I recently spent a month in Budapest and one of the first things I noticed was the popularity of prix fixe weekday lunch menus advertised around the city. After some online research to see which ones were worth going to, I realized that it would be impossible to visit them all in a month, or even figure out from online reviews which ones were tasty enough to warrant a visit. I'm sharing the list below to help fellow travelers and expats find delicious and affordable lunches, while being able to check the menus ahead of time to avoid wasted travel time. If you've gone to any of these restaurants, please comment and let me and others know which ones are most worth going to while in Budapest!

For each restaurant, I've noted their address, the link to their Google Maps page, and the link to their current daily menu to see what's being offered before you go. I use Google Translate to read the menus online if they're only in Hungarian before deciding which to visit. The Google Translate App will also let you translate menus in person using your phone's camera in real-time.  Most places offer a 2 or 3 course menu with prices in Hungarian Forints and update their menus weekly. Many will add on a 5-12% service charge. Most of the eateries are casual, but the pricier ones tend to be higher-end establishments where you should dress business casual to fit in.  A few include drinks although the majority do not, so keep that in mind when ordering if you're trying to stay within a budget. Almost all of the restaurants only offer these deals on weekdays. Happy eating!

If you'd like to see the entire list on Google Maps, use this link: Google Maps List

Fricska Gastropub - Cottage Cheese Mousse, Peach, Basel Sorbet

Fricska Gastropub

Address: Budapest, Dob u. 56-58, 1073

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/Jawu7ym96bN7nLe57

Menu: https://www.facebook.com/FricskaGastropub/

2 course  - 2750

3 course - 2950

Michelin Bib Gourmand Restaurant

Review: Bistro-style cellar gastropub. Head waiters were professional, spoke excellent English and were ready with an English menu for the lunch set and daily specials. Not very busy at 12:15, but filled up quickly by 1PM, so it's a good idea to make a reservation. Complimentary country-style sourdough bread served with appetizer and main course. I started with a properly chopped and well flavored beef tartare minced with marinated olives and served with a balsamic vinegar reduction drizzled on salad garnish and lightly marinated watermelon chunks.  For the main I had the roast duck wrapped in a fried phyllo spring roll wrapper on top of a sweet potato puree with au jus, quick cooked sauerkraut and marinated grilled peach. A bite with a little of each was delicious. Dessert was a light cheese mousse with cookie crumble, peach slices and basil sorbet. Nice portion for lunch, in and out within an hour. Credit cards accepted, with no extra service charge but tips were appreciated. Casual dress is ok as most locals were wearing shorts and t-shirts. Overall, highly recommended lunch menu.

Csalogány 26

Address: Budapest, Csalogány u. 26, 1015

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/mpGhmeuiYP5eHxqK7

Menu: https://www.facebook.com/csalogany26/

3 course - 3100

Recommended by Andrea, Michelin Plate Restaurant

Bock Bistro: Green Bean soup, Tuna Tartare, Roast Duck, Cheese Curds

Bock Bisztró

Address: Budapest, Erzsébet krt. 43-49, 1073

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/zqSfdmxrvHtTjKsH7

Menu: https://bockbisztropest.hu/hu/

3 course - 3600

4 course - 4700

Recommended by David, Michelin Plate Restaurant

Service Charge: 12%

Review: Friendly professional staff, speak English, menu prominently displayed over the bar directly in front of entrance in English and Hungarian with prices and options. Not too fussy for lunch, business casual seems to be the norm. Not too busy around 1pm on a Friday so not much need for reservations unless you have a large party. First course was a green bean soup with a few other vegetables, drizzled with dill oil, light and tasty. Bread served with appetizer was some of the best I've had in Hungary, served with a delicious smoked lardo spread. The tuna tartare was splendid, fresh and layered over a rocket salad with  a light wasabi vinaigrette. The roasted duck leg was also wonderful, not greasy and bursting with flavor, served over a potato cream with a few slices of roast potato and drizzled with duck au jus. The dessert was the only miss, consisting of bland cottage cheese curd balls served with some chopped fresh fruit. Otherwise, a very nice meal and highly recommended for lunch.

