Monk’s Bistrot has opened it’s doors in March 2015 in downtown Budapest, and almost immediately became a recognized player on the capital’s culinary scene.
The name choice and the interior design were inspired by spirit of the former local kitchen of the Piarist monks in the 19th century, and are a tribute to the past.
Designing the current interior the aim was to find the right balance between past and present, design and functionality and fill the whole place with the subtle harmony.
The kitchen island in the restaurant’s central area is basically Monk’s chef’s table, that offers an exciting spectacle for the curious eyes. For those who prefer a more intimate atmosphere, tables are available in the quieter backend.
When the weather allows, guests are welcome to sit and eat out on our patios. The front one is protected by the archway of the passage whilst the lateral one offers a great view to the main church and it’s garden, the Gellert-mountain and the Danube.
Monk’s Bistrot provides an ideal setting for a business lunch, a romantic dinner, a casual gathering or a family reunion.
It was definitely the best food during our stay in Budapest. Just WOW!! We had the pork and the catfish and tuna for a starter, everything was perfect. We enjoyed the atmosphere, our waitress was a sweetheart and the vibe in this restaurant is also great. I wish I could come here more often. The prices are super fair and the portions are more than pleasing. Highly recommend!!.
Incredible place! Extremely delicious food, delightful service, beautiful interior, and a wonderful veranda. Outstanding wines. An excellent spot for dinner, perhaps the best place in Budapest!.
We had a fabulous meal today, supprising combination of tastes and textures. Well prepared. Not a very big menu - it's a bistrot (where did the last t come from?) -, but still difficult choices. The wine and liquor list is more extensive. We could eat outside - after making a reservation -, which is splendid in this weather. Food was served at a pleasant rate. Very friendly staff, not overbearing, with good advice (about the wines). Not the cheapest in town, but it keeps the tourist (:-)) away..
Myself my husband and daughter had a wonderful meal tonight in Monks. Food was just amazing and it was a fabulous atmosphere . The chocolate fondant was to die for !!!! Thanks very much ..
Almost a 5*, but too bad it got a bit sluggish at the end of the service. I visited this restaurant on a Friday evening, no reservations, and yet I got a nice table outside. The food was excellent and presented beautifully. I started with the veal leg, where I was very intrigued by the texture of it all. It was very soft, but the bread and the pickled onions provided the bite. My main course was the catfish dish with clams. It came with a mango vanilla salsa which at first I thought did not really fit in there, but it was still better than having a few bites without it. Then came the beetroot tarte tatin, with salty caramel ice cream. Unusual dessert for me, but it made more sense if you take a bite with all the elements. The sweetness must come from the ice cream. Nice pie crust on the tarte. Just too bad that I had a fairly long wait to ask for the bill, and that they were already turning off the lights in the terrace (probably by accident). Pricey indeed, but all worth it..