Noémi Saly, the most famous Coffee House expert in Budapest, tells the story of the Britannia Hotel and the Nyugat at the Zsolnay Art Salon's fourth literary-cultural evening on 7 November at 7 pm.
It has already turned out during the Zsolnay Art Salon Evenings that the hotel was Ferenc Móra’s one of the most beloved place in Budapest therefore a special room was set up in his honour. However, it is less well-known what a unique series of events were held in Britainnia Hotel in 1931.
Here, in our hotel Zsigmond Móricz organized the literary-cultural salon of the Nyugat named Nyugat Baráti Kör.
This era will be revived and made memorable by Noémi Saly with her irresistible humor on 7 November at 7 p.m. at Radisson Blue Béke Hotel.
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After the meat-free weeks, we would like to please our meat-loving guests. Therefore, we have prepared a really special menu starring beef.
Come and join us to have a delicious lunch or dinner and discover your favourite meat dishes at Zsolnay Cafe!
Beef for beef eaters menu: VIEW MENU!
Taste the new Zsolnay Cafe Menu! József Jaksics executive chef and his team had created a new menu for the summer. It is no coincidence that we have chosen this period for the renewal: in summer we enjoy the sun, the flavors and we are more open to new textures.
View our New Menu: New Menu at Zsolnay Café.
We invite you to discover new flavors in our meat-free weeks promotion.
„During my travels, I have come across many dishes abroad that I have loved and inspired me. With this menu, I want to make guests recall holidays memories, respecting diversity, conscious choice and quality ingredients.”
- József Jaksics, Executive Chef
Come join us in September and discover your favorite meat-free meals!
Meat-free Menu: VIEW MENU.
The Zsolnay Café’s selection of desserts is unmatched in Budapest, and many of the treats on offer are made without traditional sugar, using hazelnut and almond flour. As well as diabetics and slimmers, we’ve also thought of those with lactose intolerances. The organic flavours of the Zsolnay Café’s exclusive Ronnefeldt tea range make for an even more special experience.
The madrigal is a work of unaccompanied, polyphonic vocal music, whose lyrics generally centre around a single thought or idea. Similarly, our Madrigal dessert focuses on a single spice: the tonka bean, which unites the flavours of almond, marzipan, and vanilla, with overtones of anise, cloves, cinnamon – even a suggestive whiff of tobacco – in a single ingredient. And what is most important: this concert is a private one, just for you with 399 Kcal and 20 g carbohydrates.
Did you know that Jenő Haranghy’s original Art Nouveau stained glass dome had miraculously survived in the Radisson Blu Béke Hotel, Budapest to the present day? The Haranghy dome symbolizes the historic roots of the hotel was placed in the immediate vicinity of the entrance of the Zsolnay Café during spring 2018. This special piece of art decorated with stained glass is going to take place in the revival of the cultural life.
The interior designed by Nathalie Rottenburg Spanish interior designer works as one unit: the cozy cafeteria chairs and sofas, the fireplace, the enclosed spaces, and the newly designed long, open bar area create a community space preserving the cozy atmosphere of the cafeteria.
The interior of the renewed Radsisson Blu Béke Hotel, Budapest was awarded in three categories during the annual Gastro&Hotel Design Award. The hotel’s Zsolnay Café has won the well noted Hungarian design award as the GASTRODESIGN CAFÉ of 2018.
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Although we rarely have the time to enjoy a leisurely breakfast in today’s bustling world, we are the place to be if you do find yourself with some extra time to spare during the day. Brinner, the breakfast for dinner concept is about enjoying breakfast anytime during the day. Blu Relax, Zsolnay in Blu and Mr. Foster in Blu brinner menus offer full meal until the end of the day for those who believe that traditional gastronomic elements can still make a business meeting or a private event special. Having the most important meal of the day in Zsolnay Café will reflect on the rest of the day by its elegance and peacefulness.
The Zsolnay Café is one of the most special places in Budapest. Some of our customers come for our delicious, hot food, while others are looking for a place to chat over a cup of coffee or tea, and some might simply fancy a mug of hot chocolate with home-made whipped cream while leafing through the daily newspapers. It’s the perfect venue for sitting down to congenial business lunches and suppers, holding inspiring company meetings, sharing a romantic bottle of champagne, or just enjoying an evening of cocktails with friends. Our customers tell us that we’re an oasis of calm on the busy Teréz körút stretch of the Grand Boulevard, where every member of our team works to make sure that everyone who walks through our door feels right at home.
Let’s meet again for a coffee, supper, or perhaps a drink. The main point is to have a good chat, and to enjoy a sociable, coffee-house experience!
