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Jamie Oliver to open restaurant in Budapest
The first Jamie’s Italian restaurant in the Central-European region will open in the first quarter of 2016 in the Buda Castle District, with Zsidai Gastronomy Group being the exclusive operating partner.
Source: press release
Best of Budapest online | October 1, 2015
A partnership between Jamie Oliver and his Italian mentor, chef Gennaro Contaldo, Jamie’s Italian has won millions of fans for its delicious and affordable food and its friendly and welcoming service. Their menu is based on dishes you’d find people eating all over Italy, made with care but delivered without fuss, using the best ingredients. 

The good news is that, as of spring 2016, Jamie’s Italian will be available in Hungary, too!
The casual Italian restaurant will see pasta being made onsite daily and will also house an open kitchen and a terrace overlooking the Mathias church. Jamie’s Italian Budapest will utilise many of the regions finest ingredients and work has begun to identify the best producers. High quality fresh ingredients with special attention to sustainability, ethical animal treatment and animal welfare – all under detailed and continous control. It is also an excellent opportunity for suppliers to join an international network.

“Opening a restaurant in Budapest is hugely exciting. Our first site is right in the heart of the Castle District, which has got to be one of the most beautiful places to be opening a restaurant. We're working with a fantastic local partner, and we're already on the hunt for brilliant suppliers and producers. I can't wait to get the doors open!” Jamie Oliver commented, while Roy Zsidai, CEO of the Zsidai Gastronomy Group said, "We are delighted to start the partnership and extremely happy that a company with such a high international reputation has choosen our 33-year-old family business for the partnership. It is a responsibility, we are working very hard to meet the high standards of Jamie Oliver and let Hungarian people experience the high quality Italian kitchen – that is also affordable, and in a relaxed setting.”

Jamie’s Italian is now looking for Hungary’s most passionate chefs and hospitality professionals.

About Jamie’s Italian

A partnership between Jamie Oliver and his Italian mentor, chef Gennaro Contaldo, the first Jamie’s Italian opened in 2008 in Oxford, England, serving the kind of food that had inspired them both since childhood. There are now more than 50 outlets around the world, winning fans all over with its delicious, affordable dishes and friendly, personable service.

About Zsidai Gastronomy Group

With a history of 33 years, Zsidai Gastronomy Group is a responsible family business that runs several restaurants, cafés, bars, pubs and a smart luxury boutique hotel.  Gastronomy is not only a profession in the family, it is a mission. It is an aim of the Zsidai family to put Budapest on the list of the world's best destinations.

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