Budapest’s terraces are slowly opening, restaurants and bars carefully putting out their terrace tables a regulation distance apart. Here’s where to raise a glass and enjoy a meal alfresco – with more places sure to open soon.
The near Bambi Margaret Bridge is not affected by time and hardly by the quarantine. Providing a retro and familiar atmosphere, Bambi offers tasty bistro meals such as frankfurters and toasted sandwiches, as well as ice-cold beer. Although the terrace is often packed, it’s worth the wait.
Fat Mama Eatery
Providing BBQ favourites in the heart of the party district, Fat Mama always has juicy meats and great burgers, but also lighter meals such as soups, salads and mains for visitors.
Also surrounded by greenery, Jardinette can be reached by urban scooter or bike, as well as by public transport. Its beautiful garden is filled with the scent of hearty, traditional Hungarian meals, and the drinks selection is also worth investigating.
This lovely garden venue at Városmajor Park in Buda opens from Monday with their familiar burgers, sandwiches, salads, snacks and cold drinks. A child-friendly garden, shaded trees and a tranquil atmosphere await.
Menza Étterem és Kávézó
This veteran restaurant on Liszt Ferenc tér has set up its open-air seating space adhering to the rules of social distancing, 1.5 metres set apart between tables beneath tree shade. The flavours and the atmosphere remain as attractive as ever.
The recently opened Moné Restaurant offers Hungarian-fusion meals, now available on their little terrace below Buda Castle. The outside space is all about grill and BBQ, succulent rib-eye steaks, prawn kebabs and the like, and they also do great wines and cocktails.
Náncsi Néni Vendéglője
This evergreen favourite among Buda strollers can be found a little further out from the noise of the city. A good choice for those craving traditional flavours, checked tablecloths and a large, shaded garden.
Non Plus Ultra Bistro
A tiny place with a tiny terrace, but with superior flavours and an impressive menu… in a somewhat remote part of District XI, Non Plus Ultra is always a good choice for a meal, now served outside for all to enjoy.