Fine Dining in Budapest
Buddha Bar Restaurant
Treat your senses with a visit to the world-wide famous Buddha-Bar Restaurant in the heart of Budapest! Envisioned by Raymond Visan in 1996, the Buddha-Bar brand is now present all-over the world to amaze the discerning community with its complexity.
The carefully selected Buddha-Bar tracks perfectly harmonize with the elegant Asian-style interior to create intimacy for the exciting mix of flavours from Japan, China, Thailand and India, spiced by the French influence.
Buddha-Bar Restaurant Budapest is accessible directly from Váci utca where a seasonal terrace ensures the enjoyment of the Asian-fusion style cuisine during the day as well. The restaurant seats 116 people.
Address: 1052 Budapest, Váci utca 34.
Phone: +36 1 799 7302
Corinthia's Brasserie & Atrium Restaurant
Located inside Budapest's Corinthia Hotel, this spacious restaurant offers outstanding international and Hungarian dishes. It is an ideal place for both business and casual meetings. The restaurant is open all day, beginning with the morning buffet breakfast, through to lunch and then á la carte diner. Every Sunday it presents themed brunches, where "besides culinary joys the focus is on entertainment and live experiences".
1073 Budapest, Erzsébet körút 43-49.
Phone: + 36 1 479 4850
Set in a series of 15C buildings opposite the castle and named after its guards, this professionally run restaurant has stood here for over 50 years. It's formal yet atmospheric, with subtle modern touches and a delightful terrace. Cooking is rich and flavourful and features classic dishes with a modern edge - MICHELIN Guide.
1014 Budapest, Orszagház utca 2
Phone: +36 1 356 0851
3860 Encs, Petőfi út 57.
Phone: +36 46 587 340
Choose between an opulent, richly appointed room and a larger, more modern extension which opens onto the garden. French and Russian influences guide the creative, ambitious cooking; Hungarian and Siberian caviar is a speciality - MICHELIN Guide.
1015 Budapest, Ostrom utca 19.
Phone: +36 1 201 67 37
As its name suggests, this restaurant celebrates Tokaj and its wines. The cooking showcases updated Hungarian classics, and the striking room features an ornate mirrored wall, a golden-hued vaulted ceiling and handcrafted wooden carvings - MICHELIN Guide.
1051 Budapest, Sas utca 4.
Phone: +36 1 328 0360
It's all about tradition at this intimate restaurant, where brick walls, parquet floors and a striking concrete ceiling contrast with stylish modern furnishings. Creative, complex cooking is inspired by the Austrian-Hungarian Empire; texture and temperature play their part and dishes are beautifully presented - MICHELIN Guide.
1052 Budapest, Piarista köz 2.
Phone: +36 70 600 0800
A hidden gem, tucked away to the north of the Old Town, away from the crowds. Sit on the pretty terrace or head into the striking bistro, where stage spotlights illuminate boldly painted concrete walls. Cooking focuses on Hungarian classics and meats from the Josper grill. Its bedrooms are also ultra-modern - MICHELIN Guide.
1014 Budapest, Országház utca 31.
Phone: +36 1 300 7050
To the front is a beautiful cocktail bar with a cosy lounge and to the rear is an intimate black and white dining room. Every table has a view of the open kitchen, where the chefs prepare creative modern dishes with Asian touches - MICHELIN Guide.
1051 Budapest, Dorottya utca 6.
Phone: +36 1 200 0817
Bustling wine-orientated restaurant close to the Basilica. The fortnightly menu features well-executed dishes with an elaborate modern style and subtle Hungarian influences. Top ingredients are sourced from the surrounding countries. 48 of the 200 wines are offered by the glass; many are from local producers - MICHELIN Guide.
1051 Budapest, Sas utca 3.
Phone: +36 1 266 0835
Caviar & Bull Restaurant
1073 Budapest, Erzsébet krt. 41.
Phone: +36 1 479 4040
A sophisticated restaurant with immaculately dressed tables, run by a confident, experienced service team. The talented chef uses modern techniques and a deft touch to produce accomplished, innovative dishes with clear flavours. Most diners choose the 4-7 course set menus and their interesting wine pairings - MICHELIN Guide.
1092 Budapest, Ráday utca 4.
Phone: +36 1 219 0696
The more informal sister to Costes sits within the Prestige hotel and has chic bistro styling and a friendly atmosphere; ask to be seated in one of the booths. Refined modern dishes follow the seasons and feature excellent texture and flavour combinations. They offer a good value business lunch.
1051 Budapest, Vigyázó Ferenc utca 5.
Phone: +36 1 920 10 15
Homely neighbourhood restaurant with a simple bistro style. A passionate father and son team offer two daily menus; go for 4 or 8 courses or choose from the à la carte. Cooking is full of flavour and presented in a modern style - MICHELIN Guide.
1015 Budapest, Csalogány utca 26.
Phone: +36 1 201 7892
Wonderfully old bistro-cum-brasserie with a horseshoe bar and lots of old-fashioned charm. French classics sit alongside a few Hungarian dishes. It's open for breakfast, they have their own bakery, and a pianist plays from 3-8pm - MICHELIN Guide.
