‘M’ Restaurant (M Étterem) in Budapest: Design Bistro

‘M’ Restaurant (M Étterem) in Budapest is an artistic, relaxed little restaurant in Kertész utca Budapest – some adore it, while others find it, well, below expectations. Even its name is a riddle, not intended to be deciphered as the letter ‘M’ could stand for so many things, people, places. “We’ve always adored M., the rough-and-ready bistro on District VII’s Kertész utca that has been a member of our elite “Top 33″ club for the past year or so. The food is generally very good, the décor is charming…” (Chew.hu – a Hungarian gastronomy website).

It is like a pleasant downtown bistro, water carafes on the table, old-school brown wrapping paper used ingeniously for the design (it is really amazing to see how a market pen turns sheets of brown paper into a cozy interior), friendly staff – give it a try if you like quirky places, and artsy is your style. It’s on the Top 33 list of Chew.hu which is continually updating its ‘best of Budapest restaurants‘ list.

M Restaurant Budapest - quirky artsy bistro

M Restaurant Budapest - quirky artsy bistro (photo by Wander Wonder)

Address: Kertész utca 48, 1073 Budapest,
Phone: 00-36-1-342-8991
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 18-24
Getting here:

  • M1 metro (yellow metro line), Oktogon metro station
  • trams/ streetcars: number 4 or 6

See the location of ‘M’ Restaurant (M Étterem) on the Budapest Tourist Map (check the knife and fork map icon in the middle, and click on the icons to learn more about the neighboring places of interest or click on the View Larger Map blue link under the map). Notice that ‘M’ Restaurant is very close to the Franz Liszt Music Academy, the Opera House as well as the Operetta Theater, and the House of Terror museum on Andrassy út.

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Read more about the Best Restaurants in Budapest.


  1. please note that the correct phone numbers of M. are:

    +36-1-322 3108
    +36-20-940 2928

    and the website is: http://www.metterem.hu




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