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Where to dine and party in Budapest on New Year's Eve 2022

If you are looking for the best place to bid farewell to 2022 and welcome 2023, check out our list of New Year's Eve dinners and parties in Budapest. We recommend you 15 great spots and events to celebrate the clock striking midnight.

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SOLID

Located in the historic downtown of Pest, on the top floor of an elegant building, SOLID has an impressive panorama of the city. That's why celebrating New Year's Eve in this rooftop restaurant and wine bar promises an extraordinary experience. Guests are offered a 5-course menu, with dishes such as smokey jelly with vegetables, lentil pottage with beer yeast cream and pork belly, or lamb rump. Food is to be matched with international wines from a generous list. The entrance fee includes the entire menu as well as 6 glasses of wine and champagne. 


 
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Aranybástya Restaurant

Aranybástya is another brilliant restaurant with a view, now on the Buda side. Nestled in the neighbourhood of the Buda Castle, this spot is nothing short of romantic. On New Year's Eve they offer a special menu, including duck liver with truffles and rose hip, beef tartar, chestnut cream soup, pork cheek with pig's trotter bon-bon, cabbage and sour cream or cod with ginger-pumpkin puree, lemon and pine nuts. Not to mention that they have a dessert with a selection of Hungarian cakes. Two glasses of sparkling wine and soft drinks are also included in the price.

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Central

Central Grand Café is the oldest café in Budapest, evoking turn-of-the-century grandeur, but with a Parisian twist. Their New Year's Eve dinner will be accompanied by live piano and violin from 8 pm, then be taken over by a dance party with a live DJ from midnight. For bookings, give them a call (+36 30 945 8058) or send an email (info@centralgrandcafe.hu).

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Párisi

Celebrate New Year's Eve in style: under the gorgeous arcades of the Parisi Passage Café & Brasserie. In addition to the splendid scene, special dishes await, such as red tuna ceviche, truffle arancini, lentil cream soup, rosemary wild boar chop, or lime bavaroise. Pair it with a glass of champagne from an exclusive selection or a festive cocktail (a welcome drink is also included). You can also enjoy surprising tunes by the Vasovski Live band starting at 8 pm.

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Mazel Tov

If you are up for a hummus-filled dinner and jazzy tunes when the clock is about to strike midnight, book a table at Mazel Tov now. The stylish bar welcomes you and 2023 with festive bubbles, a splendid Middle Eastern dinner, and live music by Gayer Ferenc Trió and Kelemen Angelika Jazz Quartet

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Twentysix

At Twentysix the slogan for New Year's Eve is 'Let's plant our future together!'. Which will make perfect sense once you receive your welcome gift (a tree seed) and catch a glimpse of the jungle that awaits you inside this downtown restaurant. So if you are not scared of a night 'in the outdoors', come and spend the last hours of the year in the embrace of lush nature. Moreover, the team will prepare a special New Year's Eve menu, which includes dishes such as smoked and wasabi marinated tuna carpaccio, goulash arancini, homemade pumpkin ravioli, ribeye, and dark chocolate & rum tiramisu. But before you try the lentil and lemongrass stew served at midnight, join in the countdown, then dance the night away with two DJs taking care of the music.

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Mystery Hotel Budapest

Get your Sunday best ready, as Mystery Hotel Budapest is throwing a glamorous party for New Year's Eve. The event starts with a buffet dinner in the stylish restaurant, where you can indulge in ginger pumpkin cream soup, beef Wellington, sweet potato gnocchi casserole, and Hungarian dessert flódni. Dinner comes with a selection of red and white wine, fruit juice, one glass of champagne, and midnight snacks. You can enjoy live music during your meal and then party 2022 away until 2 am.

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The Du

Dress to impress and get immersed in the exuberance, decadence, and spirit of revelry of the Roaring Twenties at the Dutchess. The gorgeous rooftop bar of the luxury hotel Matild Palace, located on Ferenciek Square, is hosting a Great Gatsby party for everyone who admires the world of the 1920s (or wants to experience something different from R&B or rave parties). Expect an exclusive atmosphere, sophistication, and a trumpet player. Champagne will flow and exquisite cocktails and delicious food platters will be served too.

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High

Aria Hotel's New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner includes a six-course culinary extravaganza paired with wines, live music, and dancing. The glamour will be guaranteed by show celebrity Myra Monoka. Though she is known for her work with Grammy-winning DJs and electronic producers, this will be her debut event with an acoustic instrumental band, The Gentlemen Quartet. They perform the most popular songs on the current hit charts in a cool, jazzy, swing cover. Then the event will continue on the rooftop, at High Note SkyBar. Myra will be back behind her DJ set from 10 pm, awaiting your musical wish list to rock and roll and party from the Old to the New Year.

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Rudas

It is not difficult to bump into a thermal bath or Turkish bath in Budapest, however, finding one open on New Year's Eve is more than rare. That's why we would not hesitate long before booking a ticket to Rudas Baths for 31 December. The place offers a unique way of welcoming 2023: you are invited to sip champagne in the jacuzzi on the rooftop or listen to a DJ set. You can also watch a fire juggling show in the Turkis bath section or enjoy a snowfall bubble show in the swimming pool area. The ticket includes a welcome drink, party snacks, a dinner, and a glass of champagne too.

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Why Not

Whether you are the type who sings in the shower or only along with very loud music, this party will be the place to let your inner Mariah Carey out. At Why Not Budapest, you will be welcomed with a drink, then an all-you-can-eat dinner will be served between 7 pm - 9 pm, but the real fun, the karaoke, starts afterwards. No worries, if you don't feel like stopping, the karaoke and the party won't end until the morning.

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Tereza

Located a stone's throw away from Andrássy Avenue, the multi-level Mexican restaurant (which also has an adjoining courtyard) is preparing for a spicy and authentic Mexican New Year's Eve fiesta, hence the name Feliz Año Nuevo 2023. In keeping with the traditions of the Central American country, here you can bid farewell to 2022 without any fuss, in a relaxed and cool atmosphere. Tacos, mezcals, and margaritas are sure to be involved, which will be enhanced by additional delicacies and authentic live music to match the place. 

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Akvárium

Downtown concert and party venue, Akvárium Klub is the place to be if you are up for a galactic New Year’s Party. Did we say a party? We mean 3: different music will be played in three separate halls. In the Galaxy Hall, the decoration will cast you into Space, while Necc Party will dig up the most awkward tracks from the ‘90s, ‘00s, and ‘10s. The Small Hall will be turned into an actual space center, blasting pop, rock, and hip-hop hits from the golden age of music. All the iconic hits of the period will be on rotation in the Lokál room, which will feature a majestic starry sky for the occasion. You can even add extras to your tickets, such as finger food or a marriage certificate.

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New Year's Eve Trotter Festival at Kincsem Park

The New Year's Eve Trotter Festival has been the largest outdoor bash in Budapest since 1999. It is the most popular racing day at Kincsem Park, the only racecourse in Hungary. It is also an unmissable social event, which can be considered a Before Party, as the first race starts at 1 pm and the event ends at 8 pm. During this time, you can bet, raise your glasses, have lunch at Panoráma Étterem or grab quality bites from an array of food trucks and watch the fireworks.

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Duna Cruises

If you are planning to see as much of Budapest as you can even on New Year's Eve, a festive boat trip by Duna Cruises might be right up your alley. The cruise includes a 2-hour-long sightseeing in an elegant setting, a festive cold plate and cake selection, live music, and unlimited Prosecco. You can even toast at midnight backdropped by the gorgeous building of the Hungarian Parliament. You can hop on a boat at Dock 10 next to Elizabeth Bridge, but booking is required. 

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