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Italian, European, Hungarian
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Lunch, Dinner
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Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations

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District VII / Jewish Quarter
0.5 miles from Andrassy Avenue
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Reviewed October 4, 2020 via mobile

Smart cellar restaurant in the inner 7th near the Nagykörút. The roast duck was especially delicious. Good, attentive service but there was the problem of so many restaurants - loud recorded music which meant we had to shout at first. Eventually it was turned down...a bit, but, with most tables full and the music on top of lots of conversation, it would have been better if it had been turned off. HUF 59,800 for up to 3 courses plus wine for four people. It would have got 4/5 from this Tripadvisor if noise hadn’t been an issue.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed August 14, 2020 via mobile

The staff and the quality of the meal/wine made a perfect experience. Would recommend to anyone looking for an easy going gasto experience.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed March 15, 2020

We were very well taken care of by Sandro and the rest of the wait staff. Atmosphere was cheerful and relaxed. The food was amazing.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 1, 2020

We are a regular in Fricska. It is our favourite fine dining place in Budapest. It really worths its Bib Guormet title, All plates are made of high quality seasonal ingredients. Over the week they have 2 or 3 course lunch menue, while you can...eat a la cart in the evenings or Saturday lunch time. You can oreder from the table. The menue changes daily. Plates are really astonishing, great textures and tastes, having candid look. They also have special selection of wines from niche wine yards. Service is cosy and friendly. Fricska is really a must visit place in Budapest.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 4, 2020 via mobile

Best place i have eaten in Budapest so far. Amazing food, wonderfull Wine and great service. Highly recommend fricska gatropub.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 14, 2019 via mobile

Cracking place made special by the food and staff. Listen to their advice on the wine, paired it perfect with our choice of courses. This ain’t no gastropub

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 11, 2019 via mobile

What a wonderful experience ... wouldn’t rate this a Gastropub, more fine dining experience, we had no reservation, luckily there was availability , greeted in such a beautiful manner and seated straight away , Alex is such a lovely gentleman, he explained everything with great...detail & passion , so nice to see people happy in their work , couldn’t fault a single thing on our evening , blown away by this culinary experience- just book it straight away . Amazing. Thank you Fricska !More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed December 8, 2019 via mobile

An Excellent restaurant fabulous food , impeccable service great wine all at a very reasonable price , I particularly liked the black board menu , all in all a must visit restaurant

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 4, 2019

On the recommendation of a friend, my wife and I booked a table at Fricksa and had a wonderful evening. The menu changes with the seasons and with what is available. The daily offerings are on a blackboard in both Hungarian and English. Susan began...with scallops and then had duck breast served with root vegetables. I had squid that was grilled and served with an interesting mix of herbs and tiny veggies, and followed that with a mangalitsa pork chop which was fork tender, tasty and juicy. We both enjoyed sinfully rich desserts as well. Instead of ordering a bottle of wine, we asked the sommelier to provide us appropriate glasses. That was clearly a brilliant decision. He poured a stunningly good Hungarian sparkling wine for our starters (in point of fact we each had two glasses because it was so good - deep and complex). Then we had different Hungarian reds with our mains and perhaps the best Tokaji I ever have tasted with dessert. Service was completely professional and prompt. A separate server kept our water glasses filled and made sure that we were never out of the delicious home baked bread. Three courses with two flutes of sparking wine, a glass of red and a glass of Tokaji plus service was about US$70 per person. It's expensive by Budapest standards but well worth the cost. One note of caution - the restaurant is in a basement down a very steep flight of stairs from the street.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed December 2, 2019 via mobile

I’m impressed. Very accommodating, polite and jet very humorous service. We had four dishes, with bubbles and wine for each dish, everything was really great. Hungarian dishes and Hungarian wine to go with it. Just go there and enjoy the atmosphere, food, wine and great...folks working there, they made us feel at home.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 22, 2019

We had a wonderful experience here. Great food, great service. One of our favorite meals of our trip!

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed November 13, 2019 via mobile

Fricska is a lovely place, not outstanding but quite alright. The price/quality ratio is adequate. Honestly I wasn’t a big fan of the location as well as the service. Location: for a gastropub alright, missing a little love and detail. Service: it was hectic. The...maitre and sommelier was constantly upset with the waiters and it showed. That made us feel uncomfortable. We wanted a wine pairing by glass of our meal, and the sommeliers came AFTER our dishes were already on the table, left two bottles on the table (one for my partners, one for my dish) and LEFT. No explanation whatsoever. My partner ended up serving me the wine, and did not like the chance for him at all. Unfortunately nobody ever came back to consult on a different option until half way through the dish. I had the scallops and then duck fillet - both were delicious. My partner had the tartar and then the pork. The tartar was basically onions with meat. The pork was good. All in it was a good evening, but it didn’t meet our expectations. We would have wished for more attentive service and a better consultation by the sommelier, since this place advertised it’s wine selection so much.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 21, 2019

So we were a group of ten. The waiter was excellent and took good care of us. No issues with splitting the bill. What we did not like is that they set up a long table at the end where the middle bunch of us...had a spotlight in our faces. I was not a fan of the menu, I had a real difficulty finding something I was interested in so I just got two starters instead. The menu was on a chalkboard in the middle of the room so everyone had to stand up to find something to order since the English section had much smaller letters. They only had the wine list on paper. The food was good but the whole experience was not to my liking.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 20, 2019

First time here, lunch-menu - was surprisingly okay... In Budapest dimensions rather outstanding. Food really fresh - which is great. Service is good. They actually really do pay attention on the guests. This is something great to experience in Budapest. I don’t know though if...I would also come here to have dinner... ambiance not convincing to me. Would recommend the place more like to young people, who appreciate good quality food.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 18, 2019 via mobile

Led to this restaurant by reviews and recommendations and it did not fail expectations. In fact, we'd say it was beyond expectations. Our service person, George, was amazing. Made us feel comfortable immediately after we sat with humorous instructions about how to read the menu....(Or rather where to find it). Then he also suggested good wines for us and this truly made our dinner experience even better. Food was really tasty, I'm a tourist so I cannot say if it's hungarian or not, but I loved it. A play of flavors and beautiful plating. Worth the tripMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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Fricska Gastropub is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5