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€12 - €100
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European, Healthy, Central European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 27 December 2023

Good food for vegetarians can be a challenge in Central Europe. The Houdini rose to the challenge with 2 fine starters and 2 main courses, followed by excellent desserts. Good choice of local wines at reasonable prices as well as pricier imported ones. Dishes were...standard fare offered to vegetarians in meat-led places: risotto, pasta, goat's cheese salad, but were well-prepared and tasty. Excellent and unintrusive service. Can recommend.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 19 December 2023 via mobile

We had an amazing last lunch in Bratislava at Houdini. The lunch set menu prices are incredibly reasonable for the quality of food and white glove service. The mushroom soup and gnocchi were incredible. The staff were very professional and friendly and even offered to...store our bags whilst we enjoyed lunch. The atmosphere is vibrant and the decor is very stylish. We wouldn’t hesitate to return!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 22 September 2023 via mobile

A very fine dining experience with amazing food, a beautiful atmosphere and white glove service. We had two meals here so far and most likely will have a third. The service is impeccable, and the food is beautifully prepared and seasonal. Desserts are amazing too!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023 via mobile

Excellent meal, staff were attentive and an overall good evening. Getting six different meals, starters, mains and deserts perfect is very difficult but they delivered . The local wines were lovely and we all had a wonderful night.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 11 August 2023 via mobile

Lunch special portion is clearly stated on the menu but in reality it's just too small and simple for 20 euros because it's not enough. One must eat more like twice.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 10 August 2023 via mobile

Strongly disappointed. I choose that restaurant because of tripadvisor’s review. They are in my opinion strongly overated. The atmosphere is quite standard,fake premium, in the lobby of a hotel. No warmth, no surprise, but we knew that from the pictures. Disappointment started with the food....Starters (13 to 18€) were bistro basics, we chose rosbeef and mozzarella balls. Both accompanied with the same out of supermarket bags salad leafs, olive oil, and thats it… the slices of meat had absolutely nothing particular and only the almond/nuts crisp of the mozzarella balls seemed home made, not bringing any in-mouth novelty or surprise though… Main dish we choose the only pure slovak dish, pirohy, typical cheese dumplings. The only noticeable aspect of this pirohy version (my wife is slovak so I tried many home made versions before), was the cook’s hair in the plate… I had the deer, which was my dinner’s highlight. Soft and juicy, perfectly cooked and tender, with sweet mushrooms siders. Wine was really decent, we wanted to stay slovak and paid 45€ for a local bottle (Hron), I tried many slivak wine and mt expectations, especially for ref are low. I was positively surpriseby this one. I’m french and always complaining, but rarely do I post on internet to share disappointments. I believe that one deserved it. I received recommandations from locals but when for the « secured » tripadvisors review. Well… pass it… LaurentMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 14 April 2023 via mobile

Located in a wooden panelled dining room on the ground floor of the Marrol Hotel this is a lovely setting. We chose from the A La Carte Menu which had a good variety although vegetarian options were quite limited (not unusual in Bratislava). I had...the Scallops followed by the Veal and my wife had the Dumplings followed by the Linguine - for dessert I had the Vanilla Tartlet & my wife had the strawberry dumplings - neither of us could fault the food it was excellent. Decent wine list including some local options - we chose a Riesling which accompanied the food well. Good Food, Good Service in a nice setting at a reasonable cost - would recommendMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 9 April 2023

This was a special meal for our 40th wedding anniversary and one which we were really looking forward to. Unfortunately it resulted in us leaving the restaurant, myself in tears, after having our day absolutely spoiled by a disgusting offering from what is supposed to...be a 5*restaurant. I ordered the supposedly “hand made linguine” with mushrooms and what arrived was a plate of what I can only describe as super noodles. It was definitely not linguine, or spaghetti, highly over salted and inedible. My husband’s cuttlefish risotto was no better. The “chef” certainly likes his salt. It was a disaster and totally ruined our day. If you want linguine or risotto in Bratislava, go to Gatto Matto. They know how to make it there! Houdini’s version is a disgraceMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Monika Slobodova, Owner at Houdini Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2023

Dear Guests, please accept our sincere apologies regarding your experience. In case you plan next visit to Bratislava and our hotel and restaurant, it will be a pleasure to host you and I assure you, that I will be in person at your disposal. Please...More

Reviewed 9 April 2023 via mobile

Great restaurant with excellent food and a spotless service. Menu offers a good variety of local and international food.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 18 March 2023 via mobile

Enjoyed our visit to Houdini. Great food served in really nice surroundings. The staff were very friendly and welcoming and clearly focused on their guests. A visit in highly recommended

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 1 February 2023

The Houdini is a high class restaurant on the ground floor of the Marrol hotel. It offers a good value lunchtime menu in sophisticated surroundings with excellent service. My smoked salmon starter was exceptional and the main course was also imaginative and delicious. Local craft...beers were on offer with well-kept local wines. The overall price for the fixed menu was no more than we have paid in less stylish Bratislava restaurantsMore

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 22 January 2023 via mobile

Arrived here for dinner on the evening of Saturday 21 Jan 2023 and discovered that I had made a booking for the 22nd - the staff did all they could to save my embarrassment and sourced a table for what was a gastronomic feast. The...food and wine were amazing - and the service excellent!! A great modern interpretation of Slovakian dishes in a wide ranging menu executed in a classic manner. The Slovakian wines were a revelation and everything very competitively priced.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 23 December 2022

We went there for lunch on a day trip to Bratislava. It was quite posh and a bit formal for us, but very nice indeed. We had a lunch menu each and it was very reasonable and really nice food. Would definitely go back.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 22 December 2022

We visited the restaurant for lunch, and we tried the fixed menu. Excellent cooking and nice environment. The staff were very friendly too, we chatted about Slovak wines and we tried Dunaj that was great. Definitely we will be back, the hotel next door is...also great =)More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 23 November 2022 via mobile

My boyfriend and I had the loveliest of lunches here today. We had high expectations and these were definitely met. Both the food and the service were excellent. I had a chicken broth that was just like mum makes it (Jewish penicillin!) and a rabbit...leg with gnocchi that was truly excellent. I would absolutely recommend this place.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Response from Martin R | Reviewed this property |
There is an English translation of the menu and the staff are very helpful if that is what you mean!
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Dear Guests, thank you for your question. We recommend ellegant attire. Looking forward to welcoming you in the future. Kind regards Monika Slobodova, FOM
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