Két Szerecsen Bistro

Opened almost 20 years ago, Két Szerecsen is beloved neighborhood restaurant on Nagymező Street, located between the stately Andrássy Avenue and the Jewish Quarter. The best part here is the cozy ambience — the space receives plenty of natural light through oversized windows and there are little nooks amid the tightly cramped wooden tables.

To please all tastes, Két Szerecsen has a eclectic menu: Moroccan lamb shoulder with couscous (€13), Thai green curry (€13), and Hungarian chicken paprikash (€10) appear side-by-side on the bill of fare. While these dishes have been fine-tuned over the years, they're far from fine dining-caliber and also somewhat overpriced. I prefer to come here for breakfast; the frankfurters-heavy "Viennese breakfast," the eggs benedict, and the sizable mushroom omelette are all on point. Advance booking is recommended.

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