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Chef Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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District V / Inner City
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Soerhaz utca 4, Budapest 1056, Hungary
+36 30 211 7368
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18:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely restaurant situated just off the main pedestrianised street heading to the old market. Good menu choices and very good local wine selection which the owner is happy to talk through, making suggestions that are not the most expensive. Food is well presented in a very relaxed atmosphere. Coffee is also very good.

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1 Thank lirioblanco
Erika Judit V, Ügyvezető igazgató at Chef Cafe, responded to this review

Dear "lirioblanco", Let me thank you for the kind words and thank you very much for choosing our restaurant! We are grateful for your time to share your experience with everyone here on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you enjoyed the stay with us, looking forward seeing you again in the future! Kind regards, Erika & Kalman More 

Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a place! A lot of personal attention, good food and wine. The staff is really friendly. We had a deer stew and a chicken stew. The chicken stew was nice, but not special. The deer stew was really nice, I probably would choose it again. If we come back to Budapest, we definitely go to Chef Café again. It's... More 

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Thank Ben S
Erika Judit V, Ügyvezető igazgató at Chef Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Ben S, Thank you very much for choosing our restaurant! It was a real pleasure to read your comment on us, you just enjoyed your stay. It is absolutely rousing to know that our job is so important and to realize it is noticed to all small details! We always strive to provide an excellent service to all of... More 

Belgrade, Serbia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very tasty food, more than decent pricing and probably one of the best services I've ever experienced.

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Thank Danijela M
Erika Judit V, Ügyvezető igazgató at Chef Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Danijela M, Let me thank you for the kind words and thank you very much for choosing our restaurant! We are grateful for your time to share your experience with everyone here on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you enjoyed the stay with us, looking forward seeing you again in the future! Kind regards, Erika & Kalman More 

Lucerne, Switzerland
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346 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks for a great evening ! We enjoyed everything but in particular the extremely friendly, personal service. I have rarely seen an owner speaking fluent and so personal to people from at least 6 languages. That was just amazing and we felt like friends. Food was very tasty and good hungarian style. Temperatures not always ideal and maybe the final... More 

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1 Thank Stefan G
Erika Judit V, Ügyvezető igazgató at Chef Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Stefan G, Thank you very much for choosing our restaurant! It was a real pleasure to read your comment on us, you just enjoyed your stay. It is absolutely rousing to know that our job is so important and to realize it is noticed to all small details! We always strive to provide an excellent service to all of... More 

denver, co
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The foid was hearty and good. The service was attentive. We had a lovely evening in a charming environment

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1 Thank ShoeDivaDenver
Erika Judit V, Ügyvezető igazgató at Chef Cafe, responded to this review

Dear "ShoeDivaDenver", Let me thank you for the kind words and thank you very much for choosing our restaurant! We are grateful for your time to share your experience with everyone here on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you enjoyed the stay with us, looking forward seeing you again in the future! Kind regards, Erika & Kalman More 

bury st edmunds
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very atmospheric and welcoming. The food and drink were excellent and the man running the place was brilliant and obviously very proud of Hungarian cuisine. He gave us some excellent insight into what distinguishes Hungarian food and makes it so good. Really can't praise this place highly enough.

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1 Thank heap123
Erika Judit V, Ügyvezető igazgató at Chef Cafe, responded to this review

Dear "heap123", Let me thank you for your time to share your experience with everyone here on TripAdvisor and thank you for the very kind words. We are glad that you enjoyed the stay with us, looking forward welcoming you again next time in Budapest! Kind regards, Erika and Kalman More 

Community of Madrid, Spain
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an absolutely wonderful dinner. The food was authentic and cooked to perfection. The atmosphere was warm and inviting, and so was the staff. They very exceptional, knowledgable, and all around amazing. It is a bit out of the center of town, but is more than worth the added 5 minute walk. Definitely one of the best places to... More 

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2 Thank Collin W
Erika Judit V, Ügyvezető igazgató at Chef Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Collin, Thank you very much for choosing our restaurant! We were pleased to read your comment on us, you enjoyed the ambience and the food as well so much! Let me also thank you for your time to share your very positive experience with everyone here on Tripadvisor, looking forward welcoming you again in the future! Kind regards, Erika... More 

liverpool
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having read the reviews of this restaurant decided must try it. We were not disappointed! The food and wines were superb and the service excellent all enhanced by the owners passion for making the evening an enjoyable experience. During the same stay in Budapest we ate here a second time and again couldn't fault it. Highly recommended.

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Thank shropshirelad_8
Erika Judit V, Ügyvezető igazgató at Chef Cafe, responded to this review

Dear "shropshirelad_8", Let me thank you for your time to share your experience with everyone here on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you enjoyed the stay with us and revisited us, looking forward welcoming you again next time in Budapest! Kind regards, Erika and Kalman More 

Kuernach, Germany
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Budapest in a group of six friends and had a fantastic evening at the Chef Cafe. The delicious food, the great vines and almost the lovely chief made it to unforgettable experience in the heart of Budapest! Thanks for all! 😃

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1 Thank herr_keller
Erika Judit V, Ügyvezető igazgató at Chef Cafe, responded to this review

Dear "herr_keller", It was really great to read your comment on us! Our main goal in the restaurant is to provide excellent service to all of our guests at all times, and TripAdvisor is a very important tool to get the feedback, that yes, we succeeded again! We really appreciate your valuable time sharing your experiences with all travelers here... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great service!! Kalman, the owner is so nice and friendly!! The food was amazing!! We had a great evening and an awesome meal!

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Thank Sarah L
Erika Judit V, Ügyvezető igazgató at Chef Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Sarah, Let me thank you for the very kind words and thank you very much for choosing our restaurant! We are grateful for your time to share your experience with everyone here on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you enjoyed the stay with us, looking forward seeing you again in the future! Kind regards, Erika & Kalman More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$24
Cuisine
European, Central European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar, Digital Payments
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Soerhaz utca 4, Budapest 1056, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District V / Inner City
  • Neighbourhood: District V / Inner City
  • Phone Number: +36 30 211 7368
Description
Our shop is located in the heart of the Danube in a corner (District V, Beer House and Molnar street and area) is located adjacent pedestrian street. Intimate restaurant on two levels in the atmosphere of the last century, the center of the ancient atmosphere. The restaurant is located in a small gallery of 8 people business - dinners, meetings, interviews can be a great scene. Masterpieces was home to Hungarian wine - wine tastings, wine dinners framework - which date shall keep the wine lovers. Our wine list only domestic wines from wineries offer you great emphasis on the fact that any of our guests - even just a drink as well - you can taste it. Wine Enthusiast guests can offer custom home wine tasting, which can be a great help in our structured test sheet and a multitude of wines. The menu includes traditional Hungarian dishes as well as international favorites. The cold dishes and desserts that everyone can find the right one for him.I hope will soon be among our guests to welcome you and your friends, both!

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Staying in District V / Inner City

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District V / Inner City
Discover the Inner City along the banks of the Danube, with its fashionable shops and iconic buildings. The Inner-City Parish Church and St. Stephen’s Basilica stand out as two of the finest examples of architecture in the area. If you are still hunting for more historical treats, then the ruins of the medieval city walls on Kecskeméti Utca are a must-visit while the Soviet War Memorial is also worthy of attention and relevant to Hungary’s more recent history. If shopping is on your itinerary, then be prepared: the market squares in this area are an absolute delight, particularly during the Christmas period, but even throughout the year you’ll find the latest trends in the shops on Vaci Utca.
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