Where to Eat and Drink in Budapest
Collected by Kimberly Bradley , AFAR Local Expert
In the past decade or so, Budapest’s restaurant scene has broadened beyond goulash and stuffed cabbage, with trendy new venues serving both a wider variety of international cuisines and elegant, innovative takes on traditional Hungarian fare.
Budapest, Dohány u. 29, 1074 Hungary
This intimate, bistro-like 16-seat restaurant in the heart of Pest’s trendy Jewish quarter brings a dash of Scandinavian cuisine (and Scandi decor) to the Hungarian capital. Chef Gábor Fehér spent time in Copenhagen mastering...
Budapest, Kazinczy u. 14, 1075 Hungary
A decade ago, romkocsma, or ruin bars, began popping up in the city’s sixth and seventh districts. In the courtyards of empty buildings slated for renovation, young people brought in secondhand furniture and started serving drinks. Today,...
Budapest, Szent István tér 3, 1051 Hungary
This consummately trendy, cozy wine bar is a choice venue to not only watch Budapest's fun-loving locals come together (in a touristy district, no less), but also to sample a wide variety of local and regional wines that are difficult to find...
Budapest, Kazinczy u. 48, 1075 Hungary
One of Budapest's newest hot spots for drinking, dining, and simply meeting friends takes its inspiration from New York City's trendiest borough. BRKLYN serves up "street food" like burgers, tapas, and BBQ ribs, and drinks like gin cocktails and...
Budapest, Dob u. 15, 1074 Hungary
This very attractive sidewalk café in the Jewish district is a popular destination for dining as well as for relaxing during the day. The venue includes both an art gallery and theater, where events take place from September to May, along...
Budapest, Vörösmarty tér 7-8, 1051 Hungary
Cafe Gerbeaud was recommended to me by a good friend who is Hungarian and studied abroad in Budapest. They have the most delicious cakes, tartes, and pastries and my friends and I enjoyed some sweets with coffee as we sat outside on their terrace...
Budapest, Vámház krt. 1-3, 1093 Hungary
If you are fortunate enough to find yourself in Budapest, then hurry on over to Nagycsarnok--The Great Market Hall on Fővám Tér for lunch. Go directly upstairs and have some authentic Hungarian Goulash or Hungarian Stuffed...
Budapest, 1051, Sas u. 3, 1051 Hungary
One of Budapest's Michelin-starred restaurants, this blend of a French-style bistro and a contemporary boite offers new takes on traditional Hungarian cuisine in an airy, elegant dining room. Ingredients in dishes like venison loin with potato...
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