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Christmas dinners, dinner menus in Budapest

Cruises Budapest Christmas

Why not indulge in a festive Christmas Dinner in Budapest, and be part of the real Christmas atmosphere during your December holiday? There are several venues and restaurants where you can celebrate the Christmas season in Budapest. Please note though that the places are booked up pretty soon, so make your booking as early as you can.

Budapest Cruises in Winter

Budapest Cruises in Winter

December 24 – Christmas Eve Dinner Cruises

Celebrate Christmas Eve on board of a cozy Danube Cruise in Budapest. The Christmas Eve Dinner Cruise with Gypsy Band program offers a 2h cruise with Buffet Style Christmas Dinner and 1 Glass of Wine with a Live Gypsy Band playing Salon Music, while the Dinner Cruise & Bar Piano includes 3h cruising with 4-course Served Dinner and 1 Welcome Drink (or Unlimited Drink Package), and Live Piano Battle Show.

Should you have other plans for the evening, you can still join a river cruise during daytime: the 2pm Lunch Cruise with buffet lunch & drinks or the 2pm Sightseeing Cruise with audio guide can also be a good choice for Dec 24.

December 25 – Christmas Day Cruises

Christmas Cruise on River Danube

Christmas Cruise on River Danube

Continue the festive days on Dec 25 with a special Christmas Day Dinner Cruise. One of the most popular dinner cruises is the A La Carte Dinner Cruise with 2.5h cruising and 4-course A La Carte Menu. The Dinner Cruise & Bar Piano includes a 3h cruise with semi-a la carte dinner of 4 courses, 1 welcome drink and Live Piano Battle Show. Should you prefer an all-inclusive buffet-style dinner, the Dinner Cruise with Gypsy Band is what we recommend.

The 2pm Lunch Cruise with buffet lunch and the 2pm Cruise & Guide are also available on Dec 25.

December 26 – Boxing Day Cruises

For Dec 26, you can choose from more dinner cruises, starting from the high end A La Carte Dinner Cruise (2.5h cruise with 4-course a la carte dinner and 1 welcome drink), or the 3h long Dinner Cruise with Piano Music, as well as the Dinner Cruise with Gypsy Music.

More themed cruises are available on Dec 26, such as the Wine Cruise, the Cocktail Cruise or Afternoon Sightseeing Cruises (2pm Cruise & Guide, Budget Sightseeing Cruise) and Evening Sightseeing Cruises.

Dio Restaurant Budapest

There are more than a thousand restaurants in Budapest, many of which will be open at Christmas in the city center and in the vicinity of major Budapest attractions, like the Buda Castle in Budapest. Likewise, you can enjoy the floating restaurants of Budapest on Christmas cruises.

Hungarian Wines in Gundel Restaurant Budapest Hungary

Gundel Restaurant Budapest – Ryan Opaz Photography

Here is the list of some of the most visited restaurants in Budapest, and their Christmas opening hours on December 24, December 25 and December 26 (we have added some of the December 31 and January 1 opening hours too).

Please note that these are only the peak of the iceberg restaurants, and many restaurant owners have not decided about the Xmas opening times yet. We will keep the list updated. Despite our best efforts, the restaurant owners may change their planned dates, so it is best to call them in advance to make sure you will be welcome.

Booking in advance is warmly recommended at all restaurants on the days of Christmas (from Xmas Eve to Boxing Day).
While the 24th of December is the ‘Holy night’ for Hungarians, the excellent luxury hotel restaurants in Budapest will be open, from Corinthia to Kempinski, also, there will be two Christmas Eve Cruises on the Danube. And if you are visiting the Castle district to see the Buda Castle, etc. you will also find some restaurants with delicious meals and Christmas menus (alas not the Fisherman’s Bastion Restaurant though).

