Budapest has one of the most vibrant and fast moving restaurant scenes in central Europe. New restaurants pop up all the time so much so it’s hard to keep track. The French Michelin restaurant reviewers have started to show interest too with many Budapest restaurants receiving honours including Budapest’s first Michelin star. For those not wishing to spend a packet on eating out there are still many excellent eateries with something to please all.
A great introduction to Hangarian cuisine with retro decor and a large outside seating area makes Menza a firm favourite
One block away from the Octogon on the famous Andrássy Utca you’ll find a pleasant promenade of restaurant and bars which in Summer spill out onto the walking street. Amongst these is Menza, a modern Hungarian restaurant (vendeglo) serving traditional fare with flare….
Offering fine dining at a good price Baraka is sure to please
One of the best restaurants in Budapest for international cuisine and well located in the fifth district this is not the place to come for an authentic Hungarian dish. Primarily intended as a trap for tourists it does however trap them in a very pleasant way….
Come for a coffee and admire the shear grandeur of this famous coffee house in the heart of Budapest
One of the most famous of coffee houses in, as the name suggests, a very central location just right to provide after-shopping refreshment being just east of the famous walking street Váci útca. Originally a meeting place for intellectuals, it has, in it’s checkered history, also been a place for paprika buyers, university students as the infamous Eotvos Klub, and even video gamers when it was briefly called ‘Wizzards’….
More restaurant than bistro and recently awarded the coveted Michelin Bib award this out of the way Buda eatery offers fine food, wines and service at a somewhat reasonable price
Recently awarded a coveted Michelin Bib Gaudard – the not so famous lesser cousin of the prized Michelin star – Arcade Bistro now ranks in the top 5 restaurants in Budapest at least according to the Michelin Guide….
Dining in the Italian tradition in a continually reinterpreted international cuisine
The concept “Italian tradition in a continually reinterpreted international cuisine” is the main theme of this restaurant’s gastronomic philosophy, which for the last 14 years has been updated and transformed with the help of their chef Giorgio Cavicchiolo….
Centrally located on Andrassy avenue and offering a mix of Spanish, Italian, Thai, Chinese, Japanese and Hungarian food
A restaurant whose decor hints at Asia but whose food is influenced by a much wider sphere. Our group of five managed to tick off 6 countries: Spanish, Italian, Thai, Chinese, Japanese and a damn good Hungarian. All Goa’s dishes are authentically prepared, beautifully presented and the menu has an excellent smattering of vegetarian offerings enough to keep even the strictest of abstainers happy (we had three in our group this time round and all were pleased with their food)….
Ready to get your teeth into a great steak then forget what you know about steak houses this is Budapest's best steak house bar none
Pampas’ steaks come in two sizes: 200g & 320g and for my money I’d plump for the almost 2inch thick 320g serving any day. Cooked to perfection is no exaggeration. It might seem off target to recommend a steak house to people undergoing dental treatment but the quality of the meat (sourced almost entirely in Argentina as the name suggests) means it melts in the mouth without too much encouragement being required….
Award Winning ClinicLatest winner of the prestigious Best of Budapest award
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