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Borsso Bistro

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Belváros-Lipótváros
French, Hungarian
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Kiralyi Pal u. 14, Budapest 1053, Hungary
+36 1 789 0975
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: A cozy and charming bistro in the heart of Budapest. French-hungarian...
A cozy and charming bistro in the heart of Budapest. French-hungarian cuisine, excellent reviews about the kitchen and the presence of the owners all the time. Live jazz music every weekend!
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 559
    Excellent
  • 195
    Very good
  • 64
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Last night in Budapest

This was the last night in Budapest for myself and two good friends and we had booked this restaurant following research on the internet. We were very pleased with where we had chosen. We were helped to select the nicest Furmint wine, from the selection they had available and were very pleased... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Summerwine2013
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Guildford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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English first
Guildford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This was the last night in Budapest for myself and two good friends and we had booked this restaurant following research on the internet. We were very pleased with where we had chosen. We were helped to select the nicest Furmint wine, from the selection they had available and were very pleased with our choice. Starters of Fish Soup, Lobster... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We have just returned from a lovely three course meal this evening. The service throughout the meal was fantastic and the ambience of the restaurant was perfect for a quiet romantic meal. We had the parsnip soup and rabbit ravioli for starters and the pasta main was the true standout dish! We would definitely recommend the restaurant to anyone visiting... More 

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Ireland
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97 reviews 97 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Booked a table here as it seemed quite popular. The restaurant is attractive and set over two floors. We chose to sit upstairs as there was a duet playing downstairs and I generally find that quite intrusive. After sitting down, having a glass of wine and perusing the menu we received an amuse bouche which was lovely. I ordered the... More 

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Marone, Italy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

What a wonderful surprise! I heard good things about this place, and after I tried it I can say everything it's true. Very good food, attention to every detail, and a very professional service, the waiters are very kind and they excel in their job. I went with my wife, and every dish it was very good. First they offered... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Visited the restaurant with my boyfriend and this was definately our best dining experience in Budapest. The food and wine was amazing (we ordered their tasting menu), the service was very welcoming and generally we had a fantastic evening. Would recommend this place to everyone looking for a restaurant in Budapest.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

After reading all the positive reviews on tripadvisor, we made this place 'a must' on our 4 day trip to Budapest. First off, the service was incredible. Very attentive waiters, that are very friendly and professional. I'm torn between giving 3 or 4 stars because the service was flawless. However, the food was very disappointing. The lobster ravioli was quite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We went as a couple and had a lovely meal with perfectly cooked very nice food. I would recommend the steak with duck liver. The service was also impeccable and they were very enthusiastic about their food.

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Brussels, Belgium
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84 reviews 84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Borsso is a nice and cosy restaurant. The waiters are friendy and the services is good. It looks like the ox cheek was the best choice on our table, the salads were ok and the fish dishes were rather average.

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Milan, Italy
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

they lost our orders and we had to wait around 35-40 minutes. when they realised the problem, they offered us a refill of (amazing) wine, and brought us the plates in 5 minutes. Nice atmosphere, and good live music (2 guitars, not high volume, really). the dessert (apple pie) was one of the best i ever had. high price for... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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305 reviews 305 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Really enjoyed this bistro, professional and friendly staff. Went for the set menu and was not disappointed. Foie gras, fish soup, ox cheek and a kind of small apple cake. Very good! Also liked that I could taste different wines before choosing. Around 10 different whites and 10 reds by the glass. All local wines. Recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kiralyi Pal u. 14, Budapest 1053, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > Belváros-Lipótváros
  • Neighborhood: Belváros-Lipótváros
  • Phone Number: +36 1 789 0975

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 53
  • Cuisine: French, Hungarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

A cozy and charming bistro in the heart of Budapest. French-hungarian cuisine, excellent reviews about the kitchen and the presence of the owners all the time. Live jazz music every weekend!
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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