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“Great, affordable, local cuisine” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lugas Etterem

Lugas Etterem
Bajcsy Zsilinszky ut 15/A, Budapest, Hungary
1302 06 53 93
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Ranked #212 of 1,584 restaurants in Budapest
Cuisines: Hungarian, International
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Indy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great, affordable, local cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

After finishing a guided tour, this restaurant was suggested by our tour guide. The food was fast, hot and priced really well. Even though I only speak English, I had no problem ordering. The location is perfect for lunch after visiting St. Stephen's Basilica. Go, you'll enjoy it!

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  • French first
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English first
Budapest, Hungary
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Top of the tree”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The English translation for Lugas is "arbour" and this restaurant is definitely at the top of the tree when it comes to delicious cuisine, fantastic service and value for money.
Staff are both welcoming and helpful, speaking very good English, German and French. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who is visiting Budapest and is looking for a chance to sample not only some traditional Hungarian dishes but also the excellent choice of creative European/Western meals. I recently enjoyed a tenderloin steak, cooked to perfection, presented with crispy fried onions and steak potatoes ( a bit like potato wedges but home made and much, much better )
Family friendly, Lugas is situated at the rear of St Stephen's Basilica ( directly across the street ) and is definitely worth a visit.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Very nice place and good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Is really a very nice place and friendly. Food is also very good and you can find tipical hungarian food and is also cheap. In the center of the town, make your looking around of Budapest easy, because you can walk around

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hong Kong, China
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“Lugas Etterem - Nice Hungarian food, we'd gladly return!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We had lunch at Lugas Etterem during a recent visit to Budapest and found the meal to be very good on the day.

This restaurant specialises in local Hungarian cuisine, has a nice dining atmosphere and friendly staff. You find it behind St. Stephen's Basilica on Bajcsy Zsilinszky in the city centre.

During our lunch we had the Hungarian Deer Stew with potato fritters (2600ft) that was a very good dish. The venison was succulent, tasty and well well with the fritters (rating 4 of 5). We also sampled the chicken in paprika cream sauce served with dumplings (1950ft). The chicken was tender, easy to carve and the paprika-based sauce was nice. We would have liked it to have been a bit spicier but it was good lunch meal (3.25 of 5).

Happy with our mains, we decided to try dessert at Lugas Etterem, sampling the Lugas style sponge cake (500ft). This was a nice version of this traditional Hungarian dessert (3.5 of 5), something we'd happily order again. A nice melange, served with proper rich coffee (400ft) was also served up at the end of our lunch, ending a very nice lunch.

Overall, we very much enjoyed Lugas Etterem. The seating area was nice and the food we tried pretty good. We'd gladly return for the deer stew and Lugas sytle sponge cake again and would enjoy trying more dishes here as well.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Luxembourg
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Friendly, very good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We found this restaurant without any advice. And it was so good and friendly that we went twice. Of course we took the Goulash soup, but also other meet dishes. We really recommend it as it is also close to many interesting places in Budapest. We went there with our 4 year old child and they have been really sweet. Feeling good there :)

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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