The VIRTU restaurant, which opened in November 2023, is located on the Buda side, within the Mol Campus tower, the highest skyscraper in Hungary which rises to 143 meters.

The experience begins with a panoramic direct lift that takes you up to the sky, or more precisely to the 28th floor, in less than 40 seconds. During this brief journey, you feel as if you’ve been sucked up above the Hungarian capital.

A few steps further and you’re at the restaurant reception, where a second impressive view awaits you. This first space will seduce all your senses: large bay windows let you discover the breathtaking panorama, and the elegant, cosy decor is welcoming, with superb wooden furniture and a plant ceiling, all in a refined, warm atmosphere.
VIRTU restaurant

A lounge area between a sumptuous blue marble bar and the bay windows awaits those who just want to enjoy a coffee or cocktails.
Virtu Bar

The second area where we are seated is just as impressive, with its large bay windows and open kitchen where you can discover the creative team of Chef Levente Lendvai, a young Hungarian chef who is already a rising star on the Hungarian gastronomic scene.

The VIRTU restaurant offers Hungarian and regional cuisine prepared using the finest local ingredients. The menu is designed to be accessible, offering fine bistro cuisine in a unique setting, with service worthy of the greatest starred restaurants.

The service was indeed impressive and perfect without being intrusive, and the presentation of the dishes was a feast for the eyes.

The starters we chose did not disappoint: a beef tartare, a delicious fusion of quality ingredients, innovative seasonings and a pinch of creativity. There was also a tasty trout with asparagus salad and a divine fermented strawberry juice.

We’re big meat lovers, so we opted for a venison steak, an exceptional piece of infinite tenderness, accompanied by delicious Jerusalem artichokes with truffle, and a Rib-eye steak with pan-fried duck liver.

For dessert, don’t miss the ‘Somloi Virtu’, an iconic Hungarian dessert. Here it has been magnificently reinvented: a real gourmet and light pleasure where vanilla cream mixes with a chocolate and walnut sponge cake and a wafer crumble.
Somloi Virtu

Our dinner also benefited from the expert advice of sommelier Lippai Mihály, whose attentiveness and kindness delighted us. The wine list offers an impressive choice of local and international wines.

After your meal, don’t forget to take the lift to the 29th floor and its ‘SkyDeck’, an open-air observation platform 120 metres high, from where you can admire the breathtaking panorama of Budapest.
panorama of Budapest

Address: Virtu Restaurant, MOL Campus, Dombóvári út 28. – 1117 Budapest – mapwebsite. Opening Hours: from Wednesday to Saturday, from 11:30 to 22:30.