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The complete Guidebook of Budapest

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The complete Guidebook of Budapest

Drinks & Nightlife
Looking for things to do after the sun goes down? Once overshadowed by its clubbing counterparts Berlin and London, Budapest now stands tall as a truly unique nightlife destination. At its heart are ruin bars: enterprising locals transformed the shells of these old Soviet buildings into retro hotspots with a shabby-chic vibe that you'll wish you could take home with you. But that's not all – expect a huge spectrum of clubbing vibes, with gardens and courtyards aplenty in the vibrant Gozsdu Passage, within the Jewish Quarter. Don't forget about the wild and well-known pool party at Szechenyi Baths during the weekends (after a great meal at a local restaurant, of course) and a fabulous plethora of cocktail bars tucked away down secret passages. Nightlife in Budapest is just one giant surprise party: are you ready for it?
The best coctails in the Town, especially the Pina Colada with fresh pineapple.
Rumpus TiKi Bár
19 Király u.
The best coctails in the Town, especially the Pina Colada with fresh pineapple.
The center of the party zone with a hundred bars, pubs, restaurants. Budapest’s party vortex is Gozsdu Passage, a tunnel of buzzing bars and restaurants draped in fairy-lights, with open-air spaces that spill out into airy courtyards and gardens, right in the centre of trendy VII District. Why go? Start or end your night here. You’ll be spoilt for choice with karaoke and cocktails bars aplenty, touristy pubs and edgy cafes, and the area is a popular choice for both tourists and locals. (You can also head there in the early evening for a good choice of places to eat).
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Gozsdu Court
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The center of the party zone with a hundred bars, pubs, restaurants. Budapest’s party vortex is Gozsdu Passage, a tunnel of buzzing bars and restaurants draped in fairy-lights, with open-air spaces that spill out into airy courtyards and gardens, right in the centre of trendy VII District. Why go? Start or end your night here. You’ll be spoilt for choice with karaoke and cocktails bars aplenty, touristy pubs and edgy cafes, and the area is a popular choice for both tourists and locals. (You can also head there in the early evening for a good choice of places to eat).
The center of youths
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Akvárium Klub
12 Erzsébet tér
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The center of youths
The first ruin pub in the City. Quirky ruin bars are Budapest’s most famous nightlife phenomena. The trend of revamping former factories and carparks into (almost) fully functioning watering holes, while allowing the character of the buildings to remain (by keeping the Communist junk and crumbling courtyards), started with Szimpla Kert back in 2002. When it moved to its current home in the Jewish quarter in 2004, it became the epicentre of Budapest’s nightlife – a title it still deservedly holds today. Why go? Despite the club having reached mega-famous status (you can now buy branded clothing inside), its weird and welcoming ethos remains the same.
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Szimpla Kert
14 Kazinczy u.
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The first ruin pub in the City. Quirky ruin bars are Budapest’s most famous nightlife phenomena. The trend of revamping former factories and carparks into (almost) fully functioning watering holes, while allowing the character of the buildings to remain (by keeping the Communist junk and crumbling courtyards), started with Szimpla Kert back in 2002. When it moved to its current home in the Jewish quarter in 2004, it became the epicentre of Budapest’s nightlife – a title it still deservedly holds today. Why go? Despite the club having reached mega-famous status (you can now buy branded clothing inside), its weird and welcoming ethos remains the same.
A lot of bars, ruin pubs, restaurants in this part of the disctrict.
Kazinczy Street
A lot of bars, ruin pubs, restaurants in this part of the disctrict.
A rooftop club complex that takes its techno seriously, Corvin is spread across three floors and situated up five flights of stairs. Throughout summer it’s got house and techno music nights to satisfy even the most underground electronic music lover, with international names headlining on the regular. The roof terrace turns into an al fresco cinema on Mondays when the club is closed.
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Corvin Club & Roof Terrace
1-2 Blaha Lujza tér
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A rooftop club complex that takes its techno seriously, Corvin is spread across three floors and situated up five flights of stairs. Throughout summer it’s got house and techno music nights to satisfy even the most underground electronic music lover, with international names headlining on the regular. The roof terrace turns into an al fresco cinema on Mondays when the club is closed.
Mazel Tov is a stylish and spacious nightlife force to be reckoned with. It’s pMazel Tov is a stylish and spacious nightlife force to be reckoned with. It’s pretty much a giant courtyard-cum-cultural-space, lined with lush trees and plants, draped in twinkling lights and covered with a glass roof. Located in the frenetic Jewish District (known as VII District), it’s Insta-friendly and most definitely worth the hype. As well as being a great place for evening drinks (the cocktail and palinka menu is impressive), Mazel Tov is also equal parts garden party and gastronomy; head here for a Mediterranean-Hungarian food fusion and you won’t be disappointed (their shawarma sandwich is a winner).
