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District I / Buda
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Hess Andras ter 4, Budapest 1014, Hungary
36 1 3756 857
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Bernardsville, New Jersey
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25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We had Goulash soup, Chicken Paprika, and Wild Boar Stew. It was all delicious. Do try their Goulash soup! We found the wines on the menu limited and a bit pricey but the very accommodating host brought us a bottle of Hungarian Cabernet that he recommended. It was less costly and very good.

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Thank nynjtrvlr
Johannesburg, South Africa
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Popped in for lunch. Met a couple friends there. The guy was so incredibly rude we opted not to have lunch. The kicker? He refused to give me change for my cappuccino. I asked, "are you giving me my change?" His response: no. Then got on his cell phone and ignored me. Expletives followed and we left. Don't bother with... More 

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Thank Craiggers
Bucharest, Romania
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

This place has absolutely nothing special, it's quite dusty. Too much local flavour, average dishes and poor plating. Our waiter was not very friendly. Would not go there again and not recommend it to others.

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Thank Dana C
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

there is a restaurant (canteen) which belongs to Budavari Fortuna Etterem (it is just the next door in the small passage). the canteen was closed and we decided to go to the Budavari Fortuna Etterem. Gulash was best of the best. I haven't eaten such a delicious soup since a longe time! must try for gulash!!

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Thank Anitaa31
ponte vedra beach, fl
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58 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This is a La Fiesta Restaurant in Buda. The Ratatouille with polenta was excellent as well as the service. Old world charm with barrel ceilings and beams

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Thank Marietta S
Suva
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

It was indeed difficult to find, and serves local food to local people at local prices. Tourists do visit, if they can find it, and it is clean but basic. The traditional Hungarian food was exceptional in quantity and quality. It was among the cheapest restaurants we visited in Budapest and gives a very good introduction to Hungarian cuisine which... More 

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The passage just off Fortuna Utca has 3 places to eat and drink and I think that some reviewers have mixed them up. The workers cafe which is on the left going up the stairs is Excellent as Lesley P has said. I cannot comment on the restaurant which is first on the left as we didn't visit. However we... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

we went to this bar on our first night, and did they see us coming........ Upon arrival we ordered 4 drinks 1 small beer 1 red wine 1 vodka and lemonade and a cinzao & lemonade, the bar was quite only a couple of locals but it was decorated out beautifully, the barman was a little cold but we put... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

It's not easy to find ...at the church end of Fortuna Utca is a 'proper' sit-down restaurant, but if you walk under the arch, past their door into an unsigned door and go up to the first floor, you will find a very large self service cafeteria - definitely for locals! Grab a tray and go to the servery; there... More 

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1 Thank Lesley P
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

We sheltered from the rain storm as we were doing a scooter your of the city (highly recommend that!). The waiter snapped his fingers at us when he wanted us to move table, didn't give all if us a menu (there were only 3 of us) and at the end barked the price at me, not presenting the bill. And... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Central European, Hungarian, International, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hess Andras ter 4, Budapest 1014, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District I / Buda
  • Neighborhood: District I / Buda
  • Phone Number: 36 1 3756 857

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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.
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