The Best Restaurants in BUDAPEST

Budapest is the capital and the most populous city of Hungary, and one of the largest cities in the European Union.  Few ethnic gastronomies are as varied, creative and savoury as Hungarian cooking. Sustenance for long winters, typical Hungarian cuisine is characterized by spicy dishes, rich stews and sauces, hearty soups and decadent desserts. Throughout Budapest, countless restaurants, cafes, bistros and inns dish up warming, steaming, paprika-hued goulash, chicken “paprikás,” beef stew and stuffed cabbage. Although paprika-based heavy dishes feature in most menus, chefs and restaurants have been gradually reinventing, simplifying and making the cuisine lighter. Bistros featuring seasonal ingredients from the vibrant market scene cooked by chefs with a lighter touch have sprung to life in recent years. Also, Budapest’s legendary confectioneries and turn-of-the-century coffeehouses lure cake lovers from around the world.