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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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Budapest, Hungary
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The restaurant is located in a cozy downtown street. There's a fantastic pleasant atmosphere bothe inside the restaurant and outside the terrace (in a pedestrian street). The staff is expert, they always know what they are doing, do not bother us unnecessarily, but when we need's they always ready to help. Great wine selection with mainly hungarian winery. Inspite of... More 

Thank vtiti
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

French - Hungarian dishes- not the cheapest but certainly interesting and tasty food. Very professional waiter , who helped us with the courses - must advise not to be in a rush. Each course is being prepared thoughtfully, and professionally, not a " fast food" attitude . Enjoyed it very much

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Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were two families with kids and had to book in advance. The service was great, meals delicious, but limited number of options to choose. Everything we tasted was great, however not so suitable for children. The prices are little bit higher, but in accordance to provided.

Thank ivana0710
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here Easter Sunday to have lunch with bf. Restaurant was a little bit empty but nevertheless the atmosphere was made pleasant by the music and friendly staff. Food was delicious and beautifully presented. Recommend to everyone who likes Jazz music

Thank Mengyi L
Basel, Switzerland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to share a Hungarian and a French tasting menu between three of us. The staff weren't at all fazed. The food was delicious and the wine pairings excellent. Lovely evening rounded off with a rendition of Happy Birthday from the musicians. Made my evening. A great bistro. Will definitely visit again when we are next in Budapest.

Thank Alisonb_1404
Riga, Latvia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The duckbreast was just perfect! Great atmosphere, service and selection of Hungarian wines. Highly recommend for a dinner! +live guitar

Thank Tatiana B
Montreal, Canada
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful experience we had at this quaint restaurant. The ambiance is cozy with live music playing until 11pm. The wait staff is extremely helpful in explaining the menu and caters to your every need. And the food is truly delicious! We started off sharing the smoked beef tenderloin and rucola salad, as well as the rabbit liver appetizer.... More 

Thank Chris K
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Charming restaurant in Pest with wine pairing and choice of French and Hungarian menu. Excellent duo of guitarists. Very nice service. We had a good time.

Thank jmc395
Greater London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate here with a large group of friends and had a lovely dinner. The food was very tasty and the portions were just right (rather some of the huge portions we'd had elsewhere). A few of my friends had wine and the staff were great at letting them taste the wine before deciding which glasses to order as we... More 

Thank Sarah P
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a late lunch, the place being empty, and were a little worried... The food was excellent and the portions looked very nice!

Thank santeriv2017

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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
US$17 - US$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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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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Staying in District V / Inner City

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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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