The back-to-the roots idea of Babel Budapest is inspired by Hungarian traditions and the amazing world of Transylvania. The menu of Chef Istvan Veres is based on childhood memories and Transylvanian roots, that the visionary young chef boosts with his unique creativity, introducing a distinguished and breathtaking gastronomy.
Our Chef uses simple and natural ingredients, like hay, nettle or lychen.
“All dishes reflect a single memory” – says Istvan Veres, as all of his creations take us back to his childhood memories growing up in Transylvania.
Babel Budapest moved to his current location in 2015 to the Piarist Gymnasium at Március 15. tér, right next to the oldest temple of the inner city. The restaurant was designed by the owner, Hubert Hlatky-Schilchter, and Annamaria Dekany, interior designer, although the walls of Babel Budapest were kept in their original state – showing the marks of the Great Flooding of Pest in 1838. Keeping and establishing traditions, evoking memories and the idea of going back-to-the-roots are really important features both in the kitchen and the restaurant.
Hungarian fine artist collaborated with the designers at Babel Budapest. The lace-printed logo at the entrance is the amazing work of the world-known Samuel Havatoy, while the unique lace-printed plates are made by Julia Nema.
We put great emphasis on supporting Hungarian treasures, therefore our unique water glasses were created by Ajka Kristály, while our porcelain couvert plates came from Hollókő.