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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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6:00 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

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  • 597
    Excellent
  • 201
    Very good
  • 65
    Average
  • 18
    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
Great french cuisin with fusion Hugaric touches

Great service, wonderfull wine (Ikon 2009 of lake Balton), formidable Kolhorabi rissoto. I took the tasting menu for 11500 huf.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Great service, wonderfull wine (Ikon 2009 of lake Balton), formidable Kolhorabi rissoto. I took the tasting menu for 11500 huf.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

I have been trying to visit this bistro since last year … this time round I managed. And I am so glad I did!! … This is the restaurant for those who appreciate great food and wine. It’s a masterpiece of Hungarian cuisine with a brushstroke of French flavour. We went for the chef’s menu which was a 5-course meal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The food is outstanding and the service is great. The meal was one of the highlights of my trip to Budapest. I went with the chef's recommended menu with wine. Every course was exceptional but I especially liked the fish soup and the Ox cheek. My girlfriend went with the local fish and said it was excellent. The waiter serving... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Food was very tasty and the service was great.This is an intimate restaurant. The food was quality produce well cooked and served with a smile

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic food with attentive service and atmosphere , including very good wine. Just make sure you make a reservation before, worth to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Everything was perfect! Food, service, ambience. Food can be described as Italian with Hungarian touch. Remember to make a table reservation. One of the best meals in town.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

There was live music, exceptionally friendly and helpful staff, and delicious food - what more can I say!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We had no prior knowledge of this bistro and only went there on Thursday 2nd April as it was opposite our hotel and it was pouring with rain! We were made extremely welcome particularly that we did not have a booking. They were fully booked but the very friendly staff found us a table on the first floor. The menu... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This was a lovely evening, beautiful food, attentive wait staff, great ambiance, live music and a couple of metres from where we were staying the Butterfly Home. Yes like previous reviewers have mentioned this is dearer than the usual Hungarian restaurant, however this is quality food and superior presentation. You will not regret dining here and I really appreciated the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Food is outstanding, service professional and knowledgeble. The place is elegant and offers live music. Very good place if you are interested in food and wines. If you wander about ingredients they will even bring them from the kitchen on a silver plater and explain to 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 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?