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Mazel Tov
47 Akácfa u.
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Mazel Tov is a stylish and spacious nightlife force to be reckoned with. It’s pMazel Tov is a stylish and spacious nightlife force to be reckoned with. It’s pretty much a giant courtyard-cum-cultural-space, lined with lush trees and plants, draped in twinkling lights and covered with a glass roof. Located in the frenetic Jewish District (known as VII District), it’s Insta-friendly and most definitely worth the hype. As well as being a great place for evening drinks (the cocktail and palinka menu is impressive), Mazel Tov is also equal parts garden party and gastronomy; head here for a Mediterranean-Hungarian food fusion and you won’t be disappointed (their shawarma sandwich is a winner).
What is it? A former car-park remoulded into a relaxed ruin bar, with something of a festival ambience and graffiti-covered walls. Why go? Racskert is a local’s favourite, and with offerings such as cheap beer, vegan food snacks, a plant-lined garden and a regular program of live folk music, it’s really no wonder. As is the case with most ruin bars, you won’t find anyone taking reservations or bookings and it’s a come-as-you-are vibe.
Rácskert
40-42 Dob u.
What is it? A former car-park remoulded into a relaxed ruin bar, with something of a festival ambience and graffiti-covered walls. Why go? Racskert is a local’s favourite, and with offerings such as cheap beer, vegan food snacks, a plant-lined garden and a regular program of live folk music, it’s really no wonder. As is the case with most ruin bars, you won’t find anyone taking reservations or bookings and it’s a come-as-you-are vibe.
What is it? Located in the same building as veteran club Fogasház, Instant is still the biggest ruin bar in Budapest, with two courtyards and seven bars, all of which stay open until six in the morning, seven nights a week. Why go? For a mesmerising, dreamlike experience that incorporates live evening performances and late-night raving, you should really head to Instant. If you’re not impressed by the sheer scale of the place, you’re sure to be enchanted by the eclectic artwork and canopy of weird, hanging sculptures.
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Instant
51 Akácfa u.
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What is it? Located in the same building as veteran club Fogasház, Instant is still the biggest ruin bar in Budapest, with two courtyards and seven bars, all of which stay open until six in the morning, seven nights a week. Why go? For a mesmerising, dreamlike experience that incorporates live evening performances and late-night raving, you should really head to Instant. If you’re not impressed by the sheer scale of the place, you’re sure to be enchanted by the eclectic artwork and canopy of weird, hanging sculptures.
What is it? The rooftop bar of Budapest boasts panoramic 360-degree views over the capital, an extensive wine and cocktail menu and an array of tasty snacks and small plates. Why go? When you want a taste of the high life, there’s no better spot for delicious drinks with a breathtaking view guaranteed to distract you from your companions. If you fancy sunset drinks, be sure to reserve a table beforehand or check the Facebook page for the full program of summertime events, like Yoga Brunch and a selection of day parties.
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360 Bar
39 Andrássy út
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What is it? The rooftop bar of Budapest boasts panoramic 360-degree views over the capital, an extensive wine and cocktail menu and an array of tasty snacks and small plates. Why go? When you want a taste of the high life, there’s no better spot for delicious drinks with a breathtaking view guaranteed to distract you from your companions. If you fancy sunset drinks, be sure to reserve a table beforehand or check the Facebook page for the full program of summertime events, like Yoga Brunch and a selection of day parties.
What is it? This centrally-located nightlife spot opened in 2010, offering a slightly more polished clubbing experience than it’s edgier counterparts. Ötkert’s magic takes place in an impressive, restored nineteenth-century building. Why go? During most summer nights, Ötkert boasts five DJs playing a mix of commercial music, R&B and hip hop across two rooms, as well as some themed nights. They also have a large terrace which is perfect for summer vibes and which comes equipped with patio roof and outdoor heating for the colder nights.
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Ötkert
4/A Zrínyi u.
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What is it? This centrally-located nightlife spot opened in 2010, offering a slightly more polished clubbing experience than it’s edgier counterparts. Ötkert’s magic takes place in an impressive, restored nineteenth-century building. Why go? During most summer nights, Ötkert boasts five DJs playing a mix of commercial music, R&B and hip hop across two rooms, as well as some themed nights. They also have a large terrace which is perfect for summer vibes and which comes equipped with patio roof and outdoor heating for the colder nights.
What is it? A highly atmospheric, red-walled underground cocktail bar that dubs itself 'neo-speakeasy'. Why go? For the mad cocktails that come in science lab beakers, plastic smoothie cups and old honey pots, with an even more delightful array of accoutrements. For a real showstopper, order the tiki rum cocktail, which comes in an Easter Island style head.
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Boutiq Bar
5 Paulay Ede u.
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What is it? A highly atmospheric, red-walled underground cocktail bar that dubs itself 'neo-speakeasy'. Why go? For the mad cocktails that come in science lab beakers, plastic smoothie cups and old honey pots, with an even more delightful array of accoutrements. For a real showstopper, order the tiki rum cocktail, which comes in an Easter Island style head.
