Costes

Price guide: Expensive

Raday utca 4, Budapest, 1092

Price guide: Expensive

Costes

By Adrian Phillips, your Budapest expert

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#1 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Budapest
Expert overall rating:4.9 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.9
4.9
Ambience:
4.5
4.5
Service:
4.9
4.9
Location:
4.4
4.4
Value for money:
4.2
4.2
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Foodies, Honeymooners, Nightlife, Shopping, Sightseeing

Best for Gourmets - Expert review of Costes

This is Hungary’s first Michelin-starred restaurant.

Rarely will you see a restaurant make a more determined attempt to improve itself - over the last couple of years, staff at Costes have visited some of the greatest restaurants in Europe and even spent a fortnight working in a top kitchen in France. The hard work has paid off, and - despite a change of chef at the start of 2010 - the restaurant has been awarded a Michelin star.

Food and drink: 

This is inventive international cuisine; the quality is as good as you’ll find in Budapest. Among the current choices are veal sweetbreads with liquorice and monkfish tail with a goulash sauce.

Recommended dishes: 

Your best bet during a first visit is to try one of the tasting menus - there are five- or eight-course options.

Ambience: 

The décor is contemporary, rich and elegant, with soft browns, beiges and creams.

Service: 

It's formal - the waiters actually wear white gloves.

Location: 

It's on Ráday utca, a street of bars that has considerably smartened itself up in recent years and now challenges Liszt Ferenc tér for custom on a night out.

Price advice: 

It’s not cheap, but given the quality of the ingredients and the Michelin star, the prices are far from unreasonable. The eight-course tasting menu costs 26,000 forints (36,000 forints with wines), the five-course menu is 18,000 forints (25,000 forints with wines) and the five-course vegetarian menu is 15,000 forints (20,000 forints with wines). There are business lunch menus for 5,400 forints (two courses) and 6,400 forints (three courses).

More information on Costes:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
International
Address:
Raday utca 4, Budapest, 1092
Telephone:
1 219 0696
Website:
http://www.costes.hu
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Wed-Sun noon-3.30pm, 6.30pm-midnight. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

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