1013 Budapest, Krisztina tér 3.
Phone: +36 1 225 14 07
Opening hours Tuesday-Saturday: 12:00-15:00 and 18:30-23:00
1013 Budapest, Attila út 10.
Phone: +36 30 994 9000
Fausto's Ristorante & Osteria
Expect a friendly welcome at this personally run eatery. Dine on sophisticated modern Italian dishes at linen-laid tables in the restaurant or on simpler, more classically based fare in the laid-back, wood-furnished osteria; the daily homemade pasta is a hit. Good quality Hungarian and Italian wines feature - MICHELIN Guide.
1074 Budapest, Dohány u. 3 - 5.
Phone: +36 30 589 1813
The subtitle 'gastropub' is misleading, as this is a contemporary cellar bistro with crisp white décor and a laid-back vibe. The blackboard menu offers appealingly unadorned dishes with Hungarian, French and Italian influences. The homemade pastas are a highlight and the weekday lunch menu is a steal - MICHELIN Guide.
1073 Budapest Dob utca 56-58
Phone: +36 1 951 88 21
Rustic restaurant with whitewashed brick walls, semi-vaulted ceilings and a relaxed feel: its name means 'poppy seed'. The talented young chef prepares creative dishes which play with different texture and flavour combinations - MICHELIN Guide.
1051 Budapest, Vigyázó Ferenc utca 4.
Phone: +36 30 723 9383
One of the top ten restaurants in Budapest according to Michelin Guide in 2014, here they gather fresh, seasonal ingredients each morning, so they can creatively make a two-or three course menu which is different every day.
1076 Budapest, Alpár utca 5.
Phone: +36 1 321 0680
Right in the heart of the city is this glamorous restaurant, where you sit on gilt chairs under sparkling chandeliers, surrounded by onyx adornments. Highly skilled, detailed cooking keeps classical Hungarian flavours to the fore but also presents some interesting modern twists. On Saturdays, only the tasting menus are served. Service is assured and formal - MICHELIN Guide.
1051 Budapest, Vörösmarty tér 7-8.
Phone: +36 30 508 0622
Pesti Disznó Bistro
A lively, easy-going Hungarian bistro; as you cross the threshold, wonderful aromas hint at what is to come. Carefully sourced ingredients feature in authentic recipes and prices are fair; their native Mangalica pork is a speciality - MICHELIN Guide.
1065 Budapest, Nagymező utca 19.
Phone: +36 1 951 4061
Friendly neighbourhood bistro where Budapest meets Paris - both in the décor and the food. The chef-owner's passion is obvious and the cooking is rustic and authentic, with bold flavours and a homely touch. If you're after something a little different, ask to dine in the old Citroën 2CV! - MICHELIN Guide.
1094 Budapest, Ferent tér 2-3.
Phone: +36 1 951 25 97
Characterful two-roomed restaurant in a vaulted 13C property within the castle walls. European and Hungarian classics are prepared with a contemporary touch; service is efficient. Pierrot themed artwork and live piano music feature.
1014 Budapest, Fortuna utca 14.
Phone: +36 1 375 6971
St. Andrea Wine & Gourmet Bar
A stylish bar-cum-restaurant with wine-themed décor; owned by a small boutique winery. Well-presented, creative dishes are designed to match their wines - some of which aren't sold anywhere else in the world - MICHELIN Guide.
1055 Budapest, Bajcsy-Zsilinszky utca 78.
Phone: +36 1 269 01 30
1054 Budapest, Hold u. 13.
Phone: +36 30 961 3262
'Auntie' is located in the corner of a pleasant little shopping mall and comes with an appealing terrace. It's light, bright and simply kitted out and offers a concise menu of attractive dishes. Well-chosen native wines accompany - MICHELIN Guide.
1124 Budapest, Apor Vilmos tér 11-13.
Phone: +36 20 243 1565
The Hungarian Restaurant (A magyar vendéglő)
Situated within the castle walls is this contemporary take on a traditional bistro. Classic Hungarian dishes are subtly reinvented with an appealing contemporary touch. Sit on the terrace for great views down the cobbled street - MICHELIN Guide.
1014 Budapest, Fortuna utca 21,
Phone: +36 1 202 2113
Traditional bistro in a historic building designed by a Hungarian architect; it exudes a luxurious feel. Classic dishes have an appealing, earthy quality and feature foie gras specialities. The wine list champions up-and-coming producers - MICHELIN Guide.
1051 Budapest, Mérleg utca 10.
Phone: +36 1 317 3715
All the food is awesome, but if you love pizza it’s the best pizza in Europe IMHO but also the sea bass and the seafood pasta are awesome. Anyway choose what you want, I ate there hundreds of times since 2002 and most of my clients too, nobody ever said anything other than AWESOME! - Karl Robb, President, EPAM Systems Europe
1056 Budapest, Belgrád rakpart 13.
Phone: +36 1 327 0045
Vendéglõ a KisBíróhoz
Contemporary glass and wood building with a large terrace, in a peaceful suburban location. Wine takes centre stage: staff will recommend a match for your dish from the extensive list. Cooking is hearty and classical with a modern edge - MICHELIN Guide.
1125 Budapest, Szarvas Gábor utca 8/d.
Phone: +36 1 376 60 44