Weekend away in Budapest

Hi Sheerluxe,

My boyfriend’s taking me away to Budapest for my birthday (14th Feb). I wondered if anyone had any good bar, restaurant, or activity recommendations to share!

It would be great to know! xx

Oh so many! Budapest is such a great place to explore and it is all pretty walkable/ easily-accessible by public transport. The tram, from what I remember, was really useful.

Here is a little list of things you must tick off:

  • The fishermans bastion is an obvious tourist option, but simply must be done. The views are insane, I have attached a piccy.

  • Go to the great market hall. It is full of vendors and lovely little eateries. Try the goulash- it is incredible!

  • The Elizabeth lookout tower provides great 360 ° views. You can get a ski lift up to the top which is really fun in itself but then you have to hike a little so wear comfortable shoes. Great photo opportunity!

  • The ruin bars are a must! Great for cocktails and a night out dancing. Szimpla Kert was my favourite - really quirky and eclectic.

  • There is some amazing food on offer but my personal favourite was Mandragora. The atmosphere was lovely and cosy and the food was delicious without being too pretentious. https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g274887-d712503-Reviews-Mandragora-Budapest_Central_Hungary.html

  • Besides that, obviously the baths have to be experienced although it will be very cold when you go! You can make a day of it and book in for a couples massage to really treat yourselves.

Enjoy! It is a lovely city with a really cool vibe.


I agree on going to Szimpla Kert! Ensure to get there early-evening though as it gets busy quickly

Brody House is so warm and cosy if you’re after a hotel – it’s also very affordable. You can also just visit the bar if you’re not staying

I agree to all the above, I just went for a girly weekend and had the best time.

For food we loved Mazel Tov: MAZEL TOV
But make sure to book or be prepared for a big queue!

Also, a bit of a rogue one but we absolutely loved this bottomless fizz river cruise of £15pp, it was really chilled, and the views along the river were stunning. We went at 6pm, and I recommend going when it’s dark, it was beautiful to see Budapest all lit up.

We booked it here:

Thanks everyone! These are Fab.

Additionally to all these lovely recommendations I would like to add: Try and walk as much as you can, we found the most beautiful architecture and little roads just by walking to all the places, it’s honestly stunning. x