Hungary in detail

Eating

The Basics

Hungary has an ever-increasing range of eating options, particularly in Budapest. For most places, it's fine to book on the day or not at all; for fine dining in Budapest, book a week or so ahead if possible.

  • Restaurants Range from cheap Hungarian to refined sushi and Michelin-starred fine-dining establishments.
  • Vendéglő Regional restaurants typically serving inexpensive, homestyle cooking.
  • Cafes Open during the day, these are great for coffee, cake and light (or sometimes substantial) meals.
  • Csárda Typically rustic places serving large portions of Hungarian cuisine, often accompanied by Gypsy music.