100 Eves Etterem (Szazeves Restaurant) in Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours:

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.
The traditional Hungarian restaurant with Gypsy music in downtown Budapest.
December 24: Open with a special Christmas dinner menu (no a la carte options
December 25: Open
December 26: Open
December 27-31: Open
January 1: Open

Danube River Cruises with Dinner

Budapest Christmas Cruise on Danube Budapest

Budapest Christmas Cruise on Danube Budapest – Simon Schoeter Photography

December 24: Open with a special Christmas dinner menu (no a la carte options)
December 25: Open
December 26: Open
December 27-31: Open
January 1: Open

21 Vendeglo Restaurant in Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours:

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

21 Magyar Vendeglo Restaurant is located in Fortuna Street in the Castle District, Buda Castle Budapest. They are literally open every day from 12 pm (noon) to 12 am (midnight)
December 24: Open
December 25: Open
December 26: Open
December 27-31: Open
December 31: Open (a la carte New Year’s Eve dinner menu only)
January 1: Open

Pest Buda Bistro in Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours:

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

Pest Buda Bistro offers Advent specials during the Advent perios. The bistro is located in Fortuna Street in the Castle District, Buda Castle Budapest
December 24: Open
December 25: Open
December 26: Open
December 27-31: Open
December 31: Open (a la carte New Year’s Eve dinner menu only)
January 1: Open

Paris Budapest Restaurant: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

Paris Budapest is located in the five star Hotel Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge
December 24: Open with special Christmas dinner menu, no a la carte menu, 18:30 – 22:30
December 25: Open with special Christmas dinner menu, no a la carte menu
December 26: Open
December 27-30: Open
December 31: Open with a la carte New Year’s Eve dinner menu only
January 1: Open

For Sale Pub Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Open, from noon to 3 am
December 25: Open, from noon to 3 am
December 26: Open, from noon to 3 am
December 27-31: Open
January 1: Open

Spoon Cafe and Lounge Restaurant, Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours:

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly. (standing ship bar)

December 24: Open
December 25: Open
December 26: Open
December 27-30
December 31: Open with special New Year’s Eve Dinner menu (no a la carte)
January 1: Open

Szamos Cafe and Shop on Vorosmarty Square, Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.
December 24: Open, 8:30 am to 4 pm

December 25: Open, 8:30 am to 4 pm
December 26: Open, 8:30 am to 4 pm
December 27-30: 8:30 am to 9 pm
December 31: Open, 8:30 am to 4 pm
January 1: Open, 8:30 am to 4 pm

Alabardos Restaurant in the Buda Castle: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

Dec 24 open from 7pm – 11pm, offering a special Christmas Dinner menu (no a la carte menu)
Dec 25 Closed
Dec 26 Closed
December 27-30: 12-15pm, 19-23pm Open
Dec 31: Open with New Year’s Eve Dinner menu (no a la carte menu)
Jan 1: 12-15pm, 19-23pm Open

Cafe Gerloczy (Gerlóczy Kávéház) Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.
December 24: open from 7 am to noon (with lovely breakfasts)

December 25: open from 8 am to 11 pm
December 26: open from 8 am to 11 pm

Cafe Lado Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: open in the morning for breakfasts, until noon
December 25: Open
December 26: Open
December 27-30: Open
December 31: Open with New Year’s Eve Dinner (no a la carte dinner)
January 1: Open

Cafe Deryne Bistro Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

Cafe Deryne is on the Buda side, at the foot of the Castle Hill and a short walk from the Tunnel.
December 23: Open
December 24: Open until 4 pm
December 25: Open from noon
December 26: Open 9 am – midnight
December 27-30: Open
December 31: Open with New Year’s Eve Dinner (no a la carte dinner)
January 1: Open 9 am – midnight

Gundel Restaurant: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

Gundel Etterem is in the City Park of Budapest, by the Zoo and close to Szechenyi Baths Budapest

December 24: Closed
December 25: Open, from 11 am to 12 am (midnight)
December 26: Open, from 11 am to 12 am (midnight)
December 27-30: Open
December 31: New Year’s Eve Party from 7 pm with special dinner menu in 2016
January 1: Open, from 11 am to 12 am (midnight)

