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Local cuisine, International, European, Central European, Hungarian

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District VII / Jewish Quarter
0.5 miles from St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika)
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Books and unquenchable affection for gastronomy called up this restaurant, where we can live for both of our passion. We offer a weekly changing books inspired cuisine traditional menu and excellent drinks in addition to taste. Have you ever felt while reading a good script the food flavor in your mouth? Have you ever wanted to try pumpkin juice of Harry Potter and the butterbeer? Want to know what flavor has the Fifty Shades of Grey? Have you ever imagined what could eat Pooh and Piglet, and you are wondering what kind of food could be Tuskevar, or Animal Farm or Gullivers Travells? Visit us and we'll show you how we are inspired by the books! If you do not want to miss your favorite book,
$17 - $57
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
International, European, Central European, Hungarian
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed August 27, 2021 via mobile

What a delight for the taste buds! We chose to dine here intrigued by the menu option which is based on a book. You can order all or any of the five courses that have been created to represent various parts of a novel. The...present book is Eragon, fantasy novel about a dragon. We tried all five courses between us and were blown away by the quality of the meal. The creativity was amazing but the balance of flavour and texture was second to none. Each course was paired with a wine though we opted for a bottle of full bodied Hungarian red. The smoked ceviche starter served in a ceramic egg was a show stopper. The veal skewers were fragrant, the carrot risotto a revelation and the rabbit perfection. We don’t normally eat desserts after dinner but the meal was so good that we had to try the cheese mousse. This is fine dining category food, served in cozy, personal and relaxed surroundings. The pricing was very reasonable for the quality of food and the friendly and helpful service made the evening. I can’t rate this restaurant highly enough…. See what you think!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 18, 2021 via mobile

Excellent food and experience! We liked the food and wine as well. Our menu was based on the book Eragon and every course was kindly explained together with a particular wine. Really suggested if you'd like to have an unforgettable experience in Budapest!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 1, 2021 via mobile

Every week they create a new menu themed after a book additional to the normal one. We found that really cool and creative. Moreover, the taste of the dishes and the food arrangement made us desire more. So glad we stumbled across this restaurant! We...would come again.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 16, 2021 via mobile

Very tasty and delicious menu. Absolutely fair price and great serving. All my recommendations for this restaurant..

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed August 22, 2020 via mobile

I wanted a special evening with my girlfriend during my first visit in Budapest. I was blown off by the concept of a tasting menu based on a book (Eat, Pray, Love) in a restaurant-library. I was already sold before starting. But I was nevertheless...pleasantly surprised. The service was impeccable, the food and wine pairings delicious. A gem. I will definitely come backMore

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 4, 2020 via mobile

Interesting concept - eat in a library! Good service, good food. Cosy atmosphere. Goulash soup was good as well as the trout. Sweet wine to end a good time glancing at a few books. Enjoyed it.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 29, 2020 via mobile

This restaurant is a gem! The food is delicious and the waiter’s very pleasant & knowledgeable. The lady owner reads books and then sots down with the chef to prepare a special 5 course meal based around the book- very unique! I had a main...meal and a starter based on “ Charlie & the Chocolate factory” by Roald Dahl. My main was a duck dish with a chocolate sauce - with carrots on puree and peanuts in it & pickled cabbage . Tasted delicious. Then the real gem was the desert - a work of art & tupical of a michelin star restaurant ( but this isn’t & the prices are very reasonable). Just see the pictures - it was a work of art. And they even sell Hingarian Whiskey ! A delightful place & I will be back !More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 26, 2020 via mobile

Harmonic atmosphere, excellent service, all the dishes made with care, heart and fantasy. Wines selected with fantastic taste. An original and ingenious Hungarian place. An exquisite choice for everyone who'd like to have a touch of a magnificent and delicate experience.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 7, 2020 via mobile

Presentation is wonderful and really unique, but the taste of the dishes was medicore (exept for gulash soup). We at lunch and the restaurant was almost empty and still service was slow. We wanted to order desserts but had to leave after spending almost 80...minutes in the restaurant.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed July 7, 2020 via mobile

I found this restaurant on TripAdvisor. As we only are in Budapest for a short trip I wanted to make sure we will have great dinners. KonyvBar & Restaurant really met our expectations. When you pass by the restaurant it really looks like a book...store. We decided to order the full tasting menu with the wine pairing. I visited the restaurant with my sister who is a vegetarian and she was also accommodated and loved her courses, especially the hummus she got instead of my foie gras lollipops. The book for this month is Charley and the Chocolate Factory and each dish was colorful and delicious. My favorite dish was the duck with chocolate. The red cabbage gazpacho with mustard ice cream was the biggest surprise. Each dish was unique and the wine pairing was excellent. Each of the wines were Hungarian and were a perfect match with the dish. Our server was very friendly and knowledgable and made our experience at KonyvBar & Restaurant unforgettable. We will definitely return when we are back in Budapest. It’s a must when you visit this beautiful city!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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District VII / Jewish Quarter
District VII is the very heart of Budapest and houses
the city’s Jewish Quarter. Its streets are lively and
colorful, its buildings narrate different histories in
an assortment of architectural styles, and its cafes
and bars are frequented and loved by the enthusiastic
crowds. Grand and magnificent, the striking star of
the district is the Great Synagogue, the largest in
Europe and one of the biggest in the world. Distinctly
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In our bill the service was includet and the weiteres told us as well that there are 12%service and you can choose to pay it or not. I can recommend the restaurant, the atmosphere is nice and quiet with enough place between... More
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Check out their website, the menu is there
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KonyvBar & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5