Két Szerecsen Bistro

Opened almost 20 years ago, Két Szerecsen is a chic restaurant between the stately Andrássy Avenue and the Jewish Quarter’s main artery, Király Street, occupying a precious piece of no man’s land. The bustling space is crammed with tables that receive plenty of natural light through the oversized windows.

As if to please all tastes, Két Szerecsen serves a wide array of cuisines. Moroccan lamb shoulder paired with couscous (€13), Thai green curry with prawn (€13), and Hungarian chicken paprikash (€9) appear side-by-side on the menu. While these dishes have been fine-tuned over the years, they're far from fine dining-level and also somewhat overpriced (which explains why most of the patrons are tourists).

My favorite meal at Két Szerecsen is breakfast. The standout is the "Viennese breakfast," featuring sausages with horseradish and mustard (€10), and, if you're feeling less adventurous, the sizeable mushroom omelette (€5) with fried bacon and sour cream. The “Hungarian peasant” breakfast plate, however, left me underwhelmed. Advance booking is recommended.