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Delicious Tasty Food @ Tanti, Budapest

Amazing food using local fresh ingredients at Tanti!

Researching for places to eat for my sister’s hen weekend, I came across a list of Michelin star restaurants.  As I had already eaten at Costes Downtown whilst staying at the wonderful Prestige Hotel near the River Danube, I wanted to try somewhere new.

Tanti (meaning ‘Auntie’) caught my eye as it was awarded a Michelin Star offering Hungarian dishes with a twist but at affordable prices.  Tanti received its first Michelin Star in 2015.  The restaurant prepares classic Hungarian cuisine using modern techniques in a ‘homelike’ environment.  Unfortunately, by the time the hen weekend came round, Tanti had lost it’s star 🙁  Nevertheless, my sister and I were still determined to sample the highly reviewed dishes!

‘Cooking is a craft, I like to think, and a good cook is a craftsman – not an artist’ - Anthony Boundain

Tanti is located on the Buda side, so catching a taxi was the easiest way for us to get there and to not miss our reservation.  The restaurant is strangely located inside a shopping centre.  The interior was very bright, spacious and modern with simple wooden tables creating a relaxed ambience.  I loved the large overhanging lampshades and the metallic ones in the centre of the room.  The comfortable neutral banquet seating with a mix of colourful and pale coloured cushions were very inviting.

Delicious Tasty Food @ Tanti, Budapest – WhodoIdo: A bright and modern restaurant located on the Buda side. Tanti offers traditional Hungarian cuisine with a twist at affordable prices. The food is incredible using local fresh ingredients. Don’t miss out!

Bright interior of Tanti


Delicious Tasty Food @ Tanti, Budapest – WhodoIdo: A bright and modern restaurant located on the Buda side. Tanti offers traditional Hungarian cuisine with a twist at affordable prices. The food is incredible using local fresh ingredients. Don’t miss out!

Love the lamp shades


Delicious Tasty Food @ Tanti, Budapest – WhodoIdo: A bright and modern restaurant located on the Buda side. Tanti offers traditional Hungarian cuisine with a twist at affordable prices. The food is incredible using local fresh ingredients. Don’t miss out!

Modern spacious dining area

On arrival, we were greeted with friendly faces and huge smiles.  We had a choice to be either seated outside or inside – we chose inside to escape from the heat.  The waiter led us to a table conveniently near the spirit and liquor cart.  What a selection! 

Delicious Tasty Food @ Tanti, Budapest – WhodoIdo: A bright and modern restaurant located on the Buda side. Tanti offers traditional Hungarian cuisine with a twist at affordable prices. The food is incredible using local fresh ingredients. Don’t miss out!

Great selection of liquors

Our drinks order was taken – my sister opted for the classic Gin & Tonic and I went for the Carrot Tonic (a Hungarian speciality).  The weekly menu had a choice of 2 courses, 3 courses or by selecting the dishes individually. 

Weekly Menu (2 courses 3900 HUF / 3 courses 4700 HUF)

Starter:

  • Consummé
  • Iberico 
  • Scallops 

Main:

  • Beef
  • Mangalitza (Pork from a woolly pig)
  • Risotto
  • Fish

Dessert:

  • Coconut
  • Mille Feuille
  • White Chocolate

Well, that’s a no brainer … 3 courses of course!

My starter of scallops with cucumber and elderflower was light and fresh with various textures and decorated with the daintiest flowers.  Very tasty!

Delicious Tasty Food @ Tanti, Budapest – WhodoIdo: A bright and modern restaurant located on the Buda side. Tanti offers traditional Hungarian cuisine with a twist at affordable prices. The food is incredible using local fresh ingredients. Don’t miss out!

Scallops with cucumber and elderflower

My sister’s starter of neatly rolled slices of Iberico ham, fresh rhubarb and a hint of basil was equally good and the prettiest plate of food I’d seen for a while!

Delicious Tasty Food @ Tanti, Budapest – WhodoIdo: A bright and modern restaurant located on the Buda side. Tanti offers traditional Hungarian cuisine with a twist at affordable prices. The food is incredible using local fresh ingredients. Don’t miss out!

Iberico ham with rhubarb and basil

Next up were the mains of perfectly cooked swordfish accompanied with pureed squash, dill and baby courgettes.  The fish was well seasoned and delicately flavoured.  A little taste of heaven.

Delicious Tasty Food @ Tanti, Budapest – WhodoIdo: A bright and modern restaurant located on the Buda side. Tanti offers traditional Hungarian cuisine with a twist at affordable prices. The food is incredible using local fresh ingredients. Don’t miss out!

Beautifully cooked swordfish with squash, dill and baby courgettes

You have to finish the meal with dessert right?!

Being a chocolate lover, as you may know by now, I chose the dark chocolate with mille feuille, fresh cut strawberries and strawberry compote.  The chocolate and strawberries were the perfect combination with the compote cutting perfectly through the sweetness of the chocolate.  The crunchiness of the thin crisps of mille feuille lifted the dessert to another dimension.

Delicious Tasty Food @ Tanti, Budapest – WhodoIdo: A bright and modern restaurant located on the Buda side. Tanti offers traditional Hungarian cuisine with a twist at affordable prices. The food is incredible using local fresh ingredients. Don’t miss out!

