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Pest-Buda Bistro

) #123 of 2,513 Restaurants in Budapest $$ - $$$ European, Eastern European,
Fortuna utca 3., Budapest 1014, Hungary
+36 1 225 0377
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
07:30 - 23:45All hours
CUISINES
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
Fortuna utca 3., Budapest 1014, Hungary
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped at the bistro just for a quick break but it was so good that we stayed for couple of hours. I admit that I had the best Goulash in my life. This place feels like you are at your grandma's house and she...More

Thank BentleygtLosAngeles
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We arrived here with our stomachs empty after walking around the historic fisherman's Bastion. When we arrived we were shown to our table and the waiter was very friendly and recommended some dishes on the menu. He recommended the braised pork which I chose to...More

Thank foodfanatic02
Reviewed 5 days ago

In old Buda ,lovely bistro type Hungarian dishes and charming friendly staff. I had the stuffed cabbage which was delicious. Definirlely recommend . Would go again.More

Thank 643jacoba
zsidaigroup, Vezető at Pest-Buda Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear 643jacoba, Thank you very much for your 5* review, I appreciate it. It was a pleasure to read that you liked our Hungarian dishes, thank you for the recommendations. Hope your travel plans will bring you back to Budapest so we can welcome you...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This bistro should be ranked 10/10! Good food and wonderful service! Staff were really nice. Special thanks to their staff Richard for advising the best wine of the evening! We will definitely be back!More

Thank Claire and Anth... P
zsidaigroup, Vezető at Pest-Buda Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Claire and Anth, I'm glad to read your great review, thank you for taking time to share your experience with us. Guest's reviews are really important to us, as we strive to give the best experience possible to our customers and I'm glad to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are staying in the Buda hill of Budapest, this restaurant is a gem in the area. The stuffed cabbage, chicken paprikash, dessert and dessert wines are simply delicious. There's an incredibly sweet musician who plays folk music by night. The staff are very...More

Thank Rashnarayan
zsidaigroup, Vezető at Pest-Buda Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Rashnarayan, Thank you very much for your great review and for appreciating our traditional Hungarian Cuisine at Pest-Buda. We are also really glad that your liked to live music too. We would be more than happy to welcome you back again. Sincerely, Zoltán Dobos...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Hilton recommended this place. Said it is where they go for goulash. It is a short walk from the Hilton and they had a table in the window reserved. I started with the goulash soup and a beer. When I ordered my entry lethco...More

Thank Hemisphere D
zsidaigroup, Vezető at Pest-Buda Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Hemisphere, Thank you very much for taking time to leave your great detailed feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the food and tried the traditional Hungarian spices and liked it too. Hope you will return with your friends during your stay in Budapest. Kind...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with a friend and we had the roast chicken salad and beef goulash. The food was really nice and the staff were so friendly and helpful as we didn't know much about Hungarian food, so they gave us advice on what to try!...More

Thank Gracie G
zsidaigroup, Vezető at Pest-Buda Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Gracie, Thank you so much to share your experience, we are thrilled to read your review and we are really glad you were happy with your choice of food too. Would be more than happy to welcome you back in the near future! Sinerely...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner there, a really enjoyable experience. The restaurant had a rustic ambiance with plenty of choice on the menu, the food was delicious and good value and the service was excellent. What more can I say? Highly recommended.More

1  Thank madcatliz
zsidaigroup, Vezető at Pest-Buda Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear madcatliz, Thank you very much for your great review and for sharing such a detailed exprience. We are glad that our restaurant was able to check off everything you were looking for. We strive to give the best experience possible to our guests and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had dinner there a couple of nights. I tried the flamed cake and the pasta. Both were really good. Maybe tomorrow I go for gulash soup. Good portions and very friendly staff. The place is cute and based in a top location.

Thank Maria R
zsidaigroup, Vezető at Pest-Buda Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Maria R, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a feedback and for visiting Pest-Buda. We are happy to read your kind words and are hope you enjoyed the goulash soup too. Sincerely, Zoltán Dobos General manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch at this cute bistro style restaurant in Buddha which was recommended by a local tourist guide. My husband had the ratatouille and I had the filo Camembert a very fresh arugula and strawberry salad. We enjoyed local beers and my husband...More

Thank brucurucu
zsidaigroup, Vezető at Pest-Buda Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear brucurucu, Thank you for your great review. We are happy to read you and your husband had a great time with us. Your nice feedback is highly appreciated. We look forward to welcome you back. Kind regards, Zoltán Dobos General manager

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District I / Buda
The historical center to a city with a multifarious
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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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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
travelsol2016
Could I use credit card in your restaurant? Or only cash?
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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Cathy D
What is your cancellation policy?
27 April 2015|
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Response from mse922 | Property representative |
Please send an email to info@pestbudabistro.hu if you plan to cancel your booking.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$22
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
Description
Pest-Buda doubles with Grandma’s homestyle Hungarian kitchen, using the best ingredients with love and care from our talented chef, Lajos Lutz . We only carry Hungarian wines rich with personality and like to highlight those special bottles that are the territory of true wine aficionados.

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.

Together with Zsolt Litauszki we have worked for months to rediscover several Hungarian recipies and master the art of baking the perfect artisanal flamed pie. Chef Lajos Lutz is running a soulful kitchen devoted to Grandma’s Hungarian classics made with love and care.

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.

Pest-Buda is for You to enjoy 24 hours. Eat, drink, sleep… with love!
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