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Pest-Buda Bistro

$$ - $$$European, Eastern European,
Fortuna utca 3., Budapest 1014, Hungary
+36 1 225 0377
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Fortuna utca 3., Budapest 1014, Hungary
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

At the recommendation of our terrific Viking Tour Staff here at he Hilton Capital District, we had dinner at this quaint restaurant. The staff was welcoming and the waiter excellent. We had traditional Hungarian food, chicken crepe appetizer and beef goulash, both were exceptional and...More

Thank BigMS
zsidaigroup, Vezető at Pest-Buda Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear BigMS, Thank you so much for your kind review. I am delighted to learn that you had a wonderful time with us. I am very happy to see you enjoyed our restaurant. We look forward to seeing you again. Best regards, Zoltán Dobos, General...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

A good steak house with a traditional beer are the right ingredients to enjoy a good time, for business time or family timeMore

Thank Artur D
zsidaigroup, Vezető at Pest-Buda Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Artur D, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We are happy to read you had a great time with us. In order to guarantee the high quality of our dishes, we use the best ingredients which are prepared by the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this place so much we had lunch one day and came back for dinner that evening. The food and atmosphere was fantastic as well as authentic Hungarian. And the waiter for both meals, Viktor could not have been more accommodating and pleasant.More

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

Dear ValueDude, Thank you so much for your kind review. I am delighted to learn that you had a wonderful time with us. I am very happy to see you enjoyed our restaurant. We look forward to seeing you again. Best regards, Zoltán Dobos, General...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended by the Viking Rep, we decided to try the Pest-Buda. What a mistake. We were escorted to the back room, well away from the other clientele, even though there was room in the front area. The aircon was on despite there being no one...More

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

Dear J B, Thank you for taking your time to leave a review. I am really sorry that you did not enjoy your time in our restaurant. I am apologising for the inconvenience, I am sure that the waiter had turn off the air-conditioning, but...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely street cafe with excellent coffee and situated in a charming street. Service was excellent English spoken and many other languages too I suspectMore

Thank zcpp1660
zsidaigroup, Vezető at Pest-Buda Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear zcpp1660, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We are happy to read you had a great time with us. In order to guarantee the high quality of our dishes, we use the best ingredients which are prepared by the best...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is incredible. Really nice atmosphere on the Buda side of the Danube River. I suggest watching the sunset at Fisherman’s Bastion and then walking about 100 meters to get dinner really. We loved the Paprika Chicken and Ghoulash for main as well as...More

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

Dear Brad S, Thank you so much for your kind review. It seems like you had a wonderful time with us. I am very happy to see you enjoyed our dishes and the atmosphere of the restaurant. We are looking forward to seeing you again....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Pest-Buda Bistro. The building is adorable and feels very cozy. We were seated right away and received friendly and attentive service. Our server made excellent food and wine suggestions as we are not familiar with Hungarian wine. We loved...More

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

Dear Melissa B, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We are happy to read you had a great time with us. In order to guarantee the high quality of our dishes, we use the best ingredients which are prepared by the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate this restaurant on our last night in Budapest, thinking it would be a special meal as it had good reviews. The setting was lovely, we sat outside on a lovely warm evening. However the food was a disappointment. Very small portions, the sharer...More

Thank gillcole52
zsidaigroup, Vezető at Pest-Buda Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear gillcole52, Thank you for your review. I am really happy to see that you were satisfied with our location, though I am saddened to read the shortcomings you mentioned which seems we were not able to fix on the spot. Please accept my apology...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very close to the Hilton. Has 2 locations, one is a sidewalk cafe, the other is the main restaurant. The food is outstanding. Traditional Hungarian comfort food. We tried chicken paprikas, stuffed cabbage, beef gulyas and crispy duck leg. Highly recommend.More

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

Dear Julie C, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We are happy to read you had a great time with us. In order to guarantee the high quality of our dishes, we use the best ingredients which are prepared by the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first night in Budapest we were exhausted and looking for a quick meal but with Hungarian menu. The kitchen did not officially open until 6 and we were there a little after 5. We had a glass of wine and the waiter, who was...More

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

Dear sanderspainter, Thank you for your awesome review. I am thrilled to hear how much you liked our restaurant. Our restaurantʼs goal is to deliver an immaculate experience every day to our valued guests and I am glad to read that we succeeded. Look forward...More

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District I / Buda
The historical center to a city with a multifarious
and intricate past, Buda has some of the most
outstanding buildings in Europe and an enviable
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
...More
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Assal A
November 19, 2017|
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Response from Thomsonwily | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure. I don’t own the bistro. I’m just a regular customer. Sorry can’t help much.
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travelsol2016
March 25, 2016|
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Yes, all major credit cards are accepted (mastercard, visa).
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$22
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
Monday
7:30 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
Tuesday
7:30 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
Wednesday
7:30 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
Friday
7:30 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
Saturday
7:30 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
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
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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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