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“Deserved one michelin”

Borkonyha WineKitchen
Ranked #92 of 3,515 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$60
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Neighbourhood: District V / Inner City
Reviewed 15 May 2014

We were late 3 hours.Reservation was for 6pm and we were at 9pm at restaurant.They keep our table.Bravo.For a starter it was foie gras pan fried with pea puree and i think dried sour cherry.Simple but very taste. Next was mushroom cappuccinio with smoked quail egg.Tasty.
Fish dish was monkfish with brokoli puree,brokoli brunoaise and asparagus.Fish was perfectly cooked,it was excellent.After that we had mangolica cheek with corn puree,baby corn and goat cheese ball.For me it was a bit a lack of salt and maybe to much of cheeks.One more main course would be much better.For dessert we had yogurt cream with tomato jam,basil icecream and pistachio crumble.Nice
Good job

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Reviewed 14 May 2014

When we traveled to Budapest, Hungary last year, we wanted to improve our familiarization with Hungarian wines. We had been given a list of the best wine bars in Budapest from a Hungarian friend of a friend.

One of the wine bars on the list was the Borkonyha Wine Kitchen. When we stopped by Borkonyha on a rainy afternoon, we were expecting a wine bar that also served food. Instead, we found that the Borkonyha Wine Kitchen is an upscale restaurant requiring reservations. Immediately making a reservation for 6 pm that night, we were surprised that it came with a 2 hour time limit. Kind of strange, we thought, for a wine bar or a European restaurant, but we showed up at 6 pm.

What we discovered was the best meal we’ve had in years. While we went for the wine, we quickly discovered that the food takes the starring role. Once we selected our courses, we asked our waiter to recommend glasses of wines to paired with each course.

The menu included unusual food combinations such as this marinated tuna in spicy crust with corn cream and capers butter. The corn cream was a spectacular combination with the slightly spicy crust of the seared tuna. Our other starter was fish soup with coriander, mangetout and noodle. Delicious! We later learned that mangetout are immature peas.

For the main course, we enjoyed the daily special: duck with Jerusalem artichokes. It was paired with a pinot noir. Our favorite dish was hazelnut crusted cod with spring salad and yellow carrots in a rich buttery sauce. The dish was paired with a light, fruity red wine. This dessert we shared was understatedly described as “bitter chocolate with citrus”. It was an explosion of chocolate flavors paired with fresh orange segments. Our waiter recommended a Tokay wine for pairing; it also paired well with a Hungarian pinot noir.

Terrific wines. Knowledgeable and gracious service. World class food.

2  Thank TravelingWithTheJone
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

Failed to make an evening reservation on my last visit to Budapest, had to make do with a lunchtime meal, which was great. This time I booked in advance and was so glad I had. We had a superb meal - every course and each bottle of wine was memorable. No wonder the place is always fully booked.

4  Thank JanePowys
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

We revisited Borkonyha after a year and our high expectations were fulfilled completely. Especially enjoyable were the starters - the white asparagus, cooked perfectly to the point, crisp yet tender, in a surprisingly tasty hazelnut vinaigrette and the tuna with scallops on green pea puree, an exciting combination. After the delicious main courses (fish of the day and rabbit), we were very fond of both the lemon cake with gorgonzola ice cream and the basil variation, refreshing and fruity, a sweet yet light conclusion to an excellent dinner. We tried a couple of wines and liked the Sauvignon Blanc from Etyek and Sauska's Syrah the most. Service was excellent, effortlessly laid-back and attentive at the same time. We are looking forward to returning as soon as possible.

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4  Thank reeti1
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

Two of us went to Borkonyha for lunch. We had planned to go for dinner, but after a long morning walking tour decided to stop in for lunch. We enjoyed soup and entrees, both of which were delicious. My peppered tuna was realy fantastic! Dessert was great too. The only thing where they fall short is in their wine pours. They were very small for the cost. Perhaps we would have been better off with a bottle, but it was only lunch time.

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4  Thank COdenver6
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