Restaurants

Top Choice Fusion in Belváros

Baraka

If you only eat in one fine-dining establishment while in Budapest, make it Baraka. You're ushered into the monochrome dining room, where chef André Bicalho works his magic in the half-open kitchen. Seafood features…
Top Choice Hungarian in Belváros

Kárpátia

A palace of fin-de-siècle design dating from 1877, the ‘Carpathia’ serves almost-modern Hungarian and Transylvanian specialities in both a palatial restaurant in the back and a less-expensive söröző (brasserie). The…
Top Choice Hungarian in Belváros

Magyar QTR

It's difficult not to love this bistro, for three reasons: the excellent Hungarian wine (more than 100 vintages), the food and the fabulous river views. The succinct menu includes such inspired takes on Hungarian di…
Top Choice International in Belváros

Paris Budapest Restaurant

One of Budapest's loveliest restaurants hides inside the Sofitel Hotel. The decor is minimalist, the service is some of the best we've come across anywhere in Budapest, and the dishes are imaginative without being p…
Top Choice Hungarian in Belváros

Monk's Bistrot

With its vaguely industrial decor, an open kitchen and young serving staff, this ambitious new restaurant specialises in bold pairings of ingredients that nevertheless seem to work, alongside contemporary reimaginin…
Cafe in Belváros

Szimply Food

Hidden in a little courtyard, Szimply Food is a tiny brunch and breakfast venue that combines modern design with healthy crafted meals. The favourites include avocado toast and sweet and healthy acai balls, although…
Middle Eastern in Belváros

Hummus Bar

A handy branch of the Middle Eastern chain that's taken Budapest by storm. There are reliable, good vegie dishes such as shakshuka (eggs cooked in a tomato-based sauce), couscous salad with roasted vegetables, falaf…
Hungarian in Belváros

Onyx

This Michelin-starred eatery adjacent to (and owned by) Gerbeaud has taken it upon its own lofty shoulders to modernise Hungarian cuisine, and its six-course ‘Hungarian Evolution’ tasting menu (29,900Ft) suggests it…
Japanese in Belváros

Nobu

Budapest knew it had arrived when it got a branch of a favourite canteen of the London glitterati. As elsewhere, Nobu is minimalist in decor and anonymously efficient in service, but can be surprisingly disappointin…
Breakfast in Belváros

Zoska Breakfast Café

Zoska serves quality coffee, tea, paninis, salads and all-day breakfasts. Hidden in a backstreet beside the ruins of the old city wall, this small cafe is popular with locals and visitors alike for its cosy vintage …