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I have made two lists. A MUST eat, drink and see list where you will find all the things that we really liked and enjoyed. And another YOU COULD where the things were nice to see, do, eat but we didn’t enjoy as much.


Just walking around itself is like an adventure because of the mesmerizing architecture and grand buildings.

Onyx.  Two Michelin star restaurant. One of the best bread spreads I have tasted.

Costes downtown.   One Michelin star restaurant. Another great place if you consider yourself a foodie.

Ruszwurm.   The oldest cafe in Budapest. Because cakes taste so so good you can almost forget about bad service. Ruszwurm cream pastry is a MUST.

Pharma. Tiny cocktail bar but with great cocktails. Definitely a must if you are a cocktail junkie.

Blue fox. Also the place for cocktail junkies. If you want not only Instagram friendly drinks but also perfectly balanced then this is the place.

Street food karavan. Perfect place to try some Hungarian street food.

Szimpla Kert. The first and one of the best known ruin bars.

Great market hall. Skip the food stalls if you don’t like oily food, but if you want to buy some souvenirs and delicacies then this is the place to go to.

Fisher bastion and Buda castle. One of the most iconic and photographed sights of Budapest.

Gellért hill. One of the best panoramic views.

City park. Magical place where to admire the beautiful architecture.


New York cafe. Considered one of the most beautiful cafes in the world. If you are a foodie and enjoy good service then I wouldn’t recommend this place, however haven’t said that it’s really a beautiful and over the top place. If you end up in the New York cafe then the best thing to do is to have a buffet breakfast from the hotel.

Margaret islands. A peaceful hideaway from hectic downtown Budapest.

Heroes square.

For sale pub. Bar with 1000 notes. Cool for pictures but that’s it.

Vicky Barcelona. Jardin bar. The cocktails look good but that’s pretty much it. If you enjoy cocktails then this definitely isn’t the place to be.

Tuk tuk bar. Actually a nice place for cocktail but nothing spectacular.

High note sky bar. The views are great and cocktails were good, but once again nothing special.