7 Top Summer Terraces in Budapest for Refreshments with Benefits

  • 30 May 2024 1:14 PM
  • We Love Budapest
7 Top Summer Terraces in Budapest for Refreshments with Benefits
From rooftops to hangouts by the riverside, elegant restaurants, secret gardens and Insta-worthy places, here are a few of WeLoveBudapest.com’s favourite terraces for the 2024 summer season.

1. Port de Budapest

1056 Budapest, Belgrád Rakpart 23.

This new kid on the block only opened this April, it’s located opposite green Gellért Hill and surrounded by boats cruising down the Danube. A perfect place to admire the breathtaking panorama, as the restaurant is surrounded by glass walls and offers a terrace on both sides.

It boasts a Mediterranean vibe, amazing signature cocktails, delicious food and also daytime and sunset DJs. Whether you’d like to pop in for a coffee in the afternoon or watch the sunset while enjoying drinks and fish and chips, this is a great choice for refreshments with the added benefit of a cool view.

2. The Duchess Rooftop Bar
1056 Budapest, Matild Palace, Váci u 36

When it comes to stunning panoramas, we cannot leave this rooftop bar out of this list. If you’re after decadent elegance, premium-quality drinks and cocktails and captivating views, The Duchess Rooftop Bar on top of Budapest’s elegant Matild Palace, a secret liqueur library for the socialites of the city, awaits from 5 pm from Tuesday to Saturday.

The Duchess is a perfect date venue, while Wednesdays are girls' nights when all ladies get a glass of prosecco as a gift while a DJ spins disks in the background. The benefits are obvious.

3. Evezős Beer Garden

1031 Budapest, Római part 34

When the weather is sizzling hot in Budapest, locals flock to Római-part (Roman Embankment), a serene spot on the riverside where you can enjoy tasty Hungarian street food treats with a drink in hand while watching the Danube lazily flow by.

If this sounds like something you’d like to try, head to Evezős Sörkert – a place that’s been a haunt for locals for more than 40 years – to enjoy amazing fish dishes and cold drinks, along with the added benefit of a pretty panorama over the Danube.

You’ll often find families, groups of friends, and bikers at Evezős Sörkert, enjoying traditional homemade dishes, the friendly atmosphere and green scenery. If you're up for experiencing Hungarian retro vibes in a modern setting, Evezős is a great choice.

4. Urban Betyár

1051 Budapest, Október 6. u. 16-18

Urban Betyár is just a few steps away from the city’s stunning St. Stephen’s Basilica, on ever-busy Október 6 utca. The terrace provides ample shade and perfect seats for people-watching.

Both Hungarian and international dishes feature on the menu, and the steak selection is outstanding, including everything from Tomahawk to Angus ribeye and Hungarian T-bone steak.

Plus, as a benefit thanks to a great exhibition space, visitors to Urban Betyár can admire a wide-ranging collection of captivating regional relics that are treasures of Hungarian folklore, like ornately embroidered outfits and hand-painted wooden furniture.

5. MOST Bistro

1066 Budapest, Zichy Jenő u. 17

If you’re looking for a hidden garden in the heart of downtown, head to MOST Bistro on Zichy Jenő utca. The menu is eclectic here, featuring everything from Asian flavours to iconic Hungarian dishes and snacks, and brunch is served between Thursdays and Sundays.

There benefit is that there’s always something exciting taking place here from vinyl and design fares to the exhibitions of Hungarian painters and artists.

6. Mad Garden Buda

1033 Budapest, Miklós tér 1

If you are a fan of craft beer and open-air locales, head to Buda's 3rd district, Óbuda. As the love child of downtown craft beer bar MADHOUSE and Mad Kert, Mad Garden offers top-notch beer from a renowned Hungarian brewery, Mad Scientist.

Here, you can escape the buzz of downtown and rest in the shade of trees or enjoy some sunshine, beautiful evening lights, concerts, street food, and DJ sets. Plant, flower and design markets, acoustic concerts, yoga sessions and other exciting events will take place here over the summer as added benefits.

7. Aranybástya Függőkert ('Hanging Garden')

1011 Budapest, Csónak u. 1

If you’re looking for a terrace at one of the most magical parts of Budapest, the Buda Castle, the garden of the elegant Aranybástya restaurants is a perfect choice. Here the location is a clear benefit.

Authentic Neapolitan pizzas get centre stage here, made from a traditional recipe but with modern kitchen technologies. Besides pizzas, Italian antipasti, panna cotta, profiterol and tiramisu also made it on the menu, and if you’d like to toast the high life, a glass of prosecco, an extravagant cocktail or a fresh lemonade is always a good choice.


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