Építészpince

The building, rather than the food, is the key attraction of this restaurant, located inside a pre-WWI mansion in the Castle Area of District 8. Take some time to absorb the view from the inner courtyard: ivy-covered facades, cube stone patterns, symmetrically curved staircases. As for food, the prix fixe lunches will neither disappoint, nor take your breath away. The crowd is an interesting mix of librarians, architects (today the building is home to the Chamber of Budapest Architects), and local residents. Once in the neighborhood, do yourself a favor and take a peek inside the Szabó Ervin Library around the corner (the sumptuous ornament of the 4th floor in particular, after a quick check-in) inside yet another stately pre-war mansion.