An enchanting blend of old and new, Budapest excels in cuisine that is as flavourful as it is comforting. And, as is so often the case, it's best to start with the classics. Kick off at Kiosk for a taste of goulash, the country's national dish. This hearty soup, whose star ingredients are slow-cooked meat, noodles and vegetables seasoned with warming paprika, dates back to the ninth century. Thirsty? For some of the finest native wines, head to Borkonyha Winekitchen. This cosy, Michelin-starred restaurant has over 200 bottles on its list, with around a quarter of them available by the glass. Lastly, no visit to Budapest would be complete without trying some traditional somlói galuska. This rich, trifle-like dessert consists of several layers of moist sponge and silky custard; you'll find the tastiest iteration at Pörc & Prézli, crafted by chef István Kristóf.