7 of Budapest's Best Restaurants Now

Food in Hungary's capital stands out for its flavors and aromas, with lavish use of spices (most famously but not only paprika) and generous servings. Prices are more economical than in many other European capitals. Some of the current top tables in town: 

One of Budapest's more fashionable venues of the moment, with modern décor,.plenty of young people, a menu combining classic Hungarian dishes and creative nouvel creations, and attractive prices. Liszt Ferenc tér 2.

Recommended by the Michelin guide, one of the best restaurants in the city center also offers a mix of typical Hungarian classics and more avant-garde dishes, amid very nice décor with a modern, eclectic feel. Kristof 7.

Delicious homestyle cooking in hearty servings; you must try the goose foie with apple and the potato croquettes (typical in Budapest). Forutna Ut.

Near Budapest’s famous Central Market, you'll want to go to this spot hungry, as it's well known for great food at great prices in great big - even huge - servings. Váci 67.

Spoon Cafe & LoungeOn the bank of the Pest River and with a view of the castle in Buda, this boat is one of Budapest’s luxury restaurants, with prices typically coming out to at least 5,000 florins per head without wine. Reserve ahead for a table with a good view. Vigadó Tér.

Beyond these, it's also worth noting that bakeries and pastry shops are a staple in Budapest, on nearly every street, full of delicious typical Hungarian sweets. The best one and also the oldest is Gerbaud Bakery and Café, founded in 1858, which has special historic charm and brews marvelous coffee along with its famously decadent pastries. 

TIP: in many restaurants in Budapest you can only pay cash and in florins (though things are changing), so make sure you have enough local currency on you!


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