It is third time lucky for me in Budapest. The first time, I came as a student on the train from Vienna into Iron Curtain Hungary. The second time it was as a young parent with small children, again on the train from Vienna after an EPCA there. Family photos show the children climbing on the railings in Heroes Square, on the funicular, outside St Mathias at the top of the hill.
Bearing in mind what my colleague Julia has repeatedly said about the food in Budapest, after her experiences at a recent phenol conference there, I have come armed with the EPCA restaurant guide and a few recommendations off Trip Advisor.
Meals so far:
- Mulled wine on the Fisherman's Bastion with gipsy music overlooking the Danube and Parliament (5 stars)
- Goulash soup and cucumber salad in a smoky dive near the hotel, chosen to fit Stephen's request to be "where the locals eat." (3 stars)