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“Fantastic meal”

KOLLAZS - Brasserie & Bar
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Ranked #117 of 3,758 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$29
Cuisines: Hungarian, Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: District V / Inner City
Description: Vibrant and inspiring, yet casual and affordable, KOLLÁZS - Brasserie & Bar is a contemporary European brasserie in a landmark Budapest location, overlooking the Chain Bridge and the Danube River. The Hungarian word for "collage," KOLLÁZS highlights creative combinations in all aspects of the dining experience. The interior design reflects the artistic era of the 1910s and '20s, honouring Art Nouveau style and Budapest's legendary coffee house culture. Conceived by EDG Design of San Francisco, the look is a collage of the old and new, the luxurious and simple, in keeping with the character of Budapest. Bringing together four distinct focal points - the rotisserie, bar, wine cellar and patisserie - as well as a convertible, all-season terrace, the environment feels hip and comfortable, whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner. To contrast the historic interior, the artwork on display is contemporary, featuring regularly changing shows curated by Art Market Budapest, the organizer of Eastern Europe's top international contemporary art fair. Chef Árpád Györffy - previously chef at Arany Kaviár and sous-chef at Alabárdos in Budapest - has created a menu that blends local and international flavors, as well as traditional and modern dishes. The focus is on modern European and French brasserie cuisine with signature Hungarian specialties. Cocktails are traditional yet with chic, modern flair, based on a bar menu created by Jaime Jones, the London-based international bar consultant and global gin connoisseur. Kollázs's sommelier, Mátyás Szik, has won twice the Hungarian Sommelier Championship - in 2013 and 2014 - and was previously head sommelier at Budapest's Prime Steak & Wine. The music at KOLLÁZS blends well-known songs, such as Hungarian and French tracks from the 1950s and '60s, with modern sounds - in a soundtrack selected exclusively for the restaurant. Headed by restaurant manager Mihály Kártyás, the KOLLÁZS team provides service that is casual, friendly and social. As part of the plan to create a lively atmosphere, the restaurant offers reasonable prices that are intended to attract an eclectic mix of people. As Budapest emerges as a modern metropolis, KOLLÁZS perfectly captures the dynamic spirit of the city: historic yet contemporary, timeless yet fresh, glamorous yet relaxed. KOLLÁZS promises to become one of Budapest's most popular dining destinations - welcoming with understated, informal elegance.
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We booked this restaurant because the menu sounded interesting and it definitely was. The place is very nice and the service excellent (thanks Peter) but the star is the food. I had the veal tartare which was great and for the main course had the octupus and scallops with paprika potatoes which was divine. Even the coffee is good (it is hard to find good espresso coffee for an italian outsider italy!) The price is excellent for the quality of the food and service. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

We hosted a dinner for family and friends at Kollazs. Everyone ordered something different which speaks volumes about the menu and special offerings. Our waiter made perfect recommendations of Hungarian wines that served to further enhance our dining experience. Service was excellent and the staff quickly responded to questions and requests. That evening was one of the highlights of our visit to Budapest.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

The food, drinks and ambiance were amazing, really delicious and served in a creative way but our waiter had a really poor knowledge about wines (when i asked him to offer something he just said the name of wine and thats it, he could have just call the somelier who was walking around) and also he wasn't the nicest person on earth ... For this amount of money i would have expected a little more kindness and smile...

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

Firstly, this is a gorgeous room and also offers al fresco seating as well. We visited on a brief visit to Budapest just in time for the "Grill Party" which in effect is a Sunday Brunch with chefs offering grilled meats and fish. Our meal started with appetisers and a rose spritzer (which was so good, I had another..) and then we headed inside to choose or grilled main courses. In classic Four Seasons manner, the service was attentive and discreet but most welcoming. Check this lovely place out even if the Grill Party is not on, it is a lovely and very reasonably priced.

Date of visit: July 2016
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YvesGiacometti, General Manager at KOLLAZS - Brasserie & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2016

Thank you so much for your praising feedback regarding your recent dining experience in our hotel on Tripadvisor public website. It is so rewarding to learn that during your short visit to Budapest you had the opportunity to stop by to Kollázs on a Sunday afternoon to try our “Grill Party” brunch.

I am delighted to hear that you were pleased with the welcoming atmosphere combined with understated, informal elegance of our restaurant, you were happy to see that we have an outside terrace as well and you had a fantastic dining experience.

Best regards,

Yves Giacometti
General Manager



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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights at the Four Seasons post river cruise and had a lunch and dinner in their restaurant. Both were great experiences- tasty food, excellent service and reasonable prices. Very convenient for hotel guests and others.
The roasted chicken was especially tasty and the peach Melba dessert was yummy!

Date of visit: July 2016
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YvesGiacometti, General Manager at KOLLAZS - Brasserie & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2016

Dear Barb L.,

Thank you for sharing your kind words with us on Tripadvisor. We are glad to learn that you dined with us twice during your stay with is and both experiences were above your expectations. Your compliments on the quality of our food, its good value as well as the professional service extended to you in our outlet is truly appreciated and will be shared with the whole team, as nothing is more motivating than being acknowledged by our guests.

We look forward to welcome you back whenever your trip takes you to Budapest.

Sincerely,

Yves Giacometti
General Manager

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