Food is very important when you are traveling and I love tasting local dishes and wines. We had some amazing food while we visited Budapest and we want to share some tips on where you should go.
Europa Cafe is located in the Vaci Utca and is a very small restaurant where they serve typical Hungarian dishes. We had the goulash and a goulash soup. Both portions were more than enough for a very decent price. I also had a thick chocolate milk as dessert which was comparable to pudding (sorry, this was too good so didn’t take a picture).
La Botte in the Vaci Utca not only serves Italian food but also Hungarian dishes. Although the specialty of the house is a 0.7m pizza, we opted for some meat. I had a Saltimbocca alla romana with grilled vegetables and my boyfriend had a “Budapest” beef tenderloin La Botte style. Although bot portions were more than enough, we couldn’t resist a dessert: tiramisu and a cottage cheese pancake with raspberry sauce. It looked strange but it tasted delicious.
La Botte is a very good restaurant that serves delicious food. Maybe next time we will take the big pizza.
Near the Széchenyibaths, in the same park, you will find BRGR. We ordered a delicious burger which we ate sitting outside. Lovely when there is some sun and perfect for a quick bite to eat.
Not a lot of restaurants are open on a Monday evening so we ended up at Dionysos, a Greek restaurant. We started with a delicious appetizer after which our first course was served: a variety of mezze with some pita bread. Everything was so delicious and then we hadn’t tasted the main course yet: the Dionysos plate for 2 ( a lot of meat, vegetables, rice, and potatoes). One word: delicious. A dessert wasn’t an option anymore for our stomach, only a cappuccino which came with a last small dish. The service and the food at Dionysos are simply amazing and outstanding. I really recommend going there.
We love a glass of wine and decided to combine a wine tasting with lunch at Tasting Table. My boyfriend had 3 Hungarian red wines while I had white wines. We combined the wines with a cheese and meat platter where everything was beautifully selected. We ended with a glass of Tokaji, a Hungarian specialty. This is a hidden treasure in Hungary if you love good wine and want to know more about it. They welcome you with open arms and love sharing their passion for Hungarian wines.
What is traveling without some sweets? We had a small cake at Gerbeaud with its amazing interior. It isn’t the cheapest place to have a coffee but certainly the most spectacular one. And they don’t look at you if you enter with a backpack.
When you see ice cream shaped like a flower everywhere, you want to try one too. It doesn’t only look like a piece of art but luckily it also tastes pretty good.
Did you have some amazing food in Budapest?