Café Pierrot is a pleasant restaurant located in a 13th century building, in the most frequented tourist zone, the Castle district in Budapest, where you will see the Royal Palace, Matthias Church, the Fishermen’s Bastion, etc. Fodor’s reviewer writes: “When touring the sights of Castle Hill, tuck into this inviting café for a relaxing lunch. You may not want to leave once you hear the soothing live jazz piano and see the charming interior — walls covered with paintings of harlequins and fresh flowers on the tables.” Similarly, Frommer’s guide writes “An intimate, comfortable restaurant serving excellent cuisine. … Following recent renovations, the atmosphere feels like a high-class wine cellar decorated with contemporary artworks, soft lighting, and fresh orchids. ” And indeed, several melancholic paintings depict the French version of Pedrolino, the stock character of the Italian Commedia dell’Arte.
Address: Fortuna utca 14, Budapest 1014
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 11am – 12am
Note: Free wifi. Live piano music (jazz) from 6pm.
- bus: Várbusz (minibus leaving from Moszkva tér) or Bus number 16 from Deák tér
- Funicular from Adam Clark square at the Chain Bridge, and walk
See the location of Cafe Pierrot 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). Notice that Cafe Pierrot Restaurant is in the Castle District on top of the Castle Hill (Varhegy), very close to the Matthias Church, the Fishermen’s Bastion, the Hungarian House of Wines, the historical little confectioner’s Cafe Ruszwurm, and of course the Royal Palace itself with its numerous exhibitions.
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