Must-see restaurants in Hungary

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    Főzelékház Étterem

    This simple eatery hiding in the middle of a shopping centre is just the place to try Hungarian soul food, including the eponymous főzelék, twice-cooked…

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    Food Market

    Keszthely’s lively food market combines the best and worst of Hungary’s markets, packed with overflowing fruit and vegetable stands, stalls selling…

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    Kedves Cukrászda

    Join fans of Lujza Blaha and take coffee and cake at the cafe where the famous actress used to while away the hours when not in residence across the…

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    Italia Pizzeria

    Italia is a little short on atmosphere, but it does a roaring trade with students from the nearby colleges. A full menu also includes pasta dishes (990Ft…

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    Nagyi Palacsintázója

    This small eatery serves Hungarian pancakes – both savoury and sweet – round the clock and is often packed. Peckish night owls may also wish to consider…

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    Nagyi Palacsintázója

    This branch of ‘Granny’s Palacsinta Place’, the popular chain selling pancakes with savoury and sweet fillings, is handy when visiting Aquincum. Baked …

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    Vega City

    This very basic (and very central) functional eatery serves vegan sandwiches, pizzas and 'burgers’ and is very popular with students from the nearby…

  • B

    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…

  • O

    This small vegetarian restaurant down the hill from the palace has buckets of good energy and healthy (if not terribly inspiring) daily menus during the…

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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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    Gilbert Pizzeria

    Some of the cheapest (if not the best) pizza in town awaits in an interior courtyard just off the main square. A substantial number of the 50 choices are…

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    Bonita Bisztró

    This upbeat pasta and pizza restaurant, with more than two dozen of the former on offer and almost four dozen of the latter, is as central as you could…

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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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    Produce Market

    Pécs’ excellent fruit and vegetable market is next to the bus station; food stalls lining the interior sell gut-busting sandwiches and sausages.

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    Pizza Palazzo

    This popular pizzeria, with more substantial pasta dishes as well, is conveniently attached to Gödöllő's Szabadság tér HÉV station.

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    Pizza Sfera

    This central place does Hungarian main courses but most people come to the Sfera for the pizza (1190Ft to 1450Ft).

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    Aranyhomok Gyorsétterem

    Locals love the quick and tasty self-service cafeteria on the ground floor of the city’s largest central hotel.

  • G

    This place has been serving its very own Italian-style lapátos fagyalt (scooped ice cream) since 1992.

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    One of two cake shops on the main square serving gooey sweet delights and multiple gelato flavours.

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    Vár Étterem

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