What is it? One of the founding pioneers of the ruin bar scene, this clubbing-monster continues to offer something for everyone since it was given a very successful revamp back in 2010. Why go? You’ll probably get lost in the maze of this colourful spot, but of course, that’s part of the fun. Fogas Ház is part cultural art-centre, part-bar and is comprised of an open-air dance floor, a thrift shop, cocktail terrace bar, ping-pong area and pizzeria. Boredom isn’t really an option here.
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Fogasház
49-51 Akácfa u.
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What is it? One of the founding pioneers of the ruin bar scene, this clubbing-monster continues to offer something for everyone since it was given a very successful revamp back in 2010. Why go? You’ll probably get lost in the maze of this colourful spot, but of course, that’s part of the fun. Fogas Ház is part cultural art-centre, part-bar and is comprised of an open-air dance floor, a thrift shop, cocktail terrace bar, ping-pong area and pizzeria. Boredom isn’t really an option here.
Awesome experience, great value for money. This boat party is THE way to kick off your stay in Budapest. Besides the fact that you get an incredible cruise along the river past many beautiful Budapest landmarks, you can also make your money work for you by choosing the unlimited drinks package. But easily the best thing about it is that you can meet loads of new people, lots of whom are also visiting the city. It's a great way to pick up some holiday friends or get tips from other travellers about what to do while you're in Budapest.
Budapest Boat Party
Awesome experience, great value for money. This boat party is THE way to kick off your stay in Budapest. Besides the fact that you get an incredible cruise along the river past many beautiful Budapest landmarks, you can also make your money work for you by choosing the unlimited drinks package. But easily the best thing about it is that you can meet loads of new people, lots of whom are also visiting the city. It's a great way to pick up some holiday friends or get tips from other travellers about what to do while you're in Budapest.
This is truly a great bar with a phenomenal collection of spirits. Great barmen who really know how to serve a proper drink and a first-class manager.Made several visits on a number of trips and the standard of service is terrific, as is the fabulous range of liquors from numerous world suppliers.
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GoodSpirit Whisky & Cocktail Bar
7 Veres Pálné u.
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This is truly a great bar with a phenomenal collection of spirits. Great barmen who really know how to serve a proper drink and a first-class manager.Made several visits on a number of trips and the standard of service is terrific, as is the fabulous range of liquors from numerous world suppliers.
Sightseeing
Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Budapest, the capital of Hungary and considered by many to be the "Paris of the East," is one of the most culturally important metropolises in Eastern Europe and home to numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
What is it? A 45-minute tour of Budapest’s national Parliament Building – one of the city’s most famous landmarks. Why go? The 691-room building is famed for its Gothic Revival architecture, ornate statues and gorgeous paintings. Go learn about the political history of Budapest with insight and anecdotes from an expert tour guide.
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Ungarns parlamentsbygning
1-3 Kossuth Lajos tér
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What is it? A 45-minute tour of Budapest’s national Parliament Building – one of the city’s most famous landmarks. Why go? The 691-room building is famed for its Gothic Revival architecture, ornate statues and gorgeous paintings. Go learn about the political history of Budapest with insight and anecdotes from an expert tour guide.
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Opera
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What is it? The largest church in Budapest is also one of Hungary’s most iconic structures and can hold up to 8,500 people. Why go? The mummified right hand of the patron saint of the church and first King of Hungary, St Stephen, is kept in a glass case to the left of the main altar. If that doesn’t turn you on, check out all that neoclassical architecture. The Basilica is also comprised of a dome that’s 96m high and decorated with many ornate religious paintings on the inside, and if you like, you can take in the view of the city from the cupola.
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Sankt Stefans basilika
1 Szent István tér
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What is it? The largest church in Budapest is also one of Hungary’s most iconic structures and can hold up to 8,500 people. Why go? The mummified right hand of the patron saint of the church and first King of Hungary, St Stephen, is kept in a glass case to the left of the main altar. If that doesn’t turn you on, check out all that neoclassical architecture. The Basilica is also comprised of a dome that’s 96m high and decorated with many ornate religious paintings on the inside, and if you like, you can take in the view of the city from the cupola.
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Heroes' Square
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Egyetem tér
Liberty Square
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Andrássy út
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Váci Street
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The old town and the castle What is it? A spectacular thirteenth-century palace that sits on top of Castle Hill. Why go? Buda Castle is a Unesco site and also contains the Hungarian National Gallery, the Castle Museum, and the National Széchenyi Library. So there’s no better place to get your culture fix.
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Castle Hill
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The old town and the castle What is it? A spectacular thirteenth-century palace that sits on top of Castle Hill. Why go? Buda Castle is a Unesco site and also contains the Hungarian National Gallery, the Castle Museum, and the National Széchenyi Library. So there’s no better place to get your culture fix.
