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#1,473 of 1,568 European in Budapest
#2,635 of 2,840 Restaurants in Budapest


European, Grill
Lunch, Dinner
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Reservations

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District VII / Jewish Quarter
0.4 miles from Andrassy Avenue
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Reviewed March 13, 2020 via mobile

We absolutely loved our dinner here. The waiter was prompt, kind and funny. He described the differences in the meals to us and we had the best Goulash ever here. Big lovely glasses of wine for a very reasonable price. Highly recommend visiting this little...place!More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed January 25, 2020 via mobile

Do not go here! There are so many other places in Budapest where you can eat quality Hungarian food for much cheaper. The service was hostile, rude and forceful. We sat ourselves down on a table that was full of menus we had to clear...ourselves. When I asked where the vegetarian option was I was told to “look for myself it’s on the menu”. I opted for the grilled cheese salad ... paying almost £10 for some cold cheap cheese on a bed of lettuce ! And the waiter said “thank you for adding a tip ... yes” before I tapped my card ! It all happened so quickly it felt like I was forced into the tip before I knew what I was doing. Sad that this was our last meal in Budapest. Was awful, avoid at all costs !More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed October 9, 2019 via mobile

This never happened to me. When we asked what the extras on the bill were, the waiter did not know. All he said was that it must be paid. In general, the service was very bad. When we‘ve called them they did not react at...all and also were very unfriendly. When we left, the man even screamed after us „Goodevening stupid man“. They were not professional at all. The food wasn’t the best either. I would not recommend to eat there.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed June 10, 2019

My wife and I ended up in the Grill and Chips after being turned away from the busy Getto Gulyas restaurant across the road. Being our first night in Hungary and wanting to try traditional Hungarian fare I ordered the beef goulash and was disappointed...with the meal. The food was not that hot when brought out and the meal lacked any great taste. My wife's meal was smothered in chips that were not crisp so could not recommend this place to eat. Did have nice beer on tap though. Suggest try elsewhere if looking for restaurants in the old Jewish quarterMore

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed May 26, 2019 via mobile

WATCH OUT – this place has now renamed itself “Patkos – Hungarian Bistro” given the numerous negative reviews received. Food was barely edible (probably frozen), staff was rude, unprofessional, frustrated and arrogant to customers, service was unreasonably slow (place not that crowded). Not many vegetarian...options and none tasty. No vegan options. Mandatory undeserved 10% service charge. Dirty toilet without toilet paper rolls. Plenty of nearby nicer and cheaper places to try.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed February 26, 2019 via mobile

Food was average but the service were terrible. The staff lady and the man were so moody and rude. Got the final bill, included service. When we asked them about it, but they claimed it wasn't a tip but just the service,they said.

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed January 4, 2019

We spent New Year in Budapest and on the 30th struggled to find a restaurant for evening dinner. This place is now called Hungarian Bistro or A Patkos Bistro and is well worth a visit. We called in as a party of 6 wanting to...eat, the owner/manager said they were full (which looked true) and said "Come back in an hour, it will be ok". We tried a few other places nearby, all full, and had a beer and then went back. To be honest I wasn't expecting to get a table, but sure enough, to his word, we got a table right near the bar in the window which was ready and waiting. GREAT service. The food is rustic, don't expect fine dining, but its tasty, good value, hot and fast. I had gypsy steak along with others of our group. The rest had Hungarian Goulash. I was all very tasty. Service was fast, the owner/manager had a great sense of humour having fun with us and we had a great time.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed December 18, 2018

Should be called Greasy Spoon and its far from edible. Look at the picture of the menu. See the food left overs - I think it was scraped onto my plate. I ordered Goulash soup and it was like dishwater with grease on top. strips...of beef in the bottom. Awful. My wife had Meat plate and the meat was fried and looked like yesterdays leftovers. Worst meal in a long time. Ill give it no stars if I could it was off the scale. No idea why we went in it looked mice but we were hungry and somehow the hunger took over. Anyway we will remember it for a long time.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed December 7, 2018 via mobile

Our family of 4 ate here and loved it! All our meals were really yummy! Meat was so tender and tasty, salad fresh, chips yummy, and the homemade lemonade was fantastic! Service was great - friendly and efficient. The only thing we didnt like was...the prices - bit expensive. Glad we came though!More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

I absolutely would NOT recommend this place. Reason being, the food was overpriced and below average. The goulash wasn’t tasty and it was so uncomfortably hot it burnt my tongue. For €6.90, it was incredibly overpriced considering nearby restaurants sell better goulash for much cheaper,...I almost feel a bit cheated. The waitress was rude and didn’t know what she was talking about when we tried to explain to her we wanted to split the bill...we tried to explain and she would cut us off saying ‘No i told you so and so [something completely separate from what we were trying to ask] and huff off. As for the restaurant itself - terrible club music in the back, felt like I was in a bad 70’s club......did not enjoy the vibe and the awful interior decor didn’t help either. There were posters of london buses on the walls: felt like it was targeted towards British tourists and i did notice most ppl in this restaurant were British. None of us enjoyed the meal and it was such a disappointment....i was so excited to come back to Hungary for goulash and this was just a huge let down.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Restaurant suggests it has some kind of italian cuisine knowledge. They had run out of all pizza and had no spaghetti, an Italian restaurant with no spaghetti, and had no linguinie or tagliatelle to replace. Food tasted ok, but carbonara sauce tasted suspiciously mass produced....Overall was Ok. You can also expect a mandatory service charge. Looking at the other reviews, I think it might be luck of the draw for service. On this occasion, service was good.More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

I don't think I've ever given a 1 star review, but: I was with my small family (myself, parents and my brother) and it was our first time abroad together in many many years. We were seated and promptly ignored for at least 25 minutes...before i had to get up and ask if we could order drinks. The drinks took over 15 minutes to arrive. The starters we ordered never arrived - our waiter wasnt writing our order down so forgot 3 of the 7 dishes we ordered. He looked a little embarrassed about the error but did not apologise or offer any form of compensation. He then ignored our table for a lot of the night which meant I had to get up and ask for more drinks after the awkwardly long wait for our food. The place had essentially cleared out by the time our order was actually taken yet the mains took OVER AN HOUR to arrive. As the only vegetarian in my family I am happy to eat anywhere that serves a vegetarian main that isnt a salad but unless you want fried cheese or fried mushrooms I cannot recommend this place for veggies. The food itself was just fine - generous portions. The sort of thing you could knock up at home without too much effort. The ladies toilet (which we had to sit next to) stank and had cobwebs everywhere - i doubt they had been properly cleaned in over a month. Mandatory 10% service was charged even though the service for us was not up to scratch. I don't blame the waiters - they are friendly and seem overworked and likely underpaid - but it was our only night together as a family so sort of ruined what was meant to be a relaxing evening.More

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Went for a family dinner and found the meat BBQ for 4 so over cooked not sure if the sausage was meant for human consumption. This was after being served wine that was poor tasting and smelling. Was told it was me and not the...wine and still charged for it. So disappointed for our last nite in Budapest. At least the waitress was nice and we all made the best of it!!More

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed July 17, 2018

Arriving late in the evening after visiting the Jewish quarter, we had dinner with a group of 10. Amazing how Viki remembered all our drink and food orders without using a notebook! The food was simple but well prepared. Thank you Viki and Balázs!

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is a little hidden in the small streets of Budapest. But the food is great and the staff is nice. The pasta was good and the lemonade was self made! Nice place I would say.

Date of visit: July 2018
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  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4