Refined rural
gastronomy in
the heart of Esztergom.

About Us

Our goal is to bring to life the magic of rural gastronomy in the heart of Esztergom, one of the most beautiful cities on the Danube river.
Ádám Barna, the chef-owner of Bistro42 is a proud ambassador of this modern and original approach to Hungarian gastronomy. He likes to combine his skills and the experiences he acquired while working in fine dining with the simplicity of traditional Hungarian dishes, bringing out the best from his ingredients, and reviving forgotten or overlooked dishes and elevating them to new and exciting levels that create genuine experiences.

Adam and the Team

Ádám has won many professional awards and accolades including the two “hats” given by Gault Millau, the Austrian Genausswirt des Jahres, a place on the Dining Guide’s Top 10 Hungarian restaurant list for 2021, as well as the Dining Guide’s “Chef of the Year” award for 2018.

Now with Ádám’s lead, many passionate hard working people form the heart of our Bistro, giving anyone the chance to experience what is it like when restaurant dining is a genuine treat and holiday.

“Anyone can cook. Some people are good cooks, others less so, but above all there are those who cook with love. For us, food is a journey where you don’t have to move to go to new places. For us, cooking is love, a never-ending desire and pulsating excitement. For us, it’s everything. For us, 42 is the Bistro, and you are the life in it.”