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Melba Riverside Restaurant & Bar

#221 of 2,407 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Meder utca 9. | In the Marina Building, Budapest 1238, Hungary
+36 1 239 0282
08:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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13 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.

Thank BemroseUK
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 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 

1 Thank Robert I
Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
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 

Thank minhleduy
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank ScottishKiwi01
Surrey, England
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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 

Thank Vanessa M
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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!

Thank Mario P
Budapest, Hungary
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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 

Thank Laszlo R
Escazu, Costa Rica
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

Although this restaurant is about 20 minutes from downtown it is worth the trip. The setting is on the water and the view is very special. Then menu is very creative and good. There is a river shuttle that will take you from downtown to the door of the restaurant. Really worth the trip

1 Thank Stuart S
Budapest, Hungary
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

Returned to this restaurant after about 4 years, The quality remained at the same height: decent kitchen, friendly and knowledgeable waiters. Got a quiet corner for the 5 of us, no disturbing music or noise, had an excellent time. Will return definitely.

1 Thank steveblond
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20 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

With a company of ten we had to wait for two hours for a weekday lunch. We were first to arrive and the restaurant was full in an hour. We were last to receive our meals, by the time we all had other appointments to attend. No words!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
European, Central European, Hungarian, International, Eastern European
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, Romantic, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
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
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?