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A Guide To Dining In Budapest
A Guide To Dining In Budapest

The capital of Hungary, Budapest is known for many things. From the Opera House to the River Danube and Chain Bridge, there’s plenty to catch the eye of avid travellers. But one thing you may not be immediately familiar with is the cuisine of this beautiful city. Here we explore some best places to find a light bite, dine out, and indulge in during your stay.

Find light a bite

For quick food when on the go, check out Budapest’s Central Market Hall. While the very building itself is sure to impress, you will also notice the huge array of stalls here, selling everything from fresh fish, sausages and cheeses to clothes, souvenirs and other crafts. While there are sometimes dishes from other cuisines available, the market is a great place to start if you are looking for a traditional taste of Hungarian food.

When you have got a full day planned, it often helps to make sure you are full of delicious food and coffee and ready to go before you head off. On busy days spent exploring, make sure to stop by Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest’s Es Deli before you go. With a menu of speciality teas and coffees, tasty sandwiches, pastries, muesli and more to try, you have the option to keep your meal light and healthy, or an indulgent treat at Es Deli.

Dine out

When you are out exploring and want some tasty, authentic food in an environment that is comfortable, and where you can relax for a while, Cafe Kor is a great choice. It is quirky, located close to the top attractions in Budapest and features a delicious menu of dishes that are sourced locally - a great way to get a taste of the true flavour of Budapest.

Alternatively, stop by Hungarikum Bistro and find yourself welcomed into a friendly atmosphere, a relaxing setting and a delicious menu of Hungarian delights. From cabbage cooked Hungarian style and knuckle of pork, to goulash soup and dumplings, there are warming dishes to try on every page of the menu.

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Want to find something new, fresh and delicious? Try the Japanese cuisine on offer at Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest’s Nobu Restaurant. Chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa's menu features a collection of world-famous signature dishes, all incorporating classic Japanese heritage with a South American twist. The yellowtail sashimi with jalapenos is one of the signature dishes on the menu, and well worth a try!

For a real Hungarian-style treat, try Borkonyha Wine Kitchen. A Michelin-starred restaurant, it really is an excellent choice if you have a special occasion planned during your stay in Budapest. There is an incredible five-course tasting menu available, as well as a separate dining menu packed with delicious ingredients and exciting flavour combinations waiting to be sampled.

Be sure to book a table ahead to make sure you get the chance to sample these delicious dishes during your stay.

If you are looking to explore the culinary delights while staying in Budapest, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our hotel team. We will be happy to make a recommendation for your evening, or book a table on your behalf. We can even arrange private in-room dining should you prefer it. Contact us today to find out more.

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