Mák Bistro

Address: Budapest, Vigyázó Ferenc u. 4, 1051

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/LtXDeJQWuroPS4eh6

Menu: http://mak.hu/hu#menu

2 course - 4200

3 course - 4800

Recommended by Réka, Michelin Plate Restaurant


Address: Budapest, Lánchíd u. 7, 1013

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/Egb9BHzw2rgcppgc6

Menu: http://www.zonabudapest.com/kinalat.html#quick_lunch

2 course - 3390

3 course - 3950

2 course (appetizer and dessert) - 2690

Michelin Plate Restaurant

Olimpia étterem

Address: Budapest, Alpár u. 5, 1076

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/WFRq7HPhraHRdTzy5

Menu: https://www.facebook.com/olimpiaofficial/

2 course  - 3150

3 course - 3290

Michelin Plate Restaurant

St. Andrea Restaurant

Address: Budapest, Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út 78, 1055

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/Co7ysP8Pp6fuFFx2A

Menu: http://standreaborbar.hu/uzleti-ebed/

3 course (with glass of wine) - 4800

Michelin Plate Restaurant

Stand25 Bisztró

Address: Budapest, Hold u. 13, 1054

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/Z145nQKS2KP72KHr9

Menu: https://stand25.hu/uploads/ebed.pdf

2 course  - 4500

3 course - 5400

Michelin Bib Gourmand Restaurant

Arany Kaviár Étterem

Address: Budapest, Ostrom u. 19, 1015

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/1Jt3huWkyyjiMNRc8

Menu: https://aranykaviar.hu/en/arany-kaviar-restaurant/menu-2/

3 course - 6900

Michelin Plate Restaurant

Costes Downtown

Address: Budapest, Vigyázó Ferenc u. 5, 1051

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/mZQvBnt5TmKF6MaX6

Menu: https://www.facebook.com/costesdowntown/

3 course - 7900

4 course - 10900

5 course - 14500

Recommended by Liliane, Michelin Star restaurant

Société Budapest

Address: Budapest, Sas u. 15, 1051

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/Hz1HensHHUBtayyZA

Menu: http://www.societebudapest.com/en/gastro/

2 course (with glass of wine or water) - 2750

3 course (with glass of wine or water)  - 3550

Recommended by Réka

HILDA Budapest

Address: Budapest, Nádor u. 5, 1051

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/GEPr3MHP17wXYb8H8

Menu: https://www.facebook.com/hildapest/menu/

2 course - 2450

3 course - 2800

Recommended by Paolo

Aum: Mini Bao, Modern Chicken, Kaeng Som Moo, Pumpkin Cherry, Macchiato

Aum Restaurant

Address: Budapest, Flórián tér 6, 1033

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/asodFfvrDhG7XzjJ7

Menu: https://aumrestaurant.com/hu/#etlap

3 course - 3980

4 course - 4250

+ Lemonade - 650

Recommended by Réka

Review: Asian/Hungarian Fusion restaurant drawing from Chinese, Thai and Japanese flavors mixed with seasonal Hungarian ingredients. The location is a bit odd as it's in an old shopping center, but the head waiter was fantastic, friendly and explained the dishes in English, and the enclosed outdoor area was comfortable for lunch. The mini bao was close to a traditional Chinese bao filled with 5-spice braised beef, but the garnishes were more local, with the accompanying corn and parsley oil outstanding together. The fresh fruit cubes and preserves added a local Hungarian twist although the bao was delicious on it's own. For the soup I chose the Kaeng Som Moo, which is the name of a typical Thai soup, but the dish was really more of a Japanese shoyu ramen broth with fresh vegetables, noodles and sous-vide pork medallions reminiscent of Chinese roast pork, with a hint of spice. It was quite tasty and I enjoyed it once I got over the confusion from the name. The entree was a modern Hungarian take on Paprika Chicken, with rolled sous-vide chicken served skin-on and lightly seasoned, paprika sauce, parsley oil, raspberry sauce, sour cream , sous-vide egg whites and pickled mini carrots and squash. It was light and colorful, although I was hoping for more of an Asian approach to the dish and stronger flavors, so this was my least favorite. The dessert reminded me of a popular Thai dessert, except this one was made with jellied pumpkin strips topped with sour cherry cream and a poppy seed/dark chocolate crumble. I really liked it, and thought it was the best fusion dish among the 4 I tried. Overall, this was the most interesting meal I had this week and with some work on the dishes I can see this place becoming popular with diners that favor Asian flavors with modern presentations.