Check and use Metro line 1 Line 1 is the oldest of the metro lines in Budapest, having been in constant operation since 1896. It is the third oldest underground after the London Underground and the Mersey Railway (specifically, its Wirral Line), and the first on the European mainland. It was built from 1894 to 1896.
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Underground Railway Museum
14 Erzsébet tér
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Check and use Metro line 1 Line 1 is the oldest of the metro lines in Budapest, having been in constant operation since 1896. It is the third oldest underground after the London Underground and the Mersey Railway (specifically, its Wirral Line), and the first on the European mainland. It was built from 1894 to 1896.
It is the largest synagogue in Europe, seating 3,000 people and is a centre of Neolog Judaism. What is it? Europe's largest place of Jewish worship – and the second biggest in the world. Budapest's Great Synagogue has been in operation since 1859. Why go? The stunning architecture and interior decor is worth the trip alone, but a visit to the Great Synagogue (aka Tabakgasse Synagogue) will also reveal the history of Jewish people of Hungary. Inside you'll find the Hungarian Jewish Museum & Archives, as well as the Holocaust Tree of Life Memorial.
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Dohány Street Synagogue
2 Dohány u.
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It is the largest synagogue in Europe, seating 3,000 people and is a centre of Neolog Judaism. What is it? Europe's largest place of Jewish worship – and the second biggest in the world. Budapest's Great Synagogue has been in operation since 1859. Why go? The stunning architecture and interior decor is worth the trip alone, but a visit to the Great Synagogue (aka Tabakgasse Synagogue) will also reveal the history of Jewish people of Hungary. Inside you'll find the Hungarian Jewish Museum & Archives, as well as the Holocaust Tree of Life Memorial.
Great view to Pest side
Citadella sétány
Great view to Pest side
Overlooking the Danube, where the fishermen's guild built their defense walls in the Middle Ages, is the impressive Fisherman's Bastion. The Neo-Romanesque complex of towers, courtyards, colonnades, and walls was built between 1895 and 1902. It's one of the most popular points in the city for tourists, with its views over the city and the Danube.
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Fiskerbastionen
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Overlooking the Danube, where the fishermen's guild built their defense walls in the Middle Ages, is the impressive Fisherman's Bastion. The Neo-Romanesque complex of towers, courtyards, colonnades, and walls was built between 1895 and 1902. It's one of the most popular points in the city for tourists, with its views over the city and the Danube.
What is it? The funicular railway is a short cable car journey that links the Adam Clark Square and the Széchenyi Chain Bridge at river level to Buda Castle above. Why go? The funicular is a fun and easy way to check out Buda Castle without painting your legs and climbing all the way to the top by foot. It only takes 10 minutes, and luckily, (for all of us adverse to exercise) at €5.50 for an adult return, your laziness isn't going to cost you too much. Winner.
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Budapest Castle Hill Funicular
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What is it? The funicular railway is a short cable car journey that links the Adam Clark Square and the Széchenyi Chain Bridge at river level to Buda Castle above. Why go? The funicular is a fun and easy way to check out Buda Castle without painting your legs and climbing all the way to the top by foot. It only takes 10 minutes, and luckily, (for all of us adverse to exercise) at €5.50 for an adult return, your laziness isn't going to cost you too much. Winner.
What is it? A fun and informative guided bike tour around Budapest. You’ll cover around 16km. Why go? Budapest is a decent city for cyclists, boasting plenty of scenic routes to be discovered by bike, and many wide traffic-free roads. An expert-led bike tour will allow you to soak up much of the city’s history and you’ll learn about major landmarks along the way, such as Vajdahunyad Castle, Szechenyi Baths and St Stephen’s Basilica.
iBikeBudapest - Ebike & Regular Bike Tours, Bike rental
40 Veres Pálné u.
What is it? A fun and informative guided bike tour around Budapest. You’ll cover around 16km. Why go? Budapest is a decent city for cyclists, boasting plenty of scenic routes to be discovered by bike, and many wide traffic-free roads. An expert-led bike tour will allow you to soak up much of the city’s history and you’ll learn about major landmarks along the way, such as Vajdahunyad Castle, Szechenyi Baths and St Stephen’s Basilica.
Food Scene
Budapest’s food scene is a tasty metaphor for the city itself; hearty, haphazard and sprinkled with plenty of surprises. Spiced sausages (kolbasz) and seared duck-breast (kacsamell) are key features on the city’s food scene, which is comprised of wallet-friendly Michelin-starred restaurants, open-air eateries and cosy cafés. It’s fairly meaty-heavy, but there are vegan and vegetarian options available, with many restaurants also boasting menus that pay homage to the capital’s Jewish community. One thing’s for certain, your taste-buds won’t be bored. Tasting your way through the city's food scene is a must thing to do while in Budapest. Take a look at the best restaurants in Budapest.
