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Budapest Restaurant & Palinka Bar

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273 Glen Huntly Rd, Elsternwick, Glen Eira, Victoria 3185, Australia
+61 3 9530 0849
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just love the food and great big servings, staff are nice. The only down side is it is very cramped in.

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Thank 2beamermaid
Bucky1975, Manager at Budapest Restaurant & Palinka Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review. We hope you visit us again soon. If you have a seat preference, please let us know when you book and we will do our best to accommodate it. More 

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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Huge serves of traditional east european cuisine.good ambience fast service.suggest you go on happy hours half price menu.jug of beer $14

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Thank rob m
Bucky1975, Manager at Budapest Restaurant & Palinka Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. Look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2017

When we first arrived we were greeted with a big smile and a welcome. We were seated quickly and immediately bought a cold bottle of water. Thursday evening when we went was not very busy so the inside noise was not intrusive to our table conversation. I can imagine if the restaurant was full the noise would be significantly more.... More 

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Bucky1975, General Manager at Budapest Restaurant & Palinka Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. We've been catering to hungry families for 12 years now. Hope you come and visit again soon ! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2017

We had the goulash, eat, chicken and pork schnitzels... delicious and generous! Dessert was the strudel.. and although it was a bit of a wait, it was certainly worth it. Warm apple, cinnamon and walnuts.. divine! Our new favourite place, especially for the young kids (5 and 8yr old boys)

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Thank Vcm_9
Bucky1975, General Manager at Budapest Restaurant & Palinka Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. Come and visit us again soon. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed January 26, 2017 via mobile

Four of us went along to Budapest Restaurant for a celebratory meal, and came home satisfied and happy from the experience. Starting with a shared platter entree (including fried Camembert, goulash and nokedli, cucumber, mushroom stuffed with goat's cheese, smoked salmon latke and sour cream - all yumm!!!), we were practically full before the mains arrived. The schnitzels cover the... More 

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Thank Maria G
Bucky1975, General Manager at Budapest Restaurant & Palinka Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review and we're so happy you had such a good time. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. More 

Australia
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76 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2017

Budapest restaurant make the best schnitzels without doubt! You can have veal, yearling beef, chicken, plain or fancy...you name it and they have it. They are all delicious! Take my word on this. I have one every time I go there!v

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Thank BepeAustralia
Bucky1975, General Manager at Budapest Restaurant & Palinka Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. We're very proud of our Schnitzels...all hand tenderised and crumbed to order. See you again soon and thanks for your support! More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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192 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

You know how it feels when you have a favourite restaurant and you have talked it up to your friends but you haven't been for more than a year - apprehension. Budapest restaurant makes the best schnitzel in Melbourne IMHO. That with goulash, wonderful side salads like pickled cucumber and red cabbage and I am in heaven. Once again it... More 

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Thank Robtane
Bucky1975, General Manager at Budapest Restaurant & Palinka Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for the generous review. I'm glad we didn't let you down and thanks for the great support. More 

Melbourne
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118 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed November 19, 2016

Ahh, both of us were hanging out for some of their very good Hungarian based food - me, in particular, for a veal parmigiana. Whilst we have been to Budapest before, we both felt on the night we dined, their lofty standards had slipped just a little. Budapest are extremely generous with their portions - if you are not used... More 

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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Lets just say it very crap food!! First and last time eating there! And i know how good hungrian food can be. Most of the food comes straight from the freezer,peasant potatoes were very blend . Nokedli was cheaply made very watery. Beef stew was way to bitter tasted burnt. "Large premium chicken breast" was 4small pieces instead......I cant belive... More 

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Bucky1975, Manager at Budapest Restaurant & Palinka Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review our restaurant. I'm sorry you did not enjoy your experience on this occasion. I can confirm that we do not use any food from the freezer, our potatoes and nokedli are made fresh daily. The four pieces of chicken in your schnitzel serving were actually premium chicken tenders that are more expensive than... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2016

I have been the the Budapest restaurant before. Even though they were extremely busy, they were very accomodating when I mentioned I was lactose intolerant. The only place where dairy was when cooking the schnitzel was in the egg wash - which they said there was no problems in crumbing another schnitzel. Boy did I enjoy it. A couple of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$18 - $23
Cuisine
European, Hungarian, Eastern European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 273 Glen Huntly Rd, Elsternwick, Glen Eira, Victoria 3185, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Glen Eira  >  Elsternwick
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9530 0849

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?