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Costes
Ranked #21 of 3,277 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: It's Hungary's first Michelin Star restaurant
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Did not give final star because found the young,efficient staff overtrained to ingratiate themselves as to their desire to please.This was pleasant on arrival but became extremely irritating over course of meal.They do not need to do it.The final laugh was the proprietors presentation to you of their menu with a ribbon round it!Be prepared even if you drink modestly and slowly(!) you will spend at least £125 a head a top price for Budapest

Thank Earl W
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

There is no surprise that this place has earned a Michelin Star. It is very much deserved. The food was absolutely amazing. Honestly, words can't do it justice. The flavors, textures, and cooking methods used were phenomenal. The "treat" at the beginning of the meal was fantastic and the tomato macaron was a highlight for me. And then there was the service. All of the staff were attentive and helpful. They clearly knew what they were doing.
All I can say is if you have the opportunity to dine here do not pass it up. You will be amazed by the entire experience.

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Thank Amanda H
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Costes_Restaurant, Manager at Costes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2014

Dear Amanda H,

We are pleased you could join us for this culinary experience. Your kind words are sincerely appreciated. Hope to welcome you back soon.

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

This restaurant is quite heavily publicised for being the first Michellin stared restaurant in Budapest and that unfortunately from experience doesn't always mean that such places live up to their hype! Fortunately this one did! Three of us dined & we each had four courses. You could choose principally from anything on the menu which made it much better than the typical tasting menu which can be difficult if you are dining with people who have dislikes.

Each of us had something different and they were all great. Egg yolk ravioli and roast pigeon were the stand out dishes for me and the strawberry dessert was to die for.

We paired each course with some great Hungarian wines (which proved to be a great surprise) and we each had both an aperitif and digestive and out bill including service was around €150 each which means it was marginally cheaper than London but with lacking in quality at all!

All staff were very attentive and knowledge, decor is great, general ambience is relaxed fine dining but if I had one small criticism, for a Saturday night it did lack the "buzz" I might expect.

Overall though would definitely go back if I return to Budapest

Thank JoanneDavies
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Costes_Restaurant, Manager at Costes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2014

Dear JoanneDavies,

We are happy to learn from your review that we were up to your expectations.
Glad that you have enjoyed both the food and the service. On the other hand we do our best to create a lively atmosphere here every night, despite the fact that the restaurant is a small and intimate fine dining institutement. Hope to prove it right during your next visit.

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

This is a Michelin star restaurant and everything about our dining experience was beyond belief. They had 6 specially created types of butter for the wonderful bread. The presentation of the every dish including a number of "amuse bouche" was amazingly artful and delectable. The service was flawless. This was much better than any of the top reastaurants I tried in Paris (Le Taillevent). Very reasonably priced as well.

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Thank Cloring
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Costes_Restaurant, Manager at Costes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2014

Dear Cloring,

Thank you for joining us, and sharing your good memories here.
Reading that your dining experience here was beyond belief, is a source of gladness for us.
Hope to see you again at our restaurant.

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Reviewed 14 June 2014

Sometimes you just have to pamper yourself. Costes is a great restaurant for doing just that!
Its class starts from entering the restaurant till leaving it! WOW. Was a really nice evening!
I hadd a 5 course dinner with comparing whines. Everything was explained very well in good english! The food was presented well and was really, really good! The wines with the dishes were just excellent!

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Thank PatrickBuijs
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Costes_Restaurant, Manager at Costes, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2014

Dear PatrickBuijs,

It was a pleasure to have you here, at Costes.
We appreciate your kind words and would be most happy to welcome you back soon.

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