The Downtown Market is a colourful gastro spot that brings a traditional countryside market atmosphere right into the heart of the city. The modern market hall – built according to the plans of renowned Habsburg-era architect Győző Czigler – is divided into two large farmers’ markets where, as well as fresh fruit and vegetables, you also find Hungarian specialities such as grey-cattle beef and mangalica pork.

There’s also a first-class gastronomic centre here, lined with bistros and street-food kiosks. With large portions of schnitzels, juicy handcrafted hamburgers, huge sausages and an ever-changing menu, Buja Disznó(k), Lakatos Műhely and Husikám should meet the needs of most carnivores. You can also visit the Champoint 4 Monkeys breakfast/champagne bar for a fizzy start to the day. To refresh after a hearty meal, try the exquisite new-wave coffees at By Beans Coffee.

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