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“Absolutely shocking!” 1 of 5 stars
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Kiraly Utca 41, Budapest, Hungary
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Ranked #1,613 of 1,993 Restaurants in Budapest
Cuisines: French, Bistro
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5 restaurant reviews
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“Absolutely shocking!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

Just back from a wonderful city break in Budapest only slightly spoiled by the worst & most appalling service I have ever came across - staggeringly bad! 4 of us stopped by Patent Bar for one for the road after a meal, the bar was empty bar 2 people and the barmaid with a sneer that wouldn't win her employee of the month - put it that way. Her boyfriend turned up & both went outside for a smoke & a snog. Having hung about for 15 mins I went outside to ask her for the bill. Got ignored so went back out again & got absolute dogs abuse 'as she hadn't had a break for an hour' - I kid you not. We then got a mouthful of abuse from the boyfriend clearly enraged as we'd split the tryst up! I can laugh at it now but seriously the worst ever!! Don't go near it - for one of that miserable c@w there were a 100 delightful places to have a drink!

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  • English first
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Nice looking staff but the service is awful”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I have been here three times, the drinks are reasonable and well priced and the place has funky décor (eg cool colourful skull wallpaper) but the staff are disinterested at best (first 2 times) and downright rude other times. Asking for an English menu is met with eye rolling (despite the fact they HAVE an English menu, so they CAN bring you one IF they want to) - it is more usual to pay after you have finished drinking (the first time we went here and in most other bars in Budapest) - they bring you a bill when you ask for it ('Kerim a samlat' in Hungarian) - but the third time we went the person demanded we pay first (after being difficult about things on the menu not being available) but in a rude way. Anyway, it was all a bit unsatisfactory in a city that has loads of cool bars you can go to instead. Shame, because it's in a cool area and LOOKS like it should be a good place to chill.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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