An excellent italian restaurant far from the turist ways
Alessio Cafe and Restaurant
55 Pasaréti út
An excellent italian restaurant far from the turist ways
An excellent italian restaurant far from the turist ways.
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Porcellino Grasso Ristorante
19 Ady Endre u.
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An excellent italian restaurant far from the turist ways.
If you want some quick and delicious fast food.
Hummusbar
10 Nagymező u.
If you want some quick and delicious fast food.
Pizzica is the closest pizzeria and in the TOP 5 pizzeria in Budapes, and 4,7 on Google. You must try if you love Pizza.
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Pizzica
21 Nagymező u.
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Pizzica is the closest pizzeria and in the TOP 5 pizzeria in Budapes, and 4,7 on Google. You must try if you love Pizza.
Excellent ice cream
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Fragola
7 Nagymező u.
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Excellent ice cream
One of the closest restaurant, with good kitchen, it is 4,3 on google and 34 in tripadvisor
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Pesti Disznó
19 Nagymező u.
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One of the closest restaurant, with good kitchen, it is 4,3 on google and 34 in tripadvisor
this is a fantastic place with a good variety of dishes including vegetarian options and lots of small plates with delicious tapas.
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Két Szerecsen
14 Nagymező u.
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this is a fantastic place with a good variety of dishes including vegetarian options and lots of small plates with delicious tapas.
This nice restaurant with piano music made you feel like your are in the thirties ... great food and nice atmosphere in the city center.
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Spinoza Café & Restaurant
15 Dob u.
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This nice restaurant with piano music made you feel like your are in the thirties ... great food and nice atmosphere in the city center.
It is also a perfect place to taste the Italian kitchen's best foods. It is also 4,7 on Google.
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A Presto
13 Hajós u.
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It is also a perfect place to taste the Italian kitchen's best foods. It is also 4,7 on Google.
If you would like to eat Burgers, you have to taste the meat of an Angus beef.
Zing Burger
20 Király u.
If you would like to eat Burgers, you have to taste the meat of an Angus beef.
Tai street food, if you prefer quick asian cuisine.
Padthai Wokbar
13 Király u.
Tai street food, if you prefer quick asian cuisine.
What is it? Lángos is traditional Hungarian snack and is a deep-fried, disc-shaped bread, usually slathered in cream cheese and garlic, bolognese sauce or herbs and salt. It’s best sourced from a side-street vendor on a hangover, or from the downtown party vortex of Gozsdu Courtyard, where take-out spot Langosh, serves nothing but the doughy delicacy in all its tantalising varieties until late into the night. Why go? If you've got a soft spot for fried bread and cheese (who doesn’t?!) then we bet that one of these traditional Hungarian snacks just won’t be enough…
Langos Papa
38 Andrássy út
What is it? Lángos is traditional Hungarian snack and is a deep-fried, disc-shaped bread, usually slathered in cream cheese and garlic, bolognese sauce or herbs and salt. It’s best sourced from a side-street vendor on a hangover, or from the downtown party vortex of Gozsdu Courtyard, where take-out spot Langosh, serves nothing but the doughy delicacy in all its tantalising varieties until late into the night. Why go? If you've got a soft spot for fried bread and cheese (who doesn’t?!) then we bet that one of these traditional Hungarian snacks just won’t be enough…
What is it? Lángos is traditional Hungarian snack and is a deep-fried, disc-shaped bread, usually slathered in cream cheese and garlic, bolognese sauce or herbs and salt. It’s best sourced from a side-street vendor on a hangover, or from the downtown party vortex of Gozsdu Courtyard, where take-out spot Langosh, serves nothing but the doughy delicacy in all its tantalising varieties until late into the night. Why go? If you've got a soft spot for fried bread and cheese (who doesn’t?!) then we bet that one of these traditional Hungarian snacks just won’t be enough…
Lángosh Gozsdu
7-11 Király u.
What is it? Lángos is traditional Hungarian snack and is a deep-fried, disc-shaped bread, usually slathered in cream cheese and garlic, bolognese sauce or herbs and salt. It’s best sourced from a side-street vendor on a hangover, or from the downtown party vortex of Gozsdu Courtyard, where take-out spot Langosh, serves nothing but the doughy delicacy in all its tantalising varieties until late into the night. Why go? If you've got a soft spot for fried bread and cheese (who doesn’t?!) then we bet that one of these traditional Hungarian snacks just won’t be enough…
What is it? An award-winning, family-run, hole-in-the-wall. Why go? Rosenstein prides itself on its extensive menu which is a hybrid of Jewish classics and Hungarian favourites. It’s casual and classy, offering some fabulous pairings such as catfish fillet and homemade noodles and chicken and dumplings. Something to please pretty much all palettes.
