Top things to do in Belváros

Top Choice Asian in Belváros


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 Fusion in Belváros


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 Cafe in Belváros

Három Holló

This fabulous, recently relocated cafe is as close as you’ll find in 21st-century Budapest to the old-style intellectual hangouts that were so prevalent and popular under communism and before. Though they do food (d…
Top Choice Chocolate in Belváros


‘Death by chocolate’ has arrived in Budapest by way of Gyula, a city in Hungary’s southeast where the delectable handmade filled bonbons sold here are made and served at the celebrated Százéves Cukrászda (Century Ca…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Belváros

Holló Műhely

Off the northern end of Váci utca, this atelier-shop has attractive folk art with a modern look and remains a favourite place to shop for gifts. Lovely furniture and particularly beautiful painted Easter eggs. Find …
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Belváros

Bomo Art

This tiny shop just off Váci utca sells some of the finest locally made paper and paper goods in Budapest, including leather-bound notebooks, photo albums and address books.
Top Choice Notable Building in Belváros

Pesti Vigadó

This Romantic-style concert hall, built in 1865 but badly damaged during WWII, faces the river to the west of Vörösmarty tér. Reopened in 2014 after a massive reconstruction, the building has been fully restored to …
Top Choice Area in Belváros

Váci utca

The capital’s premier pedestrian shopping street is crammed for the most part with chain stores, touristy restaurants, ripoff bars and a smattering of shops and sights worth seeking out. Its more unique spots includ…
Top Choice Hungarian in Belváros

Monk's Bistrot

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


Located on the northern side of Pest’s busiest square, Gerbeaud has been the most fashionable meeting place for the city’s elite since 1870. Along with exquisitely prepared cakes and pastries, it serves continental/…