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12 top terraces and gardens now open for a drink and a meal in Budapest

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  • Nemes Nóra

5/21/2020 3:06 PM

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.

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Bambi Eszpresszó

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1027 Budapest, Frankel Leó utca 2-4.

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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.

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Építészpince

2/12

Found in the student quarter by the Ervin Szabó Library, the ‘Architects’ Cellar’ is a rare but great find. Its peaceful inner garden is complemented by an abundant menu, mainly of Hungarian classes. For less overwhelming options, they provide beer snacks and salads as well.

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Fat Mama Eatery

3/12

1074 Budapest, Kazinczy utca 24.

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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.

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Jardinette

4/12

1112 Budapest, Németvölgyi út 136.

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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.

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Kéhli Vendéglő

5/12

1036 Budapest, Mókus utca 22.

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One of Buda’s oldest restaurants, the Kéhli used to welcome some of Hungary’s greatest literary figures, most notably Gyula Krúdy. The classic atmosphere remains, the steaming marrow bone of yore, the traditional red saucepans, the spacious terrace – what could be better after quarantine?

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Majorka

6/12

1026 Budapest, Szilágyi Erzsébet fasor 16.

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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.

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Menza Étterem és Kávézó

7/12

1061 Budapest, Liszt Ferenc tér 2.

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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.

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Moné Garden

8/12

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.

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Nagy Lumen

9/12

1085 Budapest, Horánszky utca 5.

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This popular hangout in District VIII welcomes back its regulars with a huge terrace, the usual eclectic yet homely menu, delicious coffee, and, of course, refreshing spritzers.

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Náncsi Néni Vendéglője

10/12

1029 Budapest, Ördögárok út 80.

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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.

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Non Plus Ultra Bistro

11/12

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.

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Riso Ristorante & Terrace

12/12

1012 Budapest, Lovas út 41.

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With a great view of the city, this Italian-fusion restaurant beside the Vienna Gate in the Castle District serves crispy-crust pizzas on its large terrace.

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