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Rosenstein Vendéglő
3 Mosonyi u.
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What is it? An award-winning, family-run, hole-in-the-wall. Why go? Rosenstein prides itself on its extensive menu which is a hybrid of Jewish classics and Hungarian favourites. It’s casual and classy, offering some fabulous pairings such as catfish fillet and homemade noodles and chicken and dumplings. Something to please pretty much all palettes.
What is it? A kitsch café with a modern menu and a few unusual twists thrown in to boot. Why go? Enjoy contemporary dining in a retro setting. Menza means ‘canteen’ in English and the hip decor is a nod to the country’s Socialist era. But don’t let that throw you – the food is anything but basic, with items like ostrich fillet and blueberry sauce, duck burger with gorgonzola cheese and blackberry mayonnaise, and fish crackling.
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Menza
2 Liszt Ferenc tér
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What is it? A kitsch café with a modern menu and a few unusual twists thrown in to boot. Why go? Enjoy contemporary dining in a retro setting. Menza means ‘canteen’ in English and the hip decor is a nod to the country’s Socialist era. But don’t let that throw you – the food is anything but basic, with items like ostrich fillet and blueberry sauce, duck burger with gorgonzola cheese and blackberry mayonnaise, and fish crackling.
What is it? Fresh and tasty Turkish food in a relaxed atmosphere. Why go? Budapest’s Turkish influence isn’t just exhibited in its opulent bathhouses, there are plenty of places to taste it, too. Szeráj is inexpensive and quick with stews, salads, side dishes and baklava. Great for any time of the day.
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Szeráj Turkish Restaurant
13 Szent István krt.
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What is it? Fresh and tasty Turkish food in a relaxed atmosphere. Why go? Budapest’s Turkish influence isn’t just exhibited in its opulent bathhouses, there are plenty of places to taste it, too. Szeráj is inexpensive and quick with stews, salads, side dishes and baklava. Great for any time of the day.
What is it? A popular all-day spot, boasting impeccable service and authentic local cuisine. Why go? Close to St Stephen’s Basilica is the popular Café Kor, where you can pop for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Make a reservation or arrive before the evening rush - the daily specials are served only until they run out, which is usually around lunchtime.
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Café Kör
17 Sas u.
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What is it? A popular all-day spot, boasting impeccable service and authentic local cuisine. Why go? Close to St Stephen’s Basilica is the popular Café Kor, where you can pop for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Make a reservation or arrive before the evening rush - the daily specials are served only until they run out, which is usually around lunchtime.
What is it? Impeccably blended flavours meet a sophisticated setting in this cosy spot nestled in the heart of the city’s trendy Jewish quarter. Why go? The seafood dishes are beautifully presented and offer light, delicate flavours that won’t break the bank either. Try the salmon with sweet potato mash, or grilled pike-perch with cauliflower risotto. Your tastebuds will thank you for it.
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VakVarjú Restaurant
7 Paulay Ede u.
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What is it? Impeccably blended flavours meet a sophisticated setting in this cosy spot nestled in the heart of the city’s trendy Jewish quarter. Why go? The seafood dishes are beautifully presented and offer light, delicate flavours that won’t break the bank either. Try the salmon with sweet potato mash, or grilled pike-perch with cauliflower risotto. Your tastebuds will thank you for it.
What is it? An Italian with ambience. Why go? Stylishly-presented small plates, charcuterie, pasta and cheese boards make this restaurant stand out amongst the other Italian offerings in the city. Pick at the melt-in-the-mouth arancini to start, and later, prepare to get totally mesmerised by a hearty portion of duck pasta. Good value and hella tasty.
Divin Porcello
7 Apáczai Csere János u.
What is it? An Italian with ambience. Why go? Stylishly-presented small plates, charcuterie, pasta and cheese boards make this restaurant stand out amongst the other Italian offerings in the city. Pick at the melt-in-the-mouth arancini to start, and later, prepare to get totally mesmerised by a hearty portion of duck pasta. Good value and hella tasty.
What is it? Close to a nearby market lies this sophisticated spot, where a selection of more than 100 excellent wines are served side-by-side with a select local menu. Why go? The rave reviews are well deserved and you can enjoy your meal on terraced seating if you wish – but reservations are recommended. Opt for the exquisite tuna tartare for starter, juicy pork tenderloin main, and ambrosial lemon tart for dessert. You’re welcome.
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Borbíróság
5 Csarnok tér
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What is it? Close to a nearby market lies this sophisticated spot, where a selection of more than 100 excellent wines are served side-by-side with a select local menu. Why go? The rave reviews are well deserved and you can enjoy your meal on terraced seating if you wish – but reservations are recommended. Opt for the exquisite tuna tartare for starter, juicy pork tenderloin main, and ambrosial lemon tart for dessert. You’re welcome.