Dark chocolate with mille feuille and strawberries

My sister’s dessert of coconut with maracuja (passion fruit) and pecan was very light, served with a refreshing and zingy mango sorbet.  It was scrumptious!

Delicious Tasty Food @ Tanti, Budapest – WhodoIdo: A bright and modern restaurant located on the Buda side. Tanti offers traditional Hungarian cuisine with a twist at affordable prices. The food is incredible using local fresh ingredients. Don’t miss out!

Coconut with pecan and mango sorbet

Before paying our bill, we were given a few extra morsels of yumminess – petits fours of fudge and popcorn!

Delicious Tasty Food @ Tanti, Budapest – WhodoIdo: A bright and modern restaurant located on the Buda side. Tanti offers traditional Hungarian cuisine with a twist at affordable prices. The food is incredible using local fresh ingredients. Don’t miss out!

Petits fours of fudge and popcorn

Overall, the food was delicious and super tasty indeed.  The staff were friendly, courteous and attentive and the lunch was very affordable.  We would highly recommend Tanti and would go back again if we were ever in Budapest.  Informal fine dining at incredible prices.  Don’t miss out, definitely worth the visit!

Price: around £30 for two people for 3 courses and a drink

Tip: Reservations required (to book online, click here).

What’s your favourite restaurant in Budapest?

Update: Unfortunately Tanti restaurant closed in April 2018. For restaurants in Budapest, check out Hungarikum Bistro and Halászbástya Restaurant.

Need ideas on what to see in Budapest? Then check out our Weekend Guide to Budapest.

 

[Updated on 18th July 2018]

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Delicious Tasty Food @ Tanti, Budapest – WhodoIdo: A bright and modern restaurant located on the Buda side. Tanti offers traditional Hungarian cuisine with a twist at affordable prices. The food is incredible using local fresh ingredients. Don’t miss out!

Delicious Tasty Food @ Tanti, Budapest – WhodoIdo: A bright and modern restaurant located on the Buda side. Tanti offers traditional Hungarian cuisine with a twist at affordable prices. The food is incredible using local fresh ingredients. Don’t miss out!
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20 Comments

  • Erika Ravnsborg 12/12/2017 (02:03)

    That looks like a nice place. Sounds like good food.

    • Lana
      Lana 12/12/2017 (11:08)

      The food is really good and we couldn’t believe how affordable it was! 🙂

  • Nikoleta Míchalová 28/11/2017 (20:06)

    This looks amazing! You must have loved it 🙂

    • Lana
      Lana 28/11/2017 (21:07)

      It’s great there highly recommend it! 🙂

  • Joleisa 18/11/2017 (12:13)

    The portion sizes look small, lol. But I suppose thats a way to leave you wanting more and coming back! Looks great though.

    • Lana
      Lana 18/11/2017 (13:13)

      It’s fine dining – these portions are normal size …all about the flavours 😉

  • Mary 17/11/2017 (03:04)

    Totally bookmarking this for my next trip! If only New York City prices were this affordable…

    • Lana
      Lana 17/11/2017 (10:55)

      We couldn’t believe how affordable it was! Such a good find! 😉

  • Meagan 14/11/2017 (18:09)

    That looks like an amazing meal

    • Lana
      Lana 14/11/2017 (18:36)

      It was so good! Highly recommend it 🙂

  • Somnath 13/11/2017 (05:48)

    I believe its not that expensive,very aromatic food.The restaurant is clean and the interiors are awesome.The color of the bulbs are awesome.new and unique ones

    • Lana
      Lana 13/11/2017 (11:52)

      The food is very affordable and very good too! Thanks for the comment 🙂

  • Rosemary Palmer 12/11/2017 (15:51)

    Oh yum – probably will never be there but looks so good. I love fresh ingredients and local ones being used more and more.

    • Lana
      Lana 12/11/2017 (16:14)

      Definitely makes a difference when fresh ingredients are used. Thanks for the lovely comment 🙂

  • The Blog for Teachers, Readers, & Life! 09/11/2017 (22:00)

    The food looks fabulous and so appetizing! 🙂 I have many food allergies including shell fish, so it was nice to see a variety of options for starters, mains, and desserts. I am from the U.S., so I had to look up Hen party. (LOL) 🙂 I am glad you had a wonderful experience all around! 🙂

    • Lana
      Lana 10/11/2017 (09:24)

      Even with the lunch menu there were great options. Oh yes hen party is bachelorette party in the U.S. 😉

  • Laura 09/11/2017 (10:04)

    Oh wow this food looks amazing and so does the restaurant, love the interior. I visited Budapest a few years back and would love to return

    Laura x

    • Lana
      Lana 09/11/2017 (10:32)

      Tanti is so affordable too. If you make a return trip to Budapest, book into Tanti 🙂

  • Nayna Kanabar 08/11/2017 (12:04)

    The restaurant looks really bright and clean and the food looks amazing, its so well presented.

    • Lana
      Lana 08/11/2017 (13:54)

      Food was so tasty! Thanks for the comment 🙂

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