Service Charge: 0%

Gléda Vendéglő

Address: Budapest, Mikoviny u. 2, 1037

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/6cCo1rLkcxQPYaCd6

Menu: https://www.facebook.com/gledaobuda/

2 course - 2200

3 course - 2600

+ Bread - 400

Recommended by Réka

Kiosk Budapest

Address: Budapest, Március 15. tér 4, 1056

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/Ec5oiDLHtjyZkYBo7

Menu: https://www.facebook.com/kiosk.budapest/

2 course - 1950

3 course - 2350

Recommended by Angela

Paris Budapest Restaurant

Address: Budapest, Széchenyi István tér 2, 1051

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/qy9f1jdPjKqJPTy8A

Hours: 12pm - 4pm

Menu:  https://www.facebook.com/ParisBudapest/

2 course - 3400

3 course - 4100

Both include one bottle of still or sparkling water and one cup of tea or coffee.

Service charge: 12%

I-55 American Restaurant: Beef Lasagna, Cheese Soup and Orange Soda

I55 American Bar and Restaurant

Address: Budapest, Alkotmány u. 20, 1054

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/mmNQ8mfUKK4hxfmRA

Menu: https://www.facebook.com/i55americanrestaurant

2 course with soda - 1750

Service Charge: 10%

Review:   American-themed restaurant, plays a solid soundtrack of popular  American songs, has friendly English-speaking staff and serves tasty American dishes. I was brought the lunch menu once seated, ordered and had the lunch set  served within a few minutes. The soup I tried was made with white cheese and smoked sausage with fried tortilla strips, savory without being heavy. My main dish was an Italian-American style lasagna with a hearty beef ragu, crispy top layer of pasta with baked cheese, and a small layer of ricotta in the middle. The orange soda was also quite good, like a fresher version of Sunkist soda. Their lunch menu also lists a smaller version of a Chicago deep-dish pizza, which looked pretty authentic and other Americans have raved about. Overall, great choice for a tasty lunch that's not too heavy, and also cheaper/healthier than Burger King if you're craving American food.

Araz Restaurant

Address: Budapest, Dohány u. 42, 1074

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/8b34sFN7VoFUrgCV7

Menu: https://www.araz.hu/

2 course - 1990

3 course - 2490


Address: Budapest, Szent István tér 7, 1051

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/Cvy1oCNkREJKQpy87

Menu: http://japanika.hu/wp-content/themes/japanika/images/business-menu-hu.jpg

2 course - 2590

Bisztro Most: Goulash, Bacon-wrapped Chicken w/ blue cheese sauce, Chocolate Brownie

Bisztró Most

Address: Budapest, Zichy Jenő u. 17, 1066

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/UyhpRT1hVGYhqQtJA

Menu: http://www.mostbisztro.hu/etlap/


2 course  - 1590

3 course - 1790

Review: Lunch menu posted prominently in English and Hungarian on the wall and in the menu, dishes don't change though. Casual restaurant and dress, serves Hungarian, European and some Indian dishes. I had a cup of goulash with a slice of bread as appetizer, which had a nice flavor although the broth was a bit light and vegetables/beef could have been cooked longer. Main was 3 pan fried bacon-wrapped chicken fillets, a little salty but freshly cooked and tasty with the blue cheese sauce and rice.  Chocolate brownie was more like a slightly dry chocolate cake with chocolate syrup, not worth ordering.  Kitchen is fast, outside area starts to fill up around 1pm but plenty of seating inside and out for about 300 people. Wait staff spoke English and were efficient. 10% service charge, and it looked like they offered free filtered water. Good for large groups and safe choices for tourists with enough menu options to make everyone happy.

