Best Budapest Restaurants For Valentine’s Day

Guide To Romantic Dining On Lovers’ Day In 2024

Are you searching for the perfect setting to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Budapest?

The city has a plethora of restaurants and cafes, many of them organising special Valentine’s Day Dinners on or around February 14.

From cozy bistros serving Hungarian delicacies to elegant fine dining establishments offering international fare, there’s something to every palate.

Whether you prefer a candlelit dinner & cruise on the Danube or a bite in a quaint cafe tucked away in the historic streets of the Castle Disrict, Budapest has it all.

a young woman with wavy light brown hair enjoying a dinner in a restaurant

💘 Valentine’s Day In Gozsdu Court, February 14, 15.00 – 20.00

Gozsdu Udvar, a series of connected courtyards between Király Street and Dob Street is home to around a dozen of restaurants, cafes and bars.

On February 14 most of them will welcome everyone, but especially romantic partners with special Valentine’s menu and surprises.

So if you don’t want to decide on one restaurant for a romantic dinner just head for Gozsdu Court and try

  • Jamie Oliver’s Diner for tried and delicious American street food,
  • 2spaghi for some homemade Italian pasta,
  • Vicky’s Barcelona if you’re in the mood for some tapas and fiesta feeling or
  • Spíler or
  • Sao for tasty Vietnamese treats
restaurants and bars illuminated at night in Gozsdu Court
Gozsdu Court

TIP: If you’d rather just sip a glass of nice wine drop by DiVino it carries a wide selection of wines from all major Hungarian wine growing regions.


  • Király utca 13. – Dob utca 16., district VII. (On Google Map)

🚢💑Romantic Dinner On The Spoon Boat Restaurant, February 14, 18.00 or 20.15

Dine with a view on a boat anchored at the bank of the Danube in Pest between the Chain bridge and Elizabeth Bridge, ensuring amazing panorama of the castle and other attractions in the Buda side.

After the welcome drink, you’ll be treated to a delicious 5-course dinner.

Welcome Drink:

  • Montelliana Mont Blanc Cuvee Extra Dry🍸

Amuse Bouche

  • Pear tataki, fermented winter asparagus, quince (vegan)
a young couple sitting at a dinner table on Sppon restaurant boat and admiring the night view of Buda Castle through the panorama window
Valentine’s Day Dinner On Spoon Boat Restaurant


  • Marinated baked beetroot, sour cherry vinegrett, mustard seed (vegan) or
  • Duck liver torchon, port dried peach chutney, brioche

Main Dishes:

  • Trout with almond sprinkles, salted carrots, tangerine sauce or
  • Duck breast, celery puree with brown butter, cauliflower roses


  • Coconut white chocolate mousse,strawberry, honey or
  • Apple pie mousse, cinnamon wallnut crunch, tokaji gel (Vegan

Petit fours:

  • Macaron selection


Price Of The Valentine’s Day Dinner:

  • 58.24 EUR/person + 15% service charge

Note: The Spoon is a standing boat so it won’t take you on a sightseeing river cruise. For that please take a look at the Danube Cruise with Dinner c Champagne or the 4-Course Valentine Dinner with Cruise & Piano Show listed below 👇.

🚢🥂 Danube Cruise With Dinner & Champagne, February 14, 19.30

Dinner cruises are essential part of Budapest – no wonder beacuse a river tour on a heated/air-conditioned boat is an excellent program in any season whether it’s a cold winter day or the sweltering heat of the summer.

💝A romantic dinner on a gently swaying boat that takes you on a 1.5-hour sightseeing excursion is a very thoughtful and lovely way to spend the evening of February 14 with your loved one.

Note: The Cruise with Dinner & Champagne is available every day, strating at 19.30/7.30 pm.


  • Sip a glass of sparkling wine to welcome you on board the ship
  • You’ll be served a 3-course dinner – you choose what you like from a menu of two Hungarian menus (includes classics like goulash, veal stew, Somlói cake) and a vegetarian menu
  • Admire the captivating night vista of Budapest while you sail past the many historic monuments: the Parliamnet, Buda Castle, Chain Bridge, Gellért Hill
  • Enjoy a local folk music by a live band accompanied by an impressive dance performance.

Price Of The Cruise With 3-Course Dinner & Welcome Champagne:

  • 68 EUR/person (Likely To Sell Out)

What Travellers Say About This Cruise On

A trully romantic experience with elegant, professional service and enjoyable live music and folk dance performance

We chose the vegetarian menu and found it very satisfying. While photos inside are challenging, the open deck offers breathtaking views. A must-do to experience Budapest and the Danube’s beauty.

Chiara from Italy, January 13, 2024 – Verified booking – Check more reviews!

