Michelin finally released its annual European restaurant ratings for 1,850 restaurants in 39 cities across 23 countries.
The 2020 edition includes a total of 24 three-star (including four new names), 95 two-star (13 new), 380 one-star (52 new), and 253 Bib Gourmand (41 new) restaurants.
Already-rated restaurants in Budapest maintained their position, and some new names appeared. Onyx still has its two Michelin stars, while Babel, Borkonyha, Costes, Costes Downtown and Stand all have one star.
Petrus continues to be a Bib Gourmand-rated restaurant with excellent value for money. Recommended places include Fausto’s, Fricska, Laurel Budapest, Mák, Nobu Budapest, Olimpia, St. Andrea, Textúra, Tigris, Alabárdos, Arany Caviar, Baltazár, Zona and Csalogány 26.
The biggest news for the CEE region is that restaurants in Krakow and Ljubljana also received stars for the first time. The chef of Bottiglieria 1881 returned to Kraków, his hometown after almost 10 years and he is now delivering the best of Polish cuisine in a modern form, with a location above an intimate 100-year-old cellar.
For the first time as well, two places in Poland have been awarded Bib Gourmand certification: Szóstka in Warsaw, known for its multi-person servings, and Fiorentina in Krakow, which features modern Polish dishes.
Yet another first: A restaurant in the capital of Slovenia has received a Michelin star – Atelje, led by chef Jorg Zupan.