Taste the Goose Liver burger in McDonald’s!

Are you eager to taste some Hungarian goose liver while in Budapest? You don’t have to run to a gourmet restaurant and spend lots of money. Instead, you can simply visit a local McDonald’s restaurant and order a new burger, the Goosey Gustav burger.

It is important to know that the Goosey Gustav burger is a temporary burger, meaning that it cannot be found on the permanent menu. As a result, you will most likely not find this if you come to Budapest in a year or more. However, those who will visit Budapest in the coming months will have the chance to enjoy this “gourmet-burger” in McDonald’s.

Goosey Gustav in McDonald's... burger with real Hungarian goose liver.
Goosey Gustav in McDonald’s… burger with real Hungarian goose liver.

The price of the Goosey Gustav sandwich is 2000 HUF (6 Euro). If you want to buy it in a menu, the price is 2700 HUF, which then includes fries and a drink as well.

What is the Goosey Gustav judgment?

If you want a gourmet meal in Budapest, don’t go to McDonald’s (I guess that doesn’t come as a shock). But, if you want to simply taste some goose liver and go home and brag about how you ate goose liver in Hungary, this can actually get the job done.

The taste of the burger is nice, and it is easy to enjoy, even for those who are skeptic about the taste of goose liver. The dressing is nice, and the meat used is also tasty. Some will complain and say that the authentic goose liver taste has been liquidated (meaning that it doesn’t have a strong enough taste), but many people will enjoy this burger exactly for that reason.

Goosey Gustav in Budapest
You can buy the Goosey Gustav with sweet fries.

You can decide to purchase the Goosey Gustav with sweet fries instead of traditional fries. It costs you more, but it is absolutely worth it. If you haven’t tasted the sweet potato fries yet, this is a great chance. If you have tasted it, you probably understand why we recommend it so warmly!


Have you tasted the goose liver burger in McDonald’s? How did you like it? Want to know more about the price of a Big Mac in Budapest? Or would you rather enjoy a wine dinner in Budapest with Hungarian wines and delicious meals?

Look around in our Budapest Guide for more information and inspiration!

A visit to GoodBar GoodBurger in Budapest

Are you looking for a good place to eat a hamburger in Budapest? Maybe you will walk by the place named GoodBurger as you walk between Ferenciek square and Kalvin square in Budapest. Is this a place worth visiting? We have visited GoodBar GoodBurger in Budapest, and here are some quick thoughts.

First of all, the restaurant is located in the very center of Budapest. It is very easy to find, even though it isn’t located in Vaci utca (the main shopping street of Budapest). The street on which it can be found is a beautiful and nice street, it has great atmosphere, and very little car traffic due to limitations and regulations related to who can actually drive there.

GoodBurger in Budapest - Is it worth visiting?
GoodBurger in Budapest – Is it worth visiting?

A good location is nice, but it isn’t all. But, if you walk by this place and consider a quick visit, is it worth it?

Fantastic service in the restaurant

As we visited the restaurant, we were received and welcomed by a really wonderful waiter. She was smiling all the time, and very helpful. She was polite, nice, and made sure that we were able to enjoy every minute.

The menu is packed with popular meals, making sure that this is a place you can easily visit with the family as you can find lots of burgers and other popular meals in the restaurant.

What about the quality of the food?

During our visit to GoodBar GoodBurger in Budapest, we ordered a hamburger, a tortilla, some sweet potato chips and also some onion rings. These are all popular courses, so great meals to taste if you want to get a feeling about the food in the restaurant.

The burger in GoodBurger Budapest
The burger in GoodBurger Budapest

The hamburger we were served was a tasty and nice hamburger, with a fresh salad next to it. This is what we would call a correct hamburger. It wasn’t a legendary burger that would make us return to the restaurant day after day, but it was still a fresh and nice burger that should make most family members happy if they get to taste it.

The tortilla was just as tasty as the hamburger, and to make it different from most other restaurants, they added a layer of cheese on the outside of the tortilla which was then grilled, making it really crispy and salty on the outside. That was a fantastic taste, and it was really nice to eat. The only minus was that your hands got greasy holding the cheesy tortilla.