Cafe Gerbeaud: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Open, Gerbeaud Bistro closed but the Confectionery part of Gerbeaud is open from 9 am to 3 pm
December 25: Open Bistro from noon to 11 pm, Confectionery from 9 am to 9 pm
December 26: Open, Bistro from noon to 11 pm, Confectionery from 9 am to 9 pm
December 27-30: Open, Bistro from noon to 11 pm, Confectionery from 9 am to 9 pm
December 31: Open, Gerbeaud Bistro closed but the Confectionery part of Gerbeaud is open from 9 am to 9 pm
January 1: the Confectionery is Open form 9 am to 0 pm, the Bistro is open from noon to 11 pm

Nobu Restaurant: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

Nobu Etterem is in the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest, in the heart of the city, offering excellent Japanese fusion meals

December 24: Closed
December 25: Open, from noon to 1 am
December 26: Open, from noon to 1 am
December 27-30: Open
December 31: probably a New Year’s Eve Party with special dinner menu in 2016
January 1: Open, from 11 am to 12 am (midnight)

Mensa Restaurant (Menza Etterem), Liszt Square, Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Open, from noon to midnight
December 26: Open, from noon to midnight
December 27-30: Open
December 31: Open from 10 am to 5 pm
January 1: Open, from noon to midnight

Arnyas Vendeglo Restaurant in Dios Arok Street Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

A hidden gem amongst Hungarian restaurants in Budapest, Arnyas Vendeglo is a lovely place off the city center of Budapest. The restaurant is in District XII.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Open, 12.00-17.00
December 26: Open, 12.00-17.00
December 27-30: Open
December 31: Open with standard Menu
January 1: Open from noon to 10 pm

Nancsi Neni Vendegloje Restaurant, Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Open until 2pm but only for take away (the restaurant has a special Christmas menu)
December 25: Open
December 26: Open
December 27-30: Open
December 31: Open until 4 pm
January 1: Open from noon to 11 pm

Araz Restaurant, Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: open with a special Christmas Eve menu
December 25: open with a Christmas Brunch
December 26: no data yet

Trofea Restaurant, Kiraly Street, Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Open from 11:30 am to midnight
December 26: Open
December 27-30: Open
December 31: special New Year’s Eve Dinner Party from 8 pm to 4 am
January 1: Open from 11:30 am to midnight

Trofea Grill Restaurant, Visegradi Street, Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Open until 8:30 pm
December 26: Open until 8:30 pm
December 27-30: Open
December 31: special New Year’s Eve Dinner Party from 8 pm to 4 am
January 1: Open from noon to midnight (very likely)

Spinoza Cafe & Restaurant, Budapest: Christmas Opening Times

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Open
December 26: Open
December 27-30: Open
December 31: 19:30 pm special New Year’s Eve Dinner Party
January 1: Open

Cyrano Restaurant Budapest, Xmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Open
December 26: Open
December 27-30: Open
December 31: from 8 pm special New Year’s Eve Dinner Menu €96 of 4 course
January 1: Open from 1 pm

Cafe Vian Restaurant, Budapest, Liszt Ferenc tér: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: open 9 am – 5pm
December 25: Open
December 26: Open
December 27-30: Open
December 31: special New Year’s Eve Dinner Menu and Party with Buffet Style Dinner
January 1: Open from 1 pm or maybe from noon

Sir Lancelot Knights’ Restaurant, Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Open
December 26: Open
December 27-30: Open
December 31: Open, with a special New Year’s Eve menu from 9 pm
January 1: Open from 5 pm

Central Cafe – Centrál Kávéház Restaurant, Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Open
December 26: Open
December 27-30: Open
December 31: Open, with a special New Year’s Eve menu from 9 pm
January 1: Open from 9 am

Tom George Restaurant Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

To be decided yet, but based on last year’s opening times
December 24: open for lunch 12pm – 5pm
December 25: Closed
December 26: Open
December 27-30: Open

Cafe Royal in Corinthia Hotel (Szamos Cafe and Shop on Erzsebet korut street), Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Open, 8:30 am to 4 pm
December 25: Closed
December 26: Open, 8:30 am to 4 pm

Robinson Restaurant Budapest, by the artificial lake in the City Park – Xmas opening times

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Open

Onyx Restaurant, Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

Onyx Restaurant is a fine dining Michelin star restaurant in Budapest, Hungary.

