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Cosmetic Surgery & Dentistry in Budapest, Hungary
Leisure time  in Budapest, Hungary with Linda Briggs


Linda Briggs Guide to Budapest
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If you're heading out to Budapest for treatment, and expecting to have some extra time on your hands, you'll want to know where to shop, eat, have a coffee or tea and/or go out and have a little fun. We're out and about all the time, so try out some of Linda's recommendations while you're there.


Café Kör( Sas utca 17) "Café circle" is a linchpin of the city's culinary scene. Some call the fare Hungarian, some call it Hungarian-French, but we just call it tasty. Reservations are a must, especially in the evening.

Dionysos (Belgrad rakpart) - on the banks of the Danube!. Greek food and hospitality at its best in wonderful surroundings - authentic Greek decor.

Klassz (Andrássy út 41.) One of the newest on the ever-changing Budapest restaurant scene. Laid back, great décor, fantastic wine list and good prices. Can’t make reservations, try to get there earlier to get a table.

Cafe Vian (Liszt Ferenc ter.) good food, good prices, friendly English-speaking staff, outdoor dining in the warm weather, always busy and book at weekends!

Cucina (Vaci utca) - Italian trattoria - and surprisingly good - with surprisingly reasonable prices despite being on a busy tourist street!  Friendly, helpful staff and tasty food.

Big Fish Seafood Bistro (Andrassy utca near the Oktogon) estaurant on Budapest's answer to the Champs-Elysées!  Wonderful selection of seafood including oysters, lobsters - and everything in between! Also as near to makes no odd Big Fish's version of 'Fish and Chips' - and it's good!

Menza (Liszt Ferenc tér 2) Styled after Hungary's 1970s-era cafeterias, this is a very lively restaurant-café-bar. Really stylish and cosy. Great food at reasonable prices. Great place to eat at any time of the day.  Always busy, so best to book!

Pampas Argentine Steakhouse (Vámház körút 6) Best steak in Budapest and great wine list. Good service too.  Not cheap but for a steak lover heaven!

Tom George (Október 6. utca 8) The Budapest socialite's favourite. Upscale restaurant with London style, but half the price. Very good atmosphere, great value service and food (menu includes sushi and vegetarian dishes).

Trattoria Toscana (Belgrád rkp. 13) The atmosphere is rustic, upscale and authentic. The delicious and fresh cuisine - billed as Tuscan - includes a substantial selection of fish and meat dishes.

Trofea Grill  (Margit korut) Just over the Margaret bridge (Buda side).  'All you can eat' - very lively atmosphere - popular with Hungarians especially for birthdays, etc. Amazing value, tasty food - chance to samply Hungarian food as well as having a griddle and a comprehensive 'help yourself'buffet. Booking a must espeically at weekends.

Budapest boasts several  Michelin-starred restaurants - prices as expected. Costes (Raday utca) - Costes Downtown (offshoot of Costes, Raday utca), Babel (Piarista koz), Onyx Vorosmarty ter, Stand (Szekely Mihaly utca, Borkonyha (Sas utca)


Várkert (Ybl Miklós tér 9) open 14-05am. Fee entry & drinks.

Las Vegas Casino (Roosevelt tér 2 - inside the Sofitel Budapest Hotel) open daily, 0-24


Becketts (Liszt Ferenc ter)

Champs (Dohány utca 20) Sports Bar; 12-02


Ráday utca (Starts from Kalvin square) A lively street full of bars, cafés & restaurants.

Liszt Ferenc tér (Near Oktogon) A square full of bars, cafés & restaurants. A must see.

Hajós utca  (Near Opera) Quiet street lined with cafes and bars


THE BEST (and most famous) THERMAL BATHS in Budapest  (but not for patients undergoing cosmetic or dental surgery!)  . 

Szechenyi:  The iconic one - 'The Times Square of Thermal Baths' as featured in all the tourist pics of Budapest - the chess-players - the Neo-Baroque architecture - and the biggest.  In the City Park (opposite the zoo)  on the Pest side - pleasant place to walk.  Indoor/outdoor pools. Beauty and medical treatments available.

Gellert: on the Buda side adjoining the Gellert Hotel (across the Liberty (Green) Bridge - incredible Art Nouveau architecture/mosaic tiles - treatments available.  Indoor pools and outdoor (summer) and sunbathing.

Rudas: also on the Buda side - between the 'Green' Bridge and the 'White' (Elizabeth) Bridge. Probably the most important medieval Turkish Bath in Budapest - and maintains many of the key elements of a Turkish bath including the dome.Great facilities - rooftop domed bath with incredible views over the Danube.

Lukacs:  a more straightforward bath - popular with locals - writers/artists etc has long been known as the Bath frequented by local intellectuals (going back many years)!  Also outdoor pools and sunbathing area.

Kiraly:  on the Buda side - part Ottoman/part 19th c - the smallest and cosiest. needs refurbishment but still has a charm of its own - with Communist vibes (many signs still in German and Russian).  Indoor only


Palatinus Strand: on the beautiful Margaret Island.  Recently refurbished and expanded.  Great for the children. Everything for a good day out. Outdoor pools only.


Aquaworld Resort: comprehensive Aquatic Complex and Aquatic Waterpark  and Resort/Hotel Complex with quiet bath.12 km/7.5 miles out of Budapest  but daily bus service to and from Heroes Square


WestEnd City Center (1062 Budapest, Váci út 1-3) Open: Daily, 8-23 Transport: M3, Nyugati Pályaudvar

Mammut (1024 Budapest, Lövoház utca 2-4) Open: Mon.-Sat., 10-21; Sun., 10-18 Transport: Tram 4-6, Széna tér; M2,Szell Kalman tér


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