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“Quirky school themed restaurant with great food and service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Iskola Vendeglo

Iskola Vendeglo
Hegedu u. 3, Budapest 1061 , Hungary
+36 1 413 0093
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Ranked #856 of 1,990 Restaurants in Budapest
Cuisines: European, Hungarian
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Merseyside
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Quirky school themed restaurant with great food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

We were following the 'ruin' pub trail around Budapest when we stumbled on this lovely little gem and although the bar area did not seem to be open we decided to eat here. The walls of the attractive restaurant area are papered with old children's reading books which were fascinating and old tin advertising signs. The menu is translated into English. We both had 'beefsteak' with different sauces and I would say it had to be fillet steak, presented in slices like chateaubriand, it was so tender. They cooked the steak exactly as we asked, one medium well and one well done.
There was a good Hungarian wine list with a large wine chiller and warmer cabinets. We had a lovely Sauvignon Blanc.
The waitress was helpful and attentive without being obtrusive. Unfortunately we were the only diners on a Wednesday at around 2030 in August just after the Sziget festival.
It deserves to be much busier!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Reston, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fun and Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This is a funky and fun restaurant and bar. The name of the restaurant means School Tavern. The restaurant has taken over an old school house that had gone to ruin and renovated it using the school theme. Wall paper in one dining room consists of pages from 1960's era school workbooks. Other decor includes school desks, chairs, poster, and science materials. The gym is now a dance floor, and other rooms in the building serve as bars and lounges. It is all colorful, cool, and funky. Food is excellent - traditional Hungarian with a modern, sophisticated twist. Prices are very reasonable.

Visited July 2013
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Budapest, Hungary
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Not-So-Ruin Pub Serves Up Culture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

I cannot really say anything negative about this place, since I have enjoyed every visit here so far immensely. If you want a very high-quality, well-served, high-service Hungarian cuisine experience, this is it. They are fast, they are polite and they serve excellent food. Their wine list is exceptional, and when you are done eating their complex is a hive of cultural and nightlife activities. Go, enjoy and prove me right.

Visited December 2012
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