The side-dishes, both the sweet potato chips and the onion rings were nice! Normally restaurants serve you sweet potato fries, but here they prepared them in chips form. I would prefer the fries version as they have more taste, but it was still a nice side-dish. The onion rings were nice as well!

Sweet potato chips in GoodBurger Budapest
Sweet potato chips in GoodBurger Budapest

All in all about GoodBurger

The prices are nice, the service is fantastic, the food is good, and the location is superb. This might not be the best restaurant in Budapest, and it probably doesn’t have the best burger either, but it should still serve you well as you look for a place to eat a nice lunch or have a fine dinner in Budapest.

Have you been to GoodBurger Budapest? How did you like it? I would love to hear your thoughts and your comments about the restaurant.

Would you like to read more about other restaurants in Budapest? Look around here in our Budapest Guide. Would you like to enjoy a wine dinner in Budapest not far from the location of GoodBurger? Check our wine dinner offers and wine tasting programs right here.

Would you rather read more about other places you can eat a good hamburger in Budapest? Read about our visit to Lucky 7 Burgers right here.

A visit to Lucky 7 Burgers in Budapest

According to TripAdvisor, there are more than 2500 restaurants in Budapest. Ranked as the eight best of them all at the moment is Lucky 7 Burgers in Budapest, so we decided to pay the place a visit.

When you come to a city like Budapest, many people want to eat “serious” food and visit traditional restaurants. Such people would never ever visit a hamburger restaurant like Lucky 7 Burgers. But, then there are all the rest of us who love a tasty hamburger, and who would skip all the “serious” restaurants in the world to taste a nice hamburger.

Lucky 7 Burgers in Budapest from the outside
Lucky 7 Burgers in Budapest from the outside

Sometimes hamburgers have been thrown into the “fast-food” category, and thus hamburger is per definition low-quality food. But, it doesn’t have to be, and since Lucky 7 Burgers is ranked eight among all the restaurants in Budapest based on more than 3000 votes, there has got to be some sort of quality behind it.

Visiting Lucky 7 Burgers in Budapest

The restaurant has a fantastic location, only 100 meters from the Vaci utca, the main shopping street of Budapest. It is easy to find, and we were warmly welcomed as we entered the restaurant. It was a Friday evening and we arrived around 18.45. We were lucky to get a free table because 15 minutes later a sign was placed out in front of the restaurant telling it was full and that they could receive no more guests.

There are not many tables on the inside, so our estimate is that they can receive somewhere between 20-25 guests indoor at the same time. Luckily for them, they are really quick at preparing and serving the food, meaning the fluctuation of guests is high, and they can still serve lots of guests throughout the day.

We visited two different hamburgers with onion rings and with fries. Since we visited Lucky 7 Burgers, we had to order the burger carrying the name of the restaurant. This is what the hamburger looked like.

Doesn't this look tasty, or what?
Doesn’t this look tasty, or what?

We have been to quite a lot of hamburger restaurants in Budapest, and we have to say that the price level of Lucky 7 Burgers is higher than most other hamburger restaurants. But, there are no other restaurants with such a good location as this one. And, the service was fantastic. We got our food in less than 10 minutes (it felt more like 5 minutes), and not only did it look fantastic, it tasted fantastic. The onion rings were made of real onion (that isn’t always obvious), the fries were nice, and the burgers were really tasty. I am not a big fan of mustard in my burger, but even the mustard couldn’t destroy the taste of my Lucky 7 Burger.

The interior of Lucky 7 Burgers in Budapest
The interior of Lucky 7 Burgers in Budapest

The interior of the restaurant is kind of sports-style. This isn’t the place for fine dining (try our new wine dinner if you want that), but it is a perfect place for a really fine hamburger! I believe families with kids will enjoy this restaurant a lot (and they also have special effects and gifts making the experience nice for children), men in love with meat, and everyone else who enjoys a good hamburger.

Will we return to Lucky 7 Burgers?

Of course, we will! When you find something you like as much as this, you return. And during our stay, we overheard a waiter welcoming a returning customer to the restaurant by saying: “Welcome back. I guess that means we have to do something right.” That is true. A returning customer is the proof of a nice experience, and I believe Lucky 7 Burgers will have lots of returning customers, something that can be seen by the fantastic reviews of the place on TripAdvisor as well.

