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“A splendid small French restaurant on the Buda side of the Danube” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pavillon de Paris

Pavillon de Paris
Fo utca, 20, Budapest 1011, Hungary
+36 20 509 3430
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Ranked #245 of 1,797 Restaurants in Budapest
Price range: $12 - $28
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Well known for its ivy clad ancient walls and huge trees, nestling at the foot of the Buda Castle hill, right in the heart of the city, it is a haven of peace and charm. Its new hungarian chef and new french management team are looking forward to sharing with you their passion for French cuisine, under the expert tutelage of the French chef Marc Meneau ( two stars in the Michelin guide ).
Franklin, Tennessee
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“A splendid small French restaurant on the Buda side of the Danube”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Pavillon de Paris is located in an older building a short walk north from the Chain Bridge on the Buda side. In good weather there is a lovely garden for outdoor dining, and during cooler or wet weather, there is a cosy dining room with seats for about 30 . The menu is French in style but the ingredients are local, absolutely fresh, and seasonal. At lunch time there is a bistro menu of two or three courses modestly priced around $15-20, and, often, a three course slightly more elaborate menu for about $24, or one can order a la carte. At dinner there are several table d'hote menus as well as a la carte choices. Good Hungarian and French wines are available by the bottle - or the sommelier will suggest pairings by the glass for each course. During our visits my wife and I have found the selections by the sommelier (who also doubles as a waiter and who is assisted by an able second in command) to be excellent and very reasonably priced (from $4-$9). The meals we enjoyed (lunch and dinner) were creative, beautifully presented, and delicious. Particularly interesting was a starter of roasted calamari stuffed with mild goat cheese cream and served with thinly sliced roasted zucchini and a puree of Jerusalem artichokes. The traditional confit de canard was "re-done" as finely diced and perfectly cooked duck within a delicate pastry shell and served with a red wine reduction with raisins along with seasonal root vegetables. The service was attentive and prompt, and it was impressive to listen to the waiters move smoothly from Hungarian to English to German to French as they moved among the tables. This restaurant is comfortable and pleasant with superb food and excellent service. Reservations are recommended especially when the weather limits the tables to those which are inside.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saskatoon
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8 restaurant reviews
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“Beautiful and tasty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

The location with outdoor seating in a garden-like area with old ruins was wonderful. The food and service were excellent and it was so peaceful after a busy exploration of the castle area. We had lovely wine paired to the food. I highly recommend a summer lunch or dinner in the garden.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Exceptional!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012 via mobile

Amazing food in a beautifully atmospheric restaurant!

Service was the best we've ever experienced!

The food was exceptional!!

We'd eat there every night if we could!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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“A delight!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

This is a wonderful restaurant - the food, service, presentation, and atmosphere are superb. We went with two different tasting menus that exceeded all expectations, the wine pairings from local selections were delicious (I snagged a few label pictures so that I can take home some bottles), the service was excellent and the setting in the garden was elegant and intimate. We happened across this restaurant on our first night in Buda after checking into our hotel and could not have asked for a better end to the day!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Margaret River
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Food was delicious, service matched”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

We shared a wonderful night here. Food was delicious, portions were not huge which really suited us. The wines were local recommendations and we left having enjoyed a lovely time in this garden restaurant we had seen on our afternoon walk.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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