We’ve already covered some of Budapest’s best burger places, but since then, the number of burger joints has skyrocketed, resulting in a never-before-seen selection of bun-plus-steak variations. Check out the second, extended episode of the saga known as Budapest’s best burgers.
Kandalló Artisanal Pub
We should be thankful for the law, for a relatively new regulation obliges to serve dishes, on account of an elementary school that’s well within the vicinity of this A-plus craft beer bar. Due to the aforementioned, rather odd coincidence, Budapest’s burger variety has become even more colorful thanks to three made burgers: a classic burger with beef, a chicken burger, and a specialty with foie gras and homemade purple onion jam. All three are served with vegetables, cheese, and sauces, which are stuffed into a soft yet crusty ciabattini. The decision about the steak’s doneness is up to you, and the mixed salad offered as a side dish is a perfect substitute for the more traditional French fries.
A few minutes away from and the Great Synagogue.
1073 Budapest, Kertész utca 33. If you’d like to get to know a little bit more, check our article enlisting !
Hard Rock Café
is laying low on the border of, a couple of trolley stops away from , , and the .
1146 Budapest, Városliget (Hermina út 47.)
Budapest’s best meat-centric restaurant, housed by the ground floor premises of , offers dishes blending the characteristics of contemporary gastronomy and vintage Hungarian cuisine. Bock has been showered with awards right from the start thanks to a world-class kitchen orchestrated by arguably the most famous Hungarian chef, Lajos Bíró. You might think that we’re going overboard with the praises, but Bock backs up the talk, and brings the best to the table even when it comes to burgers. Bock’s Big Bock Beef Burger is a monster stuffed with a pair of steaks (a classic beef steak the size of a flying saucer, and another one made from cow cheeks), a thin layer of pepper-red lecsó, a delicious splatter of cabbage salad, and a mountain of fried onions on the top. If you’re not over the Moon after a Big Bock Beef Burger, you don’t like burgers at all.
Varieté Bistro and Bar
It is easy to get lost in the dazzling gastro-labyrinth that is Ráday utca, though if you’re hungry for A-plus burgers, you won’t need Ariadne’s thread to find the right spot, since Manga Cowboy is definitely the king of the hill. Manga Cowboy’s main spectacles are an online Wall of Fame reserved for those who have conquered the flaming hot chicken wings-challenge, and an enviable burger assortment. The latter is made up of beef, chicken, and fish fillet burgers, and there’s one variation for the terrible hunters (i.e. vegetarians). We recommend the double-stacked Sukimasu, RG’s Konjuo with blue cheese and pineapples, and the Aussie with pineapples, bacon, heaps of cheese, and beetroots.
On Ráday utca, not far from the , the Danube bank, and Kálvin tér.
1092 Budapest, Ráday utca 33.
As its name suggests – well, kind of–W35 is located at Wesselényi utca 35, as close to as Justin Bieber is to becoming the most irritating pop star of all time. W35‘s menu is pillared by Tex-Mex dishes and American cuisine, and includes sandwiches, burritos, quesadillas, unusual soups, and, of course, hamburgers. Buns are baked on-site, the meat selection is made up of beef, lamb, and chicken, and there’s a scorching hot burger called Fire in the hole that is the equivalent of a mouth grenade, and which either masochists or those with a high level of capsaicin-tolerance should prefer.
Right next to behind the , a tram stop away from Petőfi Bridge, in the vicinity of both Ráday utca and the Danube bank, and we could go on until someone trumps the career achievements of Michael Jordan (i.e. probably forever).
1093 Budapest, Mátyás utca 8.
Those with an acute word duplication-phobia should look away, because Nádor Café, a feel good-vibed spot putting a major emphasis on culture, arts, and community life, is located on Nádor utca. Concerts, poem-reading events, exhibitions, and various literary get-togethers are supplemented by great dishes – and, more importantly, burgers as sweet as a Jack Johnson love song. Four compositions are available – Nádor, Vega, BBQ, and Jack Daniel’s -, which are served with either beef or chicken.
Address: 1051 Budapest, Nádor utca 19.
Good Bar Good Burger
This is not the type of spot that sells a pup (i.e. it stays true to its name), and it really is a good bar that offers good burgers. The industrial-infused interior is spiced up with colorful details and quotes, from, for instance, Nick Cave’s The Mercy Seat (which was famously covered by Johnny Cash). Mercy Seat is not the merriest song you can come across, and lines like Those sinister dinner deals / The meal trolley’s wicked wheels / A hooked bone rising from my food / All things either good or ungood might creep you out or bring you down; but burgers and the soothing, live acoustic tunes which are almost a nightly occurrence at Good Bar will help you out like a bridge over troubled water. You can choose from nine burgers, seven of which are offered in a mini version tailor-made for Dr. Evil’s dwarf sidekick. The meat-team is made up of beef, duck, chicken, lamb, and pork (almost as fearsome as the Avengers), and there’s a meat-free specialty aimed at vegetarians.