These panoramic outdoor bars offer sweeping views of Budapest, many of them from up above. Being indoor-outdoor spaces, many of them are open year-round, but they're most enjoyable during the al fresco season.
Kiosk is a hip restaurant in the heart of Budapest, favored by trendy locals and tourists in the know. The restaurant has at least two things going for it: a stunning view of the Danube and the Elisabeth Bridge from its outdoor patio, and a dramatically high-ceilinged, industrial-chic interior. (The historical building houses a Catholic high school upstairs, in fact, there's a chapel right above Kiosk.)
Kiosk aims to please all tastes with a diverse menu that includes everything from salads to burgers to pastas to steaks to Hungarian classics. Despite the wide reach, the dishes are tasty and reliable, with main courses in the €12-16 range. The goulash soup is especially good, and don't miss the updated mákosguba, a traditional bread pudding soaked in vanilla custard and laced with poppy seeds. In the warmer months, follow the throngs to the outdoor terrace, which is where the action shifts to.