Liszt Ferenc ter 2, Budapest, 1061
- Recommended for:
- Backpackers / Students, Business travellers, Couples, First-time travellers, Stag / hen parties, Chilling out, Nightlife, No fuss, Shopping, Sightseeing
Best for Trendiness - Expert review of Menza
This is Communism with a fashionable face. ‘Menza’ means ‘canteen’, and refers to the workers’ eating places of the socialist era. The design is fun with the bold and plasticky styling of the 1960s and the menu puts a contemporary twist on Hungarian classics - although the original canteens probably didn’t have Dom Perignon on their drinks lists...
Fortunately Menza’s tribute to Communism stops short of offering surly service and low-grade cuisine. The menu features traditional Hungarian dishes - goulash, paprika chicken and the like - but there are also a few international choices. The quality is generally very good, although there have been complaints of inconsistency since the restaurant has become one of the town’s hippest spots.
The walls are covered with brown floral-patterned paper, there’s fishbone flooring and light shades with concentric cones. Menza represents a stylish, good-humoured look back at a bygone era, and attracts a fashionable crowd.
It's on Liszt Ferenc tér, the city’s main meeting and drinking spot.
It's good value. You can snack on a goulash for 890 forints, and several of the main courses cost less than 2,000 forints.
More information on Menza:
- Price guide:
- East European, International
- Liszt Ferenc ter 2, Budapest, 1061
- 1 413 1482
- Opening times:
- Daily 10am-midnight.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Not necessary