Staying in the Pest side of the city meant we were already close to all of the main attractions and a lot of great spots to get food, but our trip was made instantly better by the fact that our AirBnb was situated in a street just off the famous Ráday Utca (Ráday Street).
Ráday Utca was a godsend during our stay, purely for the fact that it was lined on both sides for 1/3 of a mile with restaurants and cafés and ice cream shops and corner shops a and kebab shops, and even a little area of street food. We ate at places on Ráday Utca most days during our stay as it made for easy lunchtime eating. Thirty seconds walk from our apartment and we were on the street, so why waste that opportunity!
Our stand-out favourite was Mamo Gelato, a great little gelato shop that we frequented quite a few times. For our first meal on our first night in the city we went to Vörös Postakocsi and checked out the rest of the street. Later on in the week, Jasmin and I went to Manga Cowboy for some amazing burgers, all of us went to Papir Tigris for noodles (and I ended up getting some divine kimchi fried rice), and a few of us went to a place called Púder which looked amazing and had a really cool vibe, but whose food was a little disappointing for me. I ordered the parmesan and duck risotto, but it was super salty and the duck was really tough, and for dessert I had ile flottante (a favourite from my time in France) but it was boring and nothing-y. It left me wishing we had gone back to a wonderful place called Angelo where I had the best carbonara I’ve ever had in a restaurant!
Ráday Utca has a place to eat for everyone, from Mexican-style kebab food to Italian restaurant, ice cream parlours and even a Michelin guide restaurant. It’s perfect for lunch or for dinner, and in the warm summer weather you can enjoy your meal outside on the terraces of the restaurants! You can get to Ráday Utca by taking the Metro line 3 or 4 or the tram 47, 48 or 49 to Kalvin tér which is situated right at the top of the street.