We've all been waiting for this! Although only the terraces of restaurants, cafés, bistros and pubs may open for the time being, it’s still a huge pleasure after being stuck indoors since March. Some of the places suggested below open in the second half of the week – some are already serving drinks! Remember, though, social distancing rules still apply…
One of the city’s largest outdoor venues in summer is staging a two-day opening party. According to their Facebook page, the waiters will be serving guests in masks, and hand sanitisers will be dotted around this popular complex on central Erzsébet tér.
Everyone’s favourite boulevard in Buda is also slowly re-opening, one of the first places being Bartók. Expect quality drinks, assorted tapas and a great atmosphere!
Bereg Embassy Bar & Cafe
This hidden little garden behind the Hattyú ház in Buda awaits guests with beer, wine, burgers… in fact, all the usual Bereg classics, in renovated surroundings.
It’s now or never – if you want to see what it’s like to sip a cocktail in front of the Basilica without tourists taking selfies all over the place, head to Bestia! In addition to succulent meats and iced cocktails, it’s a stylish spot to unwind under quarantine.
A top spot in trendy Újlipótváros, the spacious garden at Figaró Kert provides the perfect setting for craft beer, fine wine and award-winning pálinka.
The team at Fióka, near leafy Városmajor in Buda, have been busy preparing fo re-opening – self-made masks, separately packed cutlery and disposable salt and pepper shakers are all part of the dining experience here.
The Jedermann’s small but cosy garden on Radáy utca is now open for anyone looking to sink a glass or tuck into a tasty dish.
Kadarka Bárka on Margaret Island welcomes those who want to have their first non-quarantine spritzer or beer.
Downtown Kuglóf on Március 15. tér offers great wines, plus homemade sandwiches and soups, right under the historic arches of Piarista köz.
This quiet restaurant near Városmajor, known for its classic dishes and checkered tablecloths, re-opens from today. If you’re after a fine bean soup or some tasty meat with your beer, that’s exactly what's on offer at Maros.
Also opening this week, Paletta will be theming their terraces at the weekend: aperitivi Balaton-trattoria style on Saturday and classic lunches on Sunday.
The number one spot in bucolic Pasarét in Buda re-opens its terrace and garden, and cooks up its usual excellent sections.
If you want to celebrate around the Millenáris Park, head to this top wine bar, where the first spritzer after quarantine awaits at the SzalonSpicc, along with divine tapas.