Must see restaurants in Hungary

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    With a sheer rock face topped by a castle bastion as the backdrop to its courtyard, 'Aubergine' has the most dramatic restaurant setting in Esztergom. And…

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    Jókai Bisztró

    Arguably Pécs' best, this charming bistro with stylish decor overlooks Jókai tér – a seat on the terrace in summer is hot property. The menu is short,…

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    With a hint of black magic in its name and a cosy location in the basement of a residential block, this family-run restaurant has earned loyal local fans…

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    Régi Idők Udvara Skanzen és Étterem

    Part enchanted garden, part ethnography museum with farming implements all over the place, Tihany's best restaurant is as much a place to linger over a…

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    Oriental Soup House

    Though it's far away from central Budapest, this authentic Vietnamese joint is regularly packed. Customers squeeze around the communal tables beneath…

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    Pura Vida Port

    On a breezy terrace by the marina, this new Mediterranean restaurant serves up mains such as osso bucco and confit leg of lamb but keeps holidaymakers…

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    Come to this desszertbár for some of Budapest's best and most imaginative cakes. Temptations include cherry cheesecake with Sichuan pepper, chocolate tart…

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    The fame of 'Lavender' is spreading far and wide; there are four branches in Budapest already. Expect such interesting flavours as lavender and dark…

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    Traditional Hungarian with a twist is on offer at this brilliant restaurant that offers a table d’hôte set-lunch menu of two or three courses and a dinner…

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    Jókai Cukrászda

    The elaborate sweet creations – cheesecakes, pastries, eclairs – at this new bakery are the best in town, by a long shot. Even the macarons are Magyarised…

  • Fröhlich Cukrászda

    This kosher cake shop and cafe in the former ghetto, dating back to 1953, makes and sells such Jewish kosher favourites as flódni (a three-layer cake with…

  • bigfish

    Select your fish or shellfish type from the ice trays, choose the cooking method and a side or two, and then sit back and wait for super fresh seafood to…

  • Curry House

    This richly decorated and well-run Indian restaurant offers a warm welcome, attentive service and a wide range of authentic dishes. There are lots of…

  • Pagony Kert

    Set up in and around the disused pools that were once part of the neighbouring Gellért Baths complex, Pagony Kert is an unusual warm-weather venue…

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    Costes Downtown

    The fourth restaurant in Budapest to be awarded a Michelin star and the second Costes one, Costes Downtown calls itself a 'fine-dining bistro’. Watch the…

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    Permanent fixtures on the menu here include foie gras in its various avatars and native mangalica pork. More unusual (and fleeting) dishes are lamb and…

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    This very stylish eatery, in a fabulous location in a small park overlooking legendary Feneketlen-tó (Bottomless Lake) in south Buda, has a varied and…

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    Elegant Fausto's offers a top-class dining room in its ristorante and a cheaper osteria (open without afternoon break) just up from the Great Synagogue…

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    Kiskőrössy Halászcsárda

    Housed in a traditional fisherman's cottage with a terrace on the banks of the Tisza a few kilometres east of the centre, this excellent fish restaurant…

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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…