Budai Gourmet - Gourmet Festival

Type:Food and Drink

Event Dates:

  • May 17, 2020  -  May 20, 2020  


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Gourmet Festival (formerly known as Budai Gourmet) is a gastro festival brought to you by the people behind Sziget Festival and the award winning Costes Restaurant. The festival aims to bring together the best wine makers, pálinka distillers, restaurants and confectioners along with a market place for producers to showcase their homemade cheese, ham, sausage, jam, honey, chocolate and other delicacies.

In recent years there have been more and more gastro-themed festivals in Budapest and they all try to bring something unique. Gourmet Festival adds a twist by inviting more than 25 of Hungary's top restaurants for a culinary extravaganza. Bock, Costes, Csalogány 26, Déryné, Nobu, Rosenstein and Tigris are just some of the restaurants to try at the festival.

Gourmet Festival is held at the Millenáris and includes live musical performances on two stages. 

Opening hours:
daily, noon to midnight

Entrance fee:
Day pass: HUF 2,900 per person (includes a tasting glass)
Festival pass: HUF 5,800 per person (includes a tasting glass)

For more info see the festival's official website. For some delicious photos check out our Live from the 2012 Budai Gourmet Festival and the 2014 Gourmet Festival posts.

Budai Gourmet - Gourmet Festival Reviews

  • Fun Factor:
  • 3.00
  • 32121
  • Picture of Betti Betti 06/02/2013 32121

    Had fun, but weirdest event in a long time.

    First, you buy a ticket to enter a very simple with a limited number of stands. That gives you a free glass. But the no drink, nor wine in it! Then you have to queue to buy a card and charge money on it to taste food, wine and buy stuff from the venue. We found only one stand who had a menu in both English and Hungarian.

    The good thing is that, if you ask, and have not spent all your money from the card, they will give it back to you.

    Food was good (but not cheap) and interesting, but the organisers could have done a much better job to reduce the bureaucratisation of the event and the idea that you get an empty glass instead of a full one for free is simply wrong.

    We enjoyed it the atmosphere though but it is not not for the average visitor to Budapest.

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