Café Gerbeaud is known fundamentally in Budapest for being the most famous bakery in the city. Of course everything that they make inside looks great. But, also, in the last years they have wanted to offer something different and, for that reason, have opened a restaurant. Some may say the decoration is tacky, and some might like it a lot. It´s like an old palace. The service is excellent and the dishes are really delicious. The food, like in almost all restaurants with traditional dishes, was very similar: meat, duck...
The place was not as expensive as it seems, and for about 4 euros you can have an espresso at the cafe, which is probably the most luxurious of Budapest. Although drinks and food is usually cheaper in the city in other bars that were more normal of the tourst areas, coffee could turn out to be a little cheaper but with a notable difference. A treat that I recommend.
Passing by in front I remembered that I had read about this restaurant so, taking advantage of the fact that it was time to eat, we entered. It was a place that was very fashionable in Budapest as it had many people in it, but we only waited 15 minutes, the staff was nice and the dinner was...more than good, at a good price. The Goulash (typical plate of Hungary) was excellent.
An amazing place! The food is good and for only 13€ with a drink it´s filling! I saw that the comments of this place were worth it. We ordered a salad with some delicious things, fried chicken breast that was so tender and a beef gulash that was delicious! All for €13 a person, and there were 3 of us!
It is one of the most famous restaurants in the city of Budapest and although its speciality are the famous strudels (it being the first restaurant in the city that started to make them), the rest of their dishes are delicious. It is not very cheap, but the service is exquisite, the owner speaks a bit of Spanish, so she explained to us what the dishes were made of. We ordered duck with orange and chicken with pasta of potato, and of course a strudel for dessert to share, because we left so full! If I don´t remember bad, we paid a bit less than 20€ per person. It has three different ambients, with original tables, of crystal, under some you could see old books and other Hungarian objects. I loved the bathroom, made of crystal and under there were also objects of an old bathroom. The guide recommended discounts that the tourist bus gives you and we liked it a lot!
This was the first place that I ate in Budapest, and it was a great decision. It's magnificent, and we tried the local food, most of which featured the famous paprika. Everything was delicious, and so were the local wines. The white was great (in fact, it's world famous). It's not a cheap spot, but for high-end Hungarian food, it's great.
The House of Hungarian Wines (known locally as Magyar Borok Háza) is a shop-museum near Buda Castle and St Mattias Church. In the maze of aisles, you can find over 80 types of wine to sample. The most famous is Tokaij Aszu, ideal for a dessert wine. Producing it involves two processes: first, grapes affected by the Botrytis cinerea are removed, and the remaining grapes are harvested and processed to make the base wine. Then the affected grapes are re-added, making the final product sweeter and more expensive. Beware that price can vary significantly between different bottles.
You can buy lobsters on many of the streets in Budapest and Hungry. Always in little places, similar to somewhere you'd go get churros. It's shaped like a pizza, but with churro dough, and they cover it with a multitude of ingredients. The most typical way is with cheese and sour cream, but there are some with bacon, ketchup, etc. The sweets there are good, but frowned upon by Hungarians because they're not traditional. The best place is right next to blaha luzja, below the Corvin Teto nightclub.
This small restaurant is located in the castle district of Budapest, and more precisely in the Uri Utca street, the "street of lords", where nobles and wealthy fabric merchants once lived. Among the series of Baroque palaces is the Arany Hordo restaurant. This charming restaurant serves traditional cuisine, in addition to international dishes to satisfy the large number of tourists.
A nice place in one of the most beautiful parts of Budapest, next to the theatre. It's ideal for a pleasant afternoon sipping an aperitif, but also great for a quick lunch. The sandwiches and salads are excellent, and the prices are very good. Fast and effective service.
The day we made the trek to Saint Andrew's, we also wanted to visit Memento Park in the afternoon. Well, it's on the other side of town, and Budapest isn't the easiest city to navigate, due to traffic. So on the way, we stopped to eat at this unusual spot, an old bus station that has been converted into a restaurant-museum. It's the perfect place for a quick lunch (sandwiches, salads), with free wifi on offer.
Kurtoskalacs are a traditional Hungarian sweet, coming from the area of Transylvania in present-day Romania. Here, you can find very good kurtoskalacs, with a decent quality : price ratio. One is enough for two people, and it costs 900 ft (€ 3). The flavors they offer are cinnamon, vanilla, cocoa, chocolate, hazelnuts, and almonds. If you go to Budapest, or any part of Hungary and Transylvania, and you have a sweet tooth, be sure to try them.
Very old and well located near the river, and tourist oriented. The food is traditional Hungarian or international, you can choose, the waiters speak Spanish (at least some of them), and the prices are reasonable. Goose Liver, fish from the area, and a delicious hungarian dessert Hungarian are the things I tried and all are recommended. I'll definitely return.
While visiting Szentendre and after trying to find somewhere to eat with no luck, we found this unique place decorated with a pleasing traditional charm. It was about four in the afternoon and luckily, they fed us. On wooden benches surrounded by walls full of other countries' banknotes, we ate dishes from the menu translated into Spanish. The price for three was 9,700 Ft, about 40 euros. Don't forget to try the really exquisite chocolate cake. I can't comment on the environment because we were alone.
You can't visit Budapest without trying a lango, a traditional Hungarian snack of fried dough traditionally topped with sour cream and cheese, but endlessly customizable according to your tastes. One of the best places to get a lango is on the second floor of the Central Market Hall, though there are a few things to keep in mind.
First, order exactly what you want. If not, the staff will give you one with literally everything available on it which, in addition to being very difficult to eat, is also about five times the price of one of the normal langos. Trust me, it happened to us. That being said, it was dumb of us not to specify exactly what we wanted, especially in an environment geared towards tourists. So, in short, the menu specifies the cost and toppings of each lango, so order exactly what you want and don't let them sneak in double portions of anything. Now, on to the lango itself!
Langos are delicious. The warm fried dough is savory and has a lovely texture somewhere between pizza dough and funnel cake. Depending on how many toppings you get, one lango could be more than enough to share between to people. They come in sweet and savory.
Yes, you heard right, all you can eat or drink - beer, wine, champagne, coffee, cappuccinos, whatever you want. And the food is fantastic, too: goose liver pate, salmon pate, turkey, sushi, steak tartare, eight types of fresh salads, cold fruit soup, venison ragout with wild mushrooms, venison steak, fried duck, steamed catfish ... etc, etc, etc. It's about 12 euros at lunch time during the week, then 18 at weekends. What can I say? I was there for four days, and ate here three times.