El Rapido. The ground floor served mexican food (fajitas = yum) and the tiny bar, seating and stage area were in the basement. Here my sister and I drank v.tasty beer (two half litres cost less than £3!) and listened to a guitar and harmonica duo whilst gazing at the decor. The basement was covered from floor to ceiling with odds and ends - shoes, books, signs, toys. A lively, and grotty (in a good way) little venue and our perfect introduction to the city.
Gerbeaud, one of the oldest cafés in Budapest, whilst eating most delicious sundaes ever. This was easily the most expensive place we went to but the coffee was v.good and well, just look at my esterhazy sundae. Next we decided to walk off our decadent brunch by venturing across the beautiful chain bridge to Buda. We were actually looking for Buda Castle but it turns out that it no longer exists and in it's place, at the top of the hill and over-looking the Danube, is the Hungarian National Gallery.
Menza. The restaurant was v.70s looking (entirely brown and orange) but the food, and wine, were grand. I opted for the Hungarian beef stew which was lush. There didn't seem to be a lot of vegetarian choices in the restaurants we went to so I ate quite a lot of meat during the trip, mostly beef. After two glasses of wine and some apple strudel (YUM) we called it a night - a combination of walking for miles and stuffing our faces meant that we weren't good for anything other than sleep.