaurant from the posh hotel whose ground floor Costes Downtown occupies, the dining area closest to the lobby does feel a bit corporate, so try to ask for a table by the windows. .
Rankings are based on a combination of food/drink, atmosphere, service, and price. The author visits all restaurants incognito.