Castle District restaurants

Top Choice International in Castle District

Csalogány 26

The decor is spartan at this intimate restaurant, which turns out creative and superb food. Try the roasted lamb with butter squash lecsó (a kind of ratatouille, 5000Ft) or other meat-heavy dishes that make the most…
Top Choice International in Castle District

Pierrot

This stylish, long-established restaurant, housed in what was a bakery in the Middle Ages, specialises in dishes of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, revamped for the 21st century. Expect the likes of pike-perch and praw…
Top Choice International in Castle District

Leo Budapest

There are rooftop bar-restaurants and then there's His Highness Leo, who will put you in the lap of the gods in the warmer months on the 8th floor of the Hotel Clark, with the Royal Palace above and the Danube below…
Top Choice Hungarian in Castle District

Mandragóra

With a hint of black magic in its name and a cosy location in the basement of a residential block, this family-run restaurant has earned loyal local fans with its excellent takes on Hungarian classics. Feast on slow…
International in Castle District

Zóna

Where the beautiful set eat and sup, Zóna is as much an architectural triumph as a foodie magnet. The menu is succinct and nicely executed; we particularly like the goose breast, seldom-seen rabbit thigh and the sel…
Russian in Castle District

Arany Kaviár Étterem

With stellar service and beautiful presentation, the 'Golden Caviar’ serves Russian food like you've never seen it. We can't fault the flavours – the home-smoked fish, the wild-boar pelmeni (dumplings), the choice o…
Bistro in Castle District

Bistro Déryné

What used to be a traditional cafe near the entrance to the Alagút (the tunnel under Castle Hill), established the year WWI broke out, is now a stylish bistro with excellent breakfasts and more substantial meals (du…
Fusion in Castle District

Fáma

'Rumour' (not 'Fame'!) and its food are what’s on cognoscenti's lips in Budapest these days. An inventive menu of mostly fish and poultry displaying Asian influence (confit catfish with kohlrabi and white miso, dan …
Hungarian in Castle District

21 Magyar Vendéglő

This place with a less-than-inspiring name ('21 Hungarian Restaurant') has some wonderfully innovative modern takes on traditional Hungarian dishes such as veal pörkölt (a kind of stew like goulash) and chicken papr…
French in Castle District

Pavillon de Paris

A regular haunt of staff from the French Institute across the road (who should know la cuisine française), the Pavillon is housed in a wonderful old townhouse abutting an ancient castle wall. The back garden ablaze …