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Pest-Buda Bistro

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Local cuisine, European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian

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About
Pest-Buda doubles with Grandma’s homestyle Hungarian kitchen, using the best ingredients with love and care from our talented chef, Lajos Lutz. 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. We have worked for months to rediscover several Hungarian recipies and master the art of baking the perfect artisanal flamed pie. 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
PRICE RANGE
US$4 - US$22
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just ate at Pest Buda restaurant tonight with our two kids and had a great meal. Lovely friendly staff, great decor and most importantly top class food. Kids tried pork tenderloin and Hungarian pizza and both were a hit, husband and I had duck leg...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Twinners2010
zsidaigroup, Manager at Pest-Buda Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Twinners2010, thank you very much for your positive feedback, I do appreciate that you took your time to write it. I am happy you enjoyed your dinner with us, hope to see you back soon. Best regards, Sandor Bartok manager

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I think this has become a bit of a tourist hotspot and found it mentioned a lot online. I would personally try somewhere else as the food was average and quite expensive. We spent 17 pounds a head for a meal and a drink. None...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank elizabethcelliott
zsidaigroup, Manager at Pest-Buda Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear elizabethcelliott, thank you for your feedback. I am sorry you did not like the restaurant. Our price range is actually 70% comparing the same quality restaurants in Europe and all of our prices are placed at the front of the restaurant that you could...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with friends around lunch time. Walked in waited just a few minutes to be seated. The decor makes you feel at home. Rather charming place. The service was good and the food was excellent. Everything we had was delicious, if I had to pick...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kristi L
zsidaigroup, Manager at Pest-Buda Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Kristi L, thank you for your kind words and that you took your time to give us a feedback. I am happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to welcome you back in the future. Best regards, Sandor Bartók manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this restaurant after the one we intended to go to was closed. The atmosphere is lovely! The staff was extremely kind and the food was incredible! Would absolutely recommend!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank adamjamesking941
zsidaigroup, Manager at Pest-Buda Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Adam K, I do appreciate your kind words and the 5-star review. I hope to see you soon again in the near future. Best regards, Sandor Bartok manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really Tasty food. The service was ok could have been more attentive but overall i would recommend going here

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank karenpG9310BL
zsidaigroup, Manager at Pest-Buda Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear karenpG9310BL, thank you for your positive feedback. I am sorry your experience was not 5-star, I hope to welcome you back so that you give us another chance to show you our perfect service too. Best regards, Sandor Bartok manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved it. The food was great. We had the meat platter as an app...loved it. Then I had the piglet knee and he had the goulash. Everything was delicious and the staff was great. We stayed at the Hilton a short walk away, and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Mdanderson76
zsidaigroup, Vezető at Pest-Buda Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Mdanderson76, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review, your feedback is very important to us in order to continuously improve our service. I hope that all in all you had a good time in our restaurant and we can welcome you...More

Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

We visited here as recommended by our Viking Rep, we were so impressed. We were greeted by a friendly waiter who took us to our table. We ordered and our food came quickly we both went for Hungarian food, our waiter was very attentive, and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 226alisonr
zsidaigroup, Vezető at Pest-Buda Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear 226alisonr, 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, Sándor Bartók Manager

Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

Dinner in couple on Saturday evening. The place is provided with lovely furniture and the personnel is warm and very pleasant. Food is delightful, in terms of quality and quantity. Only 2 remarks to be indicated. First, considering the amount paid it is not advisable...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank LPlovesITA
zsidaigroup, Vezető at Pest-Buda Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear LPlovesITA, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review, we are happy to read that overall you enjoyed our dishes. Our chefs use the best ingredients using Jamie's global standards and source from the very best sustainable, high-welfare products. This...More

Reviewed January 3, 2019

Had a wonderful meal in this very quaint bistro with extremely attentive staff. Tucked away in side street but excellent value.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank janet270
zsidaigroup, Vezető at Pest-Buda Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2019

Dear janet270, Thank you for writing such a great review. It is a pleasure to read your kind words that is the ultimate recognition for us. I am pleased you enjoyed your experience and I hope we will have the chance to impress you again...More

Reviewed January 3, 2019

We ate here on Christmas Eve as it was one of the few places we found to eat, however the food was delicious. Staff were not the most attentive but if you grabbed their attention they were most helpful. Not cheap but not expensive.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Global586502
zsidaigroup, Vezető at Pest-Buda Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2019

Dear Global586502, Thank you very much for the 4 star review and for taking some time to share your experience, I appreciate it. We take great pride in serving our guests' needs the best way. I am very happy to hear we were able to...More

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Assal A
November 19, 2017|
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Response from GregCannon |
Why would you ask this? This bistro is a local business and serves very good food.
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Assal A
November 19, 2017|
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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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Yes, all major credit cards are accepted (mastercard, visa).
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