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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

1pm Christmas Brunch Cruise: available on Dec 24, including buffet style brunch and unlimited drink package.

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 €55 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 (€75 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 offering daytime or evening cruises with sightseeing only or including dinner.

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.

Christmas dinner at Hotel Kempinski Budapest

The festive Christmas Dinner at Hotel Kempinski is on Christmas Eve and on Christmas Night, i.e. the festive dinner menu is available on December 24 & December 25 starting at 6 pm. Both standard and vegetarian menus are available as detailed below.

The special Xmas Menu of Hotel Kempinski is as follows:

  • Goose liver terrine with red mullet wine jelly
  • Cauliflower cream soup with venison and cress
  • Scalopps with sugar peas, mushroom and glazed kumquat
  • Traditional Christmas goose served with apple –
  • red cabbage and curd cheese dumpling or
  • Grilled cod with pumpkin, apple, carrot and basil
  • Soufflé and ice cream of mandarin
  • Christmas Pralines with tea or coffee

The complete price of the Xmas menu above is EUR 66 inclusive of a glass of Champagne.

The Vegetarian Christmas menu is of course considerably cheaper. See the menu and the price:

Vegetarian Offer on Dec 24 and 25 at Hotel Kempinski

  • Terrine of zucchini, tomato and mozzarella with basil
  • Cream of cauliflower with truffel caviar and cress
  • Risotto with cherry tomato, pine seeds and baby spinach
  • Roast tofu with pumpkin, apple, carrot and basil
  • Soufflé and ice cream of mandarin
  • Christmas Pralines with tea or coffee

EUR 42 inclusive of a glass of Champagne

More info about the Christmas deal at Kempinski Budapest here.