Restaurant Review: Nu Bistro - Ambient Oasis In Middle Of Budapest

  • 7 Mar 2016 8:00 AM
Restaurant Review: Nu Bistro - Ambient Oasis In Middle Of Budapest
Nu Bistro is very well located next door to Nyugati railway station, it is the first venue on the left as you go downstairs into Eiffel Square. The restaurant has a fantastic hip feel to it, subdued lighting and lounge music help to make you forget the hustle and bustle of the city around you, and put you into a better state of mind

Here's another snapshot of the trendy yet cosy interior...

Nu Bistro is open daily for lunch and dinner, from 10am to 10pm I'm told. For lunch they have a set menu where you can pick from 4 starters, 4 main courses and 4 desserts. Lunch menu changes every 2 or 3 days. Dinnertime the food selection is quite different as the lunch menu stops @ 4pm and their à la carte menu takes it's place.

My partner started out with Foie gras, salad, forest berry, homemade bread I had the Fried bone-marrow, bonito flakes, mustard sprouts, radish, basil oil, pomelo one. Both starters were very tasty nicely presented. The bread was nicely toasted and was going perfectly with the warm bone-marrow.

I had the Glazed beef cheek, smoked beetroot, mangold, spring onion, pesto, pasta (tarhonya ) and my partner had the duck breasts with rosemary, gnocchi, parmesan, quince puree and cress. My beef cheek was cooked to perfection; it had a good dose of goulashy feel to it while the smoked beetroots made the plate truly a unique experience. One thing though the meat was a little too salty even though I love salty food.

The duck breasts were done “rose” style which means that the inside of the breast are supposed to be pink and the meat will be a wee bit chewy. It had a very smooth taste; the gnocchi was perfect so were the mushrooms accompanying the side.

Forest berry crumble and vanilla ice cream was my choice of dessert my partner had the chocolate soufflé with forest fruit ice cream. The forest berry dessert came in a hot cup topped with the ice cream.

The chocolate soufflé came on a weirdly huge plate. Both were tasting very nice not to mention the lovely presentation.

We spent around HUF 7000 for the two of us for two full menus. We didn't go for the cheapest options, so it's possible to have a great quick lunch for less, however if you want to try a restaurant that presents high end nouvelle cuisine for reasonable prices this is a great place to come.

It's perfect for relaxed dinners, and highly recommended for first dates to impress the lady of your choice - not to mention that the ambient environment provides an informal yet elegant setting for that first date experience.

Location: Budapest, Teréz körút 55-57
Phone: +36 20 800 1001

By Zoltan Veress

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