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“Great views, great food and very friendly people” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Robinson Restaurant

Robinson Restaurant
Varosligeti to, Budapest 1146, Hungary (Városliget)
+36 1 422 0222
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Ranked #339 of 1,989 Restaurants in Budapest
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European, Hungarian
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Városliget
Description: Robinson restaurant opened in 1989 on the small island of gastronomy at Varosligeti Lake, a few minutes on foot from Heroes' Square (Hosok tere). Over the past decades it earned popularity among the citizens of the capital as well as the expatriate community of Budapest. Numerous great celebrities - Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Robert Redford, David Copperfield and Larry Hagman to name but a few - have tasted the delicacies prepared in the kitchen of the Robinson. The environment of the restaurant is no less hospitable. The Museum of Fine Arts, the Budapest Zoological and Botanical Gardens, the Amusement Park of Budapest, the Great Circus and several other landmarks are located in Varosliget. Mediterranean environment, homely atmosphere, live Latin guitar music and an excellent kitchen guarantee a memorable evening spent here.
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great views, great food and very friendly people”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Our trip to Nessebar Old Town was made all the better for our visit to the Restaurant, they had three dinning areas on three different levels all looking out to sea.
Each member of staff did their utmost to make feel welcomed and comfortable.
The fish sold there was caught just the night before, it was very tasty to eat.
Two teenage girls on the next table had Lobster, it was quite funny to see them trying to break into the shell, but the staff were brilliant in helping them especially in not causing them any type of embarrassment.
There are so many restaurants on this little island but I would go there again any time.

Visited June 2014
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ORM2014, Manager at Robinson Restaurant, responded to this review, June 30, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you very much for your nice comment. We are really happy that you enjoyed the time spent here with us. Quality is our top priority, and I am glad that we could meet your expectations. We look forward to welcome you on another occasion in our restaurant!

With kind regards,
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Unpleasant experience at resturent Robinson, Budapest”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We had not read or heard about this restaurant before but it looked very attractive from outside so we went in. When we came inside however, our initial positive perception was completely wrong. The waiters seemed very aloof and certainly did not make us feel welcome. After receiving some menus, we ordered pasta, a salad and a side dish. The waiter seemed to find our order very amusing presumably due to the lack of meat being ordered (I am a vegetarian) and broke out into laughter. This was very uncomfortable for the both of us. Following this episode, we then had to wait over 45 minutes to receive our order. In the meantime, other people arrived and received their order before us.
I have never felt so unwelcome in a restaurant before and the service was so unprofessional.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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ORM2014, Manager at Robinson Restaurant, responded to this review, June 23, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you very much for your feedback! I strongly regret, that your last visit was not satisfactory in every aspects. I would like to let you know, that we take all your criticism with the utmost seriousness, and we are currently investigating this case. I sincerely hope, that you will give us another chance, when we can host you in our restaurant, when we will be beyond your expectations!

With kind regards,
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“A great find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

Found this restaurant by chance when looking for lunch before going to the zoo (which is also worth seeing).
This restaurant has a really lovely setting, with tables out on a deck literally on the river - very pretty. Service was fine and the prawn Caesar salad very good. Recommended.

Visited June 2014
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ORM2014, Manager at Robinson Restaurant, responded to this review, June 23, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you very much for your nice comment. We are really happy that you enjoyed the time spent here with us. Quality is our top priority, and I am glad that we could meet your expectations. We look forward to welcome you on another occasion in our restaurant!

With kind regards,
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“Great location and food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We had a very enjoyable meal here overlooking the lake on the terrace. The food was excellent and had old favourites with twists. Defintelay worth looking at the 'Mamma's Kicthen' specials. We enjoyed them all. We went here from the Szechenyi baths which are a few minutes walk away. The baths and this restaurant made the perfect night and relaxation and good food.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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ORM2014, Manager at Robinson Restaurant, responded to this review, June 23, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you very much for your nice comment. We are really happy that you enjoyed the time spent here with us. Quality is our top priority, and I am glad that we could meet your expectations. We look forward to welcome you on another occasion in our restaurant!

With kind regards,
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“A night to remember”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Sat outside on the terrace overlooking the lake. The waiter was exceptionally friendly and knowledgable and matched the perfect wine with our main course. The atmosphere was great, the food was lovely and the cocktails went down a treat. What more could you want?

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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ORM2014, Manager at Robinson Restaurant, responded to this review, June 23, 2014
Dear Guest!

It is our greatest reward that you had a fantastic time with us, as our only aim is to privide quality and great atmosphere for our customers! We hope to see you again!

With kind regards,
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