Római Part (‘Roman Embankment’) is a place of pilgrimage for those who like to spend time by the Danube, eating fried fish with a cold beer in hand, sold from any number of outlets and eateries that line the riverfront. No-one one leaves Római hungry – although you might also collect a few mosquito bites. If you’re looking for something special, check Fellini: the place looks like a set from a Wes Anderson movie, where you can laze around in pastel deck chairs, entertained by occasional live music. The Római is also popular with cyclists, rowers, runners and dog walkers.
If you’re looking for something more substantial to eat, top pizza place Digó, which gained a following on Erzsébet tér and at the Sziget Festival, opened a branch here in 2019.
You can even get here by boat, part of Budapest’s public transport network, the numbers 11 and 12 from central jetties such as Petőfi tér in Pest and Batthyány tér in Buda, journey time about 1hr to 1hr 20mins. You can also get the HÉV electric train from Batthyány tér to the Rómaifürdő stop, journey time 15mins, standard transport tickets valid. From the station, to reach the river is another 15min walk down Rozsgonyi Piroska utca, passing the seasonal Római Strandfürdő lido on the way, with its water slides and extensive greenery for sunbathing and picnics.