Top Choice Vietnamese in Margaret Island & Northern Pest

Oriental Soup House

Though it's far away from central Budapest, this authentic Vietnamese joint is regularly packed. Customers squeeze around the communal tables beneath paper lanterns and tuck into several kinds of pho (rice noodle so…
Top Choice Hungarian in Margaret Island & Northern Pest


Set up by former journalists, retro-style restaurant ‘Hack’ has been one of our favourite Hungarian 'nostalgia' eateries for years, thanks to the lovely old mementoes on the walls, great homestyle dishes such as roa…
Top Choice Cafe in Margaret Island & Northern Pest


Come here for some of Budapest's best and most imaginative cakes. Temptations include poppyseed cheesecake with almond and sea buckthorn, strawberry cheesecake with Sichuan pepper, chocolate tart with salted caramel…
Eastern European in Margaret Island & Northern Pest

Eat & Meet

For authentic Hungarian home cooking, Eat & Meet lives up to the label. Zsuzska and her family open their apartment on the Danube to guests with a three-course meal made from local, seasonal ingredients and pair…
Hungarian in Margaret Island & Northern Pest


This ever-so-traditional Hungarian eatery with a retro shop sign in front has been serving up classic gulyásleves (hearty beef soup; 990Ft), veal stew with spaetzle (noodles; 3750Ft) and goose-liver medallions (4450…
Cafe in Margaret Island & Northern Pest


Built in 1938 as a cinema, this art deco place with a lovely upstairs gallery, outdoor terrace and views of Szent István Park is also a restaurant. But we still think of – and use – it as a cukrászda (cake shop); it…
Belgian in Margaret Island & Northern Pest


This pleasant ‘Belgian beer cafe’ in Újlipótváros serves Belgian (and some Hungarian) specialities, including its namesake, those much-loved bivalves, prepared in several different ways. There’s a wide selection of …
Italian in Margaret Island & Northern Pest

Okay Italia

A perennially popular eatery started by Italians more than 20 years ago, Okay Italia does a full range of dishes, but most people come for the imaginative pasta and pizza, which is more than just 'okay'. The terrace…
Breakfast in Margaret Island & Northern Pest

Donut Library

Budapest's first bona fide doughnut outlet sells dozens of varieties of both coated and filled fried dough. Great place for a quick hit of sugar and caffeine and there are comfy armchairs and window seats for perusi…
Cafe in Margaret Island & Northern Pest

Sarki Fűszeres

This delightful retro-style cafe on tree-lined Pozsonyi út is the perfect place for brunch, a late breakfast, a specialty coffee or just a quick sandwich. Doubles as a deli/wine shop.