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Hungarian food is honest and despite today’s influences from all over the world, the Hungarians are still preserving their traditions. The modern Hungarian cuisine is among the best ones in Europe and also very inexpensive. You will find most restaurants, and the best ones, on the Pest side.

Café Kör

Café Kör has an out-of-the-way address in central Pest. The restaurant makes a plain impression, but the illusion is deceptive. Café Kör’s delectable fare and perfect service make the restaurant a favourite of embassy personnel and foreign correspondents.

Address1051 Budapest, Sas u. 17
Phone+36 1 311 00 53
More InfoOnly cash accepted


People go to Menza for the company rather than for the food, which is quite conventional. The restaurant is situated on Liszt Ferenc tér, one of the best squares in Budapest to go to for having a drink or two. Menza’s large flowered wallpaper and cloth lampshades create a cosy atmosphere.

Address1061 Budapest, Liszt Ferenc tér 2
Phone+36 1 413 14 82


Mokka is an adventurous restaurant centrally located on the Pest side. The elegantly styled rooms contain West African murals and Moroccan masks. The food is exotic, with local dishes from all over the world.

Address1051 Budapest, Sas u. 4
Phone+36 1 328 00 81


Baraka is located on the city's main boulevard and is definitely worth a visit. This restaurant offers gourmet food served in a personal atmosphere. The chef mixes French and Asian influences, but does not neglect his Hungarian roots.

Address1063 Budapest, Andrássy út. 111
Phone+36 1 483 13 55
More InfoInside the Andrássy Hotel


Anyone who wishes to taste traditional Hungarian cuisine, should head to Fakanál, upstairs in the old market hall. There, you can try several different buffet dishes to the sound of gypsy music.

Address1093 Budapest, Vámház körút 1-3
Phone+36 1 32 91 45


One of the best restaurants on the Buda side is Arcade, with the same founder as the Café Kör. The owners have chosen a somewhat more luxurious style here, both in the menus and the decor, and serve modern Hungarian cuisine with influences from France and Italy.

Address1126 Budapest, Kiss János Alt. utca 38
Phone+36 1 225 19 69

Onyx restaurant

The Onyx restaurant strive to keep a high international standard and their lead words are quality and innovation. The Onyx Restaurant has been rated 17 points by Gault Millau, and awarded with one Michelin Star by the Michelin Guide.

Address1051 Budapest Vörösmarty tér 7-8
Phone+36 30 508 0622

Borkonyha Winekitchen

Borkonyha Winekitchen is a mix of a contemporary family restaurant and a French bistro. A huge part of their concept is their extensive wine list which includes 200 different wines, most of them Hungarian.

Address1051 Budapest, Sas utca 3
Phone+36 1 266 0835

Taverna Dionysos Greek Restaurant

In the spirit of Santorini, Taverna Dionysos treats you with an authentic Greek experience. The location on the bank of the river Danube in combination with the blue door and white walls creates an unforgettable atmosphere and the food is excellent.

Address1056 Budapest, Belgrád rakpart 16
Phone+36 1 318 12 22

Bock Bisztró

Bock Bisztró was created by a well renowned chef and a skilled sommelier. The result is a restaurant offering Hungarian cuisine with an international twist, accompanied by an extensive wine list. The menu also has some Spanish tapas.

Address1073 Budapest, Erzsébet körút 43-49
Phone+36 1 321 0340

Borssó Bistro

Borssó Bistro has a menu containing both traditional Hungarian cuisine and French food. The dishes change with the season and you can usually find some special weekly offer.

For a special treat, come here for a "wine dinner" - a 6-8 course dinner enjoyed with carefully selected wine that is presented by the wine makers, accompanied by live jazz music.

Address1053 Budapest, Királyi Pál Street 14
Phone+36 1 789 0975

Trattoria Pomo D'oro

This Italian restaurant provides a wide variety of food, so no matter what you're in the mood for, you'll find it here; soup, risotto, salad, thin crusted pizza baked in a wood-burning oven, fresh fish or pasta.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday you can enjoy live performances.

Address1051 Budapest, Arany János Street 9
Phone+36 1 302 6473

Carne Di Hall

Carne Di Hall has taken John Steinbeck's flying pig Pigasus to heart, and he adorns the entire restaurant. Although located on the Buda side of town, this restaurant has incredibly tasty food as well as friendly and swift service.

Address1011 Budapest, Bem rakpart 20
Phone+36 1 201 8137

Hunyadi Étterem

The story goes that King Matthias Hunyadi (1440-1490) got hungry while taking a walk around the Buda castle and entered the Hunyadi restaurant. Supposedly he was amazed by the tasty food and delectable wines. Apparently this small restaurant has kept this high standard, because it is still much appreciated.

-"Hunyadi Restaurant - for today's renaissance people!"

Address1011 Budapest, Hunyadi János Way 17
Phone+36 1 212 7740


Klassz has about 130 different wines to choose from, and it is undeniably important to choose a nice wine when the food is so exquisite. You can have foie gras, mangalica pork and lamb knuckle, to name but a few.

Address1061 Budapest, Andrássy út 41
More InfoNo table reservation