Budapest is a beloved place for movie shootings, therefore many famous Hollywood stars spend time in the Hungarian capital. They might even take a break from work to enjoy the city if their schedule allows it. If you want to spot some of these celebrities, here are the Budapest restaurants where you should make a reservation.
Actor Orlando Bloom and singer Katy Perry had a date night in Budapest last month when they celebrated Perry’s 38th birthday. For their dinner venue, they chose the Michelin-starred Babel restaurant. The couple was so pleased with the food that they even visited the kitchen after dinner. “She said that the dinner at Babel was one of the top three gastronomic experiences of her life, that we should always remain so loving and humble, and that she hopes people would travel here just to experience it themselves,” Hubert Hlatky-Schlichter, the owner of the restaurant recalled.
The Rosenstein Restaurant has probably seen the most celebrities in the Hungarian capital. Timothée Chalamet, who came to Budapest for the filming of Dune, has had dinner in this restaurant. In addition, Stellan Skarsgård, star of the Lars von Trier films, Pirates of the Caribbean, Good Will Hunting, Mamma Mia! and Chernobyl has also appeared in the Rosenstein Restaurant. The latest celebrity visiting the place was Adrien Brody, who celebrated his 50th birthday in the Hungarian capital. Other world-class actors such as Willem Dafoe or Mark Ruffalo have also previously made an appearance at the diner.
In the autumn of 2021, Prime Steak & Wine welcomed Mel Gibson for dinner. After the meal, the staff took the opportunity and asked for a picture with Gibson. The famous actor and director has visited the Hungarian capital several times. He always explores the city and spends time at places such as the Prime Steak & Wine restaurant.
This charming Spanish restaurant has also offered dinner to many foreign celebrities. However, not everyone was lucky to get a table. While Benedict Cumberbatch could try out their cuisine, they had to turn down Johnny Depp. As there was a wedding celebration at the restaurant, Depp couldn’t be seated. Nevertheless, the staff grabbed the chance to snap a photo with the star and posted it on their Facebook page.