Feeling lost on what to eat in a relatively less traveled country can often be a challenge. Fret not, restaurants in Hungary have raised their gastronomical game to another level where visitors don’t need to worry about going too much out of their way to enjoy a familiar meal. With world-class restaurants and a variety of cuisines on offer, food in Hungary is as enjoyable as any other popular tourist destination in the world.
8 Best Restaurants In Hungary
1. Costes Restaurant, Budapest
Costes is one of the few Hungarian restaurants that are extremely focused on experienced-based dining for its clients. Headed and operated by Eszter Palágyi, a chef with an experience of 14 years working in Michelin star restaurants, the restaurant gains its love for natural flavors, herbs, and a back-to-the-roots approach thanks to its head chef.
With their prime focus on continental and Central European food, an added bonus for visitors is the vegan options available on the menu.
Timings: Wednesday to Sunday- 6:30 pm to 12 am (Monday, Tuesday Closed)
2. Borkonyha Winekitchen Restaurant, Budapest
As the name suggests, Borkonyha is famous for its wine collection and attracts a lot of clients who love to indulge in wine tasting. This is one of the modern Hungarian restaurants in Budapest that combines a michelin-star culinary experience with an effort on highlighting the visual beauty of the food that is prepared and consumed.
The restaurant, no doubt, attracts the creme-de-la-creme of the city, who come to enjoy the contemporary food and an impressive wine collection.
Timings: Monday to Saturday- 12 pm to 12 am (Sunday Closed)
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3. Onyx, Budapest
Another one of the fabulous michelin star restaurants in Hungary, Onyx is known for its delicious gourmet cuisine with wine pairings, and a top notch customer service experience in Budapest. A very striking feature as to why this restaurant gets great reviews is how knowledgeable, courteous, and welcoming the staff is. Often when restaurants reach a michelin-star level, the dining is great, but what differentiates the best from the very good restaurants are the minute details in which Onyx has perfected itself in.
Timings: Tuesday, Wednesday- 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm; Thursday to Saturday- 12 noon to 2:30 pm, 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm (Sunday, Monday Closed)
4. Halaszbastya Restaurant, Budapest
The best way to describe dining at Halaszbastya would be- a meal with a stunning view. Situated on the banks of the River Danube inside an old fortress, the restaurant is also known as the Fisherman’s Bastion. It is recommended that travelers going to Budapest can enjoy a scrumptious meal at the rooftop terrace of this restaurant which has an epic panoramic view of the Danube River, and the other half of the city of Budapest.
Timings: All days- 12 noon to 11:30 pm
5. Spoon Restaurant, Budapest
A romantic dinner on a vacation with your better half is always an ideal scenario. One of the many restaurants in Hungary that have a charming setting, is Spoon restaurant. Situated on a luxury boat, customers can take a river tour, have a delicious meal, and enjoy glimmering Budapest in its evening glory.
The restaurant, that can hold upto 600 people, is famous for mouth-watering Hungarian and Mediterranean cuisine along with an impressive wine collection.
Timings: All days- 12 noon to 12 am
6. Spinoza Cafe, Budapest
Want a taste of old-town Jewish Hungary? Head down to Spinoza cafe in Budapest for a delightful experience that would include Hungarian and Mediterranean food. As a bonus, every evening at 7 pm there is a live music show that adds a nice and lively vibe to the dining experience.
The location where the restaurant is situated also has an excellent art gallery and a theatre that runs a lot of shows during the months of September to May.
Timings: All days- 8 am to 11 pm
7. Anyukam Mondta, Encs
Anyukam Mondta is a delicious Pizzeria run by two Hungarian chefs who’ve had many years of experience working in Italy. What makes this restaurant a must-visit is the fact that it is a professional restaurant yet the feeling when people go there is very home-like. The personal touch that the chefs add to the unbelievably tasty Italian food is what makes dining here absolutely unforgettable.
Timings: Monday to Saturday- 12 pm to 10 pm
8. Kistücsök Restaurant, Balatonszemes
Every once in a while during a vacation, people feel the urge to cut away from the crowded areas and enjoy a meal in peace, silence, and beauty. Such restaurants in Hungary are hard to find, but once you do- they are a joy to behold. Kistücsök is a family-run restaurant situated in a small town called Balatonszemes one-hour south of Budapest. For many decades this restaurant has been serving mouth-watering European cuisine to the delight of its international and local visitors.
With an abundance of fine dining options, restaurants in Hungary have certainly made the country more appealing to travelers who are now looking towards central and eastern Europe for new places to visit and explore. The modern Hungarian restaurants in Budapest, along with the lesser known yet fabulous restaurants in other cities have made a strong case for culinary travel in Hungary.
Timings: All Days- 11 am to 11 pm
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