La Perle Noire Restaurant & Lounge

Address: Budapest, Andrássy út 111, 1063

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/MW9MirTzx51sQm1t8

Menu: https://www.facebook.com/laperlenoirebudapest

2 course  - 2900

3 course - 3900


Address: Budapest, Szent István tér 9, 1051

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/zLp43fWxUk2JGEkN8

Menu: https://bestia.hu/

2 course - 2200

3 course - 2690

Mészár Steak Kitchen

Address: Budapest, Károlyi utca 11, 1053

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/nWLCdiUW4NbijDZf7

Menu: https://www.facebook.com/meszarsteak.kitchen/

2 course - 1875

3 course - 2320

Trattoria La Coppola

Address: Budapest, Károlyi utca 19, 1056

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/fEfckEjZo2RUnZ5r7

Menu: https://www.facebook.com/TrattoriaLaCoppola/

Pasta + espresso + water - 2190

Kolette Bistro

Address: Budapest, Károly krt. 26, 1052

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/RujsrYeUJXvhEd5C9

Menu: https://www.facebook.com/KoletteBistro/

2 course - 1490

3 course  - 1690

Na'Pasta Bistro

Address: Budapest, Október 6. u. 26, 1051

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/Pp2BJPk1942cqMtz8

Menu: https://www.facebook.com/napastabistro/

2 course - 1480

Hours: 12 - 2pm

Via Luna Étterem és Kávéház

Address: Budapest, Nagysándor József u. 1, 1054

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/zftZgLme6bkbyZFR6

Menu: https://www.facebook.com/ViaLunaRestaurant/

2 course - 1350

3 course  - 1680

Hours: 11am - 3pm


Address: Budapest, Varsányi Irén u. 33, 1027

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/U3HQVvwEPoB1iix2A

Menu: https://www.facebook.com/ezisbudai/

2 course - 1690

Vakvarjú Restaurant - Paulay Ede location

Address: Budapest, Paulay Ede u. 7, 1061

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/RQwbpXH3dnksEzk27

Menu: https://pest.vakvarju.com/deli-menu/

2 course (with drink) - 1250

3 course (with drink) - 1650

Recommended by Krisztina

Vakvarjú Restaurant - RAM Colosseum location

Address: Budapest, Érem u. 2, 1116

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/Cmrk2aD5kaQYpHJo7

Menu: https://ujlipot.vakvarju.com/deli-menu/

2 course (with drink) - 1250

3 course (with drink) - 1650

Recommended by Krisztina

Veranda Grill & Wine Étterem

Address: Budapest, Vendel u. 9, 1096

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/1UWftj154HqGBeoV6

Menu: http://verandaetterem.hu/heti-menu/

2 course - 1390

+ Dessert - 490

Recommended by Peter

Kőleves Vendéglő

Address: Budapest, Kazinczy u. 41, 1075

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/m6fui4TTdQMVos1A7

Menu: https://kolevesvendeglo.hu/hu/frontpage/vendeglo/napiMenu

2 course (Vegetarian) -  1300

2 course (Normal) -  1450

+ Dessert - 490

Regős Vendéglő

Address: Budapest, Szófia u. 33, 1068

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/MBHrCN9bZaGchdYw7

Menu: http://regosvendeglo.hu/

2 course - 1300

3 course  - 1700

400 Bar Restaurant

Address: Budapest, Kazinczy u. 52, 1075

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/7wauo2Bxhex7Qnwp8

Menu: https://www.facebook.com/400bar.hu/

3 course menu - 1490

Opus Jazz Club

Address: Budapest, Mátyás u. 8, 1093

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/2tKQtvZgeqKZvKF67

Menu: https://opusjazzclub.hu/en/menu

2 course - 1250

3 course - 1490

Sport Bisztró

Address: Budapest, Szőnyi út 2, 1142

