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Borsso Bistro

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$$$
Neighborhood: Belváros-Lipótváros
French, Hungarian
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Borsso Bistro
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Kiralyi Pal u. 14, Budapest 1053, Hungary
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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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Visitor rating
  • 530
    Excellent
  • 189
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Affordable & tasty gourmet restaurant

Highly recommended restaurant. We had a very good time. Waiters were very friendly and helpful. Had parsnip risotto and then stuffed quail. Well prepared and tasty. Overall bill for 2 incl. appetitive and wine 90 euros.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 25, 2014
Emm A
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Athens, Greece
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Athens, Greece
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Highly recommended restaurant. We had a very good time. Waiters were very friendly and helpful. Had parsnip risotto and then stuffed quail. Well prepared and tasty. Overall bill for 2 incl. appetitive and wine 90 euros.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Our hotel recommended this restaurant for my husband's birthday dinner and we weren't disappointed. The dinner was delicious and my husband particularly appreciated the wines that were selected to match the menu. It was good value for money & very friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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Tel Aviv
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

This was a really great dinner. The service was impeccable, the dishes were all very tasty, served professionally. The atmosphere was romantic, local and relaxed. This is one of those places that you come to and say a big wow. Small disappointment was the price of the bottle of wine that we ordered (Birtokbor) which was really excellent. The price... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

We went to Borsso with high hopes. We were warmly welcomed and given a glass of prosecco on the house. My husbands starter of liver pate was thoroughly enjoyed with wine recommended by our waiter. Service was excellent with all dishes explained and recommendations made by our waiter. My main course of beef cheeks was lovely, husbands lamb paprika looked... More 

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EisenbartA, Tulajdonos at Borsso Bistro, responded to this review

Dear RichandShelly! We apologize for the inconvenience, of course we checked what had happened, however I am afraid that there had been a misunderstanding. Our restaurant offers complimentary aperitif only in certain cases. Following the general routine the waiter asked you if you’d like an aperitif, you asked for prosecco and therefore it happened to be present on the itemized... More 

Budapest, Hungary
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Amazing food, polite and knowledgeable service, friendly atmosphere with good music and one of the best wine lists in Budapest. Do not miss it!

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Dunchurch, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Three of us had dinner here having decided on the basis of tripadvisor reviews, which should be always taken with a pinch of salt - people of all backgrounds come with different expectations and something rated as 'the best food I have ever had' by some would be OK/mediocre for others. I had 'Duckliver roulade with figs and salad' as... More 

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EisenbartA, Tulajdonos at Borsso Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Dunchurch! Thank you for you review! We are so sorry that you have bad experience in our restaurant. We trying our bests to do our job in hospitality. We would like to asure you that the produces that we use are all fresh, seasional and premium quality, to fully satisfy all our customers now and in the future. We... More 

Dublin, Ireland
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Went here one cold night in december. Seated at a table downstairs which was the only downside of the evening as the door was constantly opening and closing with people coming and going allowing for a constant freezing breeze into the restaurant. Service is 5 star waiter was knowledgeable when it came to the wine list and which hungarian wine... More 

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

An absolute must if you're in budapest!! I went last night with my partner and it was the most delicious food I have ever had. I had lamb paprika, he had ox cheek both so flavoursome. There was lovely live music in the form of two men playing traditional music. The waiter spoke perfect English and reeled off the specials... More 

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Tampere, Finland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I have been to Gundel, spoon, but I have to say the service from Borsso Bistro is the best. The waiters in the restaurant make you feel very comfortable.

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Budapest, Hungary
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We celebrated BD with family in Borsso Bistro. We received champagne as a gift. The atmosphere was great. The food were excellent. The service was high quality, professional. Thank you!

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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 26 - 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?