1. pink cadillac - ráday u. 22, 1092, Budapest
Ráday u. is known as Budapests 'Soho' and is a nice little street lined with many indoor and outdoor bars, cafés and restaurants. First stop was a typical 'safe' restaurant we tried. It had a variety of dishes to choose from so everyone would be able to find something that will take their fancy. The burger was insane, but they have many options for vegetarians and meat lovers. The main thing that excited me was the serving of rum, it was HUGE, more rum than coke but you can't complain when it only cost around £2. I would recommend this place to anyone who loves a safe bet and needs a place you can guarantee everyone will find a dish they love.    
2. rombusz- ráday u. 10, 1092, Budapest
A cute little outdoor bar set up, again on the same road as Pink Cadillac which had furniture placed all around, a food stall and bar with a stage for live music performances. I think this is a place more for locals but if you don't mind wondering in and trying to make sense of the drinks menu and soaking up some nice atmosphere this is a cute stop.
3. the vintage garden - dob u. 21, 1075, Budapest
The Vintage Garden is a definitely a blogger / instagrammers dream eating stop, be it the decor or even the food itself. It's the kind of place you walk into and just have to take a moment to look around. The food / drinks aren't bad either, the cocktails all come with roses as decoration and no one gave a disapproving look when they were ordered at 11am! The menu was gorgeous, with a range of flat breads with different toppings and more. Being early I went for the flat bread option, there's something here for everyone again and even with the uber girly decor I'm sure guys will enjoy it, even if its just for the food and the sneaky girly cocktail they try ;) 
4. szimpla kert bar - kazinczy u. 14, 1075, Budapest
Budapest is known for having many ruin bars around and Szimpla Kert is one of the most well known ones. I would recommend going both day and night so you can get a real feel of the whole atmosphere, day time is perfect so you can really see all the little details with chairs hanging above from wire, bath tubs cut open to make seats and an old safari car just in the middle. The food is more festival style grabs but still so so good, just maybe not a place for a proper meal. 
5. gelarto rosa - szent istván tér 3, 1051, Budapest
Another blogger cliché stop but nice nonetheless, a great little stop off when you've been walking around in the sun all day and just need a sweet treat. Yes the ice cream being a rose shape was the biggest appeal but being able to have the choice of flavours and creating your own was great too.
6. hotdog cold beer - 1051, zrínyi u. 14, 1051, Budapest
Fried crisps on a stick. What more can I say? Perfect for anyone who loves crisps and if you just want to grab a quick snack, even its just for the novelty. Hotdog, cold beer does also have other options, of course one of those being hot dogs. A great little pit stop.
There's also many Chimney cake stalls lining the streets, it's like a massive doughnut shaped like a tube and can come with different flavourings from vanilla, chocolate and cinnamon. I was told you could get them filled with ice-cream too which I really wanted to try but couldn't find them anywhere.
 6. new york café - erzsébet krt. 9-11, 1073, Budapest
Heads up. New York Café is not an American style diner / café. It's like stepping into a Parisian ritz style hotel. Gorgeous nonetheless, it is breathtaking but walking in with suitcases and a little sweaty probably wasn't the best idea. It was the last stop from the trip and we had breakfast before heading to the airport home. It was still made fairly American style by grabbing pancakes drowning in maple syrup and milkshakes. Its an amazing place to visit and to read about the history behind the place and if you can stuff your face with good food while taking in some culture and history, I would look this place up.

So, while I didn't try any Hungarian cuisine the places I did visit I would recommend. Even just for novelty reasons, crisps on a stick for sure, next time maybe I'll try a real Hungarian dish it just wasn't floating my boat too much but never say never.


  1. Omg this made me SO SO hungry. I want to go to Budapest so bad!

    Sophie x

    1. They have such amazing food! You really should visit xx