Bamba Marha Burger Bar (Andrássy)

Let’s get the annoying part out of the way: the co-owner of Bamba Marha fashions himself as Hungary's “burger pope,” a curiously narcissistic title, especially in a country where hamburgers don't run very deep. This shouldn’t necessarily deter you from visiting Bamba Marha, a small burger chain in Budapest, as their €5 cheeseburgers offer some of the best value for money in Budapest’s artisan burgerland: a nicely charred 130 gram / 4.6 ounce patty is enclosed by a sesame bun and garnished with cheddar, lettuce, tomato, red onions, and a slathering of sauce.

Also good is the double-bacon burger (€6) with strips of crisped-up bacon. I wasn’t the biggest fan, however, of the namesake Bamba Marha burger (€6), where the BBQ-like sauce and the parmesan overpowered all traces of beefiness. Add €1.5 to any burger order to upgrade your patty to Angus beef.