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Halaszbastya Restaurant

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District I / Buda
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Halaszbastya | Eszaki Hiradastorony, Budapest 1015, Hungary
+36 1 201 6935
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This beautiful castle with an amazing view on Pest is a must-see. Sadly they ruined it a bit by putting a restaurant right in the castle walls. It's overpriced and tacky, and takes away from the experience. Go for the view but don't stay for the food/drinks.

Thank Timo C
Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there to celebrate our anniversary . And it was absolutely perfect choice! The restaurant is actually a medieval castle. So the feeling of being there is very different. I asked a table with river view , witch is very beautiful . Eating and watching Budapest by night... magic. The service was more than perfect, the waiters were excellent... More 

Thank mrsentonis
Perchtoldsdorf, Österreich
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Halaszbastya (Fishermen`s Bastion Restaurant) next to the Budapest Hilton hotel is a most spectacular location on Budapest`s Castle Hill. Divided into two terraces, Danube- and Margarete Terrace overviewing Danube river and Pest district. This restaurant serves Hungarian but also international specialities, champagne cocktails, caviar and a series of well selected menues : Vegetarian, Hungarian Gourmet, Halszbastya, Deluxe accompanked by selected... More 

Thank Herbert B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant has a very unique location. The view is splendid day and night. The food is good quality and the staff is polite.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has superb views over the City and serves wonderful food. The pea soup is amazing. The wines are local and very acceptable.

Thank Alan F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We both had the tasting menu and thought it was fabulous! I was really impressed with the vegetarian tasting menu. The setting and the views are spectacular, well worth a visit.

Thank Alexandfi
Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is beautiful, the view on the city is stunning. I reserved a table for a special occasion and the staff of the restaurant outdid themselves. I got a great table with a balcony and amazing view. The service was great, the food was delicious and served in an elegant manner.The prices were decent. In short: very high quality... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The meñu has very few Hungarian dishes. They have venison from New Zealand, lamb from New Zealand, Tenderloin steak from Argentina done more like the French way which was ok but I was expecting traditional Hungarian dishes. They did have wild boar goulash and veal cheeks which we ordered. We were served by a snooty tall blond waiter. I asked... More 

Thank Girme G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The setting and the restaurant itself are stunningly beautiful. The menu is elegant yet not overly expensive. Good wine list. Make your plans well in advance as it is often fully booked. When arranging, if you want a table at one of the windows you need to be sure you specify "at the window@ otherwise you may find yourself across... More 

Thank Brad G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous restaurant. Since it's on a hill, if sat by a window you get stunning views overlooking the river and town. Can't fault the service or the food. We even got a discount because it was my wife's birthday.

Thank Grant F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$32 - $84
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Halaszbastya | Eszaki Hiradastorony, Budapest 1015, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District I / Buda
  • Neighborhood: District I / Buda
  • Phone Number: +36 1 201 6935
The Halaszbastya Restaurant is not just a restaurant, but an atmosphere, an expression of feeling which is much more complicated to describe than to try out and become a party to the miracle... Thanks to the elegant, neo-Romanesque styled internal space and the well-trained hospitability team the Halaszbastya Restaurant impress their guests with not only its beauty but warm atmosphere as well. Margareta Terrace is the uppermost terrace of the Restaurant with gorgeous panorama. We offer hot drinks in winter time and ice-cold refreshers during the summer heat, while the Danube Terrace, - which is in line with the Danube -, we offer hot and cold dishes from spring to autumn. An excellent venue with wonderful panorama of Budapest and intimate live music provides an unforgettable experience for our guests.The gastronomic style of The Halaszbastya Restaurant: innovative kitchen. We regard it as a challenge to participate in revive the most beautiful tradition of the Hungarian kitchen, and familiarize our typical flavours with our visitors. We paid especial respect to set up our wine selection highlighted Hungarian wines from reputed regions and offer prominent wines from abroad as well. Our sommeliers guide through more than 150 sort of list and recommendations help our guests to choose the best for excellent courses, their mood and gusto.

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Staying in District I / Buda

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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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