3 Best Restaurants in Eger, Hungary


$$$ Fodor's choice
Considered one of the best restaurants not only in Eger but in the whole of Hungary, Macok is the city's most coveted dining experience. Yet it isn't formal and stuffy: this is a playful, colorful, and elegant bistro offering a menu full of upscale comfort food, including confit duck leg with cabbage-flavored pasta, Angus sirloin steak with toasted potatoes, and risotto with porcini mushrooms. As this is Eger, wine also plays an important part on the menu, with vintages culled from the best Eger has to offer.

HBH Bajor Sörház


For substantial German-style cuisine and frothy beer, head for the popular HBH Bavarian Brewery, which has a great location just off Dobó tér. The cuisine ranges from traditional Hungarian fare such as veal paprikash to Bavarian-style knuckle of ham. Any of these will go down smoothly with a glass of Bull's Blood—or perhaps a Munich Hofbräuhaus, the beer that gives the restaurant its initials.

Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út 19, Eger, Heves, 3300, Hungary
Known For
  • beer brewed under a Bavarian license
  • hearty tavern fare
  • boistrous atmosphere
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This hip little cellar establishment, adorned with funky wall (and ceiling) art from Dalí prints to cigarette packs, is the place to have your fill of Hungary's famous rolled-up pancake, the palacsinta. You can choose from any of more than two dozen varieties, from the "Boss's Favorite" (with a filling of pork knuckle, beans, cabbage, and sour cream) to the "Spring Pancake" (sheep's cheese with dill and chives), to banana pancakes with vanilla cream. Servings are lavish and prices quite reasonable. If you order a meat- or vegetable-filled palacsinta, you might ask them to take it easy on the salt.

Dobó István utca 9, Eger, Heves, 3300, Hungary
Known For
  • both savory and sweet pancakes
  • cellar is pleasantly cool on a hot summer day
  • food can be a little salty
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