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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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07:30 - 23:45 Hours
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Fortuna utca 3., Budapest 1014, Hungary
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went last Sunday for dinner and what to say, the service was spotless, we felt very welcome from the very first minute, the dishes were just delicious, I highly recommend the lamb with blue cheese polenta, this was another level, great wines and a...More

Thank Hector B
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had the best lunch of our stay in Budapest here and can highly recommend the goulash and cabbage rolls and plum dumplings (although the latter may have been a seasonal special). The servings were generous and service was professional. Because the restaurant was so...More

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 5 days ago

Overall I think we basically paid for the location and the history of the restaurant rather than the quality of the food. There were some positives. The service was quick and the first course, Goulash soup, was very tasty. However, my expensive main course consisted...More

Thank Peter S
zsidaigroup, Vezető at Pest-Buda Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Peter S, Thank you for your useful feedback. We follow the highest standards in our restaurant to give you the best experience you can have. Our delicious dishes are made from the finest, best quality ingredients, we believe this is the foundation of a...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beef goulash soup had a slightly herbal taste, but nonetheless still very good. The chicken paprika with shredded pasta was fantastic, the gravy was a mix of paprika sauce, as well as sour cream with spring onions. Very good combination! The elderflower drink recommended by...More

Thank Michelle L
zsidaigroup, Vezető at Pest-Buda Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Michelle L, 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...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Staying at the nearby Hilton, our cab driver recommended this place when we arrived. We were able to get same night reservations, the place is tiny, and were even given a window table. The service was prompt, the food good, fresh and flavorful. A delightful...More

Thank SL D
zsidaigroup, Vezető at Pest-Buda Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear SL D, Thank you for your great review. I am thrilled to hear how much you liked our restaurant. 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...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

This small, charming restaurant is located just down the street from the Hilton Budapest on Castle Hill. It features traditional dishes served in the cozy dining room or on the outside tables adjacent to Fortuna street. We enjoyed warm, friendly service and well-prepared dishes.More

Thank WesternTraveler10897
zsidaigroup, Vezető at Pest-Buda Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear WesternTraveler10897, 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 General...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We asked a bakery for a recommendation for a sit-down breakfast with non-bread options (gluten free) and they recommend Pest Buda Bistro and it was great! The breakfast options weren’t gluten free but the had better options than most places we considered. This was the...More

Thank Alicia L
zsidaigroup, Vezető at Pest-Buda Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Alicia L, 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 gluten free dishes we use the best ingredients which are prepared...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Small bistro in the Castle District serving simple Hungarian food with a nice atmosphere. The terrace bar is a pleasant place for an early evening drink. I was disappointed with my beef goulash as the quality of the meat was sub standard with lots of...More

Thank kevin c
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of a handfull of very nice places to eat on the Buda side of the city. It has outdoor dining in season. The menu offers a nice range of Hungarian choices, great wine list, and great service.More

Thank Arthur Paul B
zsidaigroup, Vezető at Pest-Buda Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Arthur Paul B, Thank you so much for choosing Pest-Buda as well as for taking time to share your opinion with us. Your feedback is both valued and highly appreciated. I am very happy to see you enjoyed our dishes. I hope your travel...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stopped at Pest-Buda for dinner. It’s located in a nice area on the Buda side of the river close to the church. I had the lamb, which was not a regular menu item but a special. It was perfectly executed; the lamb was so...More

Thank jbmm1283
zsidaigroup, Vezető at Pest-Buda Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear jbmm1283, Thank you for your excellent review. Our ultimate goal is to satisfy our guests both by preparing and serving delightful dishes and creating a pleasant atmosphere. It is always a pleasure to read that we have succeeded in this. Thank you very much...More

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
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Assal A
19 November 2017|
Response from Greg C |
Why would you ask this? This bistro is a local business and serves very good food.
Assal A
19 November 2017|
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.
25 March 2016|
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Response from mse922 | Property representative |
Yes, all major credit cards are accepted (mastercard, visa).
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$22
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
07:30 - 23:45
07:30 - 23:45
07:30 - 23:45
07:30 - 23:45
07:30 - 23:45
07:30 - 23:45
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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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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