There are a total of 2,290 restaurants with at least one Michelin star in the world – Hungary has 7. Two Budapest restaurants are among the most affordable Michelin-starred restaurants, according to Chef’s Pencil.
However, no Budapest restaurant is among the most expensive ones. On the contrary, France topped both lists. Chef’s Pencil has gathered Europe’s most affordable Michelin-starred restaurants, by which they mean the ones where you can buy a full meal for under EUR 30.
Apart from this list, they also made one of the 25 most expensive ones. It was also noted that soaring inflation could affect the results – if someone were to try out one of the recommended restaurants during a trip abroad, say, in the middle of summer, they might not see the same prices.
However, since Budapest has not one but two restaurants on the list of the most affordable ones, we do not have to go too far to try one out.
Of the two restaurants in Budapest, Essência Restaurant (EUR 25 for a meal per person) got into the top 10, so it was given two paragraphs by Chef’s Pencil. They highlighted that it is run by a Portuguese-Hungarian duo, Tiago and Éva Sabarigo, and guests can enjoy the essence of both cuisines, as Portuguese and Hungarian flavours blend effortlessly in their dishes.
A three-course lunch is available for €25, and the best Portuguese and Hungarian wines are offered with the pairings.
The second Hungarian restaurant on the list is Borkonyha (EUR 28 per meal per person), which offers a five-course tasting menu and more than 200 Hungarian wines.
What is more, both restaurants were also shortlisted for the Restaurant of the Year award two weeks ago.
According to player.hu, the article of Chef’s Pencil highlights Budapest as the second most underrated fine-dining destination in the world, with seven Michelin-starred restaurants – also, prices are generally much lower than in the West.
“So, if you want to enjoy a great cultural vacation mixed with fabulous food at affordable prices, head to Budapest this summer,”
writes Chef’s Pencil.
Source: player.hu, Chef’s Pencil