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“A welcoming restaurant, just behind the main market.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Borbirosag

Borbirosag
Csarnok Ter 5, Budapest 1093, Hungary
+36 1 219 0902
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Ranked #96 of 1,993 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: International, European, Hungarian
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“A welcoming restaurant, just behind the main market.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

We were pleased to find a much-praised restaurant only five minutes or so walk over the river from the hotel we usually stay at, the Gellert. And, coming from the river, you easily find the Borbirosag in the square just the other side of the great covered market.

This position helps to explain why the food is so fresh. (And at lunchtime - if they were to run out of something - it would take them two minutes or so to stock up again). Things started well with the little 'amuse-bouche': for each of us, just a piece of bread, a sun-dried tomato and a caper. But the latter two were the best of their kind we'd ever had, the caper especially being large and juicy.

Jane mentioned this to our waiter, who promptly went off and brought back a dish with a further 7 or 8 capers which, so he said, came from the market, though he didn't know where, as it was the chef who did all the buying. (Maybe we should have hired the chef to show us where; we found out the Hungarian word for 'caper' and discovered three or four places which sold them; but they were all the common or garden small varieties, not the gorgeous beauties from the restaurant).

On our first visit I went for an honest, straightforward dish of pork fillet with butter-beans. As good as I'd hoped it would be. Jane (who, for ethical reasons, won't touch goose liver pate) went for the goose liver lightly grilled and served with what, we were told, is the traditional Hungarian accompaniments.

This she loved so much that, on our second visit, she had the same, while I chose a duck breast just as good as any I've had in Paris, which is saying something.

On each occasion we had some excellent deserts and a glass each of one of the wines for which the restaurant is renowned; not cheap, but first class. We'll be back, next time we stay at the Gellert.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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174 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 858 helpful votes
“Great for Business or an Evening out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I had lunch here with some associates and found the food was excellant and the staff very couteous and accomodating. They wait staff always insured that all our needs were met but allowed us to carry on our conversation with little interruption.

The food is well prepared and generous in portion size ,,, bring your appetite.

Also I found the interior design to be very nice and relaxing almost cozy.

If your near the great market and your hungry you cant do better than here.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Budapest, Hungary
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great food and lovely atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Borbirosag is a great find in Budapest. Their food is delicious with an amazing specials menu that changes every week. The wine list is very good too and gives you the opportunity to discover some very nice Hungarian wines at a fairly good price.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Golden Beach, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great find!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Found this thanks to TA, and did not disappoint. Goose liver superb, as was the duck breast! So was the goulash!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good, but not great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

For starter we had goose liver that was a bit undone (i prefer it more cooked). I would also have preferred some more condiments than that nutchest bread. For main course I had the Argentinian Rib-eye which was good but nothing special. I like to have the meat served with interesting combinations, but here it was simply fried potatoes. No sauce etc.
My sister had pork with gnocchi and mushroom sauce which was great. I tasted it and could come back just to have that.
The place was not bad, but again it was nothing special.

Great service though, and really nice environment (but I'm a person who does not value that as much as the food).

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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