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/bbe1a2cMXwvt8dnTA

Menu: https://sportbisztro.hu/aktualis-menuink/

3 course -1490

Metropolitan Étterem

Address: Budapest, Kéthly Anna tér 1, 1077

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/YVMsgFkBBs5DNM3PA

Menu: https://cafemetropolitan.hu/  

2 course (Vegetarian) - 980

2 course (Normal) - 1050

Karcsi Vendéglő

Address: Budapest, Jókai u. 20, 1066

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/xdzVkCwNHYZ9K8wE9

Menu: http://karcsibacsivendeglo.com/letoltes/napi_menu.pdf

2 course menu - 1100

+ Drink - 220

Antré Étterem

Address: Budapest, Király u. 8, 1061

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/sG55fGfU1fjRuCFPA

Menu: https://www.facebook.com/antrebudapest/

2 course (with juice) - 2390

3 course (with juice and coffee) - 3150

Pesti Disznó

Address: Budapest, Nagymező u. 19, 1063

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/VBKNfG3k4XJCXawV7

Menu: https://www.facebook.com/PestiDiszno

2 course - 1490

3 course - 1990


Address: Budapest, Klauzál u. 15, 1072

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/aXrR7QauxyypAdi96

Menu: https://www.facebook.com/extrabudapest

3 course - 1190

Szelence Café Health Food Restaurant

Address: Budapest, Pauler u. 8, 1013

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/1Uzs2qDfcE6YoztL9

Menu: https://www.facebook.com/szelencecafe/

2 course - 1350

3 course - 2000

Darshan Udvar Étterem

Address: Budapest, Krúdy Gyula u. 7, 1088

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/936BJ23PdnyaHDVs8

Menu: https://www.darshan.hu/

Soup - 300

Main - 910-1180

Dessert - 300

Recommended by Melinda

Anytime Étterem és Kávézó

Address: Budapest, Bécsi út 136, 1037

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/Ysseefuax2SG5Pm68

Menu: https://anytimecafe.hu/napi-menuk/

2 course (Vegetarian) - 1090

2 course (Normal) - 1290

3 course (weekend) - 2190

Bangkok Thai Étterem

Address: Budapest, Só u. 3, 1056

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/h35JN3uGDHa5ixSL7

Menu: https://www.thaietterem.hu/en/beverages.html#lunch-menu

2 course - 1500

Jelen Bisztro

Address: Budapest, Blaha Lujza tér 1, 1085

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/K2rx8cDQEnBGeoed6

Menu: https://www.facebook.com/jelenbisztro

3 course - 1690

Iguana Mexican Restaurant

Address: Budapest, Zoltán u. 16, 1054

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/2rURNHiBeKr3SaY29

Menu: http://www.iguana.hu/

2 course - 1650

Elysée Bistro & Kávéház

Address: Budapest, Kossuth Lajos tér 13-15, 1055

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/hB1Xe3oDkRm1RgMs8

Menu: https://www.facebook.com/elyseebistro/

2 course - 2190

Claro Bisztro: Lentil Soup, Chicken Penne Arrabiata, Bread Pudding

Claro Bisztró

Address: Budapest, Ráday u. 35, 1092

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/QmW7xbNoMF58hddQ7

Menu: https://www.facebook.com/clarobisztro/

2 course - 1200

3 course - 1500

Review: Popular casual spot for lunch with locals and tourists, almost everyone here for daily menu at lunch time. Tasty lentil soup with spicy sausage. Entree was homestyle penne arrabiata topped with a pan fried chicken breast and shredded mozzarella. Dessert was a small slice of bread pudding with berry sauce. Overall this place offers a quick, cheap meal similar to what you'd make at home, albeit mass produced for quick serving and consumption so not freshly made or hot. No service charge.

