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Cafe Gundel

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$$ - $$$, Hungarian, European
u5/698 Old South Head Rd, Rose Bay, Waverley, New South Wales 2029, Australia
+61 2 9337 3111
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good44%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible10%
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“schnitzel” (7 reviews)
“pancakes” (6 reviews)
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Central European, Hungarian, European, Eastern European
$$ - $$$
u5/698 Old South Head Rd, Rose Bay, Waverley, New South Wales 2029, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow; absolutely delicous Hungarian food - all the old favourites and then some. Excellent dumpling soup as was the fish soup - delicious. The gypsy platter was very generous and tasty. Strongly recomment the creamed spinach- out of this world; and tg5e cucumber salad. Excellent...More

Thank Peterk9999
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We pre-booked two tables to accommodate 21 people for a Sunday Lunch to celebrate friend's Birthday. This is a smallish Restaurant where the Owner is personally attending to many of the tasks. Food was good and choice was reasonably varied. Service was good with Owner...More

Thank ernie2017
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Been going here for years the owners knows me well as a customer. When I said I wanted take away she ran off in a huff and ignored me. I stood there for a good 5 -10 mins before I asked someone to serve me....More

1  Thank sourceress2016
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Our last visit to this cafe was very disappointing and will be my last visit . A Sunday afternoon went in for coffee and cake. The service was appalling, slow and they got a very simple order wrong. When I said to the manger "...More

1  Thank Seeujim
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I was pleasantly surprised that this restaurant had a gluten free menu. The manager was very friendly and was able to accommodate my gluten free request but also, my carb free and sugar free dietary requirement which was great. I had the veal shank which...More

1  Thank Linda D
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Always quite crowded with Eastern European eastern suburbs residents. Nice home cooked meals and I love the Gundel pancakes. Probably a good idea to book as it can get quite crowded.

Thank Lee T
Reviewed 9 December 2016

With a Hungarian background I know what the dishes should taste like and they are outstanding, tasty and authentic. Two sizes are offered which is a great idea because large is very large.I miss my Mum's cooking and this is a great place to get...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I have been there two times and both I found hair in food. Too expensive for that. Actually they probably have to change their menu, because food is so-so.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Pleasant ambience, plain decor with warm lighting, about 14 tables. Very popular with locals. The food is European/Hungarian and has a home-made touch, good size servings, sometimes too salty. Excellent service - the owner greets you and seats you - she or a waitress will...More

Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Passionate and hard working owner and chef consistently offering up the best local food and service! The schnitzel is the best!!

Thank sourceress2016
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Central European, Hungarian, European, Eastern European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: u5/698 Old South Head Rd, Rose Bay, Waverley, New South Wales 2029, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Waverley  >  Rose Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9337 3111
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