We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Icon The Restaurant

#229 of 2,345 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
$$
Neighborhood:
District I / Buda
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Hess Andras ter 1-3, Budapest 1014, Hungary
0036 1 889 6757
Website
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

159 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 119: English reviews
UK
Level Contributor
107 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hiltons the world over have a ubiquitous breakfast menu whether it's Hong Kong, New York or Budapest. Often good, seldom great but it's a business hotel so don't expect haute cuisine. This restaurant brings s little bit of Hungary to the table with lots of regional sausages and paprika influenced dishes. Good but never great.

Helpful?
Thank AAGuide
GMHILTONBP, General Manager at Icon The Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear AAGuide, thank you for staying with us and for your review. You are absolutely right that based on our Brand Standards we aim to provide a consistent and good breakfast experience for our international guests. I'm pleased to hear that you discovered our local specialties. I regret that we only met and not exceeded your expectations we continuously work... More 

Henderson, Nevada
Level Contributor
186 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the good fortune to have a table by the window. We watched the sun go down and the lights go on over the beautiful Budapest Parliament. My husband enjoyed the Goulash Soup very much. The salads were quite fresh. The veal stew was especially tasty. Tomas made our two visits very pleasant. The only thing that surprised me... More 

Helpful?
Thank BrooklynDodgers13
GMHILTONBP, General Manager at Icon The Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear BrooklynDodgers13, Thank you for dining twice at our Hilton Budapest I'm pleased to hear that you had a good time with us. I thanked Tomas for their good customer service. Best regards, Zoltan Arvai More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
918 reviews
344 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all the breakfast is very good and free for Hilton Diamonds and Gold. Even has an Asian breakfast offerings like dim sum and noodles. Dinner is very good with a mix of international and Hungarian offerings. Try the spicy goulash other rack of lamb. Both excellent. For dessert try the Black Forest Revolution, a decontructed Black Forest cake.

Helpful?
Thank Chinapjs
GMHILTONBP, General Manager at Icon The Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Chinapjs, Thank you for staying with us and for being a loyal Hilton HHonors Member. I'm pleased to hear that you were satisfied both with our breakfast and lunch offering. I look forward to welcoming you back again. Best regards, Zoltan More 

Level Contributor
154 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For lunch, dinner and also for the buffet lunch on sunday is a great place. Views are really amazing so if you can get a table near the window you would really enjoy the magnificent views. Food is great, servie is really very, very attentive. Good wines selection. The buffet on Sundays is also a great experience.

Helpful?
Thank Sandra V
GMHILTONBP, General Manager at Icon The Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sandra V, Thank you for choosing our Icon Restaurant at Hilton Budapest and for sharing your recent experience with other travelers. I'm really pleased to read that you had a good time with us. I passed your comments to the Team and thanked them for their good service. We all hope to have you back soon. Best regards, Zoltan More 

Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not the best lunch I had, though the service is excellent and the view amazing. I had the mozzarella/tomatoes and pesto for my appetizer then the rack of lamb for the main dish. Neither impressed me. Not bad food, just not one of want to try again.

Helpful?
Thank Hanan M
GMHILTONBP, General Manager at Icon The Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for dining with us and for your honest feedback. Though we did not manage to impress you we still hope that we may have the pleasure one day to welcome you back to ICON restaurant for a greater dining experience. Best regards, Zoltan Arvai General Manager More 

San Francisco, California, United States
Level Contributor
163 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Awesome daily brunch in the Hilton Hotel in Budapest. Great selection and service at their morning brunch. Made to order omelets and waffles available upon request.

