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Monarchia Old

$$ - $$$
District V / Inner City
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
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Vaci utca 79, Budapest 1056, Hungary (Formerly Galilei)
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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice location for a couple of beers. Attentive service and friendly staff. Would visit here again. If we were being picky the happy hour sign did say 500f for half a litre of beer. We had 1.5 litres and the bill was 1900f, but for pennies we didn't query this and in fact left a tip.

Thank Keduc
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pretty bad food, fatty veal and the food is unauthentic and not traditional Hungarian. It's not worth the money and the place could do with a refresh.

Thank Nik V
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tourist menu equals tasteless fatty weak portions. chicken scraggy and noodles well you cant get noodles wrong but these are poor. When i asked for a beer the guy who can speak plenty of languages and is very smooth told me what was available. I asked to see the menu as I was feeling that this could be an expensive... More 

2 Thank geoffandrews
Cebu Island, Philippines
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129 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

restaurant ambiance was quite run down and food wasn't that great. the waiters always got our orders wrong ( 1 beer was interpreted as 1 pitcher of beer) as their english wasn't so good--actually thought they did it on purpose just to increase our total bill. wouldn't go back

Thank luis m
London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rip off Bad food Don't go Don't believe 50% off bear Don't ask for large bear Sounds good value what a joke Don't go in please

Thank David B
Copenhagen Region, Denmark
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We read about the place in our guide book. When we got to the address we found out that it had another name than stated in our guide. The guy outside the restaurant assured us it was the same place as in the guide so we went in. The gullasch was okay, but under the average of the rest of... More 

1 Thank Cathrine J
South Africa
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Smooth guy outside luring tourists inside with a good deal! Beware! The portions are small, tasteless and a complete ripoff. The food is disgusting. It is obvious that December is not a good month for businesses like this with the Christmas markets and all, but to have "tourist specials" and then serve food as bad as we had tonight is... More 

Thank Janneman B
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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250 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

The food I had was not very hot, the vegetables were over cooked. Quite a few people left food. The prices are ok but I wouldn't go there again, there are better restaurants nearby.

Thank Hampo1964
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

If the experience has taught me anything it is never to eat at a restaurant without first checking tripadvisor. Place was dirty, toilets unsanitary, no ice/lemon with drink (on reflection this was possibly a bonus) and food was inedible. Unable to comment on bill as just desperate to settle and leave. Ended up going to French bakery around the corner... More 

1 Thank Karen1509
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2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Absolutely disgusting food , had two mouth full and it made me feel sick and my seven friends had exactly the same ending. The Owner was so rude it was hilarious. Avoid at all cost.

Thank Matt H

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
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    3 of 5 bubbles
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vaci utca 79, Budapest 1056, Hungary (Formerly Galilei)
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District V / Inner City
  • Neighbourhood: District V / Inner City
All of the customers are welcome in our new restaurant in the city center of Budapest, where you can taste the traditional hungarian specialties, but you can try some italian food specialties as well.We serve approximately 100 types of famous hungarian wine beside the excellent dishes.You can find here all of the best values of the old times, in the design, and in the friendly atmosphere as well.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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