Budapest 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 with apple and celeriac and a g…
Top Choice Hungarian in Parliament & Around

Kispiac

This small retro-style restaurant – an absolute favourite – serves seriously Hungarian things like stuffed csülök (pig's trotter – and way better than it sounds, 2950Ft), roast malac (piglet, 3250Ft) and the ever-po…
Top Choice Hungarian in Erzsébetváros & the Jewish Quarter

ESCA Studio

One of the best 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 tomato so…
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 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, it's well worth trying the …
Top Choice Pub Food in Southern Pest

Krak'n Town Steampunk Saloon

Like something out of a Jules Verne novel, Krak’n Town Steampunk Saloon certainly lives up to its name, with giant hot-air balloons, brass accents and a toilet that could belong on the Nautilus. This pub serves a ro…
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 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 Parliament & Around

Mák Bisztró

The award-winning 'Poppy' offers inventive international dishes that lean in the direction of Hungary from a chalkboard menu that changes daily. Casual surrounds and seamless and very friendly service, with good adv…