Helpful?
Thank Lynne A
GMHILTONBP, General Manager at Icon The Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I appreciate your kind feedback. We are happy to hear how much you liked our breakfast and brunch service. Please come and dine with us again soon. Best regards, Zoltan Arvai General Manager More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Only had breakfast ib the icon but it had plenty of choice lovely views of Budapest from your table excellent staff very friendly on the Buda side of the river lovely views of The fishermans bastion as well

Helpful?
Thank ollyman67
GMHILTONBP, General Manager at Icon The Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for having breakfast with us. I do not hesitate to cascade your complliments on my team. Thank you again, we cannot wait to serve you again at ICON restaurant. Best regards, Zoltan Arvai General Manager More 

Texas
Level Contributor
32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Located inside the Hilton Hotel on top of the hill on the Buda side of Budapest, this restaurant serves up some high quality local cuisine. There are not many restaurants on this side of town and this one stands out. I had the goose liver terrine which was as good as I've had anywhere. The Hungarian veal stew, which you... More 

Helpful?
Thank Gerard L
GMHILTONBP, General Manager at Icon The Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Gerard L, Thank you for taking a moment to share your review. I'm happy to read how much you liked the cuisine of our ICON restaurant I'll forward your comments to the team to make them aware of your great experience of the variety of the menu and their attentive service. Hope to welcome you back soon. Best regards,... More 

Tampere, Finland
Level Contributor
28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

On top of the hill on the Buda side of Budapest the Icon restaurant of Hilton hotel offers a magnificent view over the whole city. The restaurant was almost empty, but it still didn't feel awkward. The service was superb and our dinner just great. Fried Fillet of Veal and Roasted Fillet of Chicken Breast both were excellent choices and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Hannu H
GMHILTONBP, General Manager at Icon The Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for dining with us at ICON Restaurant, I appreciate your lovely feedback. I'm thrilled to read how much you enjoyed the first class food, the service and the magnificent view from the windows. I've forwarded your comments to the Kitchen and Restaurant Team to make them aware of your great experience. Best regards, Zoltan Arvai General... More 

Hove, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
98 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Possibly the best restaurant in Budapest and certainly the best views. Faultless service and amazing food.

Helpful?
Thank PMHiggins
GMHILTONBP, General Manager at Icon The Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind review and visiting ICON Restaurant . I am really pleased you that you have found everything to your liking, the ambient, the food and the view. My team and I look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best regards, Zoltan Arvai General Manager More 

Travelers who viewed Icon The Restaurant also viewed

Budapest, Central Hungary
Budapest, Central Hungary
 
Budapest, Central Hungary
Budapest, Central Hungary
 

Been to Icon The Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$14 - $34
Cuisine
European, Central European, International, Hungarian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hess Andras ter 1-3, Budapest 1014, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District I / Buda
  • Neighborhood: District I / Buda
  • Phone Number: 0036 1 889 6757
Description
Innovation and tradition meet at Hilton Budapest’s Icon Restaurant. Modern and elegant, the stunning new Icon Restaurant embraces the future and yet pays homage to the history of the Royal Castle District. Icon has introduced warm, fresh and contemporary décor throughout to create a relaxed, friendly and informal atmosphere. The Icon is ideal for getting a taste of a culinary experience or to host a special event in the private dining room. Featuring an upscale 250-seat restaurant with a private salon and 16 panoramic windows guests of Icon can choose from a distinctive Hilton Breakfast to an extraordinary à la carte lunch and dinner menu as well as a sumptuous weekend brunch.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Icon The Restaurant and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Icon The Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in District I / Buda

Neighborhood Profile
District I / Buda
The historical center to a city with a multifarious and intricate past, Buda has some of the most outstanding buildings in Europe and an enviable natural landscape with stunning views onto the Danube. Centered around the Royal Palace, it provides a glimpse into the golden years of the Austro-Hungarian empire and the lives led by the aristocracy at the time. Matthias Church, beside the palace, hosted many events attended by the royal family and was the chosen place for the coronation of Franz Josef, one of the Hungarian Habsburg kings. Having admired the palace and the church, a visit to Buda will be unforgettable by the stunning and memorable panorama over Pest offered by the seven towered Fishermen’s Bastion.
Explore this neighborhood