Senator-ház / Senator House

Always one of the locals’ favourite places, this iconic restaurant is situated in a hotel built in the 17th century. As well as Hungarian, international (Italian and French) home cooking is available. If you can, try a Hungarian classic veal paprikás stew with noodles and cucumber salad here, or something a with a modern interpretation - the ginger rosé duck breast with-honeyed kohlrabi. In fine weather, sit out on the terrace and enjoy feeling the energy flow of the city.
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1552 Étterem / 1552 Restaurant

The appropriately named restaurant is located in the Eger Castle.1552 was the year of the heroic Hungarian struggle against the unrelenting Turkish siege, which left its mark culturally on the town and this restaurant. Here, classic Hungarian dishes sit happily next to Turkish specialties on the menu, in a pleasant contemporary atmosphere. Eger’s wines also have a major role to play. The best wines of five very well-known winemakers can all be tasted here. Anyone who loves a bit of time travel can sit out on the shady terrace and get a feel for the historic atmosphere of the place. The lucky ones might get to see a parade of chivalrous heroes pass by as well.
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Macok Bistro & Wine Bar

Nouvelle Cuisine at the foot of Eger Castle. According to the Gault & Millau restaurant guide rating, this is the best restaurant in the region The place is casually elegant and very friendly. The raw materials from the area's best small producers are really are excellent, such as the locally sourced trout, Bükk cheese, ham, mushrooms and homemade pastas. The wines are special, some are straight from the collector’s cellar: St Andrea, Kalo Imre Kovacs Nimrod, etc.
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Szantofer Restaurant

Established 80 years ago, this is the only real Hungarian style eatery in the central town along with international classic dishes. This is the place to get every day, home-style family favourites. The restaurant was founded by Auntie Szanthofer, whose recipes include the Hungarian interpretation of these classics: cassoulet, special gnocchi (sztrapacska), Rooster’s “Eggs” stew. On weekdays, varied menus are offered, such as főzelék (a Hungarian staple made of one vegetable such as peas or beans or potatoes, in a tasty roux sauce) and other daily specials.
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HBH Restaurant and Pub

This friendly restaurant on the main square (Dobo Ter) is a popular place for a beer in the evening. According to the locals, it is the home of the world's best oxtail soup, which is as traditional here as the ancient breed of Hungarian Steppe (or Grey) Cattle herded on the nearby Puszta. The menu offers both Hungarian classics and more international fayre here, too. If you get the chance, sample a glass of artisanal draught beer, maybe follow it with a nice little shot of Eger home-made Palinka* (schnapps). *Don't make the mistake of thinking Palinka is like the sticky sweet "schnapps" sold in some less authentic places. Hungarian Palinka is more like Grappa, Eau de Vie, Slivovitz, or Rakia - not for the fans of alcopops. In 2010, small home-brewed product was legalised for sale, not just private consumption, meaning that it can be bought commercially which gives rise to a wide variety of flavours and styles, none of them for the faint hearted.
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Il Padrino

This is a tiny little place in Eger that serves real Italian pizza. The ham is truly from Parma, the Parmesan cheese is authentically Italian, as is the science of pizza making. After a 2-minute walk from the castle via a narrow side street you will find the snug pizzeria with 2 -3 tables on the pavement outside. For such a neat little place it offers a sizeable choice - 28 kinds of pizza, salads, and desserts. The combination of very finely made pasta and an Italian atmosphere make it a big favourite with the locals.
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Ködmön Csárda / Ködmön Inn

As a great way to try out Hungarian cuisine we suggest the Ködmön Csárda, in Szépasszonyvölgy (The Valley of Beautiful Women). For starters try the Steak tartar, made from freshly minced beef, for main dishes choose from old favourites like the bacon, chicken breast with sheep cheese gnocchi, or a nice little catfish stew. Enjoy your meal on the charming terrace sipping limited edition and exclusive wines such as a Pinot Noir Aszú from Tamas Sike. The flavours and the feeling make for a really memorable experience.
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Kulacs Csárda / Kulacs Inn

A cellar club with a historic feeling in Szépasszonyvölgy (the Valley of Beautiful Women) was established in the 1980's. A real Hungarian atmosphere, in the truest sense, springs to life here: good food, wine and lively dancing. In cold weather, the heated basement is a great place to eat, drink and be merry, and when the weather is good, enjoy the huge grapevine draped garden. In addition to the fish, game, poultry dishes on offer there are Hungarian specialties, and the masterpieces of the Eger wine region's best winemakers. The good mood is further assisted by the inn's virtuoso gipsy band.
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Rozmaring Étterem / Rosemary Restaurant - Noszvaj

This is a really family-friendly restaurant set in a fairy tale village near Eger, called Noszvaj. A Hungarian couple who learned to cook in South Tyrol moved here bringing with them Italian cuisine and found interesting ways of combining it with the flavours of the Lower Bükk (Bükkalja) region. The pasta is homemade, the gorgonzola and spinach noodles are reminiscent of Italy, and there's always a typically local choice, such as leg of wild boar with a potato donut. The kiddiewinks love this place too; there are toys, small pizzas, lots of space, and cosiness abounds.
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