On the Castle property, on top of the mountain, in the part of Budapest called Buda, you will find this breath-taking venue called Fisherman’s Bastion. It’s best to use this name because the Hungarian name is quite difficult. Once you enter the castle you realize you’re in for a treat fit for a princess. The service is outstanding although sometimes slightly too much, not allowing you to enjoy your private moment in the palace. The ambiance is majestic with cold palace rooms transformed into warm dining rooms, with some for private parties, and most tables have a stunning view of Pest on the other side of the River Danube. I start with a goat’s cheese amuse which is presented in such an artful way and, once you try your first bite, you realize this is heaven as the flavors of the sweet tomato and the goat’s cheese are ravishing. The duck liver covered with chocolate and served with milk loaf is another treat to my palate. Look at the presentation and how do I dare consume this. All the amazing flavors of fruit with liver are just magnificent. Another dream come true is the artichoke soup with a goat’s cheese ball in the middle. The goat’s cheese really elevated the soup, which again makes this combination perfect. Oh yeah, it’s venison season so that’s the main dish today. Covered with crunchy pistachio and served with sweet potato fermented plum, this dish gives you that dazzling combination. The meat however, is slightly too dry and I realize this is going to lower my grade, but seriously, everything was so good. Yes, the service was a little imposing but all the dishes were outstanding except for the venison and therefore I grade the Fisherman’s Bastion with 9.2 out of 10.
Address: Budapest, Szentháromság tér, 1014 Hungary
Phone: +36 1 458 3030