The gastronomical scene of Budapest was full of amazing restaurants in 2017, from the exciting mixture of Hungarian and Maltese cuisine to the bistro evoking French elegance and the hamburger-Canaan of London. We have no reason to complain, it was an abundant year. Here you can find Funzine.hu’s old and new favourites, restaurants in Budapest where they will certainly return in 2018 as well.
Cavial & Bull
This restaurant is an urban pearl, following the footsteps of its Maltese alter ego, but the Hungarian influence can be seen in its interior and menu. Caviar & Bull uses local products, such as paprika, Tokaji Aszú, and Mangalica pig meat for its iconic dishes and Hungarian curiosities. If you would like to try special tastes in an amazing environment, you should visit Caviar & Bull Budapest, which has been one of the best restaurants according to TripAdvisor soon after its opening.
1073 Budapest, Erzsébet krt. 43-49.
Black Cab Burger
One of the forerunners of the gastronomical revolution opened in Budapest in 2011. The name of Black Cab Burger has merged with juicy hamburgers ever since. The restaurant can be found both on Mester utca and Rákóczi út: two English style meeting points which offer English beers, soda, ciders, and hot dogs besides hamburgers. It is worth trying their seasonal offer. If you want to relive summer moments, it could be worth trying their Smoky Ranger burger in a toasted bun. But if you are a real gourmet who loves strong sices, Chili Burger will be your favourite. Besides providing the most delicious hamburgers to the people of Budapest,
Black Cab also popularises recycling by gathering leftovers and other garbage in different cans.
1088 Budapest, Rákóczi út 19.
1095 Budapest, Mester u. 46.
Brasserie & Atrium Restaurant
A business lunch can be absolutely payable and elegant at the same time. Brasserie & Atrium Restaurant proves it right. In the restaurant located in Corinthia Hotel Budapest, exclusive dishes are offered for a reasonable price. Their express lunch contains specialties such as smoked trout with battered eggs and mustard dressing, with onion and chia seeds, the chicken breast with supreme mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables, or the crème brulée with cinnamon, anise, and cardamom. They are open from 12 to 6 pm. Food intolerance and allergies are taken into consideration, the allergens are marked next to each dish.
1073 Budapest, Erzsébet krt. 43-49.
Doblo Wine & Bar
There are a couple of things for which it is worth to slow down our sped-up lives, good wine is one of them. In Doblo, wine comes before anything else, here you can take your time tasting your drink until the last sip. Doblo is famous for its friendly atmosphere, caring staff and amusing wine- and pálinka tastings. It is one of the most popular wine bars in the country; nevertheless, it never ceases to be guest-oriented. On their wine list, you can find products from the most famous Hungarian wine-growers, bio wines, and wines from less-known viticulturists.
1072 Budapest, Dob utca 20.
Are you a meat lover, or you crave for healthy grilled vegetables? then let’s go to Grill Mánia, where you can enjoy delicious meats and vegetables grilled on charcoal. Guests can choose from a vast variety of dishes, such as lamb chops, chicken, hamburgers, burritos, or vegetarian dishes.
All of these are made special with home-made sauces.
With the abundant meals, we can have some Bulgarian wine or home-made lemonade, at a friendly price.
1111 Budapest, Bartók Béla út 6.
HILDA can be found in the city centre, in a historical building. It reminds us of the French bistros. They do not only select their ingredients consciously but brings light elegance, simplicity, and excellence to the Hungarian capital’s gastronomic scene. They put a special emphasis on natural ingredients and opt for promoting local producers by preferring the local products. Since the quality of meat is of paramount importance to HILDA, they only work with eggs and poultry from free keeping. It is not surprising, then, that they got a great spot on our Best of 2017 list.
1051, Budapest, Nádor u. 5.
The first restaurant of the Nobu chain, which is in the property of chef Nobu Matsuhisa and actor Robert De Niro, is located in the Budapest Kempinski Hotel Corvinus. Gábor Schreier chef is responsible for combining the Peruvian-Japanese flavour with a hint of Hungarian in the Nobu-style. Prominent examples are the garnished salmon and goose liver sashimi, or the famous Alaskan cod filet grilled with Yuzus miso sauce.
1051 Budapest, Erzsébet tér 7-8.
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