Borkonyha is a restaurant that has that cozy bistro atmosphere, just steps from the beautiful Saint Stephen’s Basilica, some nice seating space outside and pleasant, unpretentious decor inside. The menu focuses on modern Hungarian cuisine, but nothing too extravagant, just fine dining style, classics like Mangalica pork, confit duck leg, rabbit or fish, but with a touch of creativity. It is not an extensive menu, but it’s been carefully selected and together with the day’s specials, it has something for everyone.
In 2014 it became the third restaurant in Hungary to be awarded a Michelin star. The menu changes frequently, but the signature foie-gras appetizer is always offered, though the accompaniments vary with the season.
Zoltán Kalocsai, one of the duo behind Borkonyha, previously worked in the wine business, and he’s made sure that the wine selection here is varied, extensive, and with a good mix of small local wineries. Of the more than 200 types of wine on the list, about a quarter are offered by the glass, and the servers and sommeliers are well versed and eager to make recommendations.