Olimpia Restaurant on Alpár Street near Keleti Railway Station will close at the end of the year.
The restaurant has been famous in the city for its excellent value lunch menu and special dinner offers, the excellent quality of which was always guaranteed, made with freshly sourced ingredients. It has ranked high on various lists of the country’s top restaurants for many years and has also received the Michelin BIB Gourmand Award in 2018, writes Portfolio. The restaurant has also served as an event venue for corporate dinners, festive gatherings or family events.
Led by Csaba Ádám for eight and a half years, Olimpia Restaurant stood out from the country’s restaurant repertoire with their unique concept from the beginning:
they have been creating their daily menu of gourmet dishes with ingredients they could purchase in the morning.
They have also offered guest-friendly prices, adds Dining Guide.
The restaurant has been among the best restaurants in the country in terms of hospitality, the milieu, the service, and the offers − including a wide selection of wines. For 15 years, Olimpia Restaurant has been the embodiment of the unattainable Hungarian dream − exceptional quality at an affordable price, writes 444.
In the 2021 Dining Guide Restaurant Guide, Olimpia Restaurant ranked 19th, with 87 points.
“Our aim was to make cheap food from expensive ingredients in a low-budget, cumulatively disadvantaged location. This requires a lot of people who have to work 14−15 hours a day. […] There are only a few places that offer a similarly diverse range of products. [In Olimpia] seasonality is so decisive that we can work closely following the gastronomic calendar throughout all year,” explained Csaba Ádám in an interview five years ago.
Csaba Ádám also told Dining Guide that he would not only close the restaurant but would probably change his career. Due to the constant labour shortage and the uncertainties of the last two years, he has unfortunately lost his ambition.
The restaurant is open until 31 December 2021. The new owner will bring an end to the Olimpia era and open an Arab restaurant on Alpár Street.
Source: diningguide.hu, 444.hu, portfolio.hu