What is it? A Michelin-starred restaurant with meat-laden dishes and over 200 wines on the menu. Why go? This restaurant isn’t just for Michelin glory-hunters, foodies will love the first-class menu, too. Although a trip here won’t be the cheapest meal of your Budapest break, it’s hard not to be impressed by what’s available on the outstanding five-course menu, featuring a creamy kohlrabi soup with hazelnuts, and a succulent plate of lamb. À la carte offerings are also fabulous – especially their spiced risotto, with seamlessly blended flavours.
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Borkonyha
3 Sas u.
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What is it? A Michelin-starred restaurant with meat-laden dishes and over 200 wines on the menu. Why go? This restaurant isn’t just for Michelin glory-hunters, foodies will love the first-class menu, too. Although a trip here won’t be the cheapest meal of your Budapest break, it’s hard not to be impressed by what’s available on the outstanding five-course menu, featuring a creamy kohlrabi soup with hazelnuts, and a succulent plate of lamb. À la carte offerings are also fabulous – especially their spiced risotto, with seamlessly blended flavours.
What is it? An award-winning restaurant with a wine list longer than your table. Why go? József Bock is the man behind the wine list here. His ancestors have been making wine for nine generations in the Villány region of Hungary. (Since the 18th century!) More than two-dozen of the family’s wines are on the menu at this little gem in District 7 – as well as other vintages. Food wise the joint keeps it old school too, with a menu of traditional Hungarian dishes and classic local flavours. Think steak, beef tartare ‘sandwiches’ and cucumber salads. Make sure to pre-book, you’re unlikely to get a table otherwise.
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Bock Bisztró
43-49 Erzsébet krt.
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What is it? An award-winning restaurant with a wine list longer than your table. Why go? József Bock is the man behind the wine list here. His ancestors have been making wine for nine generations in the Villány region of Hungary. (Since the 18th century!) More than two-dozen of the family’s wines are on the menu at this little gem in District 7 – as well as other vintages. Food wise the joint keeps it old school too, with a menu of traditional Hungarian dishes and classic local flavours. Think steak, beef tartare ‘sandwiches’ and cucumber salads. Make sure to pre-book, you’re unlikely to get a table otherwise.
What is it? A lively and trendy District 7 restaurant that looks to the Middle East and the Mediterranean for inspiration. In the founders’ words: ‘from Atlas to Ararat, from Bosphorus to Gibraltar’ Why go? If you’re looking for a break from traditional Hungarian fare, this Middle Eastern and Mediterranean-leaning restaurant should be one of your go-tos. The founders’ influences span far and wide, picking up on Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Moroccan, Israeli, Lebanese, Georgian, Armenian and Turkish flavours. On the menu patatas bravas sit next to hummus, shakshuka and piri piri chicken. The drinks menu is equally varied.
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Dobrumba
5 Dob u.
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What is it? A lively and trendy District 7 restaurant that looks to the Middle East and the Mediterranean for inspiration. In the founders’ words: ‘from Atlas to Ararat, from Bosphorus to Gibraltar’ Why go? If you’re looking for a break from traditional Hungarian fare, this Middle Eastern and Mediterranean-leaning restaurant should be one of your go-tos. The founders’ influences span far and wide, picking up on Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Moroccan, Israeli, Lebanese, Georgian, Armenian and Turkish flavours. On the menu patatas bravas sit next to hummus, shakshuka and piri piri chicken. The drinks menu is equally varied.
Parks & Nature
What is it? The green gem of Budapest, Margaret Island is a 2.5km-long island of quiet parkland and in the river Danube, linked by bridges at either end. Why go? It’s tranquil, secluded and a mainly free to explore. Grab a book and chill in the rose garden, or sun yourself by the waterfall in the Japanese garden. There’s also a spectacular musical fountain near Margaret Bridge which comes alive four times a day and is a great place to have a picnic, plus a small zoo and a few cafes.
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Margaretøya
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What is it? The green gem of Budapest, Margaret Island is a 2.5km-long island of quiet parkland and in the river Danube, linked by bridges at either end. Why go? It’s tranquil, secluded and a mainly free to explore. Grab a book and chill in the rose garden, or sun yourself by the waterfall in the Japanese garden. There’s also a spectacular musical fountain near Margaret Bridge which comes alive four times a day and is a great place to have a picnic, plus a small zoo and a few cafes.
City Park is the largest park in Budapest. The first trees and walkways were established here in 1751. In the first decades of the 19th century a park was created, which became the first public park in the world. In 1896 the Millennium Celebrations took place here, leaving many attractions behind. The Budapest Zoo, the Municipal Circus, the Museum of Transport, the legendary Gundel Restaurant and the famous Széchenyi Baths are also located within City Park. In addition, there are playgrounds, slides, wooden castles and monkey bars in the park to keep the small ones entertained.
