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Budapest – Christmas Markets, Bock Bistro

This is part seven of my trip to Paris and Budapest. For the remainder of the series, please see below.

Paris – Hotel Esprit Saint Germain
Paris – The Marais, Le Bon Marche, Le Comptoir du Relais
Paris – St. Germain, Hermes, L’Avant Comptoir
Budapest – Four Seasons Gresham Palace
Budapest – Andrassy Avenue, Onyx
Budapest – Taste Hungary
Budapest- Christmas Markets, Bock Bistro

For my last post on Budapest, I wanted to share with you two of my final favorite stops while there  – Bock Bistro, and the Christmas Market.

Bock Bistro is one of the more popular restaurants in Budapest, and I would highly recommend reservations a week or so in advance before arriving.

Budapest - Bock Bistro

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Budapest - Bock Bistro Wine

When we arrived like the early bird Americans we are at 7:30 PM, the restaurant was still fairly empty.

Budapest - Bock Bistro Inside

By the way time we left in an hour or so however, it had already filled up!

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From my experience, Bock is very successful because of its food (duh) – it was a very classic Hungarian and Eastern European menu, but slightly “elevated”. The ingredients used were top notch and the prices were very reasonable.

My first dish was a matzo ball soup with duck meatballs.

Budapest - Bock Soup

Mr. Feather’s dish – a prime rib stew with root vegetables and a horseradish foam.

Budapest - Bock - Beef

Classic chicken paprika with rice on the side.

Budapest - Bock chicken

And of course, dessert! This was a twist of a classic Hungarian dessert that Mr. Feather loved in his childhood – a chocolate and black cherry cake.

Budapest - Bock Dessert

As great as Bock Bistro (and the rest of our activities) were, my favorite activity we did in Budapest is the one I saved for last – the Christmas Fair. It was my first time getting to really explore a traditional European Christmas market and I loved the experience! I have Germany’s markets on my list next.

Budapest - CM14

The Budapest markets were a good size – not too large, and you could easily walk through the entire area in a few hours, stopping along the way to do some shopping and eating.

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There were all kinds of delicious foods on display. I was a little sad that we had planned so many meals in Budapest – we only had room to select a few items over our days there. Next time I will leave more eating opportunities! Continue Reading