A KERT Bisztró

Address: Budapest, Thököly út 57b, 1146

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/ax5HiEjJ9sqi4Gp5A

Menu: http://www.akertbisztro.hu/

2 course - 1950

3 course - 2400

+ Lemonade - 300

Kajahu Restaurant

Address: Budapest, Petőfi Sándor u. 11, 1052

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/hTBSdv3Kptz7NZcr6

Menu: https://www.facebook.com/kajahu/

3 course - 1490

Mantra Masala - 2 curries with rice and samosa

Mantra Masala

Address: Budapest, Vörösmarty u. 31, 1064

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/2NHAYDAz3bZHfzbBA

1 curry with rice - 1200

2 curries with rice - 1500

Samosas - 400

Review: Great vegetarian Indian place for a quick meal. Friendly owner will describe the dishes, speaks English and Hungarian, serves delicious samosas and has 4 tasty curries available daily to choose from.  

Véndiák Étterem

Address: Budapest, Egyetem tér 5, 1053

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/PbMxrXm4dN5oaxSr6

Menu: https://www.vendiaketterem.hu/heti_ajanlat

2 course (with drink) - 1590

Café Csiga

Address: Budapest, Vásár u. 2, 1084

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/HtH38JiFkfmFU4Dx8

Menu: https://www.facebook.com/cafecsiga

Appetizer  - 500-600

Main - 1000-2000

Dessert - 500

Drink - 300

Ruben Étterem

Address: Budapest, Magyar u. 12-14, 1053

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/nuheGavNnUTWfPn9A

Menu: http://www.rubenrestaurant.hu/napimenu

3 course - 1250

Gerlóczy Cafe

Address: Budapest, Gerlóczy u. 1, 1052

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/H3qd8hKHBs9SsAvi7

Menu: http://www.gerloczy.hu/

2 course (worker's lunch) - 2590

Tom George Budapest

Address: Budapest, Október 6. u. 8, 1051

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/FBT2VJi68vXgr4ZY7

Menu: https://www.tomgeorge.hu/en/#napiajanlat

2 course - 2600

KOLLÁZS - Brasserie & Bar

Address: Budapest, Széchenyi István tér, 1051

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/XdijW3qi3wVRk8NB6

Menu: http://kollazs.hu/

3 course - 3800

4 course - 4300


Address: Budapest, Madách Imre út 8, 1075

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/3UCuqX2sr1RniDnJ6

3 course - 2250


Address: Budapest, Nádor u. 23, 1051

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/6uUsjfuG7VQKL2YK7

Menu: http://borzeetterem.hu/

2 course - 1490

Pörc & Prézli Étterem

Address: Budapest, Lázár u. 1, 1065

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/8B46Gk8reh9qJa6i9

Menu: http://www.porcesprezli.hu/hu/napi-menu

3 course (with drink) - 3990

Menza Restaurant

Address: Budapest, Liszt Ferenc tér 2, 1061

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/B4bwnmf6i9PneRmv9

Menu: https://www.facebook.com/menzarestaurant/

2 course - 1490

Café Vian

Address: Budapest, Liszt Ferenc tér 9, 1061

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/MHnYV3Bk5vzqHcTQ7

Menu: https://www.facebook.com/cafevianbistro/

2 course - 1460

+Dessert - 410

Bistro Fine

Address: Budapest, Andrássy út 8, 1061

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/hivCXDrpUzhjjpMc6

Menu: https://www.facebook.com/bistrofine

2 course - 2650

3 course - 3450

Lecso Hungarian Fast Food

Address: Budapest, Szent István krt. 10, 1137

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/aa8hko55jTxjdpKj7

Menu: http://lecsogyorsetterem.hu/gyorsetterem-napi-menu/

2 course - 1250

Beef stew with egg barley and sour pickle

Gettó Gulyás

Address: Budapest, Wesselényi u. 18, 1077

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/bPGsUVDguy9bCY4u9

Menu: https://www.facebook.com/gettogulyas/

3 course (with drink) - 1450

Review: Hungarian eatery in the Jewish district that's busy during lunch and dinner hours. Friendly English-speaking staff that had no problem with an expat ordering the daily lunch menu, although they failed to tell me it included a spritzer or syrup soda. The food was decent if a bit bland, with an adequate lunch portion to fill you up and get you on your way quickly. My lunch included a clear soup with potato chunks, beef stew with tarhonya(egg barley) and a slice of apple strudel. Credit cards accepted, casual dress is the norm here, no A/C so it was quite warm inside that day. Overall the lunch set was cheap, filling but not memorable.

