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sasicka Apr 1, 2014 01:58 PM

Hi, I will be going to Budapest in a few days and I'd like to get your advice on zhese 3 restaurants - Costes, Onyx and Borkonyha.
I am looking for Hungarian cuisine, but not the classical one. I like fresh takes on local cuisine, modernised, innovative, even with molecular touch (if good), but it still needs to be delicious and decidedly reflecting its roots. Have anybody been in all three? How do they compare?


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  1. c oliver RE: sasicka Apr 1, 2014 02:11 PM

    You're not on a Gateway1 tour, are you? Cause we'll be there in about ten days. After a number of recs, we has a res for Borkonyah which sounds and looks great. I've also written down Onyx and now will look at Costes. Have fun

    ETA: Just looked at Costes and was immediately turned off that the prices are in Euros. Points to their going after the tourist market. Hmm.

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      sasicka RE: c oliver Apr 3, 2014 02:39 PM

      No, I'm just going for the weekend. I'm from Prague, so just a short hop. Actually the financial situation in Hungary is so bad that I'm not really surprised about their pricing in Euros. That way they are rising prices every day :-)

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      bcc RE: sasicka Apr 4, 2014 01:41 PM

      Make sure to reserve at Borkhonya Wine Kitchen. They have recently received a Michelin star and are constantly booked solid. We were in Budapest last week and couldn't get in.

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        c oliver RE: bcc Apr 5, 2014 09:48 AM

        That's SO cool! Looking forward to it after some really good and great food in Prague. Thanks, bcc.

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        kel RE: sasicka May 26, 2014 12:04 PM

        Borkonyha Kitchen is more youthful, lively and less expesive than the other two. Also suggest--especially for usually excellent prix fix lunch: Csalogany 26 in Buda--it may be getting a Michelin star.

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          bcc RE: kel May 26, 2014 01:17 PM

          We ate dinner at Csalogany 26 when we were in Budapest in March. We liked everything about it, except for the food.

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            c oliver RE: kel May 26, 2014 05:33 PM

            Anyone should have a res - especially with their shiny, new Michelin star! It was perhaps the best meal of our lives.

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