“A perfect restaurant is unlikely to be
-given that taste is subjective-
however, we shall strive for excellence
without compromise.”

Michelin star restaurant in Budapest - Costes Downtown

“A perfect restaurant is unlikely to be
-given that taste is subjective-
however, we shall strive for excellence
without compromise.”

THE RESTAURANT

Costes Downtown is located in the heart of Budapest at ground level of the elegant Prestige Hotel accessible directly from Zrinyi street and/or through the Hotel’s main entrance door. Less than a year after opening, the restaurant was awarded with one Michelin star in 2016. Our restaurant offers a friendly atmosphere, where we value and respect the environment, whilst offering unpretentious Michelin star gastronomy based on good techniques and fine ingredients.

THE CHEF

The opening of the Costes Downtown Restaurant was supervised by Miguel Rocha Vieira, a Portuguese-born chef who became since the Corporate Executive Chef of the Costes Group. He graduated from the Cordon Bleu London and later became very much affiliated with the “MasterChef Portugal”, one of the biggest cooking competitions in the world. Despite his young age he has significant experience: he worked under the direct supervision of elite chefs such as Ferran Adria, Anne Sophie Pic, Erwan Louaisil amongst others. He is an absolute perfectionist. He derives his motivation and enthusiasm from the guests’ appreciation for a great dish. It becomes a gastronomic performance showcasing the locally-grown fresh ingredients, the team, the ideas, the history and the tradition and culture.

“One of the best things about cooking is that we wake up and start from scratch, and every day we have the opportunity to either hit a home run or strike out.”

TASTING MENUS

During dinner service, our Executive Chef Miguel Rocha Vieira, proposes a variety of Vegetarian, Gluten Free and regular Tasting Menus consisting of Four (4) Five (5) or Six (6) Courses prepared applying different modern techniques on locally grown, fresh ingredients.  Apart from the traditional menu-wine pairings, we also pair the chosen menu with locally handcrafted beers, or our own selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic infusions created by our head barman.

BUSINESS LUNCH MENU

From Monday to Friday, we welcome our guests with Three (3), Four (4) or Five (5) Course Business Lunch proposals found on a healthy lifestyle and the support towards small Hungarian farms delivering freshly grown ingredients from all over the country.  These menu offers convey a playful first encounter with the fine dining to an audience longing for a more laid-back experience at an affordable price. The venue is equally fitted and comfortable for a romantic lunch and/or a business meeting.

FINE DINING BUDAPEST

The Hungarian capital abounds with excellent fine dining spots. Taking influence from the surrounding countries, as well as the country’s multicultural history, visitors can expect to find some of Europe’s most opulent dining facilities in Budapest. While the country was previously well known for its hearty eastern European stews, nowadays locals welcome you with traditional Hungarian cooking – with a modern, health-oriented Western European twist.