Gastronomy in Budapest and in Hungary in general is abundant in spices, the most famous of which is paprika, which is used in many of this country´s typical dishes. In Hungarian cuisine, the most famous dish is goulash, whose ancient origin comes from the rural classes. The dish is made out different meats, vegetables, legumes and, of course, paprika, the national spice. It´s a comforting meal if it´s cold outside, since temperatures in Budapest can be quite low during the winter months, which makes it no surprise that abundant meals predominate most of the Hungarian recipe books.
Also, Hungary has a wide range of wines, beers and regional spirits of the highest quality.
Budapest has nothing to envy about the other great European capitals, famous for having the best cuisine in the world, since this city is currently experimenting a revolution when it comes to cuisine. Even Michelin stars have arrived in the city, the biggest award and honour for any restaurant.
Here´s a list of some of the most famous and typical restaurants in Budapest, so that you can enjoy its wide gastronomical range with different traditional atmospheres and music:
Alabárdos: Located inside the castle and surrounded by 15th-century buildings, this restaurant has a long tradition that enables you to sample classic Hungarian dishes with a modern twist. (Országház utca 2 H – Buda 1014)
Tigris: One of the most popular in the city, this bistrot offers more informal atmosphere and serves typical Hungarian dishes and wines elaborated with a lot of care. (Mérleg utca 10 H – Pest 1051).
Vár: a Speiz: Also located close to the castle, this restaurant offers an excellent menu made up of rustic yet delicious Hungarian dishes. The meaning of this name, for the curious ones out there, is ´the Castle´s pantry´. (Hess András tér 6 H – Buda 1014).
Pierrot: If you´re looking for something more elegant, this is the right place. Located inside a historical house, it has an excellent menu with traditional Hungarian recipes and live piano sessions entertain the guests.(Fortuna utca 14 H – Buda 1014).
- Gundel: This restaurant with an excellent atmosphere is located in a villa inside a park in Budapest. As well as its speciality in Gundel-style crêpes, there´s a wide range of typical Hungarian dishes. And that´s not all, since you can also enjoy a live gypsy orchestra in its large column room. (Állatkerti utca 2 H – Pest 1146).
And so, if you´re in Budapest, don´t miss out on visiting some of these restaurants where you´ll enjoy an authentic tasting experience, a pleasure for your senses in the new capital of gastronomy, where Michelin stars, tradition and modernity come together to offer you the best dishes and atmospheres in this country.
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