Ruszwurm

Price guide: Budget

Szentharomsag utca 7, Budapest, 1014

Price guide: Budget

Ruszwurm

By Adrian Phillips, your Budapest expert

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#25 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Budapest
Expert overall rating:4.1 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.2
4.2
Ambience:
4.3
4.3
Service:
4.1
4.1
Location:
4.5
4.5
Value for money:
4.3
4.3
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Design and architecture, History, Romance, Sightseeing

Expert review of Ruszwurm

This is the oldest and most-evocative patisserie in Budapest.

Ruszwurm is a survivor - built in the 1820s, it still stands despite sieges on the Castle District during the Independence War in 1849 and the Second World War. It’s a small place - tables are hot property - and the cakes are wonderful.

Food and drink: 

There are delicious cakes and ice-creams, as well as breakfasts and a few snacky options.

Recommended dishes: 

You can’t go wrong with one of the cakes, but if you fancy something different then try one of the round pastries - a speciality of the region. They’re something of a mixture between sweet and savoury, made with butter and potato, and topped with pieces of pork crackling.

Ambience: 

The interior is worth a look even if you’re not stopping to eat. The original Biedermeier furnishings include a fabulous cherry wood and mahogany counter. There are a few tables on the street outside.

Service: 

They get rather rushed off their feet, but the service is fine.

Location: 

It's in the Castle District, a minute’s walk from Matthias Church.

Price advice: 

You can probably find cheaper cakes elsewhere, but the location is worth the few extra forints. You’ll get a plate of half a dozen round pastries for just 200 forints.

More information on Ruszwurm:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Café, Coffee shop, Ice-cream parlour
Food:
East European, Ice cream
Address:
Szentharomsag utca 7, Budapest, 1014
Telephone:
1 375 5284
Website:
http://www.ruszwurm.hu
Serves:
Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea
Opening times:
Daily 10am-7pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not necessary

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