December 24: Open from 7 pm, you can book a Christmas Eve dinner menu in advance. The Christmas dinner is from 7 pm to 10 pm
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed
December 27-28: Open
December 29-30: Closed
December 31: Open from 8 pm, you can book a New Year’s Eve dinner menu in advance. The NYE dinner is from 8 pm to 1 am (195 Euros)
January 1: Open

First Strudel (Elso Reteshaz) Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Open from 11 am to 11 pm
December 26: Open from 11 am to 11 pm
December 27-31: Open from 9 am to 11 pm
January 1: Open from 11 am to 11 pm

Soul Cafe and Restaurant in Raday Street Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed
December 27-30: Open
December 31: Open with special New Year’s Eve Dinner Menu
January 1: Open

Yiddishe Mamma Mia Restaurant in Gozsdu Courtyard Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Open

Taverna Dionysos Restaurant, Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Open from noon till midnight

Salaam Bombay Indian Restaurant, Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Open (may open only for dinner time – to be decided yet)

Karma Cafe Restaurant, Budapest, Liszt Square: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: to be decided yet
December 26: Open

BorsSo Restaurant Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

(not finalised yet)

December 24: Closed
December 25: closed / might be open
December 26: very likely open

Arany Kaviar Restaurant Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Open

Kiskakukk Restaurant Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Open, from 12 pm (noon)

December 31: Open, a la carte dinner, no live music, no show, open until 12 am (midnight)

Normakert Restaurant (on Normafa Hill) Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Open

Kéhli Restaurant Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Open

Budapest Symbol Club and Restaurant, Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26:

  • Puskás Pancho Sport Pub: 11:30-24:00
  • Italian Fusion Restaurant: Closed

Fisherman’s Bastion Restaurant Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 23: Open
December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed
December 31: Open for special New Year’s Eve Dinner menu
January 1: Closed

Paprika Etterem Budapest: : Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed

Var a Speiz Restaurant Budapest: : Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed

December 31: Open, special New Year’s Eve dinner, no live music, no show, open until around 12 am (midnight)

Comme Chez Sois Restaurant Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 22: Closed
December 23: Closed
December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed
December 27-30: Open
December 31: Open
January 1: Closed

Rosenstein Restaurant Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 23: Closed
December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed
December 31: Open from 12 pm to 3 pm (lunch time only)
January 1: Closed

Bock Bistro Budapest: : Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed
December 31: Closed
January 1: Open from 3 pm

Ruben Restaurant Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed

Muzeum Restaurant Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed
December 31: Closed
January 1: Open from 6 pm

Cafe Bouchon Restaurant Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed

Tigris Restaurant Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed

Wine Kitchen (Borkonyha) Restaurant, Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed

Costes Restaurant Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

Costes Restaurant was the first Michelin restaurant in Budapest to receive this prestigious recognition (i.e. the 1 Michelin star) in Hungary.
December 23: Closed
December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed
December 27-29: Open
December 30: Closed
December 31: Open
January 1: Closed

Arcade Bistro Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed

Arcade Bistro will only re-open on Dec 28 at 12 pm (noon)

December 31: Open, a la carte dinner, no live music, no show, open until 12 am (midnight)

Cafe Kor (Café Kör) Restaurant Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed

Klassz Restaurant / Klassz Étterem Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

Klassz is where it is impossible to book a table, they do not even use a phone number. We managed to get some info about Klassz via their Wine Society (Bortarsasag) though, but even this info is tentative:
December 24: Closed (for sure)
December 25: May be Open or Closed, not decided yet
December 26: May be Open or Closed, not decided yet
December 31: Open – no booking in advance.

Ket Szerecsen Restaurant Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed
December 31: Open (booking in advance recommended)
January 1: Open from 2 pm

Osteria Fausto’s Restaurant Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed

Pozsonyi Kisvendeglo Restaurant Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed

Napfenyes Restaurant, Vegetarian Restaurant, Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

Napfenyes Etterem usually goes on a long Christmas holiday, closed from Dec 24 to Jan 2, reopening on Jan 3 from noon.

