I’ve rarely been so enthusiastic about a recently opened restaurant in Budapest! Kispiac has been a treat ever since it opened really!
Though there are a couple of fantastic new joints (check the Fricska article), there is honestly the risk of getting a bit tired of all those new additions to Budapest’s blossoming gastronomy!
But Kis Piac revives the flame! The place stands just next to Lipótváros Hold market hall (another place to check out!). I’m not sure if the chef goes shopping next door (he probably doesn’t) but at least there is a strong connection here with fresh ingredients and quality meat.
Though Kis Piac is for everyone, meat-lovers will be in heaven!
The restaurant is really cute and small – it seats about 20 – and often crowded (better book in advance). You can see the cooking crew getting busy over the roasted meat and there are blackboards everywhere telling you what’s in store. That, added to the pots and jars on display, gives the feeling of a nice little Budapest bistro.
And that’s what it is! The food is plain and great: lots of roasted meat (chicken, pork, duck, wild boar, veal), Hungarian sausages… served with delicate baked potatoes, pickles and homemade bread (if you ask for it). There is no set menu, only daily offers but don’t worry, the bill won’t hurt your stomach.
The local selection of wines, pálinka and homemade syrups is quite a joy too!