Michelin-star restaurants in Hungary (2022-23).

Would you like to eat the best possible food in Budapest? As of November 2022, Hungary has seven restaurants with one Michelin star and two restaurants with two Michelin stars. Would you like to book a table in any of these restaurants? In order to get a table, you need to make your reservation months in advance, but if you are late, you can still give it a try.

Many people believe that the best restaurants in Hungary are all located in Budapest. That is almost true, as seven out of the nine restaurants in Hungary with Michelin stars are located in Budapest. But, there are two exceptions, and one of those exceptions has two Michelin stars. In other words, you can find delicious food outside Budapest as well.

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Michelin-star restaurants in Budapest.

The seven restaurants with Michelin stars in Budapest are.

Two Michelin stars.

  • Stand (Chefs: Tamás Szell and Szabina Szulló)

One Michelin star.

  • Babel (Chef: Kornel Kaszas)
  • Borkonyha (Chef: Ákos Sarkozy)
  • Costes (Chef: Levente Koppany)
  • Essencia (Chef: Tiago Sabarigo)
  • Rumour (Chef: Jeno Racz)
  • Salt (Chef: Szilard Toth)

Michelin-star restaurants outside Budapest.

The two restaurants with Michelin stars outside Budapest are.

Two Michelin stars.

  • Platan Gourmet, Tata (Chef: Istvan Pesti)

One Michelin star.

  • 42, Esztergom (Adam Barna)

Tata and Esztergom are two cities not very far from one another, so you can easily visit both these during a trip to Hungary and to Budapest. Tata is located a 45-minute drive from Budapest, close to the highway in the direction of Györ, Vienna, and Bratislava. Esztergom is a beautiful city next to the Danube, especially known for its fantastic basilica on the top of the hill (the largest church building in Hungary). It is on the border with Slovakia, meaning that you can easily cross the Maria Valeria bridge and also visit Slovakia on your trip (if that sounds interesting).

If you go by car, it should take approximately 60 minutes to drive from Budapest to Esztergom.

Have you been to any of these restaurants? Do you have any comments or thoughts that you would like to share? Write a comment below.

It is Christmas market time in Budapest!

The Christmas market at Vörösmarty square has already opened, and recently, we also got to know the dates for the fantastic Christmas market in front of St. Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest. If you haven’t booked your flight tickets yet, go ahead and do so right away. But, be sure to arrive in time, as the Christmas markets close on December 31st (Vörösmarty square) and January 1st (Szent Istvan square).

Would you like to know more about the Christmas markets in Budapest? You can find much more information on our Christmas markets in Budapest page.

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What else is worth knowing about life in Budapest right now?

Life goes on as usual. There are no masks (unless you have to go to the hospital), restaurants are running with business as usual, and stores are open as they normally are. What might be new and interesting is the fact that two restaurants in Hungary got rewarded with two Michelin stars. One of the restaurants is named Stand and it is located in Budapest. The other restaurant is named Platán Gourment and it is located in the city of Tata (a 50-minute drive from Budapest in the direction of Vienna). If you have time and money, these restaurants are for sure worth visiting.

There are also several restaurants with one Michelin star. All of them are located in Budapest with the exception of one.

  • 42 (Esztergom
  • Babel (Budapest)
  • Borkonyha (Budapest)
  • Costes (Budapest)
  • Essencia (Budapest)
  • Rumour (Budapest)
  • Salt (Budapest)

We hope you will enjoy your stay in Budapest and that you will eat a lot of good food while here.

Onyx second Hungarian restaurant with Via Michelin star

In 2010 one of the greatest news in Hungary (seen from a gastronomical point of view) was when Costes became the first Hungarian restaurant to receive a Via Michelin star. The restaurant located in Raday Utca has since then kept its star and as always it is highly recommended to reserve a table there if you plan to visit the restaurant near Kalvin Square.

In 2011 a new Hungarian restaurant became the second Hungarian restaurant with a Via Michelin star. This time the restaurant is even more centrally located in Budapest, in fact on the main square of the inner city of Budapest, at Vörösmarty Square. Onyx is the name of the restaurant, and it is located in the same building as the famous Gerbeaud confectionary.

The pricelevel at Onyx might be a bit lower than at Costes, but the quality is the same high quality. If you would like a taste of the quality we can highly recommend the daily lunch menus available between 12.00 and 15.00 at quite reasonable prices.

We congratule Onyx and wish them all luck in pleasing their guests and keeping the quality high!

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