Budapest is a trendy city for producing TV series and movies. Right now, there are several productions in the city, and since celebrities need to eat (just like the rest of us), you can sometimes meet them at all sorts of Budapest restaurants. Last weekend Benedict Cumberbatch decided to enjoy his dinner in Pampas Steakhouse while Adrian Brody celebrated his 50th birthday in Rostenstein Vendeglö.
These are just some examples of popular restaurants among celebrities in Budapest. Arnold Schwarzenegger and other celebrities have earlier visited Pampas Steakhouse, while Rosenstein has been visited by TImothée Chalamet, Stellan Skarsgard, Willem Dafoe, and Mark Ruffalo.
Are you looking for suggestions on places to eat in Budapest? Here we have compiled a list of nine dinner opportunities that for sure will give you many memories and experiences to remember for a long time.
We don’t expect you to consider all nine suggestions just as good, but, we are sure that everyone will find some of the ideas to be brilliant. And based on our own experience, we can clearly say that these are awesome experiences that will be stuck in your mind for a long time after the actual dinner.
Are you ready to go? If you find something you like, click the links to fix your reservations and to read more about the different restaurants and programs.
Nine fantastic dinner options in Budapest
Let us start with two gourmet restaurants that will give you a culinary experience to remember. These are not the cheapest experiences in Budapest, but considering the quality you get, the prices ain’t that bad at all!
Onyx Budapest – A two-starred dinner
Onyx was the first restaurant in Budapest to receive a Michelin star and was later the first restaurant ever to receive a second Michelin star. In other words, this is the only restaurant in Budapest with two Michelin-stars, and it is food and ingredients at the highest level. You will for sure remember your meal here for a long time, but be aware of the fact that you should reserve a table months before arrival if you want to be sure to get a free seat.
Onyx Budapest Address: 1051 Budapest, Vorosmarty ter 7-8 Reservation: +36 30 508 06 22
Aszu Budapest – A gourmet dinner without stars
If you want to experience a Budapest dinner in high class and with the best ingredients, but without paying for the Michelin stars, Aszu is a perfect option. The restaurant is located in the heart of Budapest, not far from St. Stephen’s Basilica. Here you will often find free tables if you book a few days in advance, making it perfect for a very fine dinner in Budapest booked quite late. Aszu is also the name of the most famous wine produced in Hungary from the Tokaj region, making the restaurant a perfect place for a wine dinner where you combined the best ingredients with some of the best Hungarian wines.
After two gourmet restaurants, it is time to change to some different restaurants in other interesting categories.
Dinner at the Danube River
The dinners you are served on the Danube might not be the most exclusive, but they will still give you memories to remember for a long time. What is better than enjoying a delicious meal (either served at the table or taken from a buffet), and then eating it while watching the beautiful city of Budapest outside the windows of the boat? Many of these boats also have live music in the background, giving you an even nicer experience during the trip.
There are river cruises with food available both during the daytime and nighttime, but if you want to see Budapest at its most magnificent, make sure to book a cruise in the evening!
Are you one of those who simply want to eat it all and taste it all? Maybe it is hard to choose only one main course from the menu? Go to Trofea Grill and enjoy food from a giant buffet. Here you can eat without stop and without limitations and taste a whole lot of variations of Hungarian food. There are soups, main courses, salads, desserts, fruits, vegetables, grill bar, and so much more to choose from, and besides eating a lot, you can also drink without limitations as everything is included in the price.
Trofea Grill Address: Kiraly utca 30-32 , Margit Korut 2 Reservation: fix it here
There are a total of six Trofea Grill restaurants in Budapest, but the two addresses above are to the best two restaurants in the category.
A fantastic wine dinner in Budapest
Hungary is a nation of wine production, and what can then be better than to enjoy a large wine dinner while in Budapest? We have two awesome wine dinners available to our guests and they are both arranged in central Budapest, not far from the Ferenciek square. At both dinners, you will be served traditional Hungarian courses combined with 100% authentic Hungarian wines. Neither of the menus should be considered gourmet dinners, but they are still in high quality and should be satisfying to most people out there looking for dinners with good drinks and high-quality food.
It might not sound so attractive, but the Sir Lancelot restaurant is one of the most popular restaurants in all of Budapest. It is crowded on all evenings (almost), and here you can enjoy giant plates of food served to you and your companions. But, that isn’t all. The restaurant is furnished with medieval furniture, there is live middle age music in the background, you can experience sword-fights and belly-dancing, and it is an experience people come to experience over and over again while in Budapest. A really authentic and awesome experience for those who want a somewhat different restaurant experience in Budapest.
Sir Lancelot Budapest Address: 1065 Budapest, Podmaniczky u. 14. Reservation: fix it right here.
Brewery dinner for those who love beer
Are you in love with beer? Do you want to eat a lot, and at the same time drink and enjoy beer brewed at the actual restaurant? Our brewery dinner might be exactly what you have been looking for. The restaurant/brewery is located near the Kalvin square and here you will combine a four-course dinner with a brewery visit, accompanied by four beers and four Hungarian fruit spirits (Palinka). You will for sure not leave the restaurant hungry, but you might walk a bit shady after getting quite a lot of alcohol into your blood during your time at the place.
The four courses served are quite traditional Hungarian courses, and the portions are like you expect them to be in Hungary – BIG!
