Baldaszti’s Budapest

February 10, 2014 • BudapestFood and DrinkTravel

if you haven’t been using instagram as a travel resource, you’re seriously missing out. a few months ago i started following peter keresztesi, since i noticed he was posting and geotagging lovely spots around budapest. we go there at least a couple times a year to visit friends, so i figured his advice would come in handy.

turns out peter works with baldaszti group – one of a few creative companies that are changing their city one restaurant and coffee bar at a time. peter introduced me to zona, their upscale restaurant with an incredible design and an impressive gault millau score (scored at 17 points zona rivals the two michelin starred restaurants in town – onyx and costes). i went there right before lunch hour to get a couple of nice shots, and we returned for a wonderful dinner that same evening. the tasting menu took us through various traditionally hungarian dishes, which were all given a thoroughly modern update or twist.

baldaszti group also runs madame noi, an affordable indochinese restaurant on budapest’s chicest avenue. we had a nice lunch there, and i loved the interior design. madame noi will be moving soon though, as baldaszti is working on a very exciting project at a new location that will also include a third wave coffee bar. i’ll make sure to keep you updated on all of that!

photos by stephanie duval

9 Responses

  1. Lies says:

    Wij zijn vorig jaar volledig toevallig Zona tegengekomen en hebben er een superlekkere lunch gegeten. Ook ongelooooflijk vriendelijk. Echt een aanrader indeed!

  2. Steph says:

    jaaa ze zijn daar onwaarschijnlijk vriendelijk! good food, lovely people.

  3. Sanne says:

    hoe leuk zijn die kopervaasjes? ik kan maar niet genoeg krijgen van die trend!

  4. Steph says:

    yup, ik ben ook nog steeds fan van het koper – zeker in combo met eucalyptus!

  5. Iris says:

    ik plan een Budapest trip in maart, dankje voor deze tips, plekjes die ik zeker ga bezoeken! any hotel tips?

  6. Steph says:

    hoi iris, check zeker even de budapest categorie op mijn blog voor aanraders zoals hotel baltazar en verschillende leuke koffiebars! veel plezier!

  7. Kelly says:

    Budapest is definitely on the travel bucket list and I just added a couple of must-visit spots there. :)

    Love the interior of Zona, by the way. So, so stylish!

  8. Iris says:

    thank you Stephanie! hotal Baltazar ziet er super uit, ik denk dat ik daar ga boeken :) alle andere adresjes zien er even yummie uit, ik ga alles willen proberen :) ik schrijf er een laaaang verslag over binnenkort :)

  9. Steph says:

    @kelly i know, right? zona is the most stylish spot in all of budapest :)

    @iris can’t wait!! en doe ze daar allemaal de groetjes van mij ;)

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