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Melba Riverside Restaurant & Bar

#245 of 2,458 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
European, Central European, Hungarian, International
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Meder utca 9. | In the Marina Building, Budapest 1238, Hungary
+36 1 239 0282
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08:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is perfectly located close to Danube and yacht dock therefore makes a good impression for guests. Also quite damous - it was almost full on a Tuesday evening. We had a business dinner and besides the service what was good enough the food was a bad experience for me. Salty potato, rough meat and tasteless dish - I... More 

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Thank HungarianOpinion
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We went there to watch LaLigas derby between Barca and Espanyol, the math was great, Barca won 4-1. The location is very good at the Danube in a small bay, There is yaht club nearby, but it was a cold and wet dember day, so it was not relevant. We had assorted cold starters/appetizers beside the home made beer. Both... More 

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Thank viktors540
Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
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183 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

One of the better places to go for a business lunch out from city center. Restaurant is situated close to new area of block of flats, in business district. It has view over old harbor and you have no problem to park you car there. The dishes provided are OK. Not anything really special, but serving and overall feeling is... More 

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Thank MartinLV
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We were warmly welcomed by our friendly smiling waiter. He gave us clear advice in English about the Hungarian dishes on offer. The food when it arrived was of good quality and service first class.

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Thank BemroseUK
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

In Budapest for F1, so we booked into Radisson and planned to stay a few extra days as we had never visited Hungary. Really glad we did. On Friday after the F1 practice session we got back to the hotel and over a beer worked out where we woukd eat. The Melba Riverside has reasonable reviews and was only 10... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

If there is a place I could recommand in Budapest, it wouldn't be the parliament, or Margaret Island, or even the thermal baths... Because I am sure you will go there anyway and these places are for sure marvelous. But the place I would definitely like to recommand is Melba's restaurant. The food is exquisite and the drinks original and... More 

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Thank minhleduy
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

Set on the riverbank overlooking a small marina, the service was prompt and good. The food was tasty and nicely presented. I would highly recommend the hot chocolate tart.

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Thank ScottishKiwi01
Surrey, England
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25 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

We visited Melba as a group of ladies looking for some fine dining with a view. The restaurant was not busy on our arrival, however we were made to feel very welcome. The bartender could not do enough for us, especially catering to the needs of my very fussy friend. The food was good, lacking in flavour in places particularly... More 

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Thank Vanessa M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

As a starter Melba salad is delicious! Main course was also very tasty, nice plate. Environment is pleasent, boat look like. We had two waiters, one was very friendly and supportive. But another one was acting like we were enemies. Nice place for business lunch!

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Thank Mario P
Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Melba has gone thru its ups and downs, recently I was there it has shown a good side, nice meal, nice atmosphere, very friendly service. (earlier there had been serious criticism around its service staff, I can attest to that too, even at company meals occasionally) hopefully this is now past tense and Melba turned to the bright side. It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Cuisine
European, Central European, Hungarian, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:00
Monday
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 23:00
Saturday
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Meder utca 9. | In the Marina Building, Budapest 1238, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest
  • Phone Number: +36 1 239 0282
Description
This is an unique located restaurant, 5 minutes from the city center overlooking a yacht marina on the Danube, serving the best dishes of Hungary's most famous celebrity-masterchef, Mr. Peter Buday.
We have a free city sightseeing cruise for all dinner guests on each Wednesday and Thursday, starting at 9 pm. Please indicate when reserving that you wish to take part in the cruise.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?