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Our top three foodie venues in Budapest

The incredible and historic city of Budapest is one of the most enchanting places we’ve been. To make sure you have enough energy to tick off everything on your to-see-and-do list here, check out our top 3 picks for food lovers in the city.

Szimpla Kert

Tucked away in the awe-inspiring Jewish Quarter is a collection of Ruin Pubs. Our favourite happens to also be the original ruin bar; Szimpla Kert, Now this is no secret, it happens to be the number 1 bar in Budapest, and with good reason. There’s a bohemian vibe; trendy art surrounds you while the lively atmosphere is in full swing until closing time at 5am. If, however, you prefer something quieter, try out one of the others on Kazinczy Street. Don’t miss the food in the area, they have the best Kosher food you’ll ever find.

Zeller Bistro

This hidden gem is also in the Jewish Quarter. The plain exterior is deceptive, but inside is a magical setting with friendly staff serving up some of the best Hungarian food in the city. They pride themselves on their ingredients, which is mostly farm to table. We loved the complimentary glass of wine which was immediately served as a welcome drink (well, who wouldn’t want a free bevvie!?). We recommend making a reservation to guarantee your table. Open Sunday-Tuesday, 12p to 1am.

Borkonyha Wine Kitchen

This Michelin-starred restaurant is, as can be expected, on the pricier side for Budapest. That said, there is nowhere better to enjoy the freshest ingredients, prepared to perfection. The menu changes fortnightly, and is accompanied by a selection of over 200 different wines. Most of the wines are from Hungary, so it’s the perfect place to buy a souvenir or 6. Borkonyha Wine Kitchen is open from 12pm to midnight, Monday to Saturday. Booking is essential, and can be done online here.


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