One of the most popular places to start your culinary experience in Budapest is at Liszt Ferenc tér. This trendy square is packed with indoor and outdoor cafés and restaurants, creating the perfect atmosphere for lunch, cocktails or dinner. You'll be amongst fellow tourists and locals. Other areas filled with cafés and restaurants are Andrássy Avenue and the pedestrian precincts around St. Stephen's Basilica and Ráday utca (starting at Kálvin tér). Some of the best restaurants in Budapest can be found here.
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