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City Park
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City Park is the largest park in Budapest. The first trees and walkways were established here in 1751. In the first decades of the 19th century a park was created, which became the first public park in the world. In 1896 the Millennium Celebrations took place here, leaving many attractions behind. The Budapest Zoo, the Municipal Circus, the Museum of Transport, the legendary Gundel Restaurant and the famous Széchenyi Baths are also located within City Park. In addition, there are playgrounds, slides, wooden castles and monkey bars in the park to keep the small ones entertained.
The closest full nature experience
Hárshegyi körút
The closest full nature experience
The closest beach in the beautiful Margit Island.
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Palatinus fürdő
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The closest beach in the beautiful Margit Island.
Great tours in the Nature
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Normafa
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Great tours in the Nature
Great, modern Beach for the really hot days
Öböl Strand
Great, modern Beach for the really hot days
Shopping
The biggest mall in the Town
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WestEnd
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The biggest mall in the Town
What is it? The Great Market Hall is a restored neo-Gothic tunnel, teaming with food, artisan crafts, groceries and Hungarian local life. Why go? For the amazing architecture and a total sensory overload, or to source some unique souvenirs and sample some of the tasty local cuisines. From pickles and fresh veg to meats and more, we're feeling hungry already.
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Great Market Hall
1-3 Vámház krt.
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What is it? The Great Market Hall is a restored neo-Gothic tunnel, teaming with food, artisan crafts, groceries and Hungarian local life. Why go? For the amazing architecture and a total sensory overload, or to source some unique souvenirs and sample some of the tasty local cuisines. From pickles and fresh veg to meats and more, we're feeling hungry already.
Essentials
Everything what you just need for the daily life.
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SPAR market Budapest
25 Nagymező u.
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dm-drogerie markt Kft.
35 Andrássy út
7/24, 0-24 you can buy foods and drinks
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Manna ABC Podmaniczky utca
1-3 Podmaniczky u.
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7/24, 0-24 you can buy foods and drinks
The closest pharmacy.
Oktogon Gyógyszertár
7 Teréz krt.
The closest pharmacy.
The closest 7/24 pharmacy ( 0-24 open)
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Teréz Patika
41 Teréz krt.
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The closest 7/24 pharmacy ( 0-24 open)
A brand new Spar to buy foods, drinks or other basic items
City SPAR
30 Andrássy út
A brand new Spar to buy foods, drinks or other basic items
The closest german chain's Aldi shop, with good prices and quality
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ALDI
8 Báthory utca
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The closest german chain's Aldi shop, with good prices and quality
It is grocery for you, If you are looking for some very special food.
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Culinaris Parlament
7 Balassi Bálint u.
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It is grocery for you, If you are looking for some very special food.
Entertainment & Activities
What is it? Szechenyi Baths are so much more than a decadent location in which to slot in some sauna time, they’re actually home to one of the city’s most raucous nighttime events, known as the Sparty. It’s a full-on rave in a thermal spa. And that means pumping house music, pricey cocktails, an anything-goes atmosphere and pools teeming with… people. Why go? When else will you get to party in the spectacular setting of a twentieth-century Turkish bath house? This one’s not for the faint of heart, but you’ll be surrounded by plenty of other tourists where you’ll get to swim/dance the night away in a giant pool illuminated by lasers and flashing lights. All-male stag parties are not welcome and that security is on-hand all through the night to create a safe atmosphere for all.
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Széchenyi fürdő
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What is it? Szechenyi Baths are so much more than a decadent location in which to slot in some sauna time, they’re actually home to one of the city’s most raucous nighttime events, known as the Sparty. It’s a full-on rave in a thermal spa. And that means pumping house music, pricey cocktails, an anything-goes atmosphere and pools teeming with… people. Why go? When else will you get to party in the spectacular setting of a twentieth-century Turkish bath house? This one’s not for the faint of heart, but you’ll be surrounded by plenty of other tourists where you’ll get to swim/dance the night away in a giant pool illuminated by lasers and flashing lights. All-male stag parties are not welcome and that security is on-hand all through the night to create a safe atmosphere for all.
A nice bath on the bank of Danube
Rudas Gyógyfürdő
A nice bath on the bank of Danube
If you are looking for some yoga course
Downdog Jóga Oktogon
26/c Eötvös u.
If you are looking for some yoga course
Fitness and wellness
Bliss & Body Fitness és Wellness
43-49 Ó u.
Fitness and wellness
Escape game culture in Hungary
Escape Room Budapest
4 Székely Mihály u.
Escape game culture in Hungary
"I have been to a couple of escape rooms, but this one's level was way above any other. Great chance to have some fun and train your mind. Also an easy way to build a TEAM. I loved it!:)" a visitor from trpavisor
E-EXIT escape game Budapest
27 Nyár u.
"I have been to a couple of escape rooms, but this one's level was way above any other. Great chance to have some fun and train your mind. Also an easy way to build a TEAM. I loved it!:)" a visitor from trpavisor