Borbíróság is a cute restaurant in a quiet square just next to the bustling Market Hall - that's where their ingredients mainly come from.
Last time we were in Budapest we visited a couple of wine bistros and were impressed by the tasy food and the fine wines we found, so after some research we found Borbirosag and I knew it had to be our first stop in this trip.
As I mentioned, the place is in a quiet square next to the market, it has a nice outdoor seating area (perfect natural light for the pictures!) but it also has a perfect indoors area with lots of seating space and a finer atmophere - make sure you check out the cool staircase with all the corks below.
After a small plate of olives and dried tomatoes (kindly on the house), we had two main courses, I had the duck burger with duck liver, cheddar and bacon that I was craving for since I read it on the menu online (3150 HUF) and G had the veal steak with roasted goose liver (4450 HUF). Both delicious, the duck burger was amazing, meat was tender and juicy and the perfect portion - side fries were perfect, not greasy and a bit crunchy.
We paired our main courses with glasses of Hungarian wines, G had an Ikon tulipan from the Balaton region (2500 HUF/glass), laso suggested by the kind waiter, and I had the Jekl Syrah from Villány (1900 HUF/glass).
Of course no meal in a Hungarian wine bistro is complete without a glass of their famous Tokaji so we had to "sacrifice" and order a cheese plate and two different Tokajis: the Degenfeld 5-puttonyos (3300 HUF) and the Sauska 6-puttonyos (5000 HUF) - "puttonyos" measure the sweetness of Tokajis, so the higher the better. Perfect to finish this lovely meal!
Csarnok tér 5. 1093 Budapest
Tel. +36 1 219 0902
(phone or e-mail reservations are advised)Open: Monday-Saturday 12.00-23.30