Most Budapest restaurants offer a weekday lunch prix fixe; the food is generally plain, service quick, and the prices rock-bottom (around €5 for a two-course meal). But here's the twist: a few of the higher-end restaurants also serve fixed-price lunches, meaning that you can have an elaborate meal for a fraction of the regular price, usually for €15-20. Let the indulgence begin!
You'll need to trek out to the outer part of District 7, a working class Budapest neighborhood, to experience the elaborate meals prepared by chefs Ádám Csaba and Donát Mogyorósi at Olimpia Restaurant. Instead of a fixed menu, Olimpia uses a blackboard to present the daily-changing dishes, which vary based on seasonal ingredients. The result? Absolutely superb, especially for the prices.