Foodies will appreciate the restaurant scene in Budapest. Here are some of the city’s top restaurants that have received various recognitions.
Hungary’s first Michelin star restaurant *Costes offers a fusion cuisine of modern international and Hungarian dishes. The creations prepared by Portuguese head chef, Miguel Rocha Vieira, are unique and delicious.
Hungary’s second and newest Michelin star restaurant *Onyx serves traditional Hungarian fare with a twist. Small portions of rich dishes are carefully prepared under the supervision of executive chef, Szabina Szullo, the first Hungarian chef to receive a Michelin star.
A creation of award winning chef Lajos Bíro and celebrated vintner József Bock, *Bock Bistro is a Budapest restaurant where you must try a glass of wine to accompany your meal. Classic Hungarian dishes with traditional flavor are on the menu.
Located in the City Park, near Heroes’ Square, the venerable *Gundel Restaurant is proud to provide guests with the finest in food and services. A world famous art collection adorns the walls of the elegant main dining room. While enjoying an elegant and distinctly unique setting, guests may delight in delicately flavoured dishes. Gundel’s menu emphasizes Hungarian dishes and the specialties of international cuisine.
Commissioned by the New York Insurance Company, *New York Palace was built according to the plans of Alajos Hauszmann. The gem of the building, the ’most beautiful café in the world’, opened on Oct 23, 1894. According to rumors on the opening day the famous Hungarian writer Ferenc Molnár together with his journalist friends threw the keys of the Café into the Danube to have it open 24 hours a day. This legendary café welcomes its guests in its former splendor recalling the milieu of the beginning of the 20th century.
In the heart of Budapest, at the leg of the Chain-bridge, sits one of the most interesting modern establishment of the city. *Spoon Cafe & Lounge is a 75 meter long three-deck docked boat with a unique interior design. Foreigners as well as local residents have made Spoon favourite place for quality food and entertainment in Budapest. Two restaurants, a huge panoramic open terrace, a convertible winter garden, five bars and an underwater Oriental bar guarantee comfort and relaxation which is hard to find nowadays anywhere else in Budapest or even in Europe.
*Trattoria Pomo d’Oro features authentic Italian cuisine including regional specialties. Everything is fresh and cooked to order! One can find home-made pastas, freshly baked breads made on site, pizzas baked in wood-fired ovens, fresh fish specialties, and marvelous desserts here.
*Café Pierrot Restaurant has been an institution in the Castle district for over twenty-five years. This medieval site has been renovated with elegance and refinement, which serves as a stylish setting for the wonderful food. In addition, its unparalleled quality of service has made it a favorite of savvy guests who return frequently. Be sure to book a table for dinner.
*Arany Kaviár is an upscale Buda restaurant with the feel of a fin de siècle Russian salon. The elegant interior is perfect for a romantic interlude. The private dining room is available for business meetings or parties.