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Cafe Gundel

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u5/698 Old South Head Rd, Rose Bay, Waverley, New South Wales 2029, Australia
(02) 9337 3111
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Hours:
Tue 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 8
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  • 14
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good Food

I love their cold cherry soup. So for me it's an absolute winner. My main Grilled Calves Liver was too well done for me. Wife had Paprika Chicken which she said was good. Great flavour and cooked perfectly. Daughter had Veal Knuckle which she said was very tasty. Service was ok. Usually much... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Fitpete
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Sydney, Australia
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I love their cold cherry soup. So for me it's an absolute winner. My main Grilled Calves Liver was too well done for me. Wife had Paprika Chicken which she said was good. Great flavour and cooked perfectly. Daughter had Veal Knuckle which she said was very tasty. Service was ok. Usually much better as this is a very well... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We live locally and dine there often. As it is close to home, we sometimes order takeaway from the menu. The food is always tasty and everyone has their favourite dish. The owner Kathy is very friendly and keen to ensure everyone enjoys their meal.

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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Whenever we are sick of cooking, we head off to Cafe Gundel. The range of choice is extraordinary and although it specialises in Hungarian food, there are other lighter options available which makes it a perfect place for a family or group with many tastes. I always order the prawns and rice dish. I don't eat meat but there are... More 

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Best roast duck and Vienna schnitzels in Sydney. Generous portions. Great flavour. You will keep going back.

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Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

For my recent birthday, we decided to go to Cafe Gundel in Rose Bay. Our family has been there a number of times and each time have had top service, together with beautifully prepared and tasty food. For seven hearty mouths to feed with entrees, main meals deserts and drinks, we were there from early evening to closing time. My... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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116 reviews 116 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Typical middle European hearty fare, not over the top expensive and good for families. Perhaps a little lacking in atmosphere (i.e. not as cosy as 21) and service can be a little slow when busy. Good portions and thankfully they have langosh here - YUM!!!!

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Used to be a great restaurant. Went in there this evening explaining, as we walked in, that me and a friend were just there for a quick coffee. Waitress was very polite, understood and took out a new table for us. However 5-10 mins later the lady in charge specifically walked over to our table and complained to us (in... More 

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Palm Beach, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This noisy little restaurant serves up wonderful Hungarian food. Kathy the owner and her girls make sure that everyone gets served in a timely manner even on a very busy night. The food is always good Hungarian comfort food and anyone looking for just that should make a beeline to this restaurant. You can usually get a table, but it... More 

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london
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

My family and I have been dining at Cafe Gundel for a number of years. We're always welcomed warmly and what we like about the restaurant is its consistent menu. We always know what we're going to order before we walk in the door. We alternate between the Lemon Sole and Veal Knuckle mains and generally order soup starters. My... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

What a surprise and who would have known this was so good and on our doorstep. Last night we dined at Cafe Gundel. The Algerian hostess assisted us with our order of Lagosh (deep fried bread) served with Sour cream, an amazing bean soup...we decided to try more and more on the menu so asked for small portions so this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: u5/698 Old South Head Rd, Rose Bay, Waverley, New South Wales 2029, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Waverley  >  Rose Bay
  • Phone Number: (02) 9337 3111

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Hungarian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?