Have you been to Lucky 7 Burgers? How did you enjoy the experience?

What is the price of a Big Mac Menu and a Whopper Menu in Budapest as of 2018?

I know this might be an offense to many tourists visiting Budapest for the purpose of its tasty gastronomy. I know most people would call it a punishment to dine in a McDonalds or a Burger King restaurant while in Budapest. But, there is this group of people who find fast food restaurants such as McDonald’s and Burger King a safe haven for a quick, cheap, and safe meal.

So, what should you expect if you visit a McDonalds or a Burger King in Budapest in order to buy a Big Mac menu, a Whopper Menu, or maybe a Happy Meal in McDonald’s? After all, it is often families with children who hate waiting 30 minutes for an order to be served in a restaurant that visits such places. Or maybe students who are on a budget and just want something quick and cheap.

Are you hungry for a Whopper menu in Burger King in Budapest?
Are you hungry for a Whopper menu in Burger King in Budapest?

The price of a Whopper Menu in Budapest

If you are a fan of Burger King and their Whopper sandwich, the price of a Whopper menu in Budapest is 1530 HUF. (appx 4,9 Euro). If you want a supersize menu with larger fries (or a different sort of fries) and a larger drink, the price is 1660 HUF.

Why should you eat a Whopper and not a Big Mac? It feels fresher due to the fresh vegetables, and the meat feels more like meat.

The price of the children’s meal (King Junior Meal) at Burger King is 820 HUF as of 2018.

The price of a Big Mac menu in Budapest

Would you rather go to McDonald’s? I know, the taste of a Whopper feels fresher than the taste of a Big Mac, but there is something about the Big Mac taste that makes it so easy to eat that you just love eating it. I remember watching Super Size Me once, and do you know what I dreamt of as I left the cinema? A Big Mac! 🙂

If you would like to buy a Big Mac menu in Budapest, the price for a normal size menu is 1280 HUF (appx. 4 Euro) If you want the bigger menu with larger fries and a larger drink, the price is 1410 HUF.

big mac in budapest
Do you want to eat at McDonald’s while in Budapest?

The price of the happy meal at McDonald’s is 790 HUF as of 2018.

Do you find these prices to be expensive, or is it worth it? It is worth noticing that you can get much better hamburgers for the same price (or lower) in serious hamburger bars in Budapest, so it isn’t necessarily cheaper to eat in Burger King or McDonald’s, compared to other places. But, it is quicker, it often feels safer, and the kids love it.

Fun fact: There are more than 50 McDonalds restaurants in Budapest. In addition, you can find lots of Burger Kings restaurants. Besides these giants, you can also find more and more KFC restaurants.

So, what kind of tourist are you? Would you ever eat in McDonalds or Burger King during a trip to Budapest, or some other big city around the world? Or would you rather find something local no matter what?

Lunch in Hard Rock Cafe

Yesterday we finally had the chance of visiting the newly opened Hard Rock Cafe in Budapest. So, Hard Rock Cafe was the location for our Saturday lunch, and we were not disappointed. The dishes on the menu are quite similar to the ones you can find in a Friday’s restaurant, and the price level is very much the same. But, the quality is far, far better!

We ended up eating a big hamburger and a fajita with beef and chicken. For dessert we had a brownie with chocolate sauce, ice cream and whipped cream.

Hamburger in Hard Rock Cafe
Hamburger in Hard Rock Cafe

The quality of the meat served in the hamburger was great and tasty. Almost felt like a good beef, very juicy and delicious! The fries served to the hamburger was just perfect. To the fajita we got 4 tortillas and lots of snack to fill the tortillas with. No complains at all!

Fajita in Hard Rock Cafe
Fajita in Hard Rock Cafe

Fajita in Hard Rock Cafe
Fajita in Hard Rock Cafe

For dessert we had the brownie which followed the quality of the rest of the meal, great stuff. In addition to this we had one drink each and the final price was 11,000 HUF (35 Euro). A bit more expensive than most restaurants in Budapest, a little bit more expensive than Fridays, but much, much better… so we are already planning our return to Hard Rock Cafe.

Good Brownie with ice cream and whipped cream
Good Brownie with ice cream and whipped cream