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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.

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#1 Onyx

In Budapest, Onyx comes closest to offering a classic European fine dining experience. It's the type of place where crystal chandeliers hang in the opulent dining room and white-glove-wearing waiters scurry about with beautifully sculpted plates in hand. The dishes feature playful textures, rare ingredients, and striking visuals. Onyx, which is located in the heart of Budapest's downtown, is the only two-Michelin-starred restaurant in Hungary currently.

#2 Costes Restaurant

In 2010, Costes was the first restaurant in Hungary to receive a Michelin star, and despite the fact that Budapest currently has four Michelin-starred restaurants, there remains a special cachet to Costes. It's also the most expensive of the city's fine dining establishments, meaning that few locals can afford to dine here, leaving most tables to well-heeled tourists - on some nights, there isn’t a single Hungarian patron in sight. .

#3 Borkonyha (Winekitchen) Restaurant

Borkonyha (Winekitchen) is a high-end restaurant 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. Downtown is a slightly more casual version of its sister restaurant: instead of a classic fine dining setting, here a sleek, modern design sets the tone with an open kitchen and wooden tables stripped of tablecloths. .
Rankings are based on a combination of food/drink, atmosphere, service, and price. The author visits all restaurants incognito.