The Best Brunches of Budapest

A wide variety of sunshiny feasts awaits famished visitors to Hungary's capital


Delight in multiple visits to the gourmet buffets of diverse delicacies at any of the many exquisite brunches offered across Budapest every Sunday, including several served at terrace tables with panoramic views over the city’s most magnificent sights, and accompanied by live entertainment for all ages.

Market-fresh foodstuffs await at Paris Budapest. (Courtesy Paris Budapest)

Within Budapest’s grandest Art Nouveau building, the Gresham Restaurant offers Sunday brunches of Italian specialties like octopus salad, fresh-baked focaccia, beef carpaccio, homemade pastas, and panna cotta between noon and 3pm. For a French take on refined feasting, visit Paris Budapest overlooking the Chain Bridge, featuring over 50 foodstuffs prepared fresh from 11am to 3pm, while children's activities offer parents a little peace with their repast.


Riverfront vistas surround diners at Panoráma. (Courtesy Panoráma)


The city-center Le Bourbon offers more Gallic flavors every Sunday with their brunch presenting a premium assortment of French cheeses, crepes cooked to order, and unlimited glassfuls of quality wines from noon to 3pm, all while live jazz fills the air. Meanwhile, the huge terrace at Panoráma is a sunny spot for devouring platefuls of Hungarian delicacies and carved roasted meats amid stunning riverfront vistas, also from noon to 3pm each Sunday.


Scrumptious sweets add color to brunch at Icon. (Courtesy Icon)


Up atop Castle Hill, cityscape views stretch even further from the elegant Icon beside Fishermen’s Bastion – the weekly brunch offer here focuses on regional favorites, with specialties including lamb ragout with fine herbs and veal stuffed with smoked ham and forest mushrooms, available from noon to 3pm.


Freshly made sushi is a specialty at Buddha-Bar. (Courtesy Buddha-Bar)


Back across the Danube, panoramic scenery of the Royal Palace is the backdrop for brunch at Peppers! with a Mediterranean smorgasbord highlighting springtime specialties – like asparagus soup and grilled trout with almonds – from noon to 3pm. And to savor more exotic flavors, Buddha-Bar offers Budapest’s first Asian brunch, featuring freshly prepared sushi, spring rolls, and seared foie gras with truffle and teriyaki sauce every Sunday from noon to 4pm.