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed
December 31: Closed
January 1: Closed

Cafe Auguszt – Confectionery, Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

annual opening hours please check by contacting the cafe for 2016

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed
December 31: Closed
January 1: Closed

Jack Doyle’s Irish Pub, Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

annual opening hours please check by contacting the pub for 2016

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed
December 31: New Year’s Eve Party

Szimpla Kert Bar (Szimpla Garden), Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

annual opening hours please check by contacting the bar for 2016

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed
December 31: Closed

Instant Ruin Bar Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

December 24: Closed
December 25: 6 pm – 6 am
December 26: 6 pm – 6 am
December 31: 6 pm – 6 am

Fogashaz Ruin Bar Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

December 24: 9:00 pm – during the concert of the Puszi Band
December 25: Closed
December 26: 9 pm – 5 am
December 31: 9 pm – 5 am

Kuplung Ruin Bar Budapest, Christmas Opening Hours

December 24: Closed
December 25: Closed
December 26: 3 pm – 5 am
December 31: 8 pm – 5 am

More Ruin Bars & Pubs in Budapest.

Dio Restaurant (Dió Etterem) in Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

Dio Restaurant is no longer open, the restaurant closed down, and the same location is now currently under another restaurant management, concept, etc. called Aszu Restaurant

Mokka Restaurant Budapest: Christmas Opening Hours

Indicative annual opening hours only. Please check actual opening times for the upcoming year by contacting the restaurant directly.

Mokka etterem is located in Sas street, in the city center of Budapest, 2 min walk from the Chain Bridge
Unfortunately their website is down, and their phone number is unavailable so there is no data about Christmas opening hours.

Last updated: Dec 3, 2016 (please contact the restaurant of your interest individually. Most places require reservation, some may change their Christmas and New Year opening hours)

Christmas Boat rides in Budapest

Although the city of Budapest is a lot quieter during the three days of Christmas, especially on Dec 24, which is the most respected and intimate Christmas event in Budapest, the life on the river Danube does not stop for a moment.

Christmas Boat rides in Budapest

Christmas Boat rides in Budapest

If you wish to add a beautiful scenic river cruise to your Budapest itinerary, you can join the merry locals and foreigners on one of the nostalgia boat rides. The ships are heated!

If you do not mind the cold weather, you can even get up to the deck of the ship to toast, to pop the question, to take a deep breath and most of all, to let the UNESCO World Heritage attractions sink in. Let Christmas brings its full beauty, and warm lights to you.

Christmas Cruises in Budapest

Day Cruises in December

Christmas Cruise Budapest December

Christmas Cruise Budapest – Cameron Rogers Photography

2 pm Day Cruise + Guide on Budapest Sightseeing Boat with Audio Commentary (via ear phones), also includes 1 drink. Dates: Dec 1-31 (except on Dec 24). Boat: Duna Bella or Dolphin (heated in winter cruises)

2 pm Lunch Cruise of 1.5 hour: Budapest Lunch cruise on the Danube (also available with 2 drinks only). Dates: Dec 1 – 31 (also on Dec 24!). Boat: Millennium or Europa (heated in winter cruises)

Evening Cruises in December

6:30 pm Day Cruise + Guide on Budapest Sightseeing Boat with Audio Commentary (via ear phones), also includes 1 drink. Dates: Dec 1-31 (except on Dec 24). Boat: Legenda (heated in winter cruises)

7 pm Cruise with A La Carte Dinner + Music: A La Carte Dinner Cruise in Budapest with Live Music on Legenda Sightseeing Boat: 4 course a la carte dinner of your choice. Dates: Dec 1-31, Thu-Sun, (except Dec 24). Candles lit, band playing aboard, servers bringing your delicious festive foods and drinks. 1 glass of champagne awaits for guests. Boat: Legenda (heated in winter cruises). Hurry up to reserve for Christmas and NYE cruises!

