The Hungarian capital’s hamburger revolution has officially reached a higher level, and nowadays we can expect top-quality burgers even in the smallest places – something we only dreamed of some years ago. In the previous year, there were several changes: some places closed, some transformed, and some new ones opened. As Hungary’s national Burger Days soon arrive on June 20-22, we gathered a list of the city’s best purveyors of juicy patties, sorted into categories in order to make your bun-biting decisions easier.
Price: 4,500 forints
Price: 2,480 – 2,980 forints
Opening hours: Monday-Sunday: 11am – 12am
Everyone is welcome to enjoy true American-style burgers at Oktogon and in the WestEnd Mall, with their huge patties topped with thick cheese and crispy onion rings. Their specialties include the Philly cheesesteak, guacamole, and Jack Daniel’s hamburgers.
Price: 2,750 – 3,450 forints
Pesti Burger & Bar
Opening hours: 12:00 – 22:00
The greatest discovery of the year for burger fanatics! The little bar, hidden in the heart of District IX, makes masterful burgers. If you see Imre Háda – Atakám’s former owner – behind the counter, you better believe your eyes, and if you order the burger with cheese and bacon (which is actually cured ham!), or the wild-garlic version, or the oyster-mushroom burger, you will instantly understand everything. Perfect impression, fantastically delicious taste, and it disappears unbelievably quickly.
Price: 1,290 – 1,690 forints
Price: 1,390 – 1,890 forints
Beer & Burger
Opening hours: 11:00 – 03:00
This is a sports pub deluxe: large-screen TVs, cold beers, superb hamburgers, homemade fries, onion rings, and delicious dips await visitors at this place, who seemingly love what they get, because even though it has been open for only a month, it is already enjoying tremendous popularity.
Price: 690 – 1,790 forints
Opening hours: 12:00 – 24:00
The tastiest discovery of the second half of last year was a burger place that is simply amazing. We are talking about a small pub, but what Bandi Tamás fries up in the kitchen will be the talk of the town for awhile. Burgers can be increased according to one’s taste (there are 17, 25, 34, and 51 dkg options), the French fries and sauces are homemade, and – of course – nice craft beers are available, like Brewdog, Keserű Méz, and Stari. We tried a Motörhead one – it was crazy!
Price: 1,100 – 1,700 forints
Price: 1,250 forints
This is bound to be a summertime favorite: great beer on tap, summery versions of popular burgers (including goat, beef, and chicken varieties) all offered for under 1,000 forints, and excellent cocktails with cucumber and mint. Everything is served in the open air, all in the middle of the city.
Price: 950 forints
This is a perfect place for some late-night drinking alongside their signature burger, which is adorned with blue cheese, brown-beer onion jam, and ruccola. However, they also have fine fish and chips, and an incredibly wide selection of drinks, whether you’re seeking beers or shots.
Price: 990 – 1,650 forints
Address: 1074 Budapest, 3. Dob Street
Locavore Restaurant Budapest
The word ‘lovacore’ means purchase and usage of local ingredients, thus reducing the loss of freshness during transportation and all related negative factors. Chef István Halász has considerable experience, and used all of it to put together Naphegy’s burger consisting of a perfect beef patty, an aged cheese named Tehénlepény, and some lettuce with chervil and chickweed, along with Lyon onions and twice-roasted potatoes as a side dish.
Price: 2,290 forints
Price: 750 – 3,350 forints
Opening hours: Monday-Saturday: 11:30am – 8pm
We do not have to stay hungry around Széna Square – at this cool locale there are great lunch menus, soups, pastas, and burgers. Recently, they reinterpreted the classic Moscow Square burger – and it even had pickles in it!
Price: 890 – 1,290 forints
Opening hours: 11:00 – 24:00
District III is slowly getting stronger in its culinary character – for example, a few steps away from Kolosy Square we can find some excellent craft burgers here. Various buns, variable toppings, Cajun foods, jambalaya, and homemade sodas frequently fill the house, so do not arrive impatient!
Price: 1,240 – 1,890 Forint
Price: 1,000 – 1,300 forints
Big Daddy Burger Bar
Opening hours: 10:00 – 20:00
This little buffet in the southern part of District XI provides excellent burgers; in addition to the basic creations, there is one with chutney, smoked cheese, and pickled red onion, or we can also try a version stuffed with cheese and onions.
Price: 600 – 2,500 forints
Sza-Sa Burger & Gyros
Opening hours: 7:00 – 21:00
This great little place with delicious burgers is found deep in District IX. If we had to choose one dish, we would get the Sza-Sa burger with a egg cooked sunny-side up, along with cheese and bacon. We’re looking forward to trying the burgers filled with blue and cheddar cheese.
Price: 750 – 1,350 forints
Price: 950 – 1,680 forints
Black Cab Burger
Price: 700 – 1,400 forints
Pig 37 Blitz-Grill
Price: 700 – 1,000 forints
Update: The place is no longer operating.
Facebook Although many people would not expect it, the burgers here are actually pretty good, and thanks to the franchise system, we can find them at more and more places. In addition, they have hot dogs, sausages, and good fish and chips as well.
Price: 990 – 2490 Forint