Budapest has been in the midst of 'burger war' for years, leaving more and more funky, tasty new restaurants in its wake.
Hungary's capital is endowed with a range of brilliant burger joints, with the latest restaurants and long-established spots coming up with original approaches to providing great meat with an interesting, comfortable atmosphere.
In this list, we were mindful of representing a range of different price options as well and an assortment of different restaurant designs as well as cataloging the tastiest meals to find out where the best burgers experiences in the city are right now.
Nestled in the busiest entertainment area in the city, W35 is a relatively new and swanky burger joint which borrows its aesthetic from the infamous nearby 'ruin bars'.
9. Baltazár Grill
As part of the new Baltazár Hotel complex in the Castle District, this trendy new bar and grill has been making waves on the burger scene for providing high-quality homemade mince burgers. Get the burger with porcini mushrooms and blue cheese and breathe in these chic surroundings.
8. Varieté Bistro and Bar
The name of this place seems like somewhat of a red herring given that they specialise in doing American food very well. These chefs are very particular about their craft and guarantee on making everything fresh every morning. The Tex Mex burger is the stand out option on the menu here.
7. Robinson Restaurant
Robinson is a seriously fancy spot and their burgers are bathed in the type of care and attention you'd expect from such an establishment. This opulent, lakeside restaurant gets its meat cuts from world-renowned butcher Dario Cecchini. Their burgers are cooked over a Josper charcoal oven. This is a fine dining burger experience if there ever was one.
6. Jack's Burger
Cheap and cheerful. Jack's Burgers provide quality burgers at very affordable prices in a great location among some of the biggest historical sites. Stop in here for a scrumptious burger on the go.
5. Magic Burger
Magic Burger is a food truck situated down river to the south of the city centre. The quality of these burgers and the massive portions they serve up manage to attract a steady trade, with many even making the trip out here especially.
4. Ring Café
Ring Café is highly-regarded for providing top drawer, fresh, (and very large) burgers. RC is slightly more expensive that other similar-looking places but it's still brilliant value. They offer potato wedges as a standard side too which makes for a nice change from fries.
3. Black Cab
Black Cab has grown from strength to strength off the back of word of mouth hype about its fantastic, no-nonsense burgers and pleasant atmosphere. They've just opened up a second location in the city, so it's even handier to sample BC's range of London-themed burgers. Their fries are fried in peanut oil too, making them a healthier (and many would say tastier) option.
2. Manga Cowboy
This place combines American and Japanese cuisine in a unique way, providing sumptuous, full-bodied burgers with exquisite, fresh-tasting buns as well as delicious sushi and soups.
1. Marika Néni Café
Auntie Mary's is a favourite burger joint of locals. Having been open for 8 years, this place has perfected the art of the burger experience from kitchen to plate. Their menu has an unbeatable range, offering 40 types of burgers and 7 different variations of buns. Make sure to take the opportunity to go for a delicious, bespoke burger meal at this homey spot.