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Friends & Family - Zsidai Group

Zsidai

FAMILY

Gastronomy is our profession, but it is also our life’s passion. For decades we have made it our goal to resuscitate Hungarian cuisine and restore its glorious, pre-war reputation - a thrilling era when Károly Gundel and Auguste Escoffier were colleagues. Slowly, we are re-creating this story. It all began on Fortuna Street in Buda, where an elegant restaurant named Pierrot opened in 1982. In 2017 twelve restaurants, cafés, terraces and two hotels belong to the group. Each has its own personality both in cuisine and in design - in the Buda Castle Gastronomic Quarter and in downtown Pest.

FRIENDS

OUR RESTAURANTS IN BUDA

 

Pierrot is a refined yet comfortable and relaxed, friendly Hungarian restaurant located in a 13th century old bakery house and have been a culinary landmark for 35 years. The kitchen is lead by Mr Lajos Lutz, the menu features contemporary interpretations of real Hungarian specialities made from the best ingredients. Our restaurant has been featured by Michelin Guide and Gault Millau Guide since 2005.

Hungarian cuisine from the "good old days" gets a modern update at 21. The dishes maintain all the rich flavors of their original preparations, but here they are lighter, celebrating fresh ingredients from the farmer's market. This is an old-fashioned, quality Hungarian restaurant re-imagined through a modern lens.

Baltazár is a family owned and managed "institution", a gastronomic hub: Hungarian grill & winebar. Warm, friendly, understated atmoshpere. A haunt for a coffee, a glass of wine, the best meal or just for lounging. Kitchen with honest and authentic ingredients prepared to perfection in the handmade Josper charcoal grill. Wine bar with the best wine selection from the Carpathian Basin.


 

Jamie's Italian Buda Castle in Jamie Oliver's first restaurant in Central Europe, located in the historic Buda Castle. The restaurant is spacious and full of light, the perfect place to enjoy a meal with friends or family, or stop in for a drink at the end of the day. The unique menu is packed with Jamie's Italian classics, artisan pizzas, craft beer and plenty of fantastic local and Italian wines.

Spíler, the popular Pest bistro and bar, now has a Buda outpost: close to Buda Palace under the shade of Kapisztrián Square's chestnut tree. Here, craft beers, spritzers, burgers and Tokaj-infused bratwurst are enjoyed in the great outdoors. Open from March to November.


OUR RESTAURANTS IN PEST

 

A favorite among downtown locals, the iconic Spíler serves up street food and Hungarian microbrews against the animated backdrop of the restaurant & bar, located in the Gozsdu Court.

Sibling to the bustling Spíler, Spíler Shanghai is at once a bistro, bar and club, where Asian-inspired food, modern street food and a slate of Japanese, Chinese, Thai and Sinaporean beers are sipped at the massive bar. During the weekends, the Midnight arrival of a DJ ensures the party atmosphere is maintained well into the night. A Secret Bar is coveted for private soirees.

Tucked inside the iconic Milos Ybl-designed Hungarian State Opera House, Opera Café makes for an equally grand pre-or post-performance stop. Salads, pastas, sandwiches, wine and specialty coffee are all savored against a glamorous ambiance.


 

Located inside the Kempinski Hotel, ÉS is a comfortable brasserie-wine bar-pub with a welcoming terrace to relish classic Hungarian and Viennese dishes and grilled meats and fish. Perfect choice for Sunday family lunches. (ÉS means AND in Hungarian.)

Inspired by those New York fixtures, ÉS Deli is a quick-casual dining concept bringing together specialty coffee, just-baked pastries and gourmet sandwiches. Health-conscious diners will appreciate specialties like Bircher muesli and made-to-order fruit and vegetable juices.