Do you like the sound of a juicy steak, or maybe a Kobe steak while in Budapest? At both La Pampa and Pampas Steakhouse, you have the chance to eat steaks in all sizes and with all sorts of side dishes. Both restaurants are known for their high quality, and they are both located in the heart of Budapest. La Pampa is close to the St. Stephen’s Basilica and has a beautiful interior, while Pampas is next to the Grand Market Hall and might look a bit rustier on the inside. The menu is, however, identical in both places, so the only difference between the restaurants is the waiters and the interior.
The last option might sound strange, but if you want a dining experience in Budapest that you might remember for a long time, why not find an outdoor market and eat there? It might be the Easter market or one of the Christmas markets, but these are perfect places to taste very authentic and tasty Hungarian food. Here you will find Hungarian sausages, lots of pork, fresh salads, hot soups, and of course, lots of traditional Hungarian spirits and drinks.
This might sound boring, but it isn’t. At these markets, you will find lots of meals that you don’t find in average restaurants, and just take a look at the following picture from the Christmas market at the Vorosmarty square in 2019 to see what was served.
Do you see what was served here? Rooster Testicles Stew! It might not sound delicious, but it will for sure give you an experience that you will remember for a long time. And maybe you will even enjoy the taste? This is just one of many examples of what you can taste and eat at these outdoor markets in Budapest
Are you ready to eat your Budapest dinner?
We hope these nine suggestions will inspire and help you out. If you have further ideas or suggestions, write them down in the comment field beneath. Have you been to any of the places described? Feel free to write some feedback and tell us all about your experience!
The only thing that remains after this is to wish you GOOD APPETITE!
Pampas Steakhouse is one of the best steakhouses and restaurants in Budapest. Would you like to reserve a table in Pampas Steakhouse? We can fix your Pampas table reservation, and make sure that you have a reserved table waiting as you arrive in Pampas on your selected date and time.
Pampas is a brilliant steak restaurant in the heart of Budapest, very close to the shopping street Vaci utca, and to the Grand Market Hall, one of the most awesome places in Budapest. But, maybe the most awesome place is Pampas Steakhouse? Fix your Pampas Table reservation right away and find out for yourself!
Pampas Steakhouse table reservation
Make sure to select Pampas as your restaurant from the drop-down menu above before you send the table reservation form. We normally reply quickly to table reservation requests, but service might be slower during the weekends.
Where is Pampas located?
It is really easy to get to Pampas Steakhouse in Budapest. If you find the Danube, walk towards the green bridge, and you will find the restaurant along the main road crossing the road (on the Pest side). This is also where you can find the Grand Market Hall, a perfect place for shopping fruits, vegetables, and meat in Budapest. This is also the located which brings the shopping street Váci utca to an end, making it a real popular meeting point in Budapest.
If you plan on coming with public transportation, Pampas is located by the metro stop Fövam ter on the fourth metro line, but it is also very close to Kalvin tér, the station at which the blue and the green metro line meets.
What is the Pampas price level like?
Pampas Steakhouse has a price level reasonable for a steakhouse. In other words, here you will find expensive steaks, but also cheaper options for those who want to eat a smaller and cheaper steak, or for those who don’t want to eat steak at all.
The starts cost between 1500 – 3000 HUF, while the main courses vary between 3000 HUF and 20,000 HUF. The desserts are quite cheap, and they normally cost around 1000 HUF.
Do not forget that Pampas Steakhouse has a big selection of high-quality wines, making it a perfect solution for a high-quality dinner in Budapest
Reserve your Pampas table in advance.
Pampas Steakhouse is often crowded, especially during dinner time, and especially during the weekends. It is, therefore, very important to book your table in advance. Pampas is also open on December 31st, running with an ala-carte menu, but it gets fully booked really fast, so book your table for such a special occasion a few months in advance (if you have a dream of getting a free table).
Share your Pampas Steakhouse experience with us
Have you been to Pampas Steakhouse in Budapest? How did you enjoy your experience? We would love to hear more about how you liked the restaurant, the interior, the atmosphere, and even more importantly, how you enjoyed the meals, the wine, the drinks, and everything else you experienced in the restaurant! Please write to share your experience with us, and with all our readers and people considering reserving a table in Pampas Steakhouse right now!
We have recently started updating our page with information on different restaurant offers for New Years Eve in 2011. So far we have offers and menus and price information from La Pampa, Pampas Steakhouse, Mátyás Pince, Karpátia, BorLaBor and Kaltenberg, and more restaurant are to come on our list within shortly.
So if you come to Budapest for New Years Eve, check out the list, and once you have found the offer pleasing to you, send us an email and we will help you with the reservation.
March 17th, 2011, a new steakhouse opened in Budapest, La Pampa. First we though this was to be a big opponent of Pampas Steakhouse, but later it turned out that the ownership is in fact the same. So, why open a new restaurant? Better to compete with yourself, than with someone else, probably! And La Pampa can in fact serve as an improvement of Pampas. The interior is much more modern and elegant, and this is probably more suitable for an important business dinner than Pampas. And since we quite often experienced that Pampas Steakhouse was fully booked during weekends, this can take some of the customers to La Pampa which will make it easier to get a table, maybe!
The menu is almost the same (with a few differences), and the prices are the same… and the quality, also the same!