Budapest: A Critical Guide is a sort of an institution since 1989. It is more than a guide: it's a chonicle of the urban scene of my native city. It has constantly been upgraded, last published in 2016. An earlier edition can be accessed here:
It is meant for independent travellers. It is available in most bookshops in Budapest. You can also pick it up in the office of the author, downtown Budapest, autographed.
András Török, the author operates a higher-end tourism consultation business. It offers planning and tour services (usually max. 10 people) and lectures on Budapest. His most notable clients were former president Jimmy Carter and his wife, the late Paul Newman, prof. Francis Fukuyama, the Board of the Rockefeller Brothers' Fund.