In the middle of Gozsdu Udvar as you approach from Holló utca stands a tidy restaurant with a modern-day feel where you might also find furniture from your grandmother’s day or painted ceramics by Victoria Hitka. Mátka is an interesting and convivial mix of traditional and modern, not only in appearance but also on its menu. For example, the rice and peas features a bright-green pea purée, with a side dish of sheeps’ cheese dumplings instead of noodles, there’s caramel in the floating island dessert and don’t be surprised to find Hortobágy strudel or squid in your Asian wonton noodles. The design is eclectic – lots of colourful plates, antiquarian books and folksy, sometimes funny motifs – but it also somehow appears in new-wave. Instead of white tablecloths, there are beautiful marble tops and wooden tables on which to dine or have lunch. In addition to the classic and not-so-classic dishes, look out for the seasonal chef’s suggestions and, if you fancy, order a Mátka Mule cocktail.