Me and my partner spent our first evening in Budapest here and boy did we enjoy it.
The menu was good, looking to be a mixture of traditional Hungarian, using local ingredients, but in a more refined and modern way. We had the cured meat plate to start, followed by grey beef steak and beef cheeks with celery balls. To finish we both enjoyed a rich chocolate soufflé. All very nice but the beef cheeks and celery balls were certainly the standout dish.
The sparkling elderflower 'champagne' upon arrival was delicious and a great welcome gesture. We also tried red and desert wines, all produced by the farther of the family that runs the bistro. I particularly enjoyed desert wine which had a well judged balance of sweetness and acidity.
The staff are practically faultless. From the perfect English, to the food and wine explanations and the attentive but not overbearing service - a real selling point of this restaurant.
I also found the restaurant to be very good value. Our bill came to what would exchange to be around £50. For a shared starter, mains, deserts, 4 glasses of wine and two extra bottles purchased to take home (yes we enjoyed them that much!), this is something I'd expect to be paying closer to £100 for.
This combined to give us an incredibly enjoyable evening, in a comfortable and relaxing environment which doesn't fail to provide a great dining experience. For me, this place deserves it's current #1 trip advisor ranking.
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