When in Rome…. tells the old saying, and when in Budapest? Eat Hungarian, When you are looking for something traditional and a real fine dining experience, our list of best Budapest restaurants will help you find what you are looking for.
SPOON SHIPRESTAURANT on the river Danube offers Hungarian specialities, and a wide range of meals from all around the world, plus a perfect panoramic view of Budapest. Open all year around just a few steps from Chainbridge.
Next to it the VÉNHAJÓ („OLD SHIP”) RESTAURANT AND SHIPMUSEUM has a suberb Hugarian kitchen, breathtaking view of Budapest and a mini shipmuseum! Kossuth steamship was set afloat in Budapest’s Shipfactory in 1912, today serves hungry local and visitors, who can admire original parts of the old ship, like engine room, wheel and steamwhistle in the old Captain’s cabin.
Still on Danube shore the SZEGEDI HALÁSZCSARDA’s Hungarian fishsoup is a real gastronomical phenomen worldwide. Here you can taste no less, than 8 variations of this tasty Hungarian speciality, but they serve all the other traditional Hungarian meals alike!
ALABÁRDOS in Buda Castle was in the Dining Guide’s Top 10 in 2015, recommended by Michelin Guide and GaultMillau, and since 2003 is winner of „Best of Budapest” in every year! This restaurant locates in a 700 years old gothic house, and offers authentical Hungarian menu.
MAGYAR KONYHA (THE HUNGARIAN KITCHEN) is a real Hungarian restaurantalso in the historical surrounding of Buda Castle, which offers traditional Hungarian cuisine as it used to be in the “good old days”, updated to the 21st century.
VÖRÖS POSTAKOCSI RESTAURANT is recommended by Michelin Guide, with live gypsy music on the evenings. Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor.
NÁNCSI NÉNI VENDÉGLŐJE is an authentic old style restaurant, which recalls the kitchen and recipes of Hungarian grandma’s! A little bit outside of the tourist paths, but a real gem, wich truly worth a visit!
MUZEUM COFFEE & RESTAURANT next to the National Museum of Hungary is one of the best traditional Hungarian restaurants, visited once upon a time by members of the Parliament, writers and journalist too! The restaurant was opened in 1885, the splendid furniture, venetian mirrors and Zsolnay majolica decoration recalls the „old good times”!
„Anno 1899” is the year, when the story telling KÉHLI RESTAURANT was founded in Óbuda. The fragrances and tastes recall the turn of the last century, offering authentical Hungarian dishes, as they were presented 120 years ago!
According to Dining Guide FIRKÁSZ („SCRIBBLER”) RESTAURANT is one of the bests in Budapest! Top Choice by Lonely Planet. and in 2013, 2014, and 2015 got the Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor.
The legendary Hungarian goulash soup is best in town in BUDAPEST BISTRO, for a few steps from the Hungarian Parliament. Handmade cakes, homemade bakery and the downtown’s widest breakfast selection can found here.
BOCK BISZTRO PEST is a real gastronomical adventure, which offers traditional Hungarian dishes in new style, wineshop and gourmet kitchen, with the recommendation of Michelin Guide.