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Borsso Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
District V / Inner City
French, European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
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Kiralyi Pal utca 14., Budapest 1053, Hungary
+36 1 789 0975
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 18:00 - 23:00
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Booked on their website in advance after seeing good reviews here and elsewhere. Not disappointed with the result - a lovely well balanced meal over two hours of unhurried enjoyment. Went for the Hungarian Taster meal with selected wines, and couldn't fault anything. Nice background of two good guitarists playing lightly jazzy recognisable music, and very attentive staff. Lovely bistro... More 

Thank Nick E
Farmington, Connecticut
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Save Borsso Bistro for your last night in Budapest, as this dining experience will be hard to top. Definitely has a French bistro ambiance, made more authentic by the hand-written chalkboards, acoustic guitar duet as background music, and personal oversight by the owners. From the amuse bouche of duck veloutte' to the final elegant pastries for dessert, food preparation is... More 

Thank Linda T
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really good, had a splendid night. Live music, food, excellent service. The wine recommendation is well suited to the food, and you get the interesting history of the particular wine as well (hungarian wine presented and it deserved it's 93/100).

Thank Johan S
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Simply our best meal in Budapest and one of the best in Europe. The service is impeccable. We had the duck breast and rabbit. My wife's rabbit was excellent and the duck was the best I have ever eaten (I have cooked and eaten a lot of duck). The pinot noir was an outstanding example of the description "complex" when... More 

Thank JTMowles
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Highly recommended for couples and celebrations! It's a bit hidden, so from outside you would never know how amazing this place is! Food was fantastic, wine very tasty and the staff members very friendly 👌

Thank kkocsi
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The interior of the restaurant is very nice, the atmosphere of an old cafe, from here you do not want to leave! The quality of the dishes, unfortunately, is worse - the level is slightly above average. The wine is good. Service too!

Thank Sergey R
Tel Aviv District, Israel
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good place. Excellent food simple and accurate menu. Fun service and nice atmosphere with live music. Don't miss it.

Thank Ereznaar
Staines, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cosy atmosphere with gentle live music and great service. Food was delicious too with an alteration to make a dish vegetarian.

Thank SunshineRocksEngland
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing place! My partner & I stayed in Budapest for 3 nights, and we both agreed that this was our favourite restaurant by some distance. The decor and atmosphere was lovely (we've 'borrowed' a couple of ideas for our own home!). The staff were extremely welcoming and attentive, yet distant enough that we never felt uncomfortable - perfect balance!... More 

Thank Matt P
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good dinner, with good choice of dishes including a taster menu. Extensive wine list, Hungarian wine is very good, no wonder they keep most of it to themselves. The squid risotto was one of the best I've eaten. Put it on your list of places to eat

Thank fish47

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 17 - USD 53
French, European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kiralyi Pal utca 14., Budapest 1053, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District V / Inner City
  • Neighbourhood: District V / Inner City
  • Phone Number: +36 1 789 0975
A cozy and charming bistro in the heart of Budapest. French-hungarian cuisine, excellent reviews about the kitchen and the presence of the owners all the time. Live jazz music every weekend!

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District V / Inner City
Discover the Inner City along the banks of the Danube, with its fashionable shops and iconic buildings. The Inner-City Parish Church and St. Stephen’s Basilica stand out as two of the finest examples of architecture in the area. If you are still hunting for more historical treats, then the ruins of the medieval city walls on Kecskeméti Utca are a must-visit while the Soviet War Memorial is also worthy of attention and relevant to Hungary’s more recent history. If shopping is on your itinerary, then be prepared: the market squares in this area are an absolute delight, particularly during the Christmas period, but even throughout the year you’ll find the latest trends in the shops on Vaci Utca.
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