The recent glitch of Instagram reminded me, this blog page is the only intellectual property that is actually MINE! Speaking of things being mine, there are very few things in this life that you can lay claim on.. for example, I thought my best friend would be my first and last love, turns out she found a man who is her first and last love and decided to get married! (Very happy for her obviously …deeeep deeeep down lol) So in order to celebrate (read: commiserate) we decided to go on our last single girly trip to Budapest.
I’d been to Budapest before but that was a while ago and I knew it was going to be a totally different experience.
So off we went. Honestly Budapest is one of my favourite cities. It’s got so much culture, architecture, and everything in between. If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know how obsessed I am with the architecture so it won’t surprise you to know this will be more of a photo guide to Budapest.
We stayed at Corinthia which was such a great experience!
But first FOOD… there aren’t a lot of halal places in Buda. Their Hungarian cuisine looks really interesting but it contains a lot of meat so we didn’t really get the chance to try it. They do have quite a few Turkish/Lebanese restaurants, one of my favourites was Leila’s Cuisine, a small restaurant that was suggested to us by our hotel concierge (Hi Laura!!!) What makes it even better is it’s owned by the loveliest couple and the restaurant is named after their little girl, Leila! – if you ever visit, tell Ahmad I said hi 🙂
One evening we also visited a Michelin star restaurant – Baraka
New York Cafe
We went for afternoon tea to one of the most stunning places in Budapest on our last day. So glad we booked because when we got there the queue was literally out the door, which must mean it’s either really Instagrammable or really good food – in this case it was 101% the former! It. Was. Stunning.
Although the afternoon tea was sandwiches my 3 year old niece could’ve made better and no scones???!!! What even?! It’s gonna be a no from me! But my BFF was super cute and told them it was my birthday (it’s on 19th March y’all!! I accept presents and £50 notes! Haha) the whole restaurant sang for me, the pianist played the birthday song and our afternoon tea had a cute little message on it. So cute!! Basically go there for the pics not the food!
Things not to miss in Budapest:
1. Fisherman’s Bastion
Hungry bear Fisherman’s Bastion? There is a Hilton hotel just nearby where you can hide in and have some decent food..
2. Parliamento Budapest
3. St Stephens Basilica
4. Thermal Baths
I couldn’t recommend this city more for a nice little long weekend break, you won’t be disappointed. It’s definitely one of my favourite cities in Europe 🙂