Going to Budapest
Posted 29 May 2006 - 06:14 PM
Posted 29 May 2006 - 06:44 PM
I enjoyed Kiskakkuk.
All the classic Hungarian poultry dishes are well done, include goose and duck leg with cabbage, and there are a few refined dishes, too, such as veal medallions in cream sauce and lamb with rosemary. Service is friendly and attentive.
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Posted 09 June 2006 - 08:14 PM
thanks Gifted...great resource. anyone else?
Posted 13 June 2006 - 01:17 PM
A lot of us old time foreign residents bemoan the state of the Hungarian restaurant scene today. Prices have soared, and pseudo-Germanic fusion cuisine seems to have taken over a lot of new menus: add soy and ginger and call it “Asian Fusion” and charge double. It has become hard to find good old Magyar chow, but it’s out there, mostly in neighborhood places out beyond the train stations.
First, avoid the Gundel. It’s gone down tremendously. Instead, if you want upscale, eat at the neighboring Bagolyvár. Also, do not eat inside the Buda castle. Below the Buda castle at Moszkva tér/Szena tér market are sevral good eateries, such as the Markus etterem and the Szent Jupát. In Downtown Pest, the Fátal is good for basic Hungarian. The Kis Kacsa on Király utca (corner of Kazinczy utca) is another good, simple Magyar eatery. The Kadar Etkezde on Klauzal tér is great for lunch.
The Arányhal, out on Thőkőly ut (Amerikai utca stop on the 7 bus – not the red express 7) is good for fish soup and regular Hungarian food. Also, pay a visit to the market at Bosnyak ter at the end of the 7-bus line. Old Slovak peasant ladies still wear folk costumes while selling vegtables in the back market, where you can buy illicit home-made palinka (plum brandy) on weekends from the stands (look for the clear liquid sold in plastic Pepsi bottles….) You can also get a good fresh langos (fried potato bread) at the stands in the back, but try the “fank” instead – a huge donut, fresh fried and topped with jam. For sausages and such, these things are eaten inside the butcher shop itself, and one on the corner outside of the Bosnyak ter market is exceptional for all things tubular and piggy. Another good market is the Lehel tér market ("piac") on the Blue Metro line. There is a self service resturant on the corner outside the market entrance. (They grill chickens by the entrance.) Try it out. Old fashioned communist workers' factory grub like we had in the old days. Cheap.
Edited by zaelic, 13 June 2006 - 01:18 PM.
Posted 21 June 2006 - 10:48 AM
Posted 02 August 2006 - 08:38 AM
I am headed to Budapest in August. Looking for any recommendations--fine dining, street food, fast food, you name it. What must I have??
Definitely go to Cafe Kor--wonderful for dinner, GREAT food. Go to the market for lunch--upstairs there are some restaurants--delish!
Posted 31 July 2008 - 08:42 AM
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Posted 31 July 2008 - 11:01 AM
August will be gombocz time (plum dumplings, they do cherry tooo) yum
Posted 04 August 2008 - 09:15 AM
For cakes & coffee try Ruszwurm Cafe on the Buda Hill near the Matyas Church - it's absolutely tiny but the cakes are delicious (better than the Gerbaud which is a bit of a tourist trap).
Or you could try the very inexpensive Jegbufe at the end of the Vorosmarty utca - it's a bit bizarre like a relic from a different era, very hectic at times and there is no seating, but the cakes & pastries are very good indeed for the price.
I recently went to Alabardos restaurant for dinner, which was wonderful - lovely setting in a courtyard (if it's a warm/dry evening) and the food was excellent - some of the best I've had in Budapest. The sommelier recommended some outstanding wines by the glass. It's at the higher end (about Ł50 per person for three courses inc wine) but well worth it.
Definitely avoid the Gundel at all costs - the food is utterly appalling and incredibly expensive - one of the worst dining experiences of my life.
Next on my list to visit were Nancsi Neni and Bock Bisztro which was full up last time I tried to get a table. I've heard good things about both of those...
Posted 04 August 2008 - 10:27 AM
Székely Mihály street. 2
+36 1 877-6210
Posted 05 August 2008 - 05:15 PM
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Posted 03 June 2009 - 04:41 AM