Restaurants

Al Dente

An Italian restaurant so small you get to see as your lunch or dinner is being prepared by the friendly Italian crew. Calzone, pizza, tiramisu, daily soup and pasta menu, and real Italian coffee.

Baraka

Budapest's first fine dining restaurant in the historic Dorottya palace is dedicated to European and Asian cuisine of the highest quality, using individually sourced, fresh ingredients from fish to...

Bock Bisztró

With a mix of international and local flavours and their own extensive wine selection, Bock Bisztró is the brainchild of acclaimed chef Lajos Bíró and sommelier József Bock. The menu features some ...

Borkonyha

Borkonyha is a mix of a contemporary family restaurant and a French bistro, though the chef Ákos Sárközi often includes Spanish and Italian specialities on the menu. A huge part of their concept is...

Borssó Bistro

The menu of Borssó features fine French specialties mixed with Hungarian tastes and hospitality. From fresh fish soup to top favourites like lemon tart or the saddle of rabbit, all dishes are creat...

Costes Downtown

The second venue of the Costes team serving fine courses inspired by local and international cuisine, all made of unique ingredients from quail to mangalica. An elegant, bistro-style restaurant tha...

Bars & Nightlife

4es6os Wesselényi

You'll probably not leave Budapest without hopping on the trams 4 and 6 several times as you make your way through the Grand Boulevard of the city. This popular and affordable chain has several eas...

A38

A38 is a floating venue for night-long entertainment, unmissable near Petőfi bridge on the Buda side. A party boat equipped with several bars, a restaurant, a concert hall that hosts hip artists se...

Gozsdu Courtyard

Arguably Budapest's busiest pedestrian street, Gozsdu is filled with trendy bars, eateries and nightclubs, welcoming visitors from the afternoon until late in the night. The stylish decors and mura...

Grandio Bar

Housed in one of Budapest's most popular party hostels serving booze around the clock, Grandio Bar is a place where you can hang out with other visitors and have some pre-drinks for an extended pub...

Instant-Fogas

With 7 dance floors and 15 bars including an open garden, recently renovated Fogas is an unmissable party haven of the nightlife district, hosting various music events and throwing some of the long...

Kisüzem

If Szimpla Kert is too international for you, head to Kisüzem: this small but busy pub gets filled with locals every day of the week, enjoying the moderately priced, vast drink selection and relaxe...

Cafes

Artigiana Gelati

A tranquil walk in Buda's residential area will give you a completely different picture of the otherwise vibrant capital. This Italian artisanal ice cream shop is located conveniently next to Város...

Auguszt Confectionery

A family-run confectionery business with deep-rooted traditions and devotion to serving desserts of varied flavour and exceptional quality. The first Auguszt opened in 1870; now they have three loc...

Cafe Frei

Cafe Frei is a popular franchise founded by traveller-journalist Tamás Frei, featuring over 70 coffee specialties from five continents, bringing you genuine flavours from as far as Brazil and the H...

Callas Café

The Callas Café is located next to the Opera House in a neo-Renaissance building, constructed in 1880. It changed hands several times in the early 20th century, and also served as the headquarter o...

Cat Café

A small friendly café near the Opera House, welcoming visitors with cakes and paninis, cosy, cushioned seats, cat-themed art and souvenirs, and most importantly, 15 permanent feline residents to ke...

Centrál Café

First opened in 1887, Central Café was one of the most important intellectual venues in the country, serving coffee to the most prominent scientists and writers of the time. Today, its mission is t...