Must see restaurants in Northern Hungary

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    Macok Bistro & Wine Bar

    With its inventive menu and excellent wine cellar, this stylish eatery at the foot of the castle has been named among the top dozen restaurants in Hungary…

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    With a name like this, the stunning new 1552 has just got to be up in the castle. The upscale menu, created by Budapest-trained chef Matyás Hegyi, offers…

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    Fő Tér

    With a prominent position on Dobó István tér opposite the Minorite church, 'Main Square' adds a bit of colour to Eger's dining scene, and boasts a fine…

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    Toldi Fogadó Restaurant

    A lovely restaurant offering quasi-fine dining down a small köz (lane) off the main drag, Toldi excels at fish dishes (try the catfish) but also has some…

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    Senator Ház Restaurant

    Seats in the antique-filled dining room of this charming hotel are coveted, but the outdoor ones are the hot seats of Eger's main square. Try the kohlrabi…

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    Pop art and a fascinating collection of antique cigarettes still in their packets line the walls in this eclectic eatery. Savoury palacsinta – pancakes,…

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    Szantofer Vendéglő

    Choose this renovated eatery for hearty, home-style Hungarian fare. The cosy inside dining room shows off its nice wine collection but the covered…

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    Bonchidai Csárda

    Nine types of halászlé (fish soup) are just the beginning of the offerings made from the water’s bounty here. Sit on the large terrace overlooking the…

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    Fehérszarvas Vadásztanya

    With its game specialities, cellar setting and trophies throughout, the 'White Deer Hunters' Farm' is really a place to enjoy in season – autumn and…

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    Il Padrino

    This little hole in the wall is hidden away in a narrow street just up from the landmark former Neoclassical Synagogue. It's worth a look though as it…

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    Muskátli Vendéglő

    The traditional dishes at this cottage restaurant are the best in the village. The flower-bedecked courtyard down in the back garden is a positive delight…

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    This wonderful little bakery sells bread and both savoury and sweet baked goods, including hókifli, crescent-shaped pastries filled with nuts, plum or…

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    Tokaj Hotel Restaurant

    This hotel restaurant specialises in game – as you might have guessed from all the trophies on the walls. Sit in the main dining room or on the pretty…

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    Head for this simple little eatery on the main square under two mini lindens for lunch or early dinner. It serves the usual Hungarian staples as well as…

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    Halra Bor

    This riverside restaurant with its back terrace looking in the general direction of the Tisza is a cheap and cheerful option among Tokaj's rather limited…

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    Agria Park

    Chinese, Hungarian and Greek self-service restaurants are among your choices on the top floor of the Agria Park shopping centre west of the basilica.

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    Vár Étterem

    This eatery offers covered outside dining in the warmer months but closes early otherwise.

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    This market is a good place to stock up on picnic supplies.