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“Nice hotel restaurant, had only a small lunch.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of KOLLAZS - Brasserie & Bar

KOLLAZS - Brasserie & Bar
Szechenyi Istvan ter 5-6., Budapest 1051, Hungary (District V / Inner City)
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Ranked #21 of 1,987 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $33
Cuisines: European, Hungarian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: District V / Inner City
Description: Vibrant and inspiring, yet casual and affordable, KOLLÁZS - Brasserie & Bar is a contemporary European brasserie in a landmark Budapest location, overlooking the Chain Bridge and the Danube River. The Hungarian word for "collage," KOLLÁZS highlights creative combinations in all aspects of the dining experience. The interior design reflects the artistic era of the 1910s and '20s, honouring Art Nouveau style and Budapest's legendary coffee house culture. Conceived by EDG Design of San Francisco, the look is a collage of the old and new, the luxurious and simple, in keeping with the character of Budapest. Bringing together four distinct focal points - the rotisserie, bar, wine cellar and patisserie - as well as a convertible, all-season terrace, the environment feels hip and comfortable, whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner. To contrast the historic interior, the artwork on display is contemporary, featuring regularly changing shows curated by Art Market Budapest, the organizer of Eastern Europe's top international contemporary art fair. Chef Árpád Györffy - previously chef at Arany Kaviár and sous-chef at Alabárdos in Budapest - has created a menu that blends local and international flavors, as well as traditional and modern dishes. The focus is on modern European and French brasserie cuisine with signature Hungarian specialties. Cocktails are traditional yet with chic, modern flair, based on a bar menu created by Jaime Jones, the London-based international bar consultant and global gin connoisseur. Kollázs's sommelier, Mátyás Szik, has won twice the Hungarian Sommelier Championship - in 2013 and 2014 - and was previously head sommelier at Budapest's Prime Steak & Wine. The music at KOLLÁZS blends well-known songs, such as Hungarian and French tracks from the 1950s and '60s, with modern sounds - in a soundtrack selected exclusively for the restaurant. Headed by restaurant manager Mihály Kártyás, the KOLLÁZS team provides service that is casual, friendly and social. As part of the plan to create a lively atmosphere, the restaurant offers reasonable prices that are intended to attract an eclectic mix of people. As Budapest emerges as a modern metropolis, KOLLÁZS perfectly captures the dynamic spirit of the city: historic yet contemporary, timeless yet fresh, glamorous yet relaxed. KOLLÁZS promises to become one of Budapest's most popular dining destinations - welcoming with understated, informal elegance.
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“Nice hotel restaurant, had only a small lunch.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We arrive in the afternoon and were late for lunch. That was not a problem; the service was very kind. The food was quite ok, and the wine selection of Hungarian wines was excellent with many good options.

Visited March 2014
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YvesGiacometti, General Manager at KOLLAZS - Brasserie & Bar, responded to this review, March 12, 2014
It is great that your recent dining experience at our Gresham Restaurant prompted you to write a review on our Tripadvisor public website.

It will be my pleasure to share your praising words about the service with our restaurant team. I was glad that you were also satisfied with our food, but especially with our Hungarian wine selection.

We hope to have you back soon!

Sincerely,

Yves Giacometti
General Manager
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“Disappointing the second time good the first.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

A nice lunch but later a strange club sandwich. I think that they need to review menu choices and include afternoon tea as an option. Tiny bit of attitude towards solo guests.

Visited January 2014
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YvesGiacometti, General Manager at KOLLAZS - Brasserie & Bar, responded to this review, March 4, 2014
We are grateful for the precious time you took to post your honest feedback on Tripadvisor and to assist us in maintaining our level of service. We are sorry to learn you did not like our club sandwich and that you lacked an afternoon tea option. Additionally I regretfully noted that you had the impression that our staff did not pay a proper attention to you as a solo guest; we do hope you accept our apologies for that. You may be assured that we take your comments very seriously and we will be following up with our employees.

Thanks you again for your comments as there is no better way for us to improve than based on our guests’ feedback.

Sincerely,

Yves Giacometti
General Manager
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“Amazing food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Great location, especially if you're staying at the Four Seasons. Very good food, quick service, and a very professional environment. Very peaceful for a nice meal.

Visited September 2013
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YvesGiacometti, General Manager at KOLLAZS - Brasserie & Bar, responded to this review, March 4, 2014
I was delighted to read that you were additionally pleased the pleasant atmosphere, the quality of our food and level of our service in our Gresham Restaurant.

Thank you again for recommending our hotel as well as our restaurant and hopefully we will have the chance to be at your service in the near future.

Sincerely,

Yves Giacometti
General Manager
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“Winter pumpkin soup fiesta”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

The restaurant is just a very quiet and cool place....if you have chosen just for a coffee or lunch or even a great veggie juice....it s really really nice to be there.
Ended up with a great pumpin soup during my stay and I must have to admit I needed to order every day as it was so delicious.
Gabor and his team is an amazing service example how to handle the guests....they re kind, polite, funny, discrete and just love able.
Thank you so much for having me there.

  • Visited February 2014
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YvesGiacometti, General Manager at KOLLAZS - Brasserie & Bar, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
Thank you for the praising words posted online a few days ago in regards to your recent pleasant experience in our Restaurant.

What pleasure is to learn about the excellent service provided by our Restaurant staff. It is so much motivating; therefore I cannot wait to share your compliments with the team, especially with Gábor Szőnyi, our Assistant Restaurant and Bar Manager.

It is great that the pumpkin soup we prepare made you come back to the Gresham Restaurant every day during your visit.

We hope we can have you back either at the hotel or in our outlets in the near future.

Best regards,

Yves Giacometti
General Manager
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We recently stayed close by and wandered into the restaurant hoping we could get a meal. We didn't even know we were stepping into the Four Seasons hotel. What an amazing place. The hotel is superb and the meal we had in the restaurant was top class. Chicken Paprika and Duck followed by a traditional Hungarian dessert. Excellent wines which were recommended by the waiter. Although we were the only diners, I suspect the exceptional service is always a feature. Expensive by Hungarian standards but not by Sydney standards where we are from. A wonderful dining experience at a very reasonable price.

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YvesGiacometti, General Manager at KOLLAZS - Brasserie & Bar, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
It is great to learn that you stopped by at our hotel’s restaurant for lunch recently.
I was delighted to read your kind remarks regarding your whole experience; highlighting the quality of our Chicken Paprika, Duck and the wines recommendations made by our staff matching your meal.

It is wonderful that we were able to enhance your visit to this charming city.

We hope that next time you will be staying with us!

Best regards,

Yves Giacometti
General Manager
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