3+1 tips where to have lunch in Budapest
Posted by Mia Balogh · Oct 13, 2016

Let our compilation help you find the perfect place for the perfect lunch in downtown Budapest.

Pesti Disznó

With the quite unusual name that means “the pork of Pest”, Pesti Disznó is the first Hungarian tapas bar with a huge wine offer and a design kitchen. I suggest you to have lunch here at least once, and ask for a glass of wine, too, because they have amazing wines. Sounds good? I can say something even better: their menu selection is worth checking because a two course meal with a drink costs only 1490 forints.

Address: 6th district, Nagymező Street 19.

La Perle Noire

As the name suggests, you can expect something French, something sophisticated and something memorable, if you decide to have for example a business lunch in La Perle Noire (means The Black Pearl). This spot is a really exclusive restaurant, offering a wide range of food from traditional Hungarian dishes to gourmet French food. You will be enchanted by their beautiful garden, and from the menu prices, as well: if you choose this possibility, it costs only between 2900 (two course meal) and 3900 (three course meal) forints per person. You will be satisfied with the quality and the quantity, as well.

Address: 6th district, Andrássy Avenue 111.

Dzsungel (Jungle restaurant)

‘Welcome to the Jungle!’ That’s what I always say to my sister when we enter this place. And we regularly do so, because we love their delicious dishes with funny fantasy names (from ‘Loser Goose’ or ‘Crazy Aboriginal’) and the unique tropical atmosphere. If you sit next to one of the huge aquariums down there, you can find Dory, as well (after a few pints of their perfect cherry beers, we think we did). The waitresses are really kind and the prices are affordable: main dishes cost around 2000 forints.

Address: 6th district, Jókai Street 30.

+1: Onyx

If you would like to try a splendid high-end restaurant, you can do so in the downtown: the luxurious Onyx, pride owner of a Michelin star is waiting for you in lunchtime, too. The prices might be higher than in the spots mentioned previously, but you can make your visit(s) affordable by choosing a lunch menu – a three course meal costs 8990 HUF and an extra 15% is charged for the service. You can choose between three types of appetizers, four types of main dishes and three types of desserts. I think it is definitely worth trying!

Address: 5th district, Vörösmarty Square 7-8.

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