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Bock Bistro

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Erzsebet krt.43-49., Budapest, Hungary
+36 1 321 0340
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 472
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    Very good
  • 59
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  • 21
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  • 11
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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
Buzzy atmosphere and large portions

Next door to the Corinthia Hotel, this wine bar/restaurant is very busy and it is recommended to book. Be aware that some dishes are enormous ( the "pork chop" was actually 2 chops each the size of a dinner plate- for one person !). The venison was excellent. The enormous wine list is fascinating... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Dorset, U.K.
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Dorset, U.K.
Top Contributor
312 reviews 312 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Next door to the Corinthia Hotel, this wine bar/restaurant is very busy and it is recommended to book. Be aware that some dishes are enormous ( the "pork chop" was actually 2 chops each the size of a dinner plate- for one person !). The venison was excellent. The enormous wine list is fascinating- but be guided by the wine... More 

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Teesside, England
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Ate here as part of a birthday celebration week. Food fell well short of what we expected. Wine was okay, but after asking waiter to recommend a wine we felt that he took advantage on the price of the wine he recommended. Yes the place is very popular, but there are far better places in Budapest. I think it lives... More 

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PM_QualityManagement, Vendégkapcsolati vezető at Bock Bistro, responded to this review

Dear ssarahneil! First of all we would like to thank you that you spent time to share your thoughts and experiences here with the community. I regret that your recent visit was not satisfactory. I am really sorry, that this time we couldn’t meet your expectations and that you were not satisfied with your food. We are very sorry for... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

When you step off the plane, this should be your first visit for a delicious Hungarian meal. They haven't forgotten their traditions but they bring food into the millennium. The wine selection is gorgeous. The atmosphere is hip, welcoming. Attila, our waiter, had a great sense of humor, guided us thru the best food choices & wines, never pretentious. A... More 

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PM_QualityManagement, Vendégkapcsolati vezető at Bock Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Sylvike! First of all we would like to thank you your lovely review and that you choose us! We are more than happy that you spent a pleasant time with us! It’s also good to hear that you were so much satisfied with our dear waiter, Attila. I will certainly share your kind words with him. We cannot thank... More 

New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Staff are efficient and friendly. Food is above average, and the wine list has a lot of interesting options from Hungary.

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PM_QualityManagement, Vendégkapcsolati vezető at Bock Bistro, responded to this review

Dear ParkerNolita! How kind of you that you shared your honorific review here with us and the community! Your nice thoughts ensured us that we are on the right way. It is such a pleasure to know that you found our food „above average” and that our wine list was also interesting for you! We are more than happy that... More 

United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My wife and I had a fun evening at the restaurant. All of the staff were very friendly and welcoming. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about wine pairings with the food we ordered, and recommended different wines to go with each course - all of which were delicious. The food was excellent. We had the venision soup, fried mushrooms, lamb... More 

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PM_QualityManagement, Vendégkapcsolati vezető at Bock Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Dante M! Thank you so much for your charming review! Your lovely feedback about our waiter, who “was very knowledgeable about wine pairings with the food " means a lot to us. We will certainly share your kind words with our staff. They are always more than delighted about it. It is an honor to know that you were... More 

Seoul, South Korea
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed an absolutely fantastic evening at Bock Bistro. The food was delicious, especially the venison and duck liver which my wife said was one of the best dishes she had ever eaten. The service we received from Jozef was exceptional and his wine recommendations were great. Having dinner here is really a must if you are... More 

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PM_QualityManagement, Vendégkapcsolati vezető at Bock Bistro, responded to this review

Dear „M L”, How nice of you to take the time to share your recent experience about our restaurant! It was our great pleasure and honor to host you, we do appreciate your kind words. It is really good to see that you and your wife had an “absolutely fantastic evening” at Bock Bistro. In fact, we are more than... More 

Wales
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The bistro is a charming room with lots of atmosphere and on arrival the service was prompt and efficient. The Tokaj was an excellent accompaniment to the goose liver pate but the main course was disappointing. The wild boar cheek was fibrous and not as succulent as it should have been. Having ordered three different wines by the glass we... More 

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PM_QualityManagement, Vendégkapcsolati vezető at Bock Bistro, responded to this review

Dear „starlightravel”, Thank you for taking your precious time to leave your thoughts here on Tripadvisor. I am thrilled that you think our bistro is a “charming room with lots of atmosphere” and that you found the service “prompt” and “efficient” on arrival. It is really impressive to see that the goose liver did meet your expectations and that the... More 

Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We had dinner here on March 25th after a very long day of travel. An excellent introduction to Budapest! Our waiter was very welcoming and patient with our language barrier and helped us pick wines for each course. The dishes on the menu are simple, but prepared wonderfully. We started with a meat plate for two, and then had the... More 

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PM_QualityManagement, Vendégkapcsolati vezető at Bock Bistro, responded to this review

Dear „Angela G”, What a charming review! Thank you very much for sharing it with us. It is such an honor to know that we could be the first positive experience you had after your arrival to Budapest. On behalf of the waiter who served you during your stay I would like to say a special thanks for the incredibly... More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

During our 4-day stay in Budapest last week, my partner decided to take me to this restaurant for my birthday, based on reviews. We weren't disappointed. Despite booking in the morning of the same day, they made the effort to accommodate us close to the time we wanted (from 8.30 pm to 9.00 pm, while at first only from 9.30... More 

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PM_QualityManagement, Vendégkapcsolati vezető at Bock Bistro, responded to this review

Dear „Lydiaaries”, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your comments with the Tripadvisor community. First of all, I would like to wish you a very happy birthday, it was our pleasure to have you for this special occasion. I am truly glad that everything, if we could say that, was perfect from the very beginning. We... More 

Budapest, Hungary
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

First visit to the Bock Bistro afternoon and were not disappointed. My husband and I ate a frying pork chops( huge portion 😋) and a venison stroganoff which was excellent. Attila the waiter our thanks for patience and competence talked about food and we spent a pleasant time. Thank you Bock Bistro. Good start for us. We will be back... More 

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PM_QualityManagement, Vendégkapcsolati vezető at Bock Bistro, responded to this review

Dear „Abelos83”, We were extremely glad to read your five-star review about your recent experiences at Bock Bistro. We are more than happy that you spent a pleasant time with us and what is more, that you were extremely satisfied with your dedicated waiter’ nice attitude. Our colleagues are always delighted to hear such a great feedback about their work,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Erzsebet krt.43-49., Budapest, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > Erzsébetváros
  • Neighborhood: Erzsébetváros
  • Phone Number: +36 1 321 0340

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?