Vintage Garden

Featuring a shabby chic decor and lots of happy colors and inspirational messages, Vintage Garden is a trendy restaurant right in the heart of Budapest's bustling party district. Given the tourist-heavy location, the restaurant aims to please all palates with a wide-reaching menu that includes everything from foie gras (€9), goulash soup (€5), cheeseburger (€9), penne arrabiata (€7), and a paleo cake (€5). But despite the expansive culinary reach, the dishes are reliable—the duck confit with gnocchi and apple chutney (€14) is particularly good.

My only issue is the prices: with €10-15 mains, Vintage Garden's price points are approaching those at Budapest's fine dining restaurants, which the food, though not bad, isn't. Also, on several visits I've encountered a grouchy waitstaff.

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