Jamie Oliver opens restaurant in Budapest

Oliver has a passion for Hungarian cuisine and working together with “hard-working, intelligent” Hungarian colleagues

Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver opens his first “Jamie’s Italian” restaurant In Budapest today in the former premises of the Hadik restaurant in the Castle District.

The latest addition to the Budapest gastro scene was introduced to the Hungarian market by local restaurateur Zoltán Roy Zsidai, owner of Spíler and ÉS.

“Opening a restaurant in Budapest is hugely exciting. Our first site is right in the heart of the Castle District, which has got to be one of the most beautiful places to be opening a restaurant. We’re working with a fantastic local partner, and we’re already on the hunt for brilliant suppliers and producers. I can’t wait to get the doors open!," Oliver said via the restaurant's website.

The Jamie’s Italian chain of restaurants are meant to popularise casual Italian cuisine prepared from quality ingredients at affordable prices, with over 60 restaurants operating globally at present.

In a recent interview with index.hu, Oliver revealed his passion for Hungarian cuisine and love of working together with “hard-working, intelligent” Hungarian colleagues. In the interview, he also praised Hungary’s “crisp tax” on unhealthy snacks, arguing that the government has to make it easier for children to access healthier foods and make it a bit more difficult to access rubbish foods. 

Jamie’s Italian Budapest welcomes its guests at Szentháromság utca 9-11 in Buda’s District I.