Hungry for good Greek food in Hungary?

Taverna Dionysos

On the riverbank of the Danube, next to Liberty Bridge in Budapest, lies a little piece of Greece, “Taverna Dionysos”. Since New Year's Eve 1993, Taverna Dionysos has delighted the beautiful city of Budapest dwellers with delicacies of Greek cuisine and delicious wine from Greece's vineyards.


Upon entering through the blue door, you find yourself feeling like you are on the streets of a small Greek town or island- with polished cobblestones on the floor, white-washed walls, Greek decorations and the sound of Greek music.


With an open kitchen, your stomach grumbles as you see the mouth-watering food cooked by the chefs. The menu caters to everyone's craving- from clay pot or oven-baked dishes such as the Frikase Arni, which is a Leg of lamb fillet cooked in a creamy sauce of lettuce and dill with oven-baked potatoes, to Horiatiko Bifteki, which is the Greek version of a cheeseburger; stuffed with feta cheese and fresh tomatoes served with fried potatoes, fresh green salads and piquant mustard dip.


The dishes alone are enough to entice you to visit Taverna Dionysos if you are in Budapest, and the atmosphere makes you feel like you have just been transported to Greece.


Hollywood celebrities are also big fans of this traditional Greek eatery, with legend actor Harris Ford paying a visit in September last year and enjoying an array of dishes and Greek wines.


Regular and loyal customer András says, “About 30 or so visits later, Dionysos Tavern is still our favourite restaurant in Budapest, and by quite a distance! The food is always delicious, whether it's appetizers, soups, fish, meat or heavenly desserts- the raspberry cake.

Mel Gibson @Taverna Dionysos
Mel Gibson @Taverna Dionysos

"The atmosphere is fantastic, always lots of people, but not crowded; always talking and laughter but not noisy. Definitely fun and enjoyable," he added.

A: Budapest, Belgrád rkp. 16, 1056 Hungary

T: +36 1 318 12 22


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