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ICON Restaurant

#302 of 2,468 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
District I / Buda
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Hess Andras ter 1-3., Budapest 1014, Hungary
+36 1 889 6757
06:45 - 23:00
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Barberton, South Africa
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant has a very beautiful view of the Danube and surrounding buildings. The service was as expected but not to much interaction from the hostess. The food was absolutely fantastic they pay attention to preparing the meal perfectly. The restaurant and restrooms is clean as well.

Thank Wordtraveler-12
London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

An amazing restaurant within the Hilton hotel in Buda. It's a lovely environment with fantastic view oft the city. Lazelo Tolin looked after us, no request was too much trouble. Fresh ravioli starter fantastic, beef steak was fillet cooked perfectly, even the ice cream in a bowl wD served creatively. Best vodka martinis a great night. Piano layer was wonderful. More 

Thank Pamela G
About Restaurant's Favourite Review
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying in the Hilton Hotel which was absolutely lovely, but the restaurant was very disappointing. the service was a little surly and the food quite poor

Thank ruthbackgammon
GMHILTONBP, General Manager at ICON Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Ruthbackgammon, Thank you for taking the time to inform me and other readers of your experience. We are saddened to hear that you were not happy with food and are truly sorry that you did not let us know about it on the spot. My team and I strive to exceed our guests' expectations and we regret that we... More 

Zagreb, Croatia
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I enjoyed Easter brunch at Icon. The food and service was amazing. We made a casual comment about the delicious rolls and the Manager brought us a bag full to take home! I would suggest making reservations because the restaurant can get quite busy. We will definitely eat at Icon again next time we're in Budapest.

Thank Momof2Ls
GMHILTONBP, General Manager at ICON Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for dining with us at ICON Restaurant, I appreciate your lovely feedback. I'm thrilled to read how much you enjoyed Easter Brunch, the service and the attentive service of the restaurant manager. I've forwarded your comments to the Kitchen and Restaurant Team to make them aware of your great experience. Best regards, Zoltan Arvai General Manager More 

Leek, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best restaurant so far in Budapest. 10 out of 10 for service, and outstanding meal, great portion sizes, superb service, outstanding views from the dining room windows. Beautifully presented restaurant and staff. Very highly recommended.

Thank Amanda K
GMHILTONBP, General Manager at ICON Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Amanda K thank you for dining with us at ICON restaurant and scoring the highest possible score. I'm pleased to hear that you were fully satisfied with the quality and size of food, the views from the windows and with the attentive service of our restaurant team. We are grateful for your recommendation and we hope to have you... More 

Surrey, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Ate here on our first night at the Hilton. The room is a little gloomy but the views over the Danube and Fisherman's Bastion are to die for. Food was good and a large selection of wines (mostly local). Pianist was very mush on form.

Thank SconceOxshott
Vienna, Austria
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86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Having decided to spend our Easter weekend in Budapest we certainly couldnt miss a dinner at the Icon in Budapest. We had the same table as last time with magnificent view over the Danube and the Houses of Parliament - hence the atmosphere was awesome. The complimentary surprise from the chef was nice, and all dishes were fabulous as expected,... More 

Thank DrSpaceBoy
GMHILTONBP, General Manager at ICON Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi DrSpaceBoy, Thank you for choosing ICON restaurant to celebrate Easter. I am absolutely thrilled to hear that our Chef made your brunch experience as wonderful as you describe. I will pass your compliments on to our Kitchen and Restaurant staff, they will be very happy to hear about your encouraging feedback. Thank you for your constructive concerns about the... More 

Surrey UK
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60 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We had a wonderful meal with friends while sitting overlooking the river Danube and and the Fisherman's Bastion. Food was beautifully cooked and the menu gave us a good choice with the accent on local dishes.

Thank Highbrooms
GMHILTONBP, General Manager at ICON Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Highbrooms, Thank you for dining with us and sharing your five star review with other travelers. I am pleased to hear that you were satisfied both with your meal and the selection of dishes. I look forward to welcoming you back again. Best regards, Zoltan Arvai General Manager More 

Mons, Belgium
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We went there on febuary 18 2017. Excellent food, correct price and pleasant staff.... live piano was a plus on our 14th wedding anniversary day !

Thank fa000582
GMHILTONBP, General Manager at ICON Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Above all, many happy returns of your wedding anniversary and thank you so much for choosing to celebrate your special occasion with us. Thank you so much for your kind review of both of the food as well as the restaurant team teams service. We really appreciate when our guests take their time to write about us. Thank... More 

Solihull, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We sat overlooking the Fisherman's bastion watching the pedestrians out for an evening stroll. The 3 course meal was delicious and the waiters willingly explained the ingredients of the Hungarian dishes which were very tasty and full of goodness.

Thank 802pamela
GMHILTONBP, General Manager at ICON Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave your review on Tripadvisor, and indeed for choosing to dine with us. I'm pleased that you enjoyed the evening thoroughly, the food, just like the friendly service of our waiters and I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, Zoltan Arvai General... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$34
European, Central European, Hungarian, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Validated Parking, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:45 - 23:00
06:45 - 23:00
06:45 - 23:00
06:45 - 23:00
06:45 - 23:00
06:45 - 23:00
06:45 - 23:00
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
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 decor 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 240-seat restaurant with a private salon and 16 panoramic windows guests of Icon can choose from a distinctive Hilton Breakfast to an extraordinary a la carte lunch and dinner menu as well as a sumptuous weekend brunch.

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Staying in District I / Buda

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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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