There is little to match Caviar & Bull by way of culinary excellence, sophisticated décor, location and impeccable staff. Marvin Gauci has expanded the name to the Corinthia in Budapest and we’ve no doubt that the superior service extends to continental Europe. Cross the threshold here, you’re entering an elegant and finely curated venue that never feels stuffy or imposing. Floor to ceiling windows allow the glow from the Corinthia pool to shine through on one side and the vista of St George’s bay across to the Dragonara Casino on the other. In between there are chiffon curtained private areas that still allow you to feel part of the ambience. In summer the deck is open for al fresco dining. Staff silently do what they’re excellent at and know how to take care of you.
The menus are extensive and imaginative so the amuse bouche of crispy corn bread with zucchini and mint mousse allows you time to savour every page and option. There’s also a sheet of specials that deserves serious consideration. Freshly shucked oysters and an impressive selection of caviar tempt you. Tuna tartar marinated with mango, chili, soya, avocado cubes and spring onions is delicate and refined, and the reconstructed mushrooms with micro greens, black truffle and honey emulsion, spicy mayo and caramalised shallots are too good to share. Pan fried Australian wagyu rib eye served with Chef’s sauce trio and slow cooked lamb shoulder accompanied by roast potatoes and steamed seasonal vegetables both melt in your mouth. The warm chocolate hazelnut brownie is impeccably presented. The impressive international wine list is perfectly complimentary.