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Restaurant recommendations

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Restaurant recommendations

I am staying at the Corinthia Hotel, Erzsebet krt in March and wonder if anyone can suggest atmospheric restaurants within easy walking distance.

I have come across 'Chess' Restaurant and 'Salon' Restaurant in the Boscolo Hotel but would value other recommendations, perhaps a little cheaper and with a typical Budapest atmosphere and menu.

All suggestions appreciated.

Many thanks,


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1. Re: Restaurant recommendations

Bock Bisztro is 'within but not part of' the Corinthia: Bock is imo Hungary's leading all round wine producer i.e. taken over their whole range: others mke better individual wines. The bisztro is a showcase for their wines - and some marvellous food - and is one of my favourites.

You can buy wies by the glass - the sommelier wll recommend which wine goes best with which dish.

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The single restaurant that most closely fits your description in terms of cost and 'typical Budapest atmosphere and menu' is Cafe Bouchon, about a 10 minute walk away. You might also consider Kispipa Vendeglo, though I find it a bit dark and stuck in a socialist-era feel ... but still an interesting place. Many would add Menza on Liszt Ferenc ter, though I am not a fan.

Like Bock Bisztro, there are several other quite good 'modern Hungarian' restaurants in walking distance, including Klassz and Pesti Diszno and a place whose name slips my mind on Nagymezo at Mozsar utca (Bock is likely the best of the group, but also the most formal and perhaps a bit stuffy of them; Klassz doesn't take reservations and is often fully booked).

If one moves beyond Hungarian restaurants, Millenium da Pippo is Italian, and Ket Szerecsen has a slightly middle eastern spin.

If you are interested in a place that is populated almost exclusively by locals, Becsi Szelet Vendeglo (Wiener Schnitzel) is about a 20 minute walk along the korut at Csepreghy utca.

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3. Re: Restaurant recommendations

Just avoid from this ones:

Night Club - II district, Bimbó utca close to Margit körút

Night Club - VI district, Andrássy út and Eötvös utca corner

Restaurant/Bar - V district, Bécsi utca and Hajós utca corner

Night Club - V district, Október 6. utca (between Zrínyi and József Attila utca)

Night Club - VII district, Dohány utca and Szövetség utca corner

Night Club - VIII district, Kiss József utca at Rákóczi út

Night Club (accessible by outside elevator) - V district, Váci utca at Régi Posta utca

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4. Re: Restaurant recommendations

How wonderful you staying at the Corinthia hotel, it is definitely my hotel of choice when visiting Budapest (so much so that we held our wedding reception there last year and the staff couldn't do enough for us!)

I agree with John regarding Menza. Although the staff are great, and the atmosphere lively, the food was just average (my husband ordered a steak medium rare, and got more medium well, and not the best cuts of meat either, but I suppose for the price that's what you can expect.)

I would definitely recommend Klaaz if you can get a table. The food was dellicious and priced very resaonably. Portions are generous however and we could not fit in dessert.

I have not yet had an opportunity to try Bock (it is always fully booked when we tried to get a table), but we are back in April so will hopefully have time to try it then. Have a great time.

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