You know as well as we do that choosing the right restaurant is vital to the success of your informal get-together or glittering gala dinner. Contact Incentives is your first port of call when it comes to finding the perfect location in Hungary.
We serve as your local ambassadors to ensure your party is carried off without a hitch. From the menu to the seating plan and even the folding of the napkins, we take care of every detail before, during and after the event. This will allow you to give your guests your undivided attention – and collect all the praise and thanks at the end of a wonderful event. We have compiled below a list of Hungary's best and most dependable restaurants.

Restaurant Gundel in Budapest


Founded in 1894, Gundel melds the latest trends in international fine dining with Hungary's traditional cuisine. Maître de Cuisine Kálmán Kalla has earned his reputation on his easily digestible and modern interpretations of local classics. Just eight years after it reopened in 1991, the restaurant was already listed among the ten best in the world. The refurbishment of its art nouveau interiors restored this elegant building – situated next door to the Budapest Zoo and a stone's throw from Heroes' Square – to its former glory. The Queen Elizabeth Ballroom is the perfect venue for events seating up to 140 diners.

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Restaurant Callas in Budapest


Situated on the elegant boulevard of Andrassy út, the Callas Restaurant & Café entertains its patrons with fine bistro cooking in a secession ambiance. Decorated with nostalgic luxury by star interior designer David Collins, the restaurant, reborn in 2006, has space for 120 people. A selection of classical music only adds to the intimate atmosphere.

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Restaurant Onyx in Budapest


The neo-baroque interiors of the Onyx Restaurant have been home to Hungarian cooking practised to the high standards of nouvelle cuisine since April 2007. Executive Chef Szabina Szulló and Sous Chef Tamás Széll serve meals in the 49-seater restaurant prepared with only the finest ingredients and latest technologies. They have christened their update to local culinary traditions as the Hungarian Evolution Menu. For private events, the room can accommodate 30 people seated on a long banqueting table or 45 to 50 at individual dining tables.

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Restaurant Spoon in Budapest


Three different restaurants and five bars in winter plus an additional two sun decks in the warmer months – the Spoon Restaurant Ship measures 75m in length and offers catering services on a total floor space of 600 square metres. The varied menu fuses international dining with Hungarian specialities, all accompanied by an amazing vista of the Danube and the Buda Castle. This unique floating venue can host events of all types for up to 600 guests.

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Restaurant Kisbuda Gyöngye in Budapest

Kisbuda Gyöngye (The Pearl of Little Buda)

Kisbuda Gyöngye has been drawing artists, intellectuals, journalists, politicians and business folk ever since the 1970s. Offering peace and quiet as well as lively entertainment, the restaurant is a place for hearty dining in a familiar atmosphere surrounded by beautiful porcelain, glass and silver antiques. The menu is based on traditional Hungarian classics but also adds a number of new trends. The air-conditioned rooms are perfectly suited to business meetings and lunches.

Restaurant Kisbuda Gyöngye in Budapest
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Restaurant Halászbástya in Budapest

Halászbástya Restaurant

One of Budapest's most familiar symbols, the Fisherman's Bastion was built between 1895 and 1902 according to plans drawn up by Frigyes Schulek. The row of towers overlooking the Danube got its name from the nearby residential district inhabited by fisherman. At any one time, the restaurant's knights' hall can hold as many as 100 guests, while the tower room for ten diners offers the best 360 degree panorama of the city combined with an exclusive environment. The indoor spaces are complemented in summer by the Danube Terrace and Margaret Terrace, ideal for cocktail receptions for up to 80 people.

Restaurant Halászbástya in Budapest
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Restaurant Nobu in Budapest


Nobu Budapest is the latest and greatest European branch of Chef Nobu Matsuhisa's global dining empire. Integrated into the luxury Corvinus Kempinski Hotel in central Budapest, it pampers the taste buds of hotel guests and casual visitors with the Asian culinary creations of its charismatic star chef. The Nobu Restaurant seats 80 people, including a private room and sushi bar. The Nobu Lounge has space for a further 40 guests.

Restaurant Nobu in Budapest
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Restaurant Vadrózsa in Budapest

Vadrózsa Restaurant

One of the oldest privately owned restaurants in Hungary, the Wild Rose specialises in traditional goose, fish and game dishes. The pleasant neo-baroque villa was designed in 1925 by celebrated architect András Kocsis and has operated as a restaurant since 1969. Following a takeover in 1994, it was refurbished and modernised according to the refined tastes of its current owners. For special occasions, it has three rooms with capacity for 60, 40 and 26 people respectively, as well as terraces for 100 and 60 diners.

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Restaurant Kulturschiff A 38 in Budapest

A38 Restaurant

The kitchen of the A38 culture ship cooks up Hungarian meals based on highly secretive recipes drawing on influences from the Mediterranean and current European trends. The result is a selection of delicious, healthy and high-quality meals that lay solid foundations for the events, parties, concerts and contemporary exhibitions taking place aboard the ship. The six event spaces and terraces offer capacity for 30 to 280 seated and 50 to 600 standing guests with a wonderful view of Gellért Hill and the River Danube.

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Hungarian coffee house culture is closely tied to the cosmopolitan city of Budapest. The old town café is a meeting point and melting pot for people of all nations and generations. They all come here to enjoy the lavishly decorated guest rooms, the aroma of hot chocolate and freshly ground coffee, as well as traditional cakes that are as eye-catching as they are delicious. Before long, Budapest's historical cafés will be a compulsory programme both for you and your guests.

Café Gerbeaud in Budapest

Café Gerbeaud

The legendary Gerbeaud in the heart of Budapest is one of the largest and most famous coffee houses in the whole of Europe. Celebrated for its famous coffee and cakes since 1858, its nostalgic charm was rediscovered after it was restored in 1997. Take a seat over an Eszterházy cake or ice cream directly on the pedestrianised Vörösmarty Square and revel in seeing and being seen.
The venue has several spaces for parties and events, all equipped with state-of-the-art conference technology and banqueting facilities for ten to 144 people.

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New York Café in Budapest

New York Café

This ostentatious coffee house in the five-star Boscolo New York Palace Hotel has been a hub for intellectuals and literary figures ever since 1894. The Wilhelminian style of the interiors stood the test of time undamaged to be joined by stylish baroque décor and high coffee culture since the café reopened in 2006. The stylish hotel lobby is suitable for corporate events for up to 500 guests.

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Book Café in Budapest

Book Café (Lotz)

The former Parisian department store on Andrassy út houses the Book Café, one of the most stylish coffee houses in all of Budapest. Residing in the first floor of the restored art nouveau building, it greets guests with colourful windows and the superlative frescos of Károly Lotz, a prince among Hungarian artists. The coffee specialities available at the Book Café are known far beyond the city boundaries.

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