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Top Of Hungary #10: Jamie Oliver Announces Budapest Restaurant

Ferenc Sullivan 2015.12.23.

Our “Top of Hungary 2015″ series aims to represent fifteen episodes of the the year, which – according to our assessment – played an important role in the public, cultural or sport life of Hungary during the last twelve months. Regardless of the positive or negative aspects, we have evaluated the events separately, therefore our list reflects nothing more but the personal opinion of the editorial team.

The tenth most important event in Hungary  in 2015: British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver to open restaurant in Budapest

In September, it emerged that British celebrity chef, restauranteur and media personality Jamie Oliver is opening Jamie’s Italian, a new franchise restaurant, in Budapest next spring in the former premises of the Hadik restaurant in the Castle District.


Hungary will become the third European country after Turkey and Russia in which the 40-year-old television favourite will open up his chain of Italian eateries, which will be introduced to the Hungarian market by local restauranteur Zoltán Roy Zsidai, owner of the Budapest haunts Spíler and ÉS.

The Hungarian hospitality expert is also planning to launch the Jamie Feed me Better school lunch programme in Hungary and hopes that a similar school canteen scheme will start in Hungary.

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12. VOLT Festival in Sopron

13. Gergely Bogányi’s Wonder Piano

14. Budapest to host World Aquatics Championships in 2017

15. Red Bull Air Race in Budapest