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Le Bourbon

9-10 Erzsebet Ter, V, Budapest, Hungary (Belváros-Lipótváros)
(1) 429 5770
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Ranked #421 of 1,686 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Neighborhood: Belváros-Lipótváros
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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UK
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59 reviews 59 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Thoroughly recommend this restaurant. It is pricey but you pay for what you get. The breakfast served here is delicious - a great choice of fresh and constantly replenished food. Well worth a visit. We didn't join the Hungarian Night but we did hear and see it and we now wish we did. Take the opportunity if you can!

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Budapest, Hungary
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35 reviews 35 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

A big number of mid to high class restaurants offer discounted three course menus twice a year for a week for a very limited audience. This time we visited Le Bourbon expecting a fine dining experience given that it's the restaurant of Budapest's Meridien Hotel. Unfortunately what they served was less tasty than the offer of a country-side motel. It... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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297 reviews 297 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Sept 28 When I booked this restaurant I thought it offered one of the finest views of the city of Budapest. I was totally wrong as it is in the lobby of a fancy hotel, Le Meridien. Though I had reservations through emails with the manager, Norbert Bocsak, the host could not find my booking. Nevertheless, at noon when the... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Le Bourbon is within the Le Meridien hotel on Erzsébet square. The menu was impressive, but we went for the Hungarian tasting experience and the Gastronomic tasting experience which were seven courses including amouse bouche and there's a different wine for each course, which is explained well and enthusiastically by the waiter. The atmosphere is very pleasant and there was... More

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Sterling, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Nice meal and fun Hungarian show. Easy way to begin our time in Budapest. All inclusive and generous with good wine!

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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65 reviews 65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

we stayed at the Le Meridian Hotel in Budapest and their restaurant is Le Bourbon. On Fridays they have a special Hungarian night, we were lucky to have been there on a Friday. The food was traditional, the music and dancers were local. The band was "a band of brothers" as they were brothers and an uncle. They were terrific!... More

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Noordwijk, The Netherlands
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61 reviews 61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We were staying at the Meridien hotel and it the weather was too bad to go outside. So we chose to have dinner at the hotel restaurant and were quite satisfied. Limited but good choice and great quality. Very interesting wine list with plenty of choice by the glass. Professional service. Make sure to leave some room for the desserts!

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Aboyne, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I had a lovely lunch, but you get what you pay for. Nice choice, although the board that reads "3 course lunch for 5000" is a bit economical with the facts. The budget lunch is 3 types of cold soups, followed by 3 really odd choices for mains and then frozen yoghurt for dessert. I paid extra and had nice... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I've eaten here about five times in the last ten years. In my opinion the cuisine has gone from excelent to good to below average over this time. There has also been a shift from being a predominantly French restaurant serving the odd Hungarian dish to a very mixed menu that excells in nothing. The most disappointing part of the... More

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Lossiemouth, United Kingdom
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117 reviews 117 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We were holidaying in Budapest and we always look out for good places to eat. While this was maybe our most expensive meal of the week it was memorable for all the right reasons, Firstly it is a very classy hotel and our welcome was all that you might expect even though there was only 20 minutes until the buffet... More

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