Michelin, the French tire company that doles out stars to mostly fine-dining restaurants, revealed the selections for its guide to the “Main Cities of Europe” during a ceremony in Budapest, Hungary last week. The 37th edition of the guide covers 36 cities in 20 different countries and includes a total of 2,108 restaurants. The big news this year: For the first time, Budapest, Hungary has a two-star restaurant.
Hungarian tasting menu restaurant Onyx first appeared in the guide, with one star, in 2011. In a press release, international director for the Michelin guides Michael Ellis praised the restaurant for bringing “classic Hungarian dishes up to date” and delivering “a most elegant dining experience.”
Vienna also got a new restaurant with two stars and four new restaurants with one star in the 2018 guide. Konstantin Filippou earned a second star for its “sophisticated cuisine with well-balanced flavors and plenty of finesse,” according to Ellis. The new single-starred restaurants include Blue Mustard, Das Loft, and Pramerl & the Wolf, all of which serve variations on high-end European cuisine. Shiki, a Japanese fine-dining restaurant, is the fourth new Vienna selection with one star.
The Main Cities Guide to Europe also includes selections with the Bib Gourmand distinction, awarded to restaurants at a lower price point than Michelin’s usual tasting menu fare. This year, Michelin added 59 new restaurants to the Bib Gourmand list for total of 295 restaurants across the 20 different countries.
See below for the press release and full list of stars for the Main Cities of Europe: