Walking into ÉS Bisztró is such a buzz, as it is always busy, inviting and exciting to be there and every diner is engaged in lively conversations. Not only does the modern and contemporary chic design enlighten the entire atmosphere, the vivid red hue table top and two back-to-back semi-curved cushion lounges leaning against the curvy mirrors create a more dramatic effect juxtaposed with the hanging lamps adding more oomph to its ambience vigorously. This is how a kudos dining concept should be and thanks to its delightful creation by a renowned celebrated local restauranteur Zsidai Zoltan Roy and his team.
We were not sure where to start as everything sounded tasty, but we were quick to hone in on a couple of dishes that will get the taste buds dancing. We started off with a charcuterie sampler, as Hungarians are renowned for their cured meats and the salami and farmhouse pate was sensational, with elements of spice adding subtle layers in the mouth.
We were on a mission this trip to sample goulash soup at every stop on the way, so the pressure was on the kitchen to surprise us with their goulash soup with home-made nipped pasta and they passed with flying colours. This was a rich soup with flavor that upped the happiness factor. The small portions of tender meat gave a bit more substance to the overall effect, but the soup itself was divine.
Now don’t ask us why, but we were drawn to the traditional fried chicken and it hit the spot with perfectly crispy coating and juicy tender meat inside. The food speaks by itself.
1051 Budapest Hungary
Tel: +36 1 429 3585