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Borsso Bistro

Travelers' Choice award winner
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Neighborhood:
District V / Inner City
French, European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
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Kiralyi Pal u. 14., Budapest 1053, Hungary
+36 1 789 0975
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Today
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I booked to go to Borsso bistro which is tucked along a back street and we are so glad we found it whilst out walking one evening. Wow what a find the food was amazing I had the duck with barley risotto and mushrooms something very different for me, my husband had ox cheek both were delicious.... More 

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1 Thank JULIE R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The best duck I've ever tasted - superb attentive service, beautiful setting, live music, and surprise treats in between courses. Superb!

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1 Thank Elizabeth G
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So lovely. Made a reservation but didn't really need one. Have no idea why because this spot is pure fried gold. What here with my partner in June dinned al fresco there was live music (two guitarists) that were very good, played renditions of classic favorites at a lovely VOLUME for dinning (I've been in some places with live music... More 

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1 Thank Katie T
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Read many good stories from TripA, thanks to all writers. You weren't wrong... Food was even my catecory great from the beginning. I trust earlier writers and we take day's goodies which was writing table. I take starter ducksoup, which was exellent with house white wine. Daily fish for main works too. That's was enough, no resource for more desert's... More 

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Thank Tee J
Ireland
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss out on visiting this bistro! Food is seasonal and based on the local markets and the best of the world's offers. There is a great selection of Hungarian wines which can be paired with food. Lemonade is great if you don't want a tipple. I have a food intolerance and the staff were exceptionally helpful. We spent a... More 

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1 Thank Sightseeing2008
Torokbalint, Hungary
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were here at first some months ago with friends, and it was great. And today as well, same friends, same waiter. (It is a pity i do not know his name!) He remembered us, also who took the still water and who the fizzy:) the food is excellent, the entrees, main dishes, desserts as well. We really tried through... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful food at reasonable prices w very attentive service. We arrived on time for out reservation and our table was not ready yet, due to the previous diners still eating.We were each given a glass of sparkling wine on the house for our trouble. The food was excellent and the service very attentive. We sat outside while eating and listened... More 

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1 Thank gkcummings
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

food is amazing in budapest so many choices to choose from! everything is so cheap its incredible . great place to eat stunning meal and lovely staff

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Budapest in the midst of January together with my girlfriend. We spent our time doing a lot of tourist stuff during the day, and in the evening I put a lot of effort into finding the best places to eat. Borssó Bistro came out as the superior restaurant during our stay, with amazing people giving us relatively... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was amazing and by far the best restaurant I have visited so far in Budapest. They gave us extra watermelon slushies at the end which is always a plus.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$17 - $53
Cuisine
French, European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kiralyi Pal u. 14., Budapest 1053, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District V / Inner City
  • Neighborhood: District V / Inner City
  • Phone Number: +36 1 789 0975
Description
A cozy and charming bistro in the heart of Budapest. French-hungarian cuisine, excellent reviews about the kitchen and the presence of the owners all the time. Live jazz music every weekend!

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District V / Inner City
Discover the Inner City along the banks of the Danube, with its fashionable shops and iconic buildings. The Inner-City Parish Church and St. Stephen’s Basilica stand out as two of the finest examples of architecture in the area. If you are still hunting for more historical treats, then the ruins of the medieval city walls on Kecskeméti Utca are a must-visit while the Soviet War Memorial is also worthy of attention and relevant to Hungary’s more recent history. If shopping is on your itinerary, then be prepared: the market squares in this area are an absolute delight, particularly during the Christmas period, but even throughout the year you’ll find the latest trends in the shops on Vaci Utca.
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