Budapest Restaurants Series: Singing at Náncsi Néni Vendéglője (Inn of Aunt Nunchy)

One of the most popular restaurants amongst travellers to Budapest is Náncsi Néni Vendéglője (approx. the Inn of Aunt Nunchy or Nunchie). The aunt in question was the granny of the founder of the restaurant (Frigyes Schädler). The restaurant Náncsi néni is recommended by the Michelin Guide “Bib Gourmand” (2003 – 2007). As the website of the restaurant claims: “In 2007 the only one in Hungary!” The style is more like visiting granny-the -super-cook (i.e. down-to-earth, not formal), rather than crispy shirt & tie business. Getting there is most simple by taxi (tip: if you want to cut taxi costs, take the red line metro until Moszkva tér and call a taxi from there).
The restaurant is in the Buda hills (see its location on the Budapest Tourist Map of Luxury Hotels Budapest.com), hidden by shady, century-old horse chestnut and oak trees. It is very family friendly: you will find a baby dresser, high chairs, scribbling boards, a swing, a washroom, etc. In addition, it is also biker and pet-friendly: if you are a biker, or you wish to come along with your dog, do not hesitate: you are welcome with dogs, bikes, and it is your place. The capacity is for 100 guests in winter and an additional 250 in summer if weather allows. A three-course menu consisting of soup, main course and dessert is about HUF 4000 – 5000.

Contact Náncsi Néni Vendéglője:

  • Address: Ördögárok utca 80, Budapest H-1028
  • Phone: 00-36-1-398-7127
  • Email: info@nancsineni.hu

Many of the restaurants in Budapest frequented by tourists feature live music, and occasionally even encourage singing. Some of the guests here enjoyed their dinner on the open-air terrace on a balmy summer evening with ‘Que Sera Sera’ (the accordion-player is accompanying the dinner party). Check out the red and white checked tablecloths that are so much part of the homey Hungarian restaurant milieu. No dishes shown unfortunately.

But here’s a snippet from the lyrics:

que sera sera
whatever will be will be
The future’s not ours to see
que sera sera
what will be will be …

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