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Columbus Restaurant and Pub


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, European, Pub, Eastern European, Central European
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene

Location and contact

$6 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Bar, European, Pub, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, International
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

Last Saturday we visited this boat restaurant with friends, which is right next to the famous Spoon Restaurant. This was the first time we were at Columbus but definitely many more will follow. The service, tha quality of food were absolutely excellent. We had a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Edit L
Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

Stopped here just for a drink and it was very nice. Lovely and cozy, nice staff, good drinks, reasonable price for the location. Would have stayed for longer but we had a cruise booked. Would go back so that says it all!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mtk67
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Had lunch here, great location on the Danube, friendly staff, good choice of drinks and wide variety of food to choose from.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Maurice B
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

We went there as part of a large group and had a pre-ordered set lunch. The restaurant was very well organised and delivered the food efficiently. As often is the case when restaurants cater for large groups, the food was acceptable but run of the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Peter M
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Only had drinks and dessert, Great location, clean, and nice bathrooms. Prices seemed good. Heard nice things about this place. Slower service than normal but seems to be a nice place for dinner.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank icu4biz
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

This is restaurant in a floating venue on the Danube in the heart of the city accessed from the pest side of the river. I came to this restaurant with my partner to enjoy a relaxed and scenic experience. The environment was relaxed and the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank liamcojeen
Reviewed October 13, 2018

One of the better excursion meals included by Viking. The restaurant is located on a boat docked in the Pest side of the Danube. We enjoyed the ensalada Caprese, chicken and especially the chocolate dessert. Service was efficient considering they were serving 190 patrons. Be...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank elpavorealblanco
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

The Columbus Irish bar and restaurant is a floating venue on the Danube in the heart of the city accessed from the pest side of the river opposite the castle. We didn’t eat here, but the menu looked comprehensive and not to dear. We ordered...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Reynards42
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

The food was terrible and not worth the money. all the tables with a river view were reserved, but was empty for the duration of our dinner, which is unacceptable. The waiter gave us the incorrect bill and then after swiping brought the correct bill....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Ruan S
Reviewed September 3, 2018

We are coming for more than 10 years to this restaurant. We just loved it!! But since last years, the service is getting worse and worse, and the prices higher and higher. It doesn't have the original and good menu's anymore like before. My wife...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Thomas K
Zsu S, Manager at Columbus Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2018

Dear Mr Thomas, We are really sorry about your bad experience with the food, though our kitchen always try to give the best to the guests. We honestly hope that we can welcome you back soon with the same great view, a much better choice...More

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June 28, 2018|
Response from DeborahFL | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if de facto gluten free, but you can always get a salad or some meat & vegetables...
November 1, 2017|
Response from blondiebee | Reviewed this property |
We went on a Saturday evening in August and there was plenty of space. I wouldn't think you would need to book. Have a lovely time.
February 19, 2017|
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Response from birmoen | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I can recommend the place. Together with my whole family (6 adult and 4 children) we had a unforgettable evening with tasteful dinner and lovely music while tha light were glimmering in the water. Good luck to you!
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