Thanksgiving might be an American tradition, but if you are looking to tuck into a festive feast in Budapest tonight, we have rounded up 6 spots for you. After all, a meal of sizzling roast turkey alongside dollops of creamy mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce always sounds like a good idea.
On the fourth Thursday of every November, friends and family gather all across America to express gratitude and share feasts of roast turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, and other harvest-season specialties. Thanksgiving may have American origins (first celebrated by the Pilgrims after their first harvest in the New World in 1621), but the holiday’s spirit of grateful gobbling is now recognized with festive Thanksgiving events around the world. This includes Budapest too, so if you find yourself in the Hungarian capital on 24 November and are looking to celebrate, let's talk about your dinner plans!
Lying on the bank of the Danube, InterContinental Budapest's ARZ Lebanese Restaurant not only offers a festive buffet dinner, but stunning riverside views too. The feast includes a full buffet selection with carving station – roasted turkey and beef, a beverage package with local wine selection, beer, soft drinks, coffee and tea. If you go for the traditional Thanksgiving meal, you will have the chance to appreciate amazing flavour combinations: orange paired with the turkey and the sweet potato, apple combined with braised red cabbage and chestnut added to the stuffing. All this is complemented with brown sauce and cranberry sauce, and crowned with apple pie.
- Price: 21 000 HUF + 13% service fee per person, free parking included
- Reservation: +36 20 429 7937 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Turkey roulade, warm roast pumpkin and lentil salad or sweet potato pie, and unlimited Hungarian wine - this is DNB Budapest's Thanksgiving plan for you. Located on the ground floor of the Budapest Marriott Hotel, DNB comes with huge windows overlooking the Danube. This means, you can enjoy Instagram-worthy views and an exceptionally rich buffet dinner at the same time. The feast includes an unlimited consumption of Hungarian wine, sparkling wine, beer and soft drinks.
- Price: 26 500 HUF per person (50% discount for children between 6-12, free for children under 6)
- Reservation: +36 20 444 6169 or email@example.com
Steps away from Vörösmarty Square's Christmas market, ÉS Bisztró treats everyone to a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Carved turkey, stuffing, garnishes and gravy - you can enjoy all the classical dishes alongside drinks and live music.
- Price: 21 800 HUF + 13% service charge per person (half price for children between 4-12, free for children under 4)
- Reservation: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bar owner Bryan Wilson is an LA expat, so he knows well what it is like to spend holidays away from home. Thus, he made sure to bring those together who celebrate Thanksgiving in Budapest, and is cooking up a traditional meal at Gaby's. The feast will consist of roast turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potatoes, green vegetables, sides and of course lots of cranberries, and for dessert he will be serving homemade pies and cakes. You can either dine-in (and enjoy the cosy interior and laidback atmosphere) or order for takeaway. Reservations are highly recommended!
Reservation: +36 70 317 7771
Tasting Table Budapest
The Tasting Table is a wine bar/shop/event space/and wine education center in a historic Palace Quarter cellar, a few blocks away from the Hungarian National Museum. This means that by joining their annual Thanksgiving dinner, you will join a wine tasting too. They will bring a hearty dose of Americana to the Table by making the classics - but the original recipes will get plenty of Hungarian touches. The meal will be paired with six wines and a digestif from their collection.
- Price: 33 990 HUF per person
- Reservation: email@example.com
The lovely guys behind Bortodoor are partnering up with Bob's Kitchen to bring you a mouthwatering, 3-course Thanksgiving dinner. You will have pumpkin soup for starter, Turkey pot pie (with green beans and mashed potatoes) for main, and mince pie and pumpkin pie tartlets for dessert. After the feast, you are invited to stay and enjoy the post-turkey haze with a glass of wine and Denae and Yago's sultry, jazzy tunes. Dinner will start at 5pm, followed by the concert at 8pm.
- Price: 7 000 HUF per person
- Reservation: drop them a message HERE.