Ruszwurm

Address: Szentharomsag utca 7, Budapest, 1014, Hungary
Telephone: 1 375 5284

- Budget

4.1

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 [node:173302] 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
4.2
90%
Service
4.1
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Food and drink
4.2
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Value for money
4.3
90%
Ambience
4.3
90%
Location
4.5
90%

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 [node:173329].

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.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Families with teenagers
  • Romance
  • Sightseeing
  • History
  • Design and architecture

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