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Monk's Bistrot

Well designed dinner in Budapest
In researching where to eat in Budapest, I struggled with finding something to appeal to both the foodie and design-fiend in me - and one that wouldn't break the budget.

Luckily, one blog mentioned Monk's Bistro, tucked next to the Elizabeth Bridge and overlooking the river.

I am so happy I found it. My meal of fresh fish, vegetable soup and excellent Hungarian wine was served in a beautiful room that glowed with copper, reflecting lights from the bridge, and the warm hospitality of the staff. I would have gone back the next night if I wasn't pushing myself to explore more!!

A beautiful space focused on the impeccable open kitchen, the atmosphere is relaxed. While I was there a major Hungarian soccer match was on and everyone in the room was sneaking glances when possible. I think that's what the chefs are looking at in this photo! I loved being a part of that environment.

Side note: One thing I learned is that a lot of the meals at mediocre restaurants are same as great restaurants. Unless you're eating super budget or super expensive, its worth seeking out those middle of the road gems.
Budapest, 1052, Piarista köz 1, 1052 Hungary
+36 30 789 4718
Sun - Sat 11am - 11pm