Served to suit many tastesImmediately on entering the spacious Vista Café and Restaurant near Deák tér, guests are greeted warmly by staff. The interior, based on warm red, brown and yellow, and divided into smoking and non-smoking areas, makes you feel at ease straight away. Vista is a cross between a restaurant and a café, with the emphasis on the former.
When style is of substanceThe modern elegance of the Baraka restaurant, located in the Bauhaus-style building of the Andrássy Hotel in one of Budapest’s best neighbourhoods, immediately reveals good taste. The lighting, for example, ensures that the dominant black-on-white furnishings do not appear cold and uninviting.
Slow food takes its courseThe history of the Peccati di Gola Restaurant is somewhat confusing: once it was home to the legendary Café Károlyi, before a Greek bought the rooms, who since last October has been letting them to an Italian. The latter’s main job is as the managing director of a pasta factory, and running a restaurant is just a sideline. A visit to the restaurant between Ferenciek tere and Kálvin tér, however, is aÂ rather time-consuming affair.
It’s Sunday on any dayIt is clear how you could associate this restaurant’s location on a small peninsula with the solitary and primitive life of the castaway Robinson Crusoe. But a first-class restaurant like this by the lake in the City Park really does not deserve such a name.