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Chef Cafe

Sorhaz u. 4, Budapest 1056, Hungary
+36 30 211 7368
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Ranked #134 of 1,492 restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $4 - $30
Cuisines: Hungarian
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Description: Our familiar restaurant on two floors is in the heart of downtown, one block from the Danube River (District V, Sorhaz and Molnar street corner), atmosphere of the past century, Hungarian cuisine and good wines.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Description: Our familiar restaurant on two floors is in the heart of downtown, one block from the Danube River (District V, Sorhaz and Molnar street corner), atmosphere of the past century, Hungarian cuisine and good wines.
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Rome, Italy
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

We were walking around looking for a place for dinner and when we saw this beautiful place, with an intimate atmosphere, a few tables, candle lighted, good music, we decided to try it! And it was the best choice of the whole stay in Budapest! There we tried the best hungarian dishes served by the kindest and most professional waiter... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

It was a perfect dinner, with sparking hungarian vine, famous goose liver main course and perfect desserts. Place is friendly and "feel like home" design. Kalman the waiter - and one of the owner, as we found out later - offered several good, local wine, we tried some of them and stick with a rose one, although all were good.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Yorkshire, England
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights in budapest only round the corner from this restaurant. We went the first night of our stay, and if the restaurant had been open the second night we would have gone again, without trying anywhere else. It's a beautiful restaurant, very old worldy feel to it, lots of classic furniture and artifacts. Kalman the owner... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Toronto, Canada
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

The restaurant is a block away from a main tourist street (Vaci Utca) but we found it by chance. ThIs is a shame because we would have been there more often if it had been, as it should be, on everyone's list. I relied on our server/manager to guide food and wine choices and they were superb. The atmosphere was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

The atmosphere of the cafe was good, and it felt like the food was made fresh. The staff was very friendly, and the combination of the carp fillet as a main dish and the vanilla custard as dessert was excellent. Highly recommend.

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Budapest
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

I have visited chef cafe three times already in different circumstances and I loved it every time! It is small and refined without being pretentious, the atmosphere and decor is lovely, the service is great, and the food amazing. I like the fact that it has a small menu because every item on it is made with extra care. We... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Southport
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

We stayed at the Bohem Art Hotel so this lovely restaurant was almost on our doorstep but for some reason we bypassed it each night. On our last night, we couldn't decide where to go and then we had a terrific thunderstorm with torrential rain so that helped us decide - which restaurant is the nearest?! The restaurant was cosy... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

One street back from the riverside this little secret avoids the crush of the tourists. Small menu but all interesting. Attentive service with good selection of wines. No hassle to free your table so you can enjoy your meal and relax with a book.

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Budapest, Hungary
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

We wanted casual but good restaurant after thermal bath without going back to the hotel to dress up but still feel trendy. Chef cafe was perfect, delicious and so friendly. Thank you for the care and we loved the evening!

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Locust Valley, New York
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107 reviews 107 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

We found this by accident while looking for somewhere to eat on a very cold night. We had a wonderful waiter- very funny and helpful. We are still talking about the pumpkin soup which was the best I have ever had. Everything was excellent. What a pleasure!

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