Budapest Christmas Dinner Cruise

Budapest Christmas Dinner Cruise

7 pm Cruise with Buffet Style Dinner + Music: all inclusive dinner with 2 drinks on the buffet style dinner cruises of 1.5 hour. Dates: Dec 1-31 (except on Dec 24, 31). Boat: Millennium or Europa (heated in winter cruises)7 pm Cruise with 2 Drinks: December 1-23, Dec 27-30: Budapest night boat trips in December and January: evening boat rides, after sunset with an optional buffet style dinner, or drink only, and live music. Dates: Dec 1-31 (except on Dec 24, 31). Boat: Millennium or Europa (heated in winter cruises)

7.30 pm Budapest Cruise with 4 Course Dinner + Piano Music: festive 3 hour cruise with Served Dinner of 4 options for the Main Course (Fish, Duck, Beef, Vegetarian) and live piano music. Dates: Dec 1 – 30, including Dec 24 the Budapest Christmas Eve cruise. Great value at €52 per person. 1 glass of sparkling wine also included in this price along with the 4 course served dinner, 3 hour cruise, live music. You can also upgrade for the cruise with unlimited drink package for 3 hours (€69 per person, including dinner, cruise, music plus unlimited wines, beers, soft drinks, hot drinks).

7.30 pm Budapest Folk Cruise with 4 Course Dinner + Piano Music: an entertaining 3 hour cruise with Served Dinner, and live show (2 hour bar piano music + 1 hour Folk dance show). Dates: Dec 1 – 30, including Dec 24 the Budapest Christmas Eve cruise. Great gift and price at €52 per person. 1 glass of spumante also included in this ticket, along with the 4 course dinner, 3 hour cruise, live show. You can also upgrade for the cruise with unlimited drink package for 3 hours (€69 per person, including dinner, cruise, music plus unlimited wines, beers, soft drinks, hot drinks).

Night Cruises in December

Winter Budapest Cruises on the Danube in December

Winter Budapest Cruises – Dan Heap Photography

10 pm Cruise with Buffet Style Dinner: all inclusive dinner with 2 drinks on the buffet style dinner cruises of 1.5 hour. Dates: Dec 1-31 (except on Dec 24). Boat: Millennium or Europa (heated in winter cruises)

December 24, 25, 26 Cruises

Dec 24: Christmas Eve river rides (3 hour cruise with served 4 course dinner – a la carte main course choices -, and live piano music on a heated ship. Window seating will be guaranteed for early bookers.)
Dec 25: 3 options to choose from makes Dec 25 an easy way to plan ahead for the evening celebrations. A La Carte (2.5 hour), Served Dinner with 4 courses (3 hour), or buffet style dinner cruise are the main options. Click through to get more details on each:

Dec 26: Dec 26 night cruises in Budapest (cruise with drinks or with dinner, and live music on a heated ship. Discounts for students.) 3 dinner cruise programs to choose from makes Dec 26 flexible when it comes to finding your perfect cruise in Budapest. A La Carte (2.5 hour), Served Dinner with 4 courses (3 hour), or Buffet style dinner cruise are the main options. Follow the links to get more details on each Christmas cruise:

Christmas in Budapest Liberty Bridge

Christmas Budapest Bridge – Stella Papini Photography

These cruises are mini cruises in the city of Budapest, in and around the UNESCO World Heritage site inscribed in 1987 as the Bank of the Danube and the Buda Castle. You will cross under many beautiful bridges over the river Danube in Budapest, and be part of a boat sightseeing with beautiful sights along the riverfront: Buda Castle, Matthias Church, Fisherman’s Bastion, Gellert Baths and Hotel, National Theater, Palace of Arts, University of Economics, Central Market Hall, Pesti Vigado Concert Hall, Gresham Palace, St Istvan Cathedral, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and the beautiful bridges themselves, like the Liberty Bridge, the Chain Bridge, etc.

New Year Cruises in Budapest

Related Boat Cruises

To widen your horizon and see more of Europe at Christmas time, see the European Christmas market cruises.

Nostalgia Train Ride on the Hungarian Railway nostalgia trains, from Budapest to Lajosmizse on Dec 19, 2012.

Nostalgia Train interior

Nostalgia Train interior

The MÁV Nosztalgia Ltd. celebrates its 20th birthday in 2012. For this illustrious event on 19th December – exactly on the day of departure that happened two decades ago – a steam-traction Nostalgic Memorial Train runs from Budapest -West Railway Station (Nyugati Train Station) to Lajosmizse –Nostalgia Farm Inn (Tanyacsárda) station!

