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Great lunch offering in cozy atmosphere: St. Andrea Wine & Gourmet Bar (14. December 2016)

| January 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

The St. Andrea Wine & Gourmet Bar is located kind of at the other end of the inner city so you have to walk quite a bit until you arrive there (from the river). But they offer a nice “lunch menu with three courses incl. a beverage” (3’200 HUF). You are free to pick from two to four choices for each course. I went for the “goose soup, quince, chestnut” as a starter given it was freezing cold outside. The soup was rich and had a nice autumn sweetness caused by the chestnut and the quince.

As a main course, I went for the “Mangalica loin, blood sausages, beetroots” (+ 2’500 HUF). The Mangalica, I have learned, is a specific Hungarian type of meat so I definitely had to try it and while I was quite curious, it was actually absolutely lovely. The combination of the various tastes and textures was great – and the smoothness of the blood sausage with the grainy consistency of the rice-like grains was just lovely.

I did not really know what to expect from “Pavlova, Othello”. But I definitely liked the combination of textures – the creaminess of the mousse, the original berries, the crunchiness of the flakes – and they managed to make it well-balanced so it wouldn’t be overwhelmingly sweet.

The service does a good job as they are generally quite attentive (and charge 10% on the total bill for the said service). The sommelier also managed to do a good job and recommended me some wines from their own vineyards. I started with a glass of white “Örökké, 2013” (1’380 HUF) and had a glass of red “Kadarka, 2013” (1’180 HUF) for the main course. The prices are generally decent for what you get which is also true for other beverages like a “double espresso” (750 HUF) or 0,33l water (490 HUF).

Overall, the St. Andrea Wine & Gourmet Bar offers a great lunch menu with above-average dishes and good service in a nice and comfortable atmosphere. The place is extremely crowded though during lunch time which is why you should definitely book a table in advance.


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St. Andrea Wine & Gourmet Bar

Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út 78

1055 Budapest (HU)

Tel.: +36 12 69 01 30

E-Mail: asztalfoglalas@standreaborbar.hu

Homepage: http://standreaborbar.hu

About the Author:

I started the blog in October 2009, while living in Milan which I definitely consider to be one of the food capitals of the world. I was in touch with food since my early childhood (as my father is a former chef). Whenever I can, I travel the world to discover new places, to meet people but mostly to try local dishes and to find hidden gems! If you know a place worth going, please drop a line to: info@thediningexperience.org. Currently, I am a member of the following food-related associations: Chevalier @Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Zurich-Ville; Membre Gourmet Dégustateur @Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs [OMGD]; Gesellschafter @Goldener Fisch and Member @Slowfood Convivium Zurich City.
10'450 HUF Filed in: Budapest (HU), Restaurants

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