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#154 of 1,288 Hungarian in Budapest
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District I / Buda
0.2 miles from Halaszbastya
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Hungarian cuisine from the "good old days" gets a modern update at 21. The dishes maintain all the rich flavors of their original preparations, but here they are lighter, celebrating fresh ingredients from the farmer's market. This is an old-fashioned, quality Hungarian restaurant re-imagined through a modern lens.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our guide, Ezther, booked us a table at this resturant, in Buda area! Very kind team, very very good and fine cooking and well prepared dishes, starters and desserts for a good price. The restaurant itself is nicely arranged as well. Go there and enjoy...lunches, diners and quality of food!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 30, 2020 via mobile

Nice location...service very good...simple Hungarian dishes. Little expensive but you are in the sweet and romantic area of Budapest

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 20, 2020 via mobile

Very friendly service with great wines and food !!!! Thank you! I had the rack of lamb and it was perfect! Also tried the dessert wines from Hungary ( first time ) and I was blown away . The sommelier has great knowledge and good...explanation I would definitely come backMore

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 15, 2020 via mobile

Try the Hortobagyi pancake as an appetizer! Followed by their Wienerschnitzel , you’ll be in heaven....excellent service and great value! Highly recommended!!!

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 6, 2020 via mobile

Great location, wonderful terrace and an excellent wine list. I’ve tried only salads and desserts which were very delicious; I can only assume that the hungarian dishes are the same quality. My only remark is the rather limited menu (which isn’t neccessarly bad) but as...a vegetarian it was not an option for me to have a main meal. Otherwise I would recommend 21 without a doubt, and go back for lighter meals anytime!More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed June 28, 2020

Lovely place with excellent location, very kind staff and flawless food experience. I do recommend for somone who is looking for good place in Buda Castle.

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed March 12, 2020

My boyfriend and I ate here during touring around Buda, and it was the best meal of our whole holiday. We couldn’t believe the quality of the food for how cheap it is. I had the chicken supreme and my boyfriend had the pig knuckle...- would really recommend! Staff are so friendly and it was a lovely sunny day so we sat outside which really made it extra lovely. Would recommend to anyone visiting Budapest!More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 7, 2020 via mobile

First time that I'm giving a 1 star on Tripadvisor, after eating here today. Food was average, with soup being cold and other dishes very average although with a nice presentation... The worst thing was an extremely rude waiter who did not want to bring...us starters before the soup and started arguing with us. When we asked him to bring the starters, he agreed, yet he did not bring them until we finished the soup. Afterwards he was rude as if we have offended him. When we asked for the bill he said 'yes' but then completely forgot about us. Had to ask another timr and wasted half an hour waiting for the bill. Completely put off by the customer service. Avoid the place at all costs.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 4, 2020

This was the ideal spot to stop for lunch after walking around the Buda Tower and Palace area in the rain. The service was really good, our waiter was very friendly and made good recommendations. The food was very tasty (mushroom ravioli and duck breast)...and with a chocolate cake to finish it off. Possible our best meal in Budapest.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 1, 2020

We drove here by the blue bus. Walking from Mathias church. I had hortobagy palacinka and my daughter Wiener schnitzel, and it was excellent. Also the stuff was nice and polite, they let us eat outside (normally you can only drink outside...), so we had...a nice view in a mild february weather. I highly recommend.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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May 30, 2019|
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Response from ChrisF2430 | Reviewed this property |
as far as I can remember, they accept most credit cards
Ruth S
October 10, 2018|
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Response from mikomimie | Reviewed this property |
Not really. The service is bad and food is bad too.
December 27, 2017|
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Response from Sanjay B | Reviewed this property |
You need to check this with the restaurant directly.
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