City guide

Ráday Street

Photo : Kőrösi Tamás / We Love Budapest
Ráday utca, lámpa

Ráday Street is a lengthy thoroughfare in Ferencváros (District IX.), connecting Kálvin Square with Boráros Square. Ráday is often referred to as a restaurant street, as there are many indoor and outdoor cafés, bars and restaurants standing side by side. Starting from the end near the Small Boulevard, we immediately see Costes, a Michelin-starred restaurant, that bewitches visitors with its elegant interior, masterful tastes and artistic presentations. A little further down the road, you can find a Belgian French Fries place, and right after that is Púder Bárszínház és Galéria, with its progressive, eclectic design. In this haven of restaurants, bars and cafés, you can find dishes from America, Hungary, Asia and Italy.

The most charming place might just be Rombusz Terrace that defines itself as a creative community space. On this courtyard crammed with colorful tables, you can have your hotdog filled with orange mustard and a duck sausage, you can drink hosszúlépés (“long step”, a Hungarian spritzer of wine mixed with soda water), and you can even play table tennis. Besides all the restaurants and cafés, there is also the Ferencvárosi Helytörténeti Gyűjtemény (History Museum), the Ráday Könyvtár (Library) and Károli Gáspár University’s Faculty of Theology.