Where to Eat and Drink in Budapest

Before I go anywhere travelling I always prepare a little itinerary of where to eat and drink (organised I know!) as then you're guaranteed to have an even better time! As Budapest was a girly trip we wanted to try out the ruin bars, wine tasting and experience a restaurant with a view!

The New York Cafe 

On everyone's where to go list in Budapest and officially the Most Beautiful Café In The World, is the new york cafe. I would definitely recommend it. The service was impeccable and the brunch was divine. And, I was presently surprised at how inexpensive the menu was.

 Scrambled egg with mushrooms & cheese

Bellini & white hot chocolate 

It was my friends birthday so they brought out this selections of desserts.


This is one of Budapest's many restaurants by the river, but we chose this one for my friends birthday as it had great reviews. I treated myself to ribs & they were the best I had ever eaten!

(Wearing ASOS dress)

Aszu Restaurant

Listed on the micheline guide the food not only tastes amazing but they experiment with the menu, present it well and every detail is thought of. Very close to St Stephens basilica I treated myself to Aszú ox goulash, tripe, potatoes, summer vegetables and marinated string beans.

Known as a fun place to dine and we could see why, huge sunglasses and a terrace outside and figures inside. We were lucky that this was a 5 minute walk from our apartment. The Euro Hungary game was on at the time so there was a really electric atmosphere.

For dinner I chose a duck burger and it lived up to it's name delicious!

Budapest Nightlife

When going drinking in Budapest you're guaranteed to get your money's worth. I love cider so a bottle of Strongbow was £2 which they sold in different flavours to England - honey, strawberry and apple.


Close to the river, Kiosk was another recommendation and we're glad we went. The bar was busy, but we managed to find a table outside and have yummy cocktails!

 (Image from Kiosk website)

We saw this Budapest nightclub recommended on a Budapest Guide on the plane and the air hostess said for us to go, so we went after a visit to Kiosk. Set in a beautifully preserved 19th century palace on the famous Andrássy Avenue. With DJs in different rooms playing a range of music, I highly recommend going! 

Ruin Bars

There are plenty of Ruin Bars in Budapest which provide a unique experience to dance and drink with friends. Set in abandoned old buildings they started around 10 years ago and I think they should come to the UK!


We were lucky to have this ruin bar around the corner so we could stumble home I had never seen anything like it! Instant has six bars and three dance floors with DJs believe me it was like a maze but great music.

Szimpla Kert

One of the oldest ruin bars in Budapest this has more of a shisha vibe than dancing but really cool interior (graffiti, computers) and open everyday which is a plus when other places are closed.

Wine Tasting

Cultivini Wine Gallery is the place to go for a unique wine tasting experience. They have state of the art machines where you insert your card with money on and click the wine size you want. We were in there hours tasting all the beautiful hungarian wines definitely worth the money and you get to experience wines that are not available in the UK.

If you're looking for things to do in Budapest check out The Crazy Tourist post here

Have you ever been to Budapest?

Liz x

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