If you’re looking for authentic local cuisine and you don’t mind challenging yourself with non-translated menus, here are 9 perfect Hungarian spots.
BELVÁROSI LUGAS RESTAURANT
historical - traditional - dinner
A two-decades-old restaurant specialized in home-style cuisine with thematic options like the Budapest menu. Recommended for dinner!
local - cozy - traditional
A corner eatery in District XIII crowded with people from the neighborhood. The menu features all the important classics: Újházy chicken soup, Jókai-style bean soup and beef stew with Hungarian galuska dumplings.
historical - rustic - local
This 115-year-old tavern is a true veteran. Stepping inside, you can immediately feel the restaurant’s unadulterated old-time vibes resonating from the checked tablecloths and wooden panels.
cozy - traditional - beer
Describing this spot as a welcoming restaurant would be an understatement. Thanks to the friendly atmosphere (and the cheap house beer), it’s a favorite hangout for people living in the nearby buildings.
family-run - historical - lunch
The perfect spot for lunch. You can choose from 6 kinds of soup and 17 main dishes.
historical - traditional - beer
It started out as an alcohol shop, later transformed into a pub and eventually into a full-service restaurant. This eatery is a real old-timer that has stood strong and locals adore it for its special ambience, reliable quality and impeccable flavors.
traditional - cozy - international
This top-quality restaurant, serves the staples of traditional Hungarian cuisine and some international classics. A plus? There’s a terrace, open during summertime!
local - cozy - beer
Built in 1935, a charming, retro restaurant atop the Buda Hills. Order Bakony style meat soup or the Újházy chicken soup along with local beer.
traditional - intimate - lively
It’s known for its goose dishes and unique variations of sólet, a beloved Hungarian-Jewish dish.