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Icon The Restaurant

#282 of 2,398 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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District I / Buda
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Hess Andras ter 1-3, Budapest 1014, Hungary
+36 1 889 6757
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Budapest, Hungary
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was there with friends for a birthday brunch. The setting is one of a kind with views of Parliament and fisherman's bastion, the aesthetics of the place are perfect, the staff were delightful and mostly prompt in service. We did have to catch their attention a couple of times but it did not distract from the experience. The food... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were ending a Viking River Cruise and this was the Viking selected hotel. We were tired and decided to try the hotel restaurant and were pleasantly surprised. The ambiance was great with a view of the Parliament and the piano music was superb. The menu was eclectic and included American items. The wine was Hungarian and very good.

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GMHILTONBP, General Manager at Icon The Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback following your dinner at ICON restaurant. I am delighted to know that your time spent with us, from the ambiance, cuisine, wine selection to the service, were all to your enjoyment. I will be glad to share your feedback with our teams as it is a great reward for their work. I look... More 

Kochav Yair
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88 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in the Lobby of the Hilton hotel the Icon restaurant offers a high quality wide variety food the fits everyones needs.

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GMHILTONBP, General Manager at Icon The Restaurant, responded to this review

GMHILTONBP, General Manager at Icon The Restaurant, responded to this review Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind review. It is with much pleasure that I read your feedback following your dining at ICON restaurant. I am thrilled to know that your time in the restaurant was thoroughly enjoyable. I will be very happy to share your kind comments on... More 

Niagara Falls
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570 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here three times during our stay. The food is Hungarian and wonderful. The fish and the veal are great choices. The staff is overly attentive and there is live piano music in the evening. The windows overlook the Danube below, Absolutely lovely!

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GMHILTONBP, General Manager at Icon The Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your wonderful review regarding your expierence at ICON Restaurant. It is rewarding to read and share your inspiring comments with my team We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back to the restaurant in the near future. Best regards, Zoltan Arvai General Manager More 

Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Icon as too tired to walk around the castle area for another restaurant. Great view. Meal was average. Had to change wine (was served from already opened bottle but was off). Service was good.

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GMHILTONBP, General Manager at Icon The Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your feedback following your recent visit at ICON restaurant. I am really sorry to read that your experience did not match your expectations despite your nice comments on the service. We have taken your remarks on the cuisine into account and will pass them onto our... More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We had breakfast here for almost 4 days, during our stay in Hilton. Though the spread had English, Continental and Asian choice, it was the same for everyday. Service was prompt. Food quality was good. The view, of course was amazing. If you want a 'window seat' make sure you book in advance.

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GMHILTONBP, General Manager at Icon The Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your feedback following your breakfast at ICON restaurant. I am really sorry to read that your experience did not match your expectations. We have taken your remarks on the cuisine into account and will pass them onto our Executive Chef. I hope to have the pleasure... More 

Budapest, Hungary
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

First try of the brunch. Impressed by the professional and friendly service. Buffet was great, ambiance with soft live music just perfect

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GMHILTONBP, General Manager at Icon The Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear szekelygy, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave your review. I'm so pleased that you both enjoyed your Sunday Brunch with us and were made to feel so welcome by our professional team. It was a pleasure to have you join us and I look forward to welcoming you back again Best regards, Zoltan Arvai General... More 

Province of Alicante, Spain
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216 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

The morning breakfast buffet is disappointingly average, especially for a country with such succulent produce. The selection had few healthy options. There was an amazing selection of salamis, sausages and other pork products but they were all greasy and poor quality. A person who tries only these offerings will have missed Hungary's excellent sausage and hams.

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GMHILTONBP, General Manager at Icon The Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your very considered review. I am sorry that the breakfast selection did not meet your expectations and that you found the food quality inadequate. I will pass on your constructive criticisms to the Food & Beverage Management team, so I hope that we might welcome you back again in hopes that we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We went here without a reservation and got a great dinner experience. After the starting bread we got upgraded to a table with a view over the parliament on the pest side of Donau. Great starter, good main course and lovely desert, and continously good service from the staff. This is not the cheapest restaurant, three courses and a bottle... More 

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GMHILTONBP, General Manager at Icon The Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave your review, and I'm pleased you enjoyed your evening with us. I will pass on your kind words and compliments to the rest of the team and hope we can welcome you back again soon. Best regards, Zoltan Arvai General Manager More 

Mount Vernon, Virginia
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

There were four of us for dinner and we had two waiters, one for each couple. Each waiter took the orders for a couple. The waiters worked in harmony to serve our dishes simultaneously placing the orders in front of each couple. The food was very well prepared and presented with great flavor and fanfare. We all received a 10%... More 

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GMHILTONBP, General Manager at Icon The Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to dine at Icon Restaurant yesterday and for sharing your great experience. I'm pleased to hear that in general you had a good impression. I've passed your comments to our waiters to let them know about your feedback. We all hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back again and offer you some... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 34
Cuisine
European, Eastern European, Central European, International, Hungarian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hess Andras ter 1-3, Budapest 1014, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District I / Buda
  • Neighbourhood: District I / Buda
  • Phone Number: +36 1 889 6757
Description
Innovation and tradition meet at Hilton Budapest’s Icon Restaurant. Modern and elegant, the stunning new Icon Restaurant embraces the future and yet pays homage to the history of the Royal Castle District. Icon has introduced warm, fresh and contemporary décor throughout to create a relaxed, friendly and informal atmosphere. The Icon is ideal for getting a taste of a culinary experience or to host a special event in the private dining room. Featuring an upscale 250-seat restaurant with a private salon and 16 panoramic windows guests of Icon can choose from a distinctive Hilton Breakfast to an extraordinary à la carte lunch and dinner menu as well as a sumptuous weekend brunch.

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District I / Buda
The historical center to a city with a multifarious and intricate past, Buda has some of the most outstanding buildings in Europe and an enviable natural landscape with stunning views onto the Danube. Centered around the Royal Palace, it provides a glimpse into the golden years of the Austro-Hungarian empire and the lives led by the aristocracy at the time. Matthias Church, beside the palace, hosted many events attended by the royal family and was the chosen place for the coronation of Franz Josef, one of the Hungarian Habsburg kings. Having admired the palace and the church, a visit to Buda will be unforgettable by the stunning and memorable panorama over Pest offered by the seven towered Fishermen’s Bastion.
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