METAMORPHOSIS

The process of transforming the interior, the work processes and the restaurant's philosophy with a focus on sustainability. At various milestones of this process, we are granting access to guests to witness our transition through various events.

The Metamorphosis kicked off in November 2020 with the Last Supper event. At this event, the guests got the chance to taste the old menu, in the old interior one last time. The closing “dish” of the dinner was a hammer, with which the guests could start the symbolic process of demolishing the restaurant.

The next milestone was the SITT Street fine dining event in May 2021. We celebrated the end of the demolition process with an informal and unforgettable afternoon.

During the four Deconstruction dinners in June 2021, we said goodbye to the dishes of the old menu. The restaurant was stripped down to the plaster and the dishes were also broken down to their ingredients, to help us create a new, cleaner menu.

During the Relic Market in July, we sold the prized items that were with us during the first 14 years of ONYX. All proceeds of this wonderful Sunday morning event will be used to create a library focused on gastronomy, to help the future generation of culinary professionals.

The milestones of the ONYX Metamorphosis project

2021
2021

RELIC Market

At the RELIC Market we sold some of the iconic items that have helped us turn every meal into an experience and that helped ONYX become the first two Michelin star restaurant in Hungary, and all proceeds is going towards creating a completely open library focused on culinary and design topics, the first of its kind in Hungary. With this library we aim to support the future generation of the gastronomy industry, so they can become prominent members of their profession.


DECONSTRUCTION

The dinner where the past and present met for the first and last time.

We opened the doors of ONYX for four nights to gave a glimpse into the next stage of the restaurants Metamorphosis.

We broke down the walls of the restaurant and at the DECONSTRUCTION dinner we broke down the old menu into pieces as well, so we could create something completely new.



SITT

With the Last Supper in November, the exterior and interior transformation of the restaurant, the ONYX Metamorphosis, began. Our transformation has reached another milestone: we have completed the demolition!

Waste, demolished bricks and concrete generated during the renovation are slowly giving way to the construction. We were celebrate the completion of the destruction with the SITT event (SITT in english means rubble), which was also the inspiration for the dishes created specifically for this evening.

The venue for SITT was at the Lion Fountain in front of the restaurant, where we dreamed of a street fine dining event with three tasting dishes, the ONYX14 birthday cake, lots of champagne and with You of course.


2020
2020

The Last Supper

In 2020, a new era began in the life of Onyx: our transformation was termed the ‘Onyx Metamorphosis', and we began the exterior and interior renewal of the restaurant. In November we hosted a dinner called ‘The Last Supper', where we said goodbye to the previous period of success to embark on an exciting new journey. We selected eight participants for ‘The Last Supper' from a casting, served a hammer for the last course of the dinner, and together began the symbolic demolition of Onyx.

Our plans for the new Onyx were summarized in the Onyx Manifesto, and the Onyx restaurant operates as a family business - owned by Anna Niszkács, managing director; her brother, Attila Niszkács; and their mother, Katalin Pintér.


2018
2018

In 2018, we achieved even greater success: we became the only restaurant in Central and Eastern Europe to be awarded two Michelin stars. The kitchen was managed by chef Ádám Mészáros at that time.


2016

In 2016, Tamás Széll and his team won the European final of the Bocuse d'Or, which brought widespread acclaim to both the competitors and the restaurant, but also drew recognition to the entire Hungarian culinary scene.

2016

2011
2011

Led by executive chef Szabina Szulló and chef Tamás Széll, Onyx received its first Michelin star on March 16, 2011, four years after its opening.


2007

In March 2007, Onyx restaurant opened its doors at the side of Gerbeaud House in Vörösmarty Square, with the intention of becoming an internationally recognized restaurant.

2007