Costes

Address: Raday utca 4, Budapest, 1092, Hungary
Telephone: 1 219 0696

- Expensive

4.9

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
4.9
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Service
4.9
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Food and drink
4.9
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Value for money
4.2
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Ambience
4.5
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Location
4.4
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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).

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Honeymooners
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing

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