Ristorante Krízia

Address: Budapest, Mozsár u. 12, 1066

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/s9rG8D8JXNbegvUK9

Menu: http://www.ristorantekrizia.hu/

3 course  - 1500

Magdalena Merlo Étterem

Address: Budapest, Király u. 59/b, 1072

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/VVEyae1PabK8sXKPA

Menu: https://www.facebook.com/magdalenamerlorestaurant/

2 course - 1190

Aurum Bistro

Address: Budapest, Zrínyi u. 5, 1051

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/cmDy4DtU8FLcWf6L7

Menu: https://www.facebook.com/aurumbistro

2 course - 1250

3 course - 1640

Komédiás Kávéház

Address: Budapest, Nagymező u. 26, 1065

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/fFrHx9byakdpZoXZ7

Menu: https://www.facebook.com/komediaskavehaz/

2 course - 1290

Mátyás Pince Étterem

Address: Budapest, Március 15. tér 7, 1056

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/tq2qTK6U5FLr4YqdA

Menu: http://matyaspince.eu/menu/

2 course(with water or coffee) - 1350

Stex Ház

Address: Budapest, József krt. 55-57, 1085

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/kgR33vocpjpqd6S6A

Menu: https://www.stexhaz.hu/index.php/hu/etl/deli-ajanlat


3 course - 1590

+ Pickles - 350

Fecske Presszo

Address: Budapest, Baross u. 10, 1088

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/mDmQxhvMWuXVeVY17

Menu: http://fecskepresszo.com/heti-menu

Soup  - 300(small) 500 (large)

Main - 875

Dessert - 300

Divin Porcello

Address: Budapest, Apáczai Csere János u. 7, 1051

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/1Z4NAVmgfAW5CDr39

Menu: https://divinporcello.hu/napi-menu

2 course - 1420

Sonka Arcok

Address: Budapest, Kecskeméti u. 2, 1053

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/MzHswuGK81BuFvMK9

Menu: https://www.facebook.com/sonkaarcok

2 course - 1550

3 course - 1750

Il Pastaio

Address: Budapest, Deák Ferenc u. 7, 1052

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/BwZpenkWGZELZddH8

Menu: https://www.facebook.com/IlPastaioBudapest

1 course - 1290

2 course - 1590

3 course - 1990

Urban betyár

Address: Budapest, Október 6. u. 16-18, 1051

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/sfKegGMqWW4HktrP6

Menu: https://www.facebook.com/urbanbetyar/?fref=ts

2 course - 1650

+ Dessert - 590

+ Coffee - 390

Garlic cream soup, Pan-fried pork with Monterrey Jack cheese and mashed potatoes

Budapest Barbecue Company

Address: Budapest, Szent István krt. 13, 1055

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/21UpHmqQhb4By2n18

Menu: https://www.facebook.com/budapestbarbecuecompany/

2 course(with soda) - 1750

+ Dessert - 490

Service Charge: 10%

Review: Large seating areas indoors and outside, servers spoke English and were efficient. I had to ask for the lunch menu since it's only in Hungarian and not offered to expats by default, but it was brought with a smile and offer to translate. Garlic cream soup with croutons and grated cheese had a light garlic flavor and was a medium thickness creamy cheese soup, tasty although croutons tasted stale. The pork chops were pan fried, with a slice of Monterrey jack cheese melted on top, plain but not too dry or overcooked, and still warm. Mashed potatoes were too blended, but seemed real and not from mix.  The Jack Daniels sauce was more of a thickened au jus and lacked the signature Jack Daniels sweet and smokey flavor I was expecting, but did help the flavor of the mash. Orange soda was good and a large glass served. Overall, cheap but not very exciting lunch menu, I55 down the street seems to do a better job at the same price.

