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Borsso Bistro

Kiralyi Pal u. 14, Budapest 1053, Hungary (Belváros-Lipótváros)
36-1-7890975
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Ranked #13 of 1,606 restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $26 - $53
Cuisines: Hungarian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Belváros-Lipótváros
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!
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Brighton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We visited last weekend while the Hungarian Grands Prix was on. We had reserved in advance and just sat down at our table, only to be asked to move, so they could accommodate a bigger party without reservations. The food itself was all pretty nice - we skipped the starter and went straight to the main and desert. Main courses... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We ate at Borbirosag the previous evening and it was way better than Borsso Bristro. Borbirosag is 6 minutes walk away near the far end of the market. Borsso charge 12% service and yes the service was excellent, but not the food. The duck pate entree tasted like butter. The pasta main was crunchy as the pasta was not properly... More

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30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

It's a nice location, staff are friendly, you can sit in or outdoors and there was good live music on the night we went. Menu is fairly limited and food was nicely presented. Price typical for Budapest. So a safe bet but there is much better out there if you look for it.

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127 reviews 127 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Yes, this is one of the best dinners i had in a restaurant and especially in eastern Europe. We walked in here on a saturday, no tables on the outside but still available inside which was great, did read some reviews before we went here so had som expectations of good food. It was so much more, the chef is... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We had a great table outside and they had a small live jazz band playing. It was a wonderful setting. The food quality was really great and they also provided excellent service

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We, a group of 3, had dinner here in June 2014. We had reserved a table and were shown to a table on the mezzanine. The restaurant was nicely decorated (not over-themed) and the waiters were helpful, knowledgeable and courteous. The food was amazing. Whatever we had it was superb. For this standard of cooking, you'd expect to pay a... More

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New York City, New York
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67 reviews 67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This was the best restaurant I've been to in Budapest. Right down the line, from the Food to the Service to the atmosphere; best place in Budapest. I even enjoyed the neighborhood which is a bit away from the typical touristy spots and offered a great walk back to our hotel. (The neighborhood should be seriously re-visited.) The restaurant had... More

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Calgary
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Recommended by our hotel staff (which always take with a grain of salt) this lived up to the billing of great local cuisine. Side street and nice outdoor seating, small selection menu with local ingredients. Very reasonably priced - I had the tasting menu of 4 courses which included salad, goose, pork cheeks and dessert; companions ordered ala carte and... More

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Imatra
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We had a fine dinner ealier this week in Costes (one Michelin star) and it was good, or more that good - but this Borsso Bistro was even better. :) :) Especially the food. Service in both places were excellent, but the unique sauces and excellent raw materials and the knowledge in wine pairing gives an advantage to Borsso. In... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The service was excellent - only surpassed by the food. Hidden away in a quiet side street, the wait staff were extremely helpful and the live music contributed to a great experience.

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