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“A must whilst in Budapest!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Spinoza

Spinoza
Dob utca 15., Budapest 1074, Hungary
+3614137488
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Ranked #256 of 2,011 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $20
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Bedford, United Kingdom
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“A must whilst in Budapest!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

After reading several reviews we decided to seek out this restaurant and make a reservation as recommended by fellow travellers. We found the place quite easily and a convenient 20 min walk from our hotel at a stroll so rather pleasant.

On arrival we were greeted by smiling staff and a pianist playing numerous well known songs to get you in the swing of the atmosphere. I'm not really a musical type of person but it did make the restaurant without being to invasive and irritating. The menu has a good choice of foods and excellently priced so you really can't go wrong. In total we had 2 starters, mains and several beers all for a grand price of £35. This was an amazing price for the quality and portion sizes of the food plus the overall experience.

So if you are ever planning to visit Budapest go out of your way to seek out this little restuarant you won't be disappointed!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Stocksund, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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“Jewish cuisine, elderly pianist”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Pleasant place, good food - though like much food in Hungary, heavy on meat and short on vegetables, so order a side salad; even the vegetarian dish was short on veg! Great desserts. The elderly pianist has an extraordinary repertoire - and is discreet enough not to stop conversation. I was unlucky, both dishes I ordered were 'off', but the rest of the party were luckier.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“You would pay a fortune for this elsewhere!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

We visited Spinoza on a weekend trip to Budapest and love, love, loved it. The service was fantastic, the atmosphere, relaxed but fun and the food? Just lovely. If you want a restaurant that has a Parisian/European vibe with that Hungarian flair then this is the place for you.

We paid well under 30 pounds for a shared starter, two mains and two drinks each. The men that served us were attentive but let us be and the piano player had everyone in good spirits.

You will love it here!

Just a note: it is a good idea to reserve a table. We went on a snowy evening in February and they seated us straight away but it was busy. Should I return to Budapest again, I will book to be safe.

  • Visited February 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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Pula, Croatia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“To visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

I was here two nights in a row. It was so wonderfull, i enjoyed it very much, i recommended it to all of my friends and i'm recommending it to you. one of best meals in Budapest,

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great place for lunch or dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

I've visited this restaurant both times I've visited Budapest. The first time for lunch (in the summer) and the second time for dinner (in the winter). Both times I was really impressed with the food and the atmosphere. It is very affordable as well. I would definately recommend trying out Spinoza to anyone visiting Budapest!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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