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“What an experience!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Szimpla Kert

Szimpla Kert
Kazinczy utca 14., Budapest 1075, Hungary (District VII / Jewish Quarter)
1 300 4009
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Ranked #19 of 1,987 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Sandwiches, Vegetarian, Delicatessen, Cafe
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast
Neighborhood: District VII / Jewish Quarter
Description: Szimpla Farm Shop under 7. Kazinczy street is open for you! We couldn't take it anymore that you can only buy these producer goods on Sundays, so we made the essence available for the weekdays too. Soups with meat and vegetarian, Mangalica hot dog, sandwiches from the best available materials from real producers. Cakes, cookies, strudels from sweet cheese, poppy seed, apple, all from Szimpla.
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“What an experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013 via mobile

Szimpla is a ruin pub and like nothing else you would find in Britain. As others have said the place is quirky, full of junk as furniture and graffiti on the walls but it is phenomenal!

It's a large pub over two floors with covered and uncovered outdoor areas. There is a projector screen outside on which you can watch old films whilst sitting on a high lifeguards chair, gym apparatus or even cinema seats.

For two drinks it ranged from £3-5, which is reasonable.

Tip: Go at night to get the full effect. All the nooks and crannys are lit up and there are also shisha pipes to be enjoyed whilst kicking back in a bath tub.

Take a pen and scrawl a message on the wall.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Awesome place that keeps on surprising !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Walk in this place and be surprised. Very creative interior, every area has something unique. I was here in Feb 2013, and every night (Wed-Sun) there seemed to be a good buzz without being overcrowded.

Prices for drinks are slightly expensive for Budapest standards, but very reasonable for Western standards. Food is very decent pub grub: large portions, and exactly what you would expect. I enjoyed the "letso": greasy mix of tomato, pepper, spicy sausage, bread, and big flavours.

This is a great place, in a buzzing street with lots of pubs and restaurants. There are inside and outside areas: try them all. Different styles of music, and usually live music and/or DJs.

Make sure to visit Szimpla, and keep your eyes open when you do !

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews
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“Amazing cozy place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

I visited this (kind of) pub last month. Very cool vibe, I stayed long and would stay even longer:)

I would recommend it to anyone visiting Budapest to go to Szimpla at least one night or for one beer. Thanks guys for the nice time.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Funky junk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

This place was recommended to me by someone I know who lived here, so it was good to also find it rated highly here on Trip Advisor. This bar has a wide open central area with small themed rooms off to the side. This run-down old building was decorated with old CRT monitors, broken bicycles, old car seats, pieces of old toys etc. Nice range of palinka, a bit over priced compared to other bars in Budapest but still below many other European countries.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“a must see”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

One of the so called "ruin pubs" in Budapest. Great place to a drink or two and meet young local folks.

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