Hungarian in Hungary

Eating Out

A menu posted to the front of a restaurant

Although restaurant dining is still somewhat reserved for special occasions in Hungary, there are plenty of restaurants to choose from. Generally restaurants are open for lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 or 3:00 p.m. and for dinner from 5:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. If the establishment accepts credit cards, the credit cards will be posted on the front door; otherwise, cash is required. Tipping ten to fifteen percent is customary. Delivery services exist, but standard restaurants do not usually provide cartons for leftovers. For the convenience of tourists, restaurants are listed on convenient maps located throughout the cities.