The programme has plenty of surprises with gipsy band, games, equestrian show and a tremendous atmosphere! During the journey the former and present staff of the company assures the comfort of our guests!
During the programme Aradszky László – the Hungarian representative of retro Italian hits – entertains our guests with his repertoire. Birthday congratulatory slides of MAV Train Nostalgia will be the highlight of the evening in the csárda: reminiscence in pictures and stories!
We travel from the Lajosmizse Tanyacsárda station to the inn by a horse-drawn cart.
Timetable of the steam traction memorial train running both with nostalgic and experience train cars:
19.12.2012.

Budapest – Lajosmizse

Registration – 16:30 West Railway Station – in the Royal Waiting Hall (near the 10th platform)
Departure – 16:58 Budapest West Railway Station
Arrival – 19:30 Lajosmizse – Nosztalgia Tanya station
Lajosmizse – Budapest
Departure – 21:42 Lajosmizse – Nosztalgia Tanya station
Arrival – 22:40 Budapest Kőbánya – Kispest
Arrival – 23:00 Budapest West Railway Station

We suggest the following menu for our dear guests for supper, which is included in the participation fee:

Stew-soup of Mizse
On roast plate:
o Costermonger roast with French fries
o Chicken-breast fillet collared in bacon of Kolozsvár with buttered vegetables
o Turkey-breast stuffed with cheese with rice boiled in a Parisian way

Flaming milken pie with home-made apricot jam
Frittmann wines
Bottled water (Szentkirályi mineral water)

Nostalgia Train in Dec in Hungary

Nostalgia Train in Dec in Hungary

Participation fee, price of the birthday programme together with supper:

On standard class: 12 345 Ft/person
In 3rd class, wooden seated nostalgia cars: 12 345 Ft/person
On Pullman Club class: 14 345 Ft/person
In 1st class cushiony nostalgia cars: 14 345 Ft/person

Pullman Club class and 1st class cushiony nostalgia cars

Participation prices concerning to the Pullman Club class and to the 1st class cushiony nostalgia cars include a round-trip ticket, a reservation in the cars equipped with exceedingly comfortable seats, as well as extra services: a separate staff assures the comfort of our passengers, high-standard, gratis papers and magazines are available for our guests. Unlimited mineral water, coffee and tea are consumable at the seats.

Participation fee contains a round-trip ticket and a reservation by name and the indicated supper menu in the Tanyacsárda.

The staff of the Máv Nosztalgia Ltd. assures the comfort of the passengers during the whole time of the journey and a continuous passenger information relating to the destination information. During the outward journey we serve welcome drinks and welcome snacks for our guests, and we prepare a little present for the way back, and by the „13+1 Pools” tickets for other journeys can be won. (Further information about the offer of the dining car is available by clicking HERE)

Ticket sales
MÁV Nosztalgia Ltd. Sales Office personally near 10th platform
of the West Railway Station in Budapest
Book a ticket on-line at the “application for this program” title at the top of the page after registration

Tel./Fax: (+36 1) 269-5242
Mon-Thu: 10:00 – 18:00
Fri: 10:00 – 16:30
Email: csikos@mavnosztalgia.hu
Internet: http://www.mavnosztalgia.hu/

MÁV Nosztalgia Ltd
Central Office/postal address: H-1142 Tatai út 95., Budapest (In the area of the Railway Historic Museum)
Telephone: (+36 1) 238-0558
Mon-Fri: 09:00 – 17:00
Fax: (+36 1) 238-0559
Email: utazas@mavnosztalgia.hu
Internet: http://www.mavnosztalgia.hu/

Further ticket sales point

Wasteels Travel Ltd.
near the 9th platform of the East Railway Station
Mon – Thu: 10:00 – 18:00
Fri: 10.00 – 17:30
Telephone : ( 0036-1) 210-2802, 343-34 92
Fax: ( 0036-1 ) 210-2806
Internet: www.wasteels.hu

The Hungarian Train company will launch its annual nostalgia Christmas Express trains in December. The festive Xmas train includes an optional dinner, and an exceptional time travel.

