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“Great lunch!”

KOLLAZS - Brasserie & Bar
Ranked #35 of 3,460 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$49
Cuisines: Hungarian, Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: District V / Inner City
Description: Vibrant and inspiring, yet casual and affordable, KOLLÁZS - Brasserie & Bar is a contemporary European brasserie in a landmark Budapest location, overlooking the Chain Bridge and the Danube River. The Hungarian word for "collage," KOLLÁZS highlights creative combinations in all aspects of the dining experience. The interior design reflects the artistic era of the 1910s and '20s, honouring Art Nouveau style and Budapest's legendary coffee house culture. Conceived by EDG Design of San Francisco, the look is a collage of the old and new, the luxurious and simple, in keeping with the character of Budapest. Bringing together four distinct focal points - the rotisserie, bar, wine cellar and patisserie - as well as a convertible, all-season terrace, the environment feels hip and comfortable, whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner. To contrast the historic interior, the artwork on display is contemporary, featuring regularly changing shows curated by Art Market Budapest, the organizer of Eastern Europe's top international contemporary art fair. Chef Árpád Györffy - previously chef at Arany Kaviár and sous-chef at Alabárdos in Budapest - has created a menu that blends local and international flavors, as well as traditional and modern dishes. The focus is on modern European and French brasserie cuisine with signature Hungarian specialties. Cocktails are traditional yet with chic, modern flair, based on a bar menu created by Jaime Jones, the London-based international bar consultant and global gin connoisseur. Kollázs's sommelier, Mátyás Szik, has won twice the Hungarian Sommelier Championship - in 2013 and 2014 - and was previously head sommelier at Budapest's Prime Steak & Wine. The music at KOLLÁZS blends well-known songs, such as Hungarian and French tracks from the 1950s and '60s, with modern sounds - in a soundtrack selected exclusively for the restaurant. Headed by restaurant manager Mihály Kártyás, the KOLLÁZS team provides service that is casual, friendly and social. As part of the plan to create a lively atmosphere, the restaurant offers reasonable prices that are intended to attract an eclectic mix of people. As Budapest emerges as a modern metropolis, KOLLÁZS perfectly captures the dynamic spirit of the city: historic yet contemporary, timeless yet fresh, glamorous yet relaxed. KOLLÁZS promises to become one of Budapest's most popular dining destinations - welcoming with understated, informal elegance.
Reviewed 19 January 2018

My colleagues and I had a lunch here. Every staff member we walked by to our table greeted us with a smile, and our server was equally friendly and efficient. The service was never too intrusive, but attentive enough to keep us from having to flag anyone down.

Food was equally great. I had the beef bourguignon which was amazing. I definitely recommend the place!

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Thank Joe P
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

The restaurant belongs to a luxurious and beautiful hotel, the decorations are warm and the bar looks a dive in the 30's. We had a full set of delicious foods, from appetizers to desserts. What i did not appreciate was two things, upon arrival, and with restaurant empty, we were accommodated in the new external space (any way indoor). Very dark and obviously not part until recent times of the resto. Basically where they store the backpackers and young tourists. At our remark, we were accommodated into the resto with no problem... The second point is the wine, i ordered from the menu a 2013 and with no notice, i was almost served a 2015 which i promptly stopped. The waiter attempted some excuses but in this kind of resto, this is unacceptable.

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Thank davidebabylonia
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YvesGiacometti, General Manager at KOLLAZS - Brasserie & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

I appreciate your candid comments posted on Tripadvisor in relation to your recent dining experience in our Kollázs Brasserie & Bar.

We would also like to thank you for giving us an overall very positive feedback in relation to our restaurant’s design and atmosphere as well as the quality of food. We always strive to make a fine impression and offer a unique quality and I am glad that you enjoyed each course you selected from the menu.

However, we were concerned to read about your inconvenience regarding the seating in our restaurant. By no means we wished to displease you. We seat our guests to our winter garden because of the possibility to have the view on the basilica or on the castle. Please be reassured that we do not seat our guests by looks or first impression!

Thank you as well for your constructive comments regarding the wine. We are sorry if our server missed to present you the right vintage you ordered. We have taken this matter seriously and started to train again actively our staff on this topic to avoid reoccurrence of this situation in the future.

We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future at the hotel or in any of our outlets, allowing us the chance to regain your trust in our service.

Sincerely,

Yves Giacometti
General Manager

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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Located in the hotel, Kollazs was perfect for an easy, gourmet dinner. We chose duck with potatoes and Brussel sprouts, a local Hungarian wine was light and a good match (pic attached). Staff was friendly, attentive and very helpful. Will dine here again this trip, I like a sure thing when traveling.

Thank John H
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Great food and service. Our waiter (named Balint) was fantastic and helpful. The place is pretty and the location is also very good. Price goes accordingly with the quality.

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

We had our family Christmas Dinner here and it was amazing! The service was great, as well as the food and drinks, it was a tasting menu which we added the wine paring. Everyone had an amazing time. We would definitely recommend this restaurant!

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