Meet the Hungarians

Cultural wealth, integral part of European culture

Contemporary and classical music, opera and ballet performed by internationally renowned stars, fiery local gypsy music, top class jazz, the ever popular operetta and folk music are waiting for you in Budapest.

Gastronomy

Dine in luxurious but still affordable restaurants offering the best of world famous Hungarian cuisine and wines. Dining in Hungary’s capital can be an amazing experience. Hungary is well known for its wine and cuisine and the restaurant scene in Budapest is getting more and more sophisticated. The growth in gourmet restaurants led to prestigious international recognitions, such as Michelin stars and Bib Gourmand qualifications. Michelin’s 'Main Cities of Europe 2015' guide awarded four restaurants with one star and one restaurant was given the Bib Gourmand label for "good food at moderate price".

Recommendations

  • Costes Restaurant
    (holder of one Michelin star since 2010)
  • Onyx Restaurant
    (holder of one Michelin star since 2011)
  • Borkonyha
    (holder of one Michelin star since 2014)
  • Tanti
    (holder of one Michelin star, awarded in 2015)
  • Bock Bistro
    (Bib Gourmand qualifications in 2010, 2011 and 2012, listed among "Best Hungarian Restaurants” by Dining Guide several times)
  • Csalogány 26
    (Bib Gourmand qualifications in 2010, 2011 and 2012, listed among "Best Hungarian Restaurants” by Dining Guide several times)


Tripadvisor Restaurants

Shopping

You can find all major fashion brands right in the heart if the city centre. Ceramics, embroideries, hand painted Herend and Zsolnai porcelain, antiques, Halas-lace, delicacies like red paprika, salami, excellent brandies and world famous wines.

Scenic beauties

The protected Puszta-regions, the Great Plain, the romantic Danube Bend with historic sites, pretty baroque towns like Eger and Lake Balaton is waiting for guest to explore.

Friendly people, genuine hospitality, public safety

Open doors, open hearts, open minds. It will soon be clear to anyone arriving in the country that Hungarian hospitality is not just a cliché. Local people are pleased to assist visitors not only in the hotels or restaurants but also in the streets – be it in English or with metacommunication accompanied by a smile. They are at the same time proud of their beautiful country and would like to show the most and best of it.You will simply feel comfortable here.