Restaurants

Top Choice Hungarian in Parliament & Around

Borkonyha

Chef Ákos Sárközi's approach to Hungarian cuisine at this Michelin-starred restaurant is contemporary, and the menu changes every week or two. Go for the signature foie gras appetiser wrapped in strudel pastry and a…
Top Choice Hungarian in Parliament & Around

Zeller Bistro

You'll receive a very warm welcome at this lovely candlelit cellar where the attentive staff serve food sourced largely from the owner's family and friends in the Lake Balaton area. The Hungarian home cooking includ…
Top Choice Hungarian in Erzsébetváros & the Jewish Quarter

ESCA Studio

One of our favourite new modern Hungarian bistros, this place offers both excellent cooking and superb value. With internationally trained chef/owner Gábor Fehér at the helm, expect such 'oddities that work' as toma…
Top Choice Hungarian in Erzsébetváros & the Jewish Quarter

Barack & Szilva

This is the kind of perfectly formed restaurant that every neighbourhood wishes it could claim. Run by a friendly husband-and-wife team, the 'Peach & Plum' serves high-quality and exceptionally well-prepared Hun…
Top Choice Hungarian in Erzsébetváros & the Jewish Quarter

Gettó Gulyás

This new spot is just about the best place to try pörkölt – what we call goulash (it's paprikás when you add sour cream) – with everything from chicken, venison and catfish to gizzards and roosters' testicles availa…
Top Choice Asian in Belváros

Impostor

Now in a new, more central location, elegant Impostor serves hybrid dishes that echo the owners’ passion for Asia and Latin America. Though there are more elaborate main courses on offer, we come for the delectable …
Top Choice International in Castle District

Csalogány 26

This intimate place with spartan decor turns its creativity to its superb food. Try the roasted lamb with butter squash lecsó (a kind of ratatouille, 5000Ft) or other meat-heavy dishes that make the most of local in…
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 Cuban in Erzsébetváros & the Jewish Quarter

La Bodeguita del Medio

Anchor tenant of the Fészek Club, meeting place of artists and intellectuals since 1901, La Bodeguita del Medio is a Cuban restaurant with such favourites as banana and yucca chips, mantanzas (a dish of grilled meat…
Top Choice Mezze in Erzsébetváros & the Jewish Quarter

Dobrumba

This affable new restaurant in the heart of Party Town is a veritable geography lesson and a smorgasbord of tastes – from the Middle East and the Mediterranean to the Caucasus. But we look at it as a place for mezze…