On Bartók Béla út, behind the pistachio-green umbrellas overlooking Gárdonyi tér, a chic, sophisticated world unfolds: pink sofas, eclectic furniture, homey carpets and colours, fresh flowers in the vases. All this provides the perfect background for getting to know Italian gastronomy: the menu includes hot soups, light salad, hot and creamy lasagna, risotto dipped in truffle oil, pizzas, pasta and shrimp in every imaginable version with garlic and spices, and the tiramisu prepared to perfection.

21 Hungarian Kitchen in the Castle District

15 years of tradition, modernised and minus clichés

"Let 21 be the favourite place where people like to eat a little more, talk a little louder and taste a little more wine than they usually do in a restaurant". Such was the dream of the owners, the Zsidai family, when they opened ...

Festive season begins at Matild Palace

As the most magical time of the year arrives, the elegant and stunning halls of Budapest's premier luxury hotel, Matild Palace, come alive with a plethora of lavish programs and enticing offers.

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A man respected and feared

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Feasting French-style

While we await the reopening of restaurants – one of these days – the French bakery and pâtisserie with the rather confusing name of “à table!” has joined the home-delivery ranks, or házhozszállítás as this service is known in Hungarian.

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Take-home treats from à table!

Feasting French-style

While we await the reopening of restaurants – one of these days – the French bakery and pâtisserie with the rather confusing name of “à table!” has joined the home-delivery ranks, or házhozszállítás as this service is known in Hungarian.