Christmas Nostalgia Train Budapest

Christmas Nostalgia Train Budapest

14 December 2012 Christmas Candle-light Express dining train

Romantic journey back in time, delicious foods, musical curiosities. The Candlelight Express luxury train consisting of saloon-, bar- and dining-cars, provides a gastronomic adventure for those who wish a special journey and a nostalgic atmosphere.
In the dining-car, during the course of the dinner including three dishes with candlelight, the “sommelier” – master of drinks carries around quality wines that fit well with the menu or with its vegetarian variant.
The Candlelight Express departs from the Nyugati Railway Station in Budapest and arrives in Gödöllő, where the recently renovated Royal Lounge can be viewed accompanied by a glass of champagne.

In the Royal Lounge Charlie Horvath Hungarian blues singer will sing

Menu selection:

Menu I.

  • For gourmet meat-lovers
  • Baguette slices with herbal butter-roses
  • Goose liver pasty with red onion jam
  • Deer hunters’ venison with pumpkin puree and rosemary potatoes
  • Poppy-seed bread with honey and mandarin dressing

Menu II. For vegetarians

  • New baguette slices with herbal butter-roses
  • Mozzarella balls in crunchy salad-bed with honey-mustard sauce
  • Tofu ripened in soy sauce with grilled vegetables
  • Poppy-seed bread with honey and mandarin dressing
Christmas Dinner on the Nostalgia Train

Christmas Dinner on the Nostalgia Train

Drinks belonging to the menu:

  • Welcome drink – Törley sec – dry champagne
  • Wines – quality white and red wines
  • Szeremley Szemelt Riesling (dry red wine)
  • Bodri Civilis QV (dry red wine)
  • Fizzy soft drinks: Coca-Cola / Coca-Cola Light / Fanta / Sprite
  • Juices: Orange juice / Peach juice / Apple Juice
  • Mineral waters: Natur Aqua (still/fizzy)
  • Coffee: Espresso coffee / Long coffee

Candlelight Express Boy service

Make the Candlelight Express journey unforgettable; surprise your beloved ones with a little service. Whether a birthday champagne is in the case, or a battle of delicious wine, a bunch of flower or a birthday cake, we are at your service.

Bunches of flower:

  • Small bunch: 3.000 Ft (5 red roses)
  • Medium bunch: 5.000 Ft (7 red roses)
  • Large bunch: 7.000 Ft (9 red roses)

Champagnes:

  • Hungária Extra Dry (0,7 l): 3.500 Ft
  • Hungária Rosé (0,7 l): 3,500 Ft
  • Hungária Irsai Olivér – sweet (0,7 l): 3.500 Ft

Cakes:

Cakes can be ordered in the following flavours:

  • Eszterházy Torte
  • Dobos Torte
  • Chocolate Torte
  • Sacher Torte

4 slices/cake: 3,000 Ft

6 slices/cake: 5,000 Ft

Birthday candles are included in the price of cakes

Please indicate your wish to enlist the boy service when buying your ticket.

Price of the Christmas Express train program:

Dinner Tickets for the Christmas Express Train

HUF 10,000 / person

Nostalgia Tickets (w/o dinner) for the Xmas Express Train

At a table for 4 – 4990 Ft/person
At a table for 2 – 6990 Ft/person

Participation ticket for the Candlelight Express is just valid together with paying the price of the dinner and Nosztalgia fare.

The price of the program includes the Nostalgia trip, the welcome drink, the selected menu, the drinks belonging to the menu and the surprise-program.

Time of departure of the Candlelight Express: 19:00, Nyugati Railway Station, Budapest

Tickets are available:
In the office of MÁV Nosztalgia Kft. Next to platform 10 at the Nyugati Train Station
Ticket information.: (+36 1) 269-5242
Other Information: (+36 1) 238-0558
e-mail: utazas@mavnosztalgia.hu

December Events on the Hungarian Nostalgia Trains in 2012

14th December Christmas Candle-light Express dining train
19th December Nostalgic Memorial Train – 20 years old MÁV Nosztalgia Ltd.
22nd December Excursion by Experience Train to the Advent in Vienna