Hungary’s first DIY restaurant where you get to cook your own meal opened recently. But why is it worth going to a restaurant where you have to prepare the meals? Have you ever wanted to recreate a dish you saw in a cooking video but never got around doing it? Do you like cooking? Would you like to improve your kitchen skills? Do you hate cleaning up after cooking? Szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu believes that if your answer is ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then Budapest Makery is a place for you.
You’ve probably heard about Budapest Bakering or bumped into one of their mini buses, metros, trams selling doughnuts in the streets of Budapest. The team came up with the idea to open Hungary’s first DIY restaurant.
But how does a restaurant become DIY? This place doesn’t only offer the traditional experience of a joint dinner or lunch, but also the magical atmosphere of joint cooking. Budapest Makery is a restaurant, where after you’ve chosen your meals, you have to prepare them. You get the oven-ready ingredients on a big wooden cutting board and you can follow the directions on videos, which are available on smart phones and tablets.
The website came up with three reasons why it’s definitely worth visiting the DIY restaurant. First of all, you don’t have to do the washing up. Secondly, meals cost as much as in other restaurants, but the atmosphere is completely different. It’s exciting to see how others do and to hear people laughing and talking. There aren’t too many places where you can meet, chat and do something at the same time. And lastly, you don’t have to experience the nerve-trying waiting until you get the ordered food.
According to the plans of Ádám Lendvai, the head of Budapest Bakering and Makery, they plan on adding newer and newer dishes to the menu, which will include the recipes of gastro bloggers as well.
The restaurant has a friendly atmosphere, which adds to the special experience. They tried to create a familiar environment with the performance of mini kitchen sections, for instance, there are rows of spice jars over every stove.
Budapest Makery has two floors, you can also prepare meals on the second floor, but it is more suitable for dishes that don’t need cooking or baking. However, there’s always a chef in the restaurant and he can help out those sitting on the second floor with cooked meals.
The mini bus/metro/tram feeling of Budapest Bakering was also incorporated into Budapest Makery: the counter looks like a huge tram, while the mini blue metro functions as a DJ counter at night.
Address: 1072 Budapest, Dob Street 38.
Price range: 750-3,200 Forints