With only three nights to explore Budapest, I did a lot of research prior to arriving on the best spots to dine. I was so excited to find some unique and popular places to try some great food. The restaurants came highly recommended by my favorite Wallpaper Budapest Guide, which I use for every trip. Their Guides are fabulous with cool local spots and must-sees and I’ve been using them for years! Be sure to check out my blog post on Where to Drink in Budapest to see the fabulous nightlife. Continue reading below to see my list of Where to Eat in Budapest, Hungary.
Café Kor was by far my favorite meal in Budapest. Not only were my two dear friends Rachel and Katherine with me, but also my amazing cousin/ Budapest Tour Guide Helge, and a new friend Michelle. To bringing old friends, new friends, and family together is what travel is all about. The food was absolutely delicious and the atmosphere created a wonderful experience. The restaurant greeted us with champagne and had amazing service throughout our time there. 1051 Budapest Sas St. 17. Hungary.
Across the bridge on the Pest side (as there are 2 sides to Budapest divided by the River), was the amazing Bistro Deryne. We sat outside and it felt like we were on a sidewalk café in Paris. Lovely atmosphere, amazing staff, and the outdoor sidewalk illuminated with white lights. The food was great and it was a lively, fun, young scene. They also are known for a lower-level bar that is popular as a late evening spot. Krisztina tér 3. 1013 Budapest, Hungary. +361 225 1407.
Here’s a look at their lovely interior bar that just about anyone would love to sit at..
Mazel Tov is a staple among the Budapest scene, with its stylish, spacious, and cultural environment. I unfortunately didn’t get the chance to visit myself, but have heard so much about this spot. The lush trees and plants, twinkling lights, and glass roof, makes this place a stunning place to visit. The Mediterranean-Hungarian fusion along with their evening cocktails makes this place a fan-favorite. Budapest, Akácfa u. 47, 1072 Hungary.
Menza Étterem és Kávéház
A kitsch café with a modern menu and twist, Menza is contemporary dining in a retro setting. The food looks amazing and highlights cold strawberry soup, duck leg ratatouille, and oven-baked kohlrabi stuffed with minced veal. Budapest, Liszt Ferenc tér 2, 1061 Hungary.
Retesbolt Anno 1926
For either a snack or a meal, be sure to check out Retesbolt Anno 1926. They have the most amazing Strudel in various flavors; sweet, sour, vegetable taste…. It’s only a few blocks from the city center so it is very conveniently located. 1135 Budapest, Lehel Utca 38.
An award-winning, family-run hole-in-the-wall Rosenstein is a favorite by many. Rosenstein prides itself on its extensive menu, a hybrid of Jewish classics and Hungarian favorites. It’s casual, yet classy, offering fabulous pairings such as catfish fillet and homemade noodles, and chicken and dumplings. I, unfortunately, wasn’t able to visit Rosenstein for myself, but it comes highly recommended and I recommend you try this awesome location! Budapest, Mosonyi u. 3, 1087 Hungary