More Romantic Programs:

🌹 💕 Valentine’s Day Dinner & Cruise With Live Piano Show, February 14 – SOLD OUT

Date & Time:

  • February 14, 18.30 – 22.30
  • Boarding starts at 18.55

💑From the many dinner cruise organisers we feel that this special Valentine’s dinner cruise by Silverline Cruises offers the best value for the money.


Before the 4-course warm dinner served at your table, a hostess of the evening will welcome you with a

  • 🍓 🍸 Glass of strawberry-infused cocktail,
  • 🌹 A stem of rose and
  • 💗 Heart-shaped bonbon as a present.
a romantic dinner setting on board a cruise ship: 2 glasses of champagne and a red rose, the illuminated Chain Bridge can be seen in the background
Valentine’s Day Cruise With 4-Course Dinner & Gift Package
a couple drinking red wine on a cruise boat and admiring the illuminated Parliament at night
What A Panorama? The Impressive View Of the Floodlit Parliament

Dinner features an appetizer, 2 soup and 4 main course options including Hungarian classics and vegetarian dishes. No dinner is complete without scrumptious desserts, you can choose from two delicious sweet treats to end the meal.

Live piano music and the performance of a talented singer provides extra entertainment during the program. The repertoire will surely include the most popular love songs.

Price Of The Valentine’s Day Dinner & Cruise:

  • 99 EUR/person (SOLD OUT )

💖 Nightingale Bar Love Notes Gala, February 14


  • Nightingale by Beefbar, W Budapest Hotel,
  • Andrássy út 25, Bp 1061 (View on Map)

Nightingale by Beefbar is an exclusive restaurant within the W Budapest luxury hotel located on Andrássy Blvd. opposite the Opera House.

Nightingale is a new and refreshing spot in the city’s restaurant scene that blends Asian & Mediterranean flavors in a cozy Opera-themed setting.

Their menu is made for sharing filled with delicious dishes that are perfect for enjoying with friends, family, or coworkers.

It’s a chic place housed in a former Art-Nouveau palace where you take your girlfriend/boyfriend or spouse to impress and indulge.

On Valentine’s Day Nightingale will host the Love Notes Gala with romance-inspired dishes and cocktail creations.

You’ll start with a delightful glass of sparkling wine as a welcome and then you can choose from the menu.


Minimum consumption is 29 000 HUF/ person between 18.00 – 22.30.

3 young women and a man eating in the Nightingale by Beefbar in Budapest
Nightingale by Beefbar
a big "W" logo on the terrace of the W Budapest hotel's restaurant
Terrace of the Restaurant

Note: They don’t accommodate modifications or cancellations within 72 hours prior to the reserved time.

💘 “Be My Valentine” Dinner In Sessions At Hard Rock Hotel Budapest, February 14, 19.00

Location & Address:

  • Sessions at Hard Rock Hotel Budapest,
  • Address: Ó u. 30, Bp 1066 (See on Map)

For a cozy and romantic Valentine’s evening dine in Sessions , a modern bistro-style spot right next to Budapest’s very own Broadway, Nagymező utca . Choose from the regular menu or try the signature dishes created for this occasion.

Options Include:

  • Pan-Seared Scallops with carrot puree, citrus oil, and baby carrots for 5 900 HUF,
  • Beef Ribeye Steak with onion puree, potatoes, mayo, and red wine sauce for 13 900 HUF,
  • Pistachio-Crusted Lamb Chops with broccoli puree, sweet potatoes, and lamb sauce for 12 900 HUF, and
  • Strawberry and Rose Petal Panna Cotta with a strawberry biscuit for 3 400 HUF.
A young couple toasting with glassof wine and having romantic dinner in Sessions at Hard Rock Hotel Budapest
Be My Valentine” – Sessions at Hard Rock Hotel budapest

Enjoy a welcome glass of prosecco and live acoustic music.

Limited seating, so reserve early online or at +36 1 472 5299.

💞 A Ritz Kind Of Romance At Ottimo Restaurant, February 12-17

Some restaurants dedicate the whole week to all things Love & Romance so you’ll have more dates to choose from besides February 14.

One of the them is Ottimo, the Italian restaurant of the Ritz Carlton Budapest hotel. They’ll await guests with a set Valentine’s day menu of four courses including oysters and other seafood dishes.

And who does romance better than Italians?

