Babel Delicate

Address: Vaci utca 82, Budapest, 1056, Hungary
Telephone: 1 338 2143

- Expensive

4.8

This is close to faultless – expect sleek design, excellent food and superb service.

It is said that Babel Delicate only missed out on a Michelin star by a whisker during 2010, which is pretty good going given that it’s relatively new to the scene.

Food and drink
4.8
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Service
4.9
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Food and drink
4.8
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Value for money
4.3
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Ambience
4.5
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Location
4.6
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Food and drink

While you can order dishes separately, diners usually plump for one of the seven-course evening tasting menus. There are three to choose from: contemporary Hungarian, international and vegetarian. The dishes are first-class in taste and presentation.

Ambience

The restaurant is sharp in its design, with colours of gold and black. Nevertheless, the atmosphere is warm and relaxed; there’s an open kitchen.

Service

Everyone I’ve spoken to has raved about the quality of the service.

Location

On the lower section of the city’s main tourist street, it's a short distance from the Great Market Hall.

Price advice

The contemporary Hungarian and international menus cost between 18,000 forints and 27,500 forints (depending upon whether you have wines and the cheese plate), while the vegetarian option starts at 13,000 forints. The à la carte lunch menu is surprisingly cheap - chestnut gnocchi for 1,990 forints, spare ribs for 2,400 forints, artichoke soup for 950 forints.

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Culture vultures
  • Foodies
  • Mature travellers
  • People watching
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing

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