Stika Gastropub

Address: Budapest, Dob u. 46/a, 1072

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/m3LRUsHTjio7ZgoL7

Menu: https://www.facebook.com/stikabudapest/

2 course -1990

3 course - 2490

Monk's Bistrot

Address: Budapest, Piarista köz 1, 1052

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/m3tPmvAebLZWpqRZA

Menu: https://www.facebook.com/monksbistrot/

3 course - 2780

Central Cafe and Restaurant 1887

Address: Budapest, Károlyi utca 9, 1053

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/8LjTZgFGomNzfAEW8

Menu: http://centralkavehaz.hu/en/friendly-lunch-menu/

2 course - 2450

3 course - 2990

Borssó Bistro

Address: Budapest, Királyi Pál u. 14, 1053

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/9T6Hh3yZaGULDBDe9

Menu: https://www.facebook.com/Borsso.Bistro/


2 course - 3000

3 course - 4000

Frici Papa

Address: Budapest, Király u. 55, 1077

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/Y8nHfh7zc4UWr7kGA

Menu: http://www.fricipapa.hu/

Appetizer - 500-700

Main - 1000-1200

Dessert  - 300-500

Haveli Indian Restaurant

Address: Budapest, Szinyei Merse u. 1, 1063

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/pRZCqKGq7iFG6spg8

Menu: http://www.haveli.hu/haveliindianrestaurant/heti-menu/

3 course (Non-Veg) - 1690

3 course (Veg) - 1490

Artusi Bistro

Address: Budapest, Kazinczy u. 32, 1075

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/3AYju4XH1ubtcvePA

Menu: https://www.facebook.com/Artusibistro/

2 course - 1590

3 course - 2090

Salaam Bombay

Address:  Budapest, Mérleg u. 6, 1051

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/Dki4zBRThgw8Hoyr6

Rice, Bread, Soup and 2 curries (Vegetarian) - 1850

Új Sipos Halászkert

Address: Budapest, Fő tér 6, 1033

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/HQiUX8wBsYEtcCJV7

Menu: https://www.facebook.com/ujsipos.hu

2 course - 1250

Gundel Étterem

Address: Budapest, Gundel Károly út 4, 1146

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/1RJBLfckRhPkXop46

Menu: https://gundel.hu/en/menu/

3 course - 6500-7900

Soul Food

Address: Budapest, Kazinczy u. 32, 1075

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/DryncZmYEFtR9iUn6

Menu: https://www.facebook.com/soulfoodbp/

Main course - 1490

+ Dessert - 390

Belvárosi Lugas Vendéglő

Address: Budapest, Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út 15/A, 1065

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/BCsRhB25WPGz9v4E6

Menu: http://lugas-etterem.com/etlap/

Tourist Menu - 12 Euro

Continental Menu - 12 Euro

Kiadó Kocsma

Address: Budapest, Jókai tér 3, 1061

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/Xad322Fd3PsoppL8A

Menu: https://www.facebook.com/kiadokocsma

2 course - 1500

Kisharang Étkezde

Address: Budapest, Október 6. u. 17, 1051

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/HdbU98aRjWjbhBAv9

Menu: https://kisharang.hu/

2 course menu - 1200

Szlovák Söröző

Address: Budapest, Bihari János u. 17, 1055

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/Nj96yTSHbQr73p4x6

Menu: https://www.facebook.com/szlovak.etterem.sorozo/

2 course (with pickles) - 1200

Rajkot Palace

Address: Budapest, Nyáry Pál u. 9, 1056

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/6ucZJCVib98D9wDk6

Vegetarian Thali - 1500

Non-Veg Thali - 1700