Budapest Restaurants

A guide to Budapest Restaurants and cafés with maps, reviews and photos

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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Budapest Restaurant Guide

15 Budapest restaurants found
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  1. Vár: a Speiz Restaurant

    Vár: a Speiz Restaurant

    Cuisine: Hungarian
    Neighborhood: Buda, District 1
    Cost: Moderate
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    • 1 fave

    Traditional Hungarian cuisine in a casual, bistro-style restaurant located on Castle Hill - this is Vár: a Speiz....read more

  2. 21 Restaurant

    21 Restaurant

    Cuisine: Hungarian
    Neighborhood: Buda, Castle Hill, District 1
    Cost: Pricey
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    • 1 fave

    21 Restaurant, located on Castle Hill, serves classic and contemporary Hungarian food and Hungarian wine. Their...read more

  3. Pesti Disznó

    Pesti Disznó

    Cuisine: Hungarian
    Neighborhood: Pest, District 6
    Cost: Moderate
    Rating: 5.0/5
    • 24 favs

    Pesti Disznó is a bistro style restaurant that serves excellent Hungarian food in small, tapas-size portions....read more

  4. Mangalica & Társai Húspatika

    Mangalica & Társai Húspatika

    Cuisine: Hungarian
    Neighborhood: Buda, District 11
    Cost: Moderate
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    • 15 favs

    Mangalica & Társai Húspatika is a deli-like eatery and a shop dedicated to the curly-haired mangalica pig, a...read more

  5. First Strudel House of Pest
    Cost: Pricey
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    • 3 favs

    If you like strudel (rétes in Hungarian), the traditional pastry of Austro-Hungarian cuisine that dates back to the...read more

  6. Táskarádió Eszpresszo

    Táskarádió Eszpresszo

    Cuisine: Hungarian
    Neighborhood: Pest, City Center, District 5
    Cost: Moderate
    Rating: 4.7/5
    • 9 favs

    Wondering what it was like in the 60's and 70's in Budapest? You can satisfy your retro cravings at this...read more

  7. Atakám Bistro

    Atakám Bistro

    Cuisine: French, Hungarian
    Neighborhood: Buda, District 1
    Cost: Moderate
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    • 2 favs

    This newish bistro in Buda, near Batthyány tér, combines a French, Provence-style kitchen with traditional Hungarian...read more

  8. Szalai Café

    Szalai Café

    Neighborhood: Pest, City Center, District 5
    Cost: Affordable
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    • 7 favs

    Szalai Café (Szalai Cukrászda) is one of the charming little old-style cafés with legendary reputation, famous for...read more

  9. Szendzso
    Cost: Moderate
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    • no favs

    Szendzso serves great breakfasts, homemade pastries, lunch menus and a selection of homegrown products, like craft...read more

  10. Kéhli Restaurant

    Kéhli Restaurant

    Cuisine: Hungarian
    Neighborhood: Buda, Óbuda, District 3
    Cost: Pricey
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    • 15 favs

    Kéhli, located in the oldest part of Buda, is over 100 years old. It first opened in 1899 as a small family-style...read more

  11. Szatyor Bar and Galeria

    Szatyor Bar and Galeria

    Cuisine: Hungarian
    Neighborhood: Buda, District 11
    Cost: Moderate
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    • 1 fave

    Located next to the legendary Hadik Coffee House (and under the same management), Szatyor Bar & Galeria is a cheerful...read more

  12. Szamos

    Szamos

    Neighborhood: Pest, City Center, District 5
    Cost: Moderate
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    • 1 fave

    Szamos, a popular ice-cream parlour and flagship store, is run by a famous Hungarian confectionary dynasty. They make...read more

  13. Paprika Vendéglő

    Paprika Vendéglő

    Cuisine: Hungarian
    Neighborhood: Pest, District 7
    Cost: Moderate
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    • 1 fave

    Paprika Vendéglő is a traditional Hungarian restaurant offering the classics every day. The gulyásleves, served with...read more

  14. Nagyi Palacsintazoja - Granny’s Pancake House
    Cost: Affordable
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    • 1 fave

    Nagyi Palacsintazoja, or Granny's Pancake House in English, has a number of locations in Budapest. The most popular...read more

  15. Molnár’s Kürtőskalács Bakery

    Molnár’s Kürtőskalács Bakery

    Cuisine: Hungarian
    Neighborhood: Pest, District 5
    Cost: Moderate
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    • 2 favs

    This café/bakery specializes in Kürtőskalács, a sweet, golden brown, spiral-shaped pastry that is mostly sold in...read more