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“A visit to Budapest must include a visit to Gresham Palace”

KOLLAZS - Brasserie & Bar
Ranked #33 of 3,459 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $49
Cuisines: Hungarian, Italian
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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.
Reviewed October 7, 2012

We only visited for dinner and to get a closer look at this stunning building. The place was quite empty the evening that we visited (Friday) which was a shame. But the food was top-notch. The bar staff were very charming and helpful. A tour of the place would have been nice, but i'm not sure if that is available with it being a hotel.

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Thank Naresh S
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

The food was fantastic. 3 menus to choose from. Italian, Hungarien and per fix. The variety made all the difference. The pasta dishes were outstanding and the traditional Hungarien dishes were very well prepared. The service levels were exceptional.

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Reviewed September 15, 2012

We had lunch here. Amazing goulash which they served with hot country bread and special paprika oil. Excellent service

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Reviewed September 5, 2012

We went for the Hungarian food on the menu and had a wonderful meal, with excellent service. Each table was visited by the chef (who actually is Ilatian).

Thank Robert F
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

We regurly go to Hungary,about 3 times a year,and we have bin all over the country by now in the last ten years but we often go to Budapest too and there one of our favorite places is Gresham. Yes,it is more expencive than elswere but what you recive in food and service is top!
In the kaveház you can enjoy coffee and wonderful cackes and don't forget to check out the wines!

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Thank jos v
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