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Pest-Buda Bistro

) #131 of 2,538 Restaurants in Budapest $$ - $$$ European, Eastern European,
Fortuna utca 3., Budapest 1014, Hungary
+36 1 225 0377
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
07:30 - 23:45All hours
CUISINES
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Fortuna utca 3., Budapest 1014, Hungary
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1 - 10 of 912 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Small restaurant with 6 noisy and running waiters. So you do not eat quietly. The food did not taste special. Homemade seemed prepared food. Bad price quality ratio.

Thank Jandre U
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by the Viking rep at our hotel. Steps away from the Hilton we enjoyed an evening dinner at the outdoor dining area. Gulash soup to start was delicious. Our dinners consisted of chicken paprikash with spaetzle, gulash, sausage and one order...More

Thank HMK1964
zsidaigroup, Vezető at Pest-Buda Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear HMK1964, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a feedback and for visiting Pest-Buda. We are happy to read your kind words and are hoping to welcome you back soon! Sincerely, Zoltán Dobos General manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at a number of great restaurants in Hungary, but liked this one the best. Superb Hungarian classics (goulash/stuffed cabbage). Our waiter gave us first rate service and seemed to enjoy doing it.More

Thank Tag M
zsidaigroup, Vezető at Pest-Buda Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Tag, Thank you so much to share your experience, we are thrilled to read your review. We are very happy you liked our traditional Hungarian dishes and would be more than happy to welcome you back in the near future! Sincerely, Zoltán Dobos General...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A quant little restaurant with great food! There's a man playing an accordion, which completes the ambience! Our waiter, Andrew was magnificent! All of his recommendations were delicious! We had the cucumber salad, chicken crepes, & goulash.More

Thank FlyingHappy
zsidaigroup, Vezető at Pest-Buda Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear FlyingHappy, Thank you very much for taking time to share your detailed feedback with us here, on TripAdvisor, so future travellers can get more information about our family owned restaurant with our traditional Hungarian dishes. We are thrilled to hear how much you liked...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a large group and were able to eat outside on the patio. Our waiter was wonderful - spoke great english, had a sense of humor and was attentive without being overbearing. Try the ghoulash and the paprikash. The braised pork was delicious too!

Thank Y4119CMcatherineg
zsidaigroup, Vezető at Pest-Buda Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Y4119CMcatherineg, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback. We are thrilled to read your kind words and are hoping to welcome you back soon! Kind regards, Zoltán Dobos General manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First night in Budapest, staying at the Balthazar hotel. Went to one of their bistro's the Pest-Buda, Andrew the waiter was very attentive. Food was very good! And the wine "Atilla Pince" was superb - best we've tasted in Germany , Austria and Hungary ....More

Thank Sheila G
zsidaigroup, Vezető at Pest-Buda Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Sheila, Thank you very much for taking time to share your detailed review. We are really happy to hear our family owned restaurant was able to check off everything you were looking for. We strice to give the best experience possible and it was...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the first meal in Budapest in Pest Buda Bistro upon landing. That set the expectation / benchmark for the next few days in Budapest. It's located so close to our hotel! Great location in the Castle District. Near to Fisherman's Bastion too. All...More

Thank Thomsonwily
zsidaigroup, Vezető at Pest-Buda Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Thomsonwily, Thank you very much for sharing your review with us, on TripAdvisor. Our restaurantʼs goal is to deliver an immaculate experience every day to our valued guests and I am glad to read that we succeeded. Look forward to seeing you again. Sincerely,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant/boutique hotel is quietly tasteful and stylish. Off the beaten track. The food, drinks, service and location on a quiet street are all fantastic. Its a little sanctuary of friendly faces. The fillet steak was perfect 👌 thx to the staff and chef!More

Thank dco5
zsidaigroup, Vezető at Pest-Buda Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear dco5, Thanks a lot for your 5 star comment. I am so glad to see our restaurant was able to check off everything you were looking for. Guest feedbacks are very important for us to continuously improve our service and reviews like yours make...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

no photos for battery was being charged but the chicken paprikash and hungarian beer I ordered after the climb 😂, it never crossed the line between salty-ness and Plain-ish, not too much portion, didn't take too long. Overall, was a pretty reasonable Experience , where...More

Thank thebinaryscale
zsidaigroup, Vezető at Pest-Buda Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear thebinaryscale, Thank you very much for taking time to share your opinion with us here, on TripAdvisor. Your feedback is both valued and appreciated. Guest reviews are highly important to us to be able to improve our service and it was a pleasure to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only ate one time at Pest-Buda Bistro, which was a mistake. Bottom line, the food is brilliantly delicious!!!!!!!!!! The service is very friendly as well, and the atmosphere is quite fun. During our 25 day European holiday, Pest-Buda Bistro was arguably the best restaurant...More

Thank Charles B
zsidaigroup, Vezető at Pest-Buda Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Charles, Thank you very much for sharing your wonderful review and also for choosing Pest-Buda restaurant. We are thrilled to read how much you liked our traditional Hungarian meals. We would be more than happy to welcome you back again. Best regards, Zoltán Dobos...More

Nearby
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
...More
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27 April 2015|
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Please send an email to info@pestbudabistro.hu if you plan to cancel your booking.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 22
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 23:45
Monday
07:30 - 23:45
Tuesday
07:30 - 23:45
Wednesday
07:30 - 23:45
Thursday
07:30 - 23:45
Friday
07:30 - 23:45
Saturday
07:30 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fortuna utca 3., Budapest 1014, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District I / Buda
  • Neighbourhood: District I / Buda
  • Phone Number: +36 1 225 0377
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Description
Pest-Buda doubles with Grandma’s homestyle Hungarian kitchen, using the best ingredients with love and care from our talented chef, Lajos Lutz . We only carry Hungarian wines rich with personality and like to highlight those special bottles that are the territory of true wine aficionados.

Pest-Buda Bistro is on the ground floor of Pest-Buda Hotel, the oldest hotel in Hungary, originally opened in 1696.

Pest-Buda is an important gastronomic institution honoring Grandma’s Hungarian kitchen for several decades.

Together with Zsolt Litauszki we have worked for months to rediscover several Hungarian recipies and master the art of baking the perfect artisanal flamed pie. Chef Lajos Lutz is running a soulful kitchen devoted to Grandma’s Hungarian classics made with love and care.

The combination of top-notch gastronomy and beautiful wines is both fresh and traditional without succumbing to typical Hungarian restaurant cliches. The whole experience is, of course, amplified by the Buda Castle’s stunning medieval setting.

We only carry Hungarian wines and only those with a distinctive personality, reflective of a distinctive wine region. We feature several rare selections often not found anywhere else, and our extensive list is constantly changing.

Pest-Buda is for You to enjoy 24 hours. Eat, drink, sleep… with love!
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