The Café is on the ground floor of the Radisson Blu Béke Hotel, Budapest first opened in 1985, after the hotel was reconstructed. It took its name from the world-famous Zsolnay porcelain factory. Originally it was housed in the ceremonial hall on the first floor, but was later moved close to the street, so now you just have to walk through the main entrance to find your table. In keeping with tradition, for decades the coffee, tea and desserts have been served in Zsolnay cups and on Zsolnay dessert plates specially designed for the hotel.More...
In Budapest it’s a notable achievement for an old, venerable institution to have existed for a hundred years, especially having remained a hotel for all this time. The secret of survival for the Britannia, Béke and Radisson Blue was to carefully preserve traditions while constantly innovating and adapting.
The building located at Teréz körút 43, formerly known as the Britannia Hotel, first opened for business on 10 May 1913. Its first owner, the wealthy coffee merchant Henrik Fábri, based his new establishment on the English model. The hotel was fitted with the latest amenities: the rooms had running hot and cold water, steam and water-based central heating, and a central vacuum cleaning system were installed. Above the doors to the rooms special lights were fitted for calling room service.More...
"Ever since I was a child my favourite food has been pasta with poppy seeds, but not a day goes by that I don’t think up a new dish or two. Making something exclusive from something simple – for me, that’s the real challenge. For example, take our business lunch, which changes every day – whether it’s traditional ‘Székely’ meat dumplings, Mediterranean mushroom salad or perhaps plum pie in vanilla custard, there’s a lot of room for creativity."
The sumptuous dishes on the menu are the responsibility of Executive Chef József Jaksics, whose guiding principle is to create flavoursome foods from fresh ingredients, with exacting attention to detail, whether it’s a crusty pizza, a delightfully crispy salad or a traditional Gulyás soup with egg dumplings that’s being prepared in his kitchen. The chef is a great fan of Italian cuisine and Mediterranean flavours, but what’s even more important than this is that he uses only fresh, local and seasonal ingredients to put together the latest menu, as he believes these are the key ingredients for ensuring culinary excellence.
„We offer the old Hungarian classics – Dobos Torte and Eszterházy Cake – as well as reinventions of the traditional sweets, such as a layered version of Somlói Galuska, or the completely new desserts conjured up by us, which cannot be tasted anywhere else, like the Szófia Míra.”
The creator of these desserts, György Bechmann, believes that his work can only be performed with total dedication, with heart and soul, because this is the only way of working the magic that goes into making a truly special dessert. He is a dedicated and uncompromising craftsman who remains abreast of the latest trends while remaining faithful to the traditions of his craft. He gathers inspiration from the widest of sources, which is why our confectionery products are among the best in Budapest.
There has always been a special place for art in our 106-year-old building, both during its days as the Britannia and later as the Béke Hotel, and of course in its present guise as the Radisson Blu Béke Hotel, Budapest. Our gallery has operated for years in the iconic first-floor Cupola Room designed by Jenő Haranghy. Every month temporary exhibitions are held in the Gallery, mainly displaying the works of contemporary artists and talented young newcomers. The exhibitions can be viewed every day between 09:00 and 19:00.
We believe that we can strengthen our Café’s atmosphere with music in the evenings. We welcome our guests with live music production from Tuesday to Saturday between 18.00 and 23.00. Gyula Nyári pianist, who is a master of virtuoso and of the light tunes, plays regularly at our Café.
The beautiful Zsolnay porcelain and ceramic products are known and recognised the world over. Our coffee-house is named after the legendary porcelain maker. And in keeping with tradition, for decades the coffee, tea and desserts have been served in Zsolnay cups and on Zsolnay dessert plates specially designed for the Radisson Blu Béke Hotel, Budapest.
The unrivaled virtuoso experimentation technique and the special material make it possible to see through the depths of the soil and the rocks in the pictures of Mr. Tamás Felsmann and son, István Felsmann. After pouring and post-treatment of the resin and layering of the various materials, it gains its current plastic surface, thus achieving the unity of painting and sculpture. It becomes visible and feasible as the water looks for its way and as the light defeats dark, so the water can penetrate the solid material until it finds its way to the surface.
The paintings of the works of art and the color scheme harmonizing with the elements of the interior design of the renewed Zsolnay Café.
Tamás Felsmann & István Felsmann: Aqua Medicamentosa revealing of the unseen
Art (No. 1., 2.1, 2.2, 3.)
8:00 — 24:00
1067 Budapest, Teréz körút 43.
+36 1 889 3900,