District Guide: 5. Kerület, Belváros-Lipótváros
District 5. in Budapest is called Belváros (inner city), which is the small area of central Pest that once stood within the medieval city walls. This area, with its network of streets, is more packed than any other downtown part. The principal sights are Károlyi-garden, Váci street (the high street), the Danube Corso, Elisabeth Bridge and Inner City Parish Church.
Attractions in District 5. in Budapest
World Heritage site House of Parliament has become the symbol of Hungary and Budapest. You can take the official tour of the House of Parliament from the underground Visitor Centre in the northern part of Kossuth Square.
Restaurants in District 5. in Budapest
Their terrace is probably the best place to eat in Budapest. The restaurant was awarded a Michelin star in 2014 and still holds it today. Borkonyha is a friendly place, with no mannered service, just characterful flavours and outstanding dishes.
EPOCH Vegan Burger
Istvánffi Veggie Burger started as the first vegan burger in Budapest, and the plant behind EPOCH Vegan Burger is still a family business. The Father of the brand develops and produces both the burger patties and the buns.
Kispiac is the perfect Budapest Bistro, offering classic Hungarian cuisine of the highest quality. The meats, from beef ribs to wild boar necks, are always excellent, and the terrace next to the Hold Street market is a great place to enjoy a bite.
Operating out of a rundown converted building with a southern Italian feel, Manu+ represents the pinnacle of the pizza genre, Neapolitan pizza.
While respecting the Hungarian culinary traditions and ingredients, Mák Bistro represents the Scandinavian Cuisine. During weekday lunchtimes, they offer a 2, or 3-course business lunch, and in the evenings, you can eat a 4, or 5-course menu with wine.
Momotaro is not only worth a visit for the ramen, but also Chinese dishes, which you can’t taste anywhere else in Budapest. They also serve Shanghai xiao-long-bao, and the pork and soup stuffed dumpling is outstanding.
Cafés and places to have breakfast in District 5. in Budapest
One of Budapest’s foremost bread experts, Artizán, covers the full range of bakery products. Although it is primarily a bakery, their coffee is also top-notch, and they also serve a light lunch menu at lunchtime, even on the terrace.
Fekete is perhaps the most tranquil oasis, just a few steps from one of Budapest’s busiest intersections. The street-front retail space caters to those in a hurry, while the seating area is perfect for breakfast and coffee. They also serve alcohol, which means the coffee range is wide.
Jacques Liszt – Misi A Pék
Jacques Liszt is a play on words (sack of flour); and more interestingly, a corporate lawyer turned self-taught baker, Mihály Juhász, founded the bakery. Guests at five-star hotels in the area often prefer to have breakfast here. Expect a modern, quality Hungarian bakery with pastries, a wide variety of croissants and excellent bread.