Spago by Wolfgang Puck, Budapest: an equally successful second experience

For our second stay at Matild Palace, we booked both nights at the Spago restaurant, run by the iconic chef Wolfgang Puck. Although we’d dined at this restaurant before, I can confirm twice that the experience is always excellent. Here’s a look back at these two dinners.

As a reminder, here is the itinerary followed:

1DiarySummer escape in Hungary
2LoungeBritish Airways Galleries Club, Boston Logan
3FlightBritish Airways Club World, Boston Logan – London Heathrow, Boeing 777-200
4LoungeBritish Airways Galleries First, London Heathrow T3
5FlightBritish Airways Club Europe, London Heathrow – Budapest Liszt, Airbus A320
6HotelThe Ritz-Carlton, Budapest
7RestaurantOttimo at The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest
8TrainMAV Start Intercity First, Budapest Nyugati – Debrecen
9TrainMAV Start Intercity First, Debrecen – Budapest Nyugati
10HotelMatild Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Budapest
11RestaurantSpago by Wolfgang Puck at Matild Palace, Budapest
12RestaurantBistro Parísi, Budapest
13RestaurantThe Duchess Rooftop Bar at Matild Palace, Budapest
14LoungePlaza Premium Lounge, Budapest Liszt
15FlightBritish Airways Club Europe, Budapest Liszt – London Heathrow, Airbus A320
16LoungeBritish Airways Concorde Room, London Heathrow
17FlightBritish Airways Club World, London Heathrow – Boston Logan, Airbus A380-800
Today’s itinerary

The concept

The concept is quite simple: a highly successful gastronomic brasserie. With an undeniable Italian influence.


The setting

The kitchen is totally open to the dining room, and a lovely terrace completes the setting.


The menu

The menu is equally appetizing, with a series of revisited Italian classics, as well as a Hungarian cuisine menu. Also revisited, and with great talent.


The meal and the dishes

For the first evening, I had gnocchi with a Bolognese sauce, which were excellent, and for dessert a traditional cake flavored with rum and with an excellent fresh strawberry sauce.


On the second night, I had maki, which will also be excellent.


The service

The service was perfect: we had the same waiter for both evenings. And the waiter remembered exactly what wine I ordered, so I repeated the order on the second night. Perfect!

The atmosphere

The atmosphere was very pleasant, and the acoustics of the place limited noise pollution.

Bottom line

Another excellent experience repeated twice in the restaurant of this hotel, which is definitely perfect. We’ll be back for sure.

Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier has been into airline blogging since 2010. First a major contributor to the FlyerTalk forum, he created the FlyerPlan website in July 2012, and writes articles with a major echo among airline specialists. He now co-runs the TravelGuys blog with Bertrand, focusing on travel experience and loyalty programs.

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