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Pest-Buda Bistro

€€ - €€€European, Eastern European,
Fortuna utca 3., Budapest 1014, Hungary
+36 1 225 0377
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
07:30 - 23:45 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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here as recommended by our Viking Rep, we were so impressed. We were greeted by a friendly waiter who took us to our table. We ordered and our food came quickly we both went for Hungarian food, our waiter was very attentive, and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 226alisonr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner in couple on Saturday evening. The place is provided with lovely furniture and the personnel is warm and very pleasant. Food is delightful, in terms of quality and quantity. Only 2 remarks to be indicated. First, considering the amount paid it is not advisable...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank LPlovesITA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a wonderful meal in this very quaint bistro with extremely attentive staff. Tucked away in side street but excellent value.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank janet270
zsidaigroup, Vezető at Pest-Buda Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear janet270, Thank you for writing such a great review. It is a pleasure to read your kind words that is the ultimate recognition for us. I am pleased you enjoyed your experience and I hope we will have the chance to impress you again...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here on Christmas Eve as it was one of the few places we found to eat, however the food was delicious. Staff were not the most attentive but if you grabbed their attention they were most helpful. Not cheap but not expensive.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Global586502
zsidaigroup, Vezető at Pest-Buda Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Global586502, Thank you very much for the 4 star review and for taking some time to share your experience, I appreciate it. We take great pride in serving our guests' needs the best way. I am very happy to hear we were able to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wad recommended by a local. First visit was an evening meal which was lovley. Staff were great and the food was amazing. I had the sausage and french fries and my other half had the beef with egg noodles. Both were amazing. Second time around...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Dannyjack93
zsidaigroup, Vezető at Pest-Buda Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Dannyjack93, Thank you for taking the time to leave your great review. Your nice words mean the ultimate recognition for us. It makes us feel very happy that we could make your dinner/lunch a special one. We can't wait to have you back with...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious meal and great introduction to Hungarian food. The place is a bit touristy, but the service is great. Try the goulash (main course) and the sour cream pasta.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 575catew
zsidaigroup, Vezető at Pest-Buda Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear 575catew, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review, we are happy to read that overall you enjoyed our dishes. Despite of this, we hope that you will visit us again in the future. Thank you very much again. Best...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended we visit here during our stay and are really glad we went! The food is excellent, a simple menu which speaks for itself and all cooked to perfection. Very rarely do we both have 3 courses but it was completely necessary! The...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank StephanieC2205
zsidaigroup, Vezető at Pest-Buda Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear StephanieC2205, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We are happy to read you had a great time with us. In order to guarantee the high quality of our dishes we use the best ingredients which are prepared by the best...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food, the Hungarian nut pastry is to die for. The house wine was very basic but the dessert wine was delicious.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Lora L
zsidaigroup, Vezető at Pest-Buda Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Lora L, I am grateful to you for providing us with your kind review on your recent stay at Pest-Buda Hotel and Bistro. Your feedback is both valued and highly appreciated. I hope your travel plans bring you back to Budapest soon. Kind regards,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pest-Buda Bistro boasts of a menu which consists of classic Hungarian favourites done well, and it does not disappoint. For a terrific introduction to Hungarian cuisine, this is a spot you do not want to miss out on. P/S: To ensure you get a table,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank melissacheah
zsidaigroup, Vezető at Pest-Buda Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear melissacheah, I am grateful to you for providing us with your kind review on your recent stay at Pest-Buda Hotel and Bistro. Your feedback is both valued and highly appreciated. I hope your travel plans bring you back to Budapest soon. Kind regards, Sándor...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fantastic restaurant that is a 2 minute walk from the Hilton and Matthias Church in the Castle Hill area. We stayed at the Hilton and they recommended this place for an authentic Hungarian dinner and it was outstanding! It was a Saturday...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ryan B
zsidaigroup, Vezető at Pest-Buda Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Ryan B, Thank you so much for your kind review. I am delighted to learn that you had a wonderful time with us. I am very happy to see you enjoyed our restaurant. We look forward to seeing you again. Best regards, Sándor Bartók...More

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empire and the lives led by the aristocracy at the
time. Matthias Church, beside the palace, hosted many
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Assal A
19 November 2017|
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Response from GregCannon |
Why would you ask this? This bistro is a local business and serves very good food.
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Assal A
19 November 2017|
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Response from Thomsonwily | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure. I don’t own the bistro. I’m just a regular customer. Sorry can’t help much.
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Yes, all major credit cards are accepted (mastercard, visa).
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$22
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, 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. 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. We have worked for months to rediscover several Hungarian recipies and master the art of baking the perfect artisanal flamed pie. 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.
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