Price of The Valentine’s Day 4-Course menu:

  • 29 000 HUF/person
  • Antipasto – Love’s Prelude: Pesce Crudo: Fresh oysters, tuna tataki, seabass ceviche with pistachio and pomegranate, shrimp cocktail, scallop crudo, and green mussels served on crushed ice.
  • Primo – Cupid’s Delight: in Risotto al zafferano e Champagne con Aragosta: Slow-cooked Italian Arborio rice with saffron, champagne, and lime caviar, topped with succulent lobster.
  • Secondo – Amore’s Embrace: 1. Petto d’Anatra arrosto con ciliegie Amarene: Slow-roasted duck breast with cherry jus, potato Lyonnaise, and green asparagus. 2. Ippoglosso al prosciutto con bisque al’aragosta: Fresh halibut filet wrapped with prosciutto, served with shrimp bisque and baby bok choy.
a young couple toasting with a glass of champagne in Ottimo Itailan restaurant, a red rose is lying on the table between them
A Ritz Kind Of Romance In Ottimo
oysters and other seafood
Seafood In Ottimo


  • Ottimo Restaurant (Ritz Carlton Budapest, View On Map)
  • Erzsébet tér 9-10, Budapest 1051

See also the Facebook page of the restaurant!

🏰 Buda Castle: Valentine’s Day Dinner In Aranybástya Restaurant, February 14, 18.00


Celebrate Love in the heart of the historic Buda Castle at Aranybástya Restaurant!

Aranybástya – opened in 2023 in a refurbished villa – expertly combines history, art and refined gastronomy.

What’s more, you can delight in one of the city’s best panoramic views from the terrace (in winter cozy igloos provide shelter form the cold): on a clear day you can see the Parliament building and other sights in Pest.

In its place stood a Turkish-era fortress, the polygonal Aranybástya (Golden Bastion), which was mostly destroyed during the recapture of the castle in 1686, but its remnants can still be found on the bastion level.

The cuisine features traditional dishes of Hungary and other regions in the Carpathian basin.

Aranybástya is a great palce to savour our gastronomy since they have a Hungaricum menu showcasing local specialties like foie gras, traditional goulash soup, veal paprikash and Dobos cake.

a slightly blurred photo of a young couple holding a glass of champagne and admiring the illuminated view of the Basilica and other sights in pest at the blue hour (possibly from the Aranybástya resturant's terrace)
Stunning Panorama From The Terrace
dinner tables inside a see through igloo on the terrace of Aranybastya (the Parliament can be seen in the background at the golden hour)
Enjoy Dinner & The View From An Igloo

Enjoy a 5-course gourmet Valentine’s Day menu with a breathtaking night panorama of Budapest. Reserve a table or book an igloo at the terrace for exclusivity and receive a complimentary bottle of Philipponnat “Cuvee 1522” Extra Brut champagne.

Price Of the Valentine’s Day Dinner In Aranybástya:

  • Seated at table inside the resturant 59 800 HU/couple + 15% service fee. Included are: 5-course gourmet dinner, a glass of champagne, non-alcoholic drinks
  • In a private igloo on the terarce: 300 000 HUF/reservation. Included are: Welcome champagne, 5-course Valentine’s Day dinner, a bottle of Philipponnat Champagne “Cuvee 1522” Extra Brut, Non-alcoholic drinks

You can find more details at the restaurant’s website.

Dinner menu:

Welcome Champagne:

  • Philipponnat Royale Réserve

Amuse Bouche:

  • Oyster /Kristal/


  • Smoked duck breast, vegetables, cocoa, bulgur, blood orange, salad leaves, and
  • Angus beef tenderloin carpaccio, parmesan, capers, olive oil, truffle
a young, elegantly dressed couple eating in a restaurant


  • Lobster bisque, cognac, peas, tomatoes, paprika

Main course:

  • Herb-crusted lamb ribs, carrot, beans, ember-roasted potatoes, jus, hollandaise or
  • Halibut, tiger prawn, green peas, Jerusalem artichoke, port wine jus, sturgeon caviar, butter sauce


  • Sweet Euphoria

🍷💑 Wine Tasting On Valentine’s Day – Felissa Tapas Bar

Venue & Address:

What better way to observe the Day of Love & Romance than soaking up some Mediterranean ambiance in a Spanish-style tapas bar?

You’re lucky because Felissa serves up just what you’re looking for: vibrant yet welcoming Spanish atmosphere paired with tasty Spanish food and drinks.

All these at a very central location right next to the Basilica of Budapest.

On February 14 they’ll invite you and your loved one to a Wine Tasting starting at 17.00. True Latin tunes provided by Amine Naami guitarist will guarantee a memorable, romantic evening.

someone - possibly a waiter- pooring rose wine into a glass placed on a marble topped table on the terrace of a restaurant, the Basilica is visible in the background
Wine Tasting In Felissa Tapas Bar

Price Of The Valentine’s Day Wine Tasting:

  • 33 900 HUF/2 persons

Table reservations can only be made at the following number: +36 30 654 9264

What You’ll Get?

  • Guided tasting of 5 wines lead by an expert sommelier
  • Cheese, ham, and olive plate.
  • Complimentary Cava upon arrival.
  • Live music from 19.00/7 pm
  • An enchanting evening infused with vibrant Latin vibe

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