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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Café
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“The most famous 160 years old confectionery, with the highest quality and widest selection of traditional cakes. Situated in the heart of the city, and their most famous cake is the gerbaud shall be tried here. ”
  • 114 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“Here you find the most popular mainstream brands. In case you want to do some shopping and architectural sightseeing, I can only recommend this place. This is one of the oldest sports of Budapest.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great food and also good to start the evening with good drinks, great atmosphere inside with high ceilings.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Bar
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“One of the coziest bar & bistros in Budapest. Prices are affordable, the location is very central.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Café
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“Very close to Vaci utca. One of the most beautiful places to have coffee in the city. Often has live classical music. ”
  • 57 locals recommend
Eastern European Restaurant
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“This is one of the many Michelin starred restaurant in Budapest and it’s located in the beautiful Gerbeaud House at Vörösmarty Square. They offer re-interpreted and extravagantly executed Hungarian dishes which can only be enjoyed in a 3/4/6 set menu for lunch and 6/8 set menu for dinner. (high-range)”
  • 34 locals recommend
Bakery
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“This is the perfect place if you want to taste some French pastries. You can find different À Table bakeries in Budapest (in Pest and Buda side). That’s ideal if you want to have breakfast : croissant, pain au chocolat, croque-madame,... All we love in French pastries!”
  • 21 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“One of my favourite breakfast place is Zoska, small but very nice place for a tasty breakfast. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Serves very reasonable priced pizza and pasta in very pleasant surroundings. Often quite busy but it always seems to be possible to get a table there. Expect to pay Ft. 1.400 - Ft 1.800 for a main course. No tipping required as your meal is prepared for you while you wait. The wine is good here too. There are several Vapiano's in Budapest and each offers the same menu and prices.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Fausto's offers two restaurants in one: the Ristorante side (gastronomic) and the Osteria side (bistro). Whatever you choose, the food is amazing. We love the atmosphere of this restaurant and the service is excellent.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“living room-like interior plastered with vintage posters. a great spot to eat something delicious.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“One of the most acclaimed Spanish restaurants in Budapest, a perfect spot for chatting and dining.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Café
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“This is the best place for a nice breakfast, it is 3 minutes walk from S23 appartment. Sit under the big elm tree on the terrace, and enjoy lingering in this hidden gem in the middle of dowtown. Daily lunch menu is also available for a good price from Mon-Thu. At night it is fanbtastic location for romantic dinners. Here you experience the turn of the century café house life of Budapest, with a modern twist and international cuisine. It is definately worth a visit! ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Napfényes was the first vegan restaurant in Budapest, and they offer a variable menu with good prices.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“A la Maison Grand, breakfast/brunch place, located in the city center. Fancy, elegant and delicious.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Soup Place
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“Streetfood at its best. A great selection of daily soups - all tasty and filling for a really good price. If you stayed hungry, get some pasta at Pasta. just a few steps further.”
  • 35 locals recommend