Bars and restaurants you should visit in Budapest
Welcome back to my Budapest Blog. In the last issue, I explored the magical Museum of Sweets and Selfies. Check it out if you haven’t already! For this issue, I am going to bring you along to different bars and restaurants. Budapest has a truly unique-tasting cuisine. The original Hungarian dishes will delight any tastebuds.
Kupak Bar & Bistro
If you’re looking for impressive street food, look no longer! I had one of the best burgers I’ve ever tasted. The fresh fries accompanied the dish alongside various sauces. If you would like to try some traditional Hungarian cuisine, try the gulash in bread. The warm, crisp bread bowl is filled with a rich beef stew and vegetables in a paprika-scented broth. The choice of drinks was endless and affordable.
Not to forget to mention the extremely kind staff! We were celebrating my sister’s birthday and we decided to ask for colourful shots as a surprise. The staff went above and beyond while they played a happy birthday song during serving. I wish we got the opportunity to visit this place more than once throughout our stay. The bar itself has an energetic vibe with great music in the background.
The Magic Budapest
Close your eyes. You find yourself sitting inside the walls of a castle. Magical creatures surround you along with other mystical items. The dementor creeps around the ceiling as you indulge in delicious drinks. The waitress brought a cauldron with dry ice inside creating exciting visuals while we waited for our food.
The design is unique and breath-taking. I have never eaten in such a place before. The menu has fun magical names. I ordered a Dragon Fire Burger. The serving of this dish on its own was impressive. The black burger buns were sprayed with edible glitter. FYI, the burger buns were not burned, but yes, they were black! Although the presentation of the burger here was great, I found it a little bland. If I had to choose, the burger from Kupak Bar & Bistro would be my first pick.
My dessert was a pink bubble waffle served with white melted chocolate, marshmallow, and fruit. I need to give my compliments here. A well-presented, delicious, sweet dish.
Hard Rock Café
Previously, I have been to Hard Rock Café in Brussels and Warsaw. The dining experience was never disappointing. Budapest was similar. The staff was phenomenal, professional and with a great sense of humour. The drinks are always full of flavour and the food is served in large portions.
Let’s get down to my food order. If you’re a fan of nachos, you are in for a treat. When I said that the portions are large, they really are. You could share those nachos with at least two other people. The melting cheese combined with vegetables, meat and sauces make the perfect combination.
The vibe inside that place is one you must experience. The music played is all well-known and the design is well worth paying attention to.
Think about attending an evening cruise with live music. Sounds great, right? The ticket to attend is extremely affordable if you decide to go for drinks only. There is also a dinner possibility if you wish. However, it becomes a little bit pricier. Nonetheless, it’s a full experience.
When the musicians started playing a melody from the Pirates of The Caribbean and later Bella Ciao which is popular from a Netflix show, Money Heist, my heart was stolen. There is something beautiful about being on a cruise, passing famous architecture all while listening to heartwarming music and sipping rich cocktails.
Lastly, the sushi bar! There are many sushi places around Budapest. Being time-limited, a simple google search for the best sushi near me had to do. Was this the best sushi I had? Probably not. However, it was tasty and affordable. You can’t go wrong with a Dragon or California roll.
The products were super fresh. We definitely ordered a little too much and decided to take the rest back with us to the hotel. Each hotel room had a mini fridge. Our sushi was perfectly fine to eat a few hours later.
That brings my Budapest blog to an end. In the following issue I will explore Italy, in specific Milan. Look out for a Milan Blog where I discuss public transport, attractions and much more!