Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Amy Rowley - Budapest...The Airbnb and the Food

So last week I took a little break from work to spend some much needed girl time with a bestie, in no other than the incredible city of Budapest. I really wasn't sure what to expect but I had heard so many wonderful things and after being on a couple of city breaks I was eager to travel to some more places. 

We booked our trip pretty last minute with only a month to wait until we flew away for a couple of days. After looking at several hotels not really sure what I was looking for, I decided to try Airbnb to see what it had to offer.  First off, it's safe to say there were plenty of adorable apartments up for grabs and an array of choices available but once I stumbled upon what was to be our little apartment for the trip, I knew I had found exactly what I wanted. Located in central Budapest, easy access to all landmarks, city life and of course interior goals I couldn't really say no. Being a bit apprehensive to the whole Airbnb thing, I was more than pleasantly surprised when we arrived. It literally couldn't be more perfect. Our host even offered to do the airport run to and from so we didn't have to worry about public transport. This was very welcomed and made the whole process a lot less daunting and stressful. I will leave a link to our little humble abode here, so if you fancy going to Budapest you can try it. I can highly recommend and would be happy to use again when I return to Budapest. (Which I plan to do in the near future) 

So, moving on of course you want to hear about the city and what we got up to. Our plan was to do some exploring,  eat incredible food and to relax whilst soaking up some rays...this my lovelies is exactly what we did. 

Here are the main factors to our trip and what I recommend if you are booking a trip or already have one sorted for he near future. 

Food - 

Now before I go even further, it's important that I tell you we did not eat one bad meal whilst in Budapest. Everything we had was scrummy and the drinks were just as good. 

Kiosk - we went to kiosk for dessert and drinks after our Airbnb host recommended it to us. The interior and exterior was incredibly instagramable and the drinks and dessert we had were sublime. We had a white wine spritzer with elder flower and cucumber and they were delicious, followed by a salted caramel and chocolate dessert. It's safe to say the dessert was one of the best I'd ever had and I will happily reminisce over for months. Looking back now I would have loved to have a starter and main too, so if you get the chance to, do a girl a favour and let me know if it's just as good as I imagine. 

Mazel Tov - one of the prettiest little restaurants I ever did see, this was worth getting lost for. So yes as you can imagine it's a bit tucked away, but a hidden gem if it were. We had lunch here, I tucked into a lovely hummus bowl with Pitta and falafel, whilst Katie, my friend, had a sweet potato burger with red cheddar and falafel, which of course I had a cheeky bite of too. We also got a side of fries which were lovely too. It looked like a great place to go for the evening as I can imagine it would look gorgeous at night and it looked like they had bands and singers on a regular basis. 

Perfetto - of course I can't go anywhere without finding an Italian and eating either pasta or pizza. Perfetto filled that obsession nicely with it's beautiful pasta dishes and refreshing lemonade. I had salmon fettuccine with a creamy white wine sauce and hint of garlic. Again, another amazing meal that I quite happily devoured. You can tell how good the food is when you start running out of adjectives. *laughs* 

Other quick mentions would have to go to Gelarto Rosa and Madal Coffee. Rosa being the epitome of Instagramable rose shaped ice cream and possibly the best gelato I've tasted. Madal Coffee, the perfect little pit stop for a pick me up and incredible coffee. 

So....this post is starting to seem longer than I expected, but hey what can you expect when a food lover gets started. Stay tuned for part two of my Budapest blog post. Up next is things to do and places to see. 

Thanks for reading my lovelies x 


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