We will be in Budapest for 2 days before our cruise begins and would love to hear some live Hungarian folk music. Any ideas other than dinner cruises — maybe at a show, public square or a restaurant? All ideas welcome. Thanks!
Kacsa offers strolling violin players.
A few years ago we had very good meals at the friendly Hungarikum Bisztró . A gentleman played the cimbalom. We returned later in the week. It was relaxed and convivial with excellent dishes. Reservations were necessary.
Gypsy Music, I dont know where to send you for Hungarian.
Giero Pub https://www.facebook.com/gieropub/
Rézkakas Bistro https://www.rezkakasbistro.hu/
Folk Dance show (theater or boat) https://budapestxplore.com/en/hungarian-dance-performance-in-budapest-xpZTUYIMzEYW
One of my favorite Hungarian restuarants is: https://www.porcesprezli.hu/en/
They have live music performed by professional musicians and the food is delightful. It's near the basilica and just a few blocks off of Andrássy út, making it quite easy to get to. Be sure to make a reservation.
Christy, another place I have walked past a lot but never stopped. I will be sure to try when I get back. Thank you.
Across the street is my favorite pub: Captain Cook. I know you have your favorite burger and this is mine. (and the Soproni is cheap)
The P&P kitchen supplies some of the dishes for Captain Cook (fav: gulyas).
ew ew, I've seen Captian Cook! They have just finished repaving the lower end of that little side street with brick pavers. Looks nice now.
MrE - when we were there in September, Lázár u was finally open through Hajós u and the fence in front of the Opera was gone. What a view! We'll most likely be at the HGI again in September so I'm looking forward to seeing the street improvements.
Christy, I am almost at the point where there is a 50/50 chance I am in town no matter when you show up. Wait till you see the Drechsler-palota across from the Opera. It will be open as the W Hotel by the time you return. Maybe it's time for you to get a "home" in town.
I'm anxious to see the new W hotel. What a fantastic location!
As for property in Budapest, we've talked about that quite a bit. My husband is working on his citizenship too.
I'll keep you posted on our September dates.
JU - thanks for letting us take over your topic. Please report back after your trip; you're going to love it!
Thank you all for the great suggestions! And Christy, haha… no worries!
We enjoyed the gypsy music at the restaurant Kehli Vendeglo (1828 building).