Filling Your Belly in Budapest: Pest-Buda Bistro

by Kirsty on April 14, 2014

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Good things come to those who wait, although we didn’t actually wait for anything, it just so happened that our last meal in Budapest turned out to be the best and what better way to leave the city than with a full belly?

Pest-Buda Bistro serves traditional Hungarian food with very, very generous portions but more importantly it’s not a case of quantity over quality, we thoroughly enjoyed all three courses we were served.  For that reason, we probably ate twice as much as we normally would anywhere else, but as my favourite saying goes “We’re on holiday! why not?” although when you go on holiday as much as we do maybe that’s not the best approach to take.

It’s hard to choose the best bit about this place, it could be the food, the friendly staff or the great picturesque location but I’m going to go with the food, you are here to eat after all.  Actually, did I mention the wine? Maybe it’s the wine…


Pest-Buda Bistro

Flamed Pie – The best way to describe this is that it’s similar to a pizza, but that doesn’t do it justice! Our tomato and ham ‘Flamed Pie’ was delicious but after seeing what it actually was (we had no idea when ordering) we probably should have gone for one of the many of options of toppings.

Where to eat in Budapest?

Goulash – No doubt you’ve had Goulash somewhere in the world before, Poi absolutely loves it and often said the best he’s had was in Vietnam of all places. This might have stolen top spot, served with fresh bread we could have eaten this all day.

Main Course

Pest-Buda Bistro Budapest

Weiner Schnitzel – I’ve had schnitzel before but what made this dish was the buttered potatoes, it’s just a shame I couldn’t eat them all after a bit too much goulash…

Chicken Paprikash – I’ve never heard of this dish before and I wasn’t amazed by the description on the menu, but it turned out to be really tasty. It wasn’t that spicy but I think that was down to a sweet paprika rather a spicy one. The meat was extremely tender with the chicken falling straight off the bone.


Pest-Buda Bistro

Hungarian nut pastry – It looks like custard but it was more like a light cream. Very tasty and not too sweet compared to English desserts

Pest-Buda Bistro - Budapest

Walnut Stuffed pancake – this can be sweet or sour, we had it with cottage cheese, which I have never had in a dessert, but it worked really well and seems to be very common in Budapest.

Despite feeling ready to pop after all the food, I still had a bit of  food envy looking around at other people’s plates. I would have loved to have tried some more of the cakes or strudel on offer!

Opening hours:
every day, 12pm-12am

1014 Budapest
3 Fortuna street

Pest-Buda Bistro has no idea we’ve wrote this, we enjoyed our meal and wanted to recommend it so you can have a great meal too, simple as that!


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