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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: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 620
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  • 210
    Very good
  • 67
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Perfect food for the perfect mood!

I have had many delicious dinners in Borssó and I am sure I will have many more in the future too. It is one of my favourite restaurants in Budapest. I can warmly recommend it to everyone for every occasion. All dishes are very tasty and beverages are excellent. The service is perfect the staff is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
otto81
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Budapest, Hungary
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Budapest, Hungary
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I have had many delicious dinners in Borssó and I am sure I will have many more in the future too. It is one of my favourite restaurants in Budapest. I can warmly recommend it to everyone for every occasion. All dishes are very tasty and beverages are excellent. The service is perfect the staff is really friendly and help... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Waiters were very kind but a little bit absentminded. The food was good, creative dishes, good quality ingredients. Nice atmosphere. They have some alive music (Spanish guitar-unplugged) and it was nice.

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The restaurant was very conveniently located next door to our B&B(Butterfly House). The service was impeccable and the food original and very tasty. A fine restaurant in a quiet pedestrian mall.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The food was really good. The service was perfect. They have perfect hungarian wine. I recommend for everyone!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We were lucky to get a table outside. The atmosphere was great and there were two guitarists playing great music, which made our night. The food was very good and so was the wine that the waiter recommended us. Ask for a table outside if it's possible.

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Lossiemouth, United Kingdom
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We booked a few hours ahead and this was just as well as prospective diners were being turned away. We chose from the menu of "specials" and the food was excellent. Service was good and friendly and the craft beers were really nice. Beware, the 2 I had were 7.5%. The 2 guitarists, sitting on the other side of the... More 

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Paris, France
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22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This restaurant was next door to our hotel but what a wonderful discovery. Fresh products very well cooked and served. The bistrot atmosphere inside or outside is nice. The service is just perfect and the bill is honestly very correct. If we had more time we would have come back. Thank you

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Inventive cuisine, affordable prices, courteous waiters, just too bad about the terrace not being opened yet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I think this restaurant is Hungarian style with a twist - regardless, it was one of the nicest restaurants i've eaten in. Reading my other reviews about Budapest restaurants you may think that I am saying this about everywhere, but the restaurant(like many in Budapest) really was delicious. I think fit his restaurant were in Dublin it would be booked... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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129 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

After reviewing all these great comments I was very keen on going to that place but got pretty disappointed: - The place was pretty small furnished which means there was not a lot of room in between tables - The "Oriental music" was very noisy, it was very hard to talk with someone - The food took 45 min although... More 

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EisenbartA, Tulajdonos at Borsso Bistro, responded to this review

Dear tmuc! Thank you for your review! We are sorry that you had such a poor experience in our restaurant. We try to do our best to make our guests perfectly satisfied. We always try to arrange reservations in a way that guest arrive in 30 minutes distribution. Unfortunately you were 30 minutes late, therefore the orders piled up and... More 

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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: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, 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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