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Bar, European, Pub, Hungarian
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed October 18, 2023 via mobile

This is basically an Irish pub in the middle of Budapest. My husband and I came in for a few beers because it was across from our hotel. The bartender had an Irish accent and everything. The beer and service we had was good.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 17, 2023 via mobile

The drinks are great. We had draft beer. The food was not impressive. We had a pizza and an appetizer. Both were mediocre. My recommendation is to stop for a drink and then move on to another restaurant to eat.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed September 25, 2022

We found this bar on our arrival and were made to feel welcome from when we first stepped through the door by Atilla (the boss) We returned 4 times during our short stay and had drinks and a meal. All the staff were great. We...got to know all the staff and never felt uncomfortable at any stage. They went out of their way to make sure we had a table for dinner even though they were busy. Thank you Atilla, Adelle, Norbert, Adan Zoltan and Alexandra. You added the extra we needed to enjoy our holiday we will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed May 2, 2022 via mobile

We ordered 2 pints of Hunters lager which must be a home brew as I had not seen it in any other parts of the city. One pint smelt awful like they’d not cleaned the pipes for ages. Questioned the bar staff for a new...one and they did after disagreeing with me on whether it smelt off. We unfortunately stumbled upon another pub in their chain and popped in solely because I needed to use the toilet. Against our judgement we gave them the benefit of the doubt and stayed for a drink. Tried the Hunters again because it was on the happy hour special, once again it smelt awful. Not sure if it’s the beer or the poor upkeep of the lines that’s the issue, or both. Also the access to the toilets in the second pub was a flight of around 30 steps with dark carpet and very minimal lighting. A great idea! Especially after a few drinks. Maybe we were just unlucky the two times we visited their pubs. But definitely wouldn’t recommend.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed October 31, 2021 via mobile

Goulash was super delicious, the other foods were ok. Very friendly staff, good beer. Overall i can recommend this place.

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

Attila is a really good manager. Always at our service and knows what we want. We love the Pointer bar!!!! I recommand this bar at everyone who comes in Budapest😃

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed June 13, 2021

The waitress was extremely kind and friendly, she even managed to change my cocktail a bit in order to make it the best for my taste. We ordered fish and chips and chickenburger, both of them were fresh and tasty. I recommend this restaurant to...everyone, for a complete dinner or for just a drink!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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zoltan250, Manager at Pointer Pub & Restaurant – Kecskemeti u., responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2021

Dear Sophie, thank you for your visit! We hope you will come again! Best Regards: Pointer Pub management

Reviewed June 13, 2021

Perfect drinks, perfect food, very nice people. Went with my girlfriend, the matched our cocktails perfectly with our wishes, and even the food was awesome.

Date of visit: June 2021
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zoltan250, General Manager at Pointer Pub & Restaurant – Kecskemeti u., responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2021

Dear Bencem, thank you for your visit, come again! Best Regards: Pointer Pub management

Reviewed March 9, 2020

After getting a little annoyed by bar service in ruin bars we headed home... and found Pointers Pub on the way back. We'd probably have walked straight past any other time but really wanted one last drink and gave it a go. It was one...of the best drink venues we visited. It's feel like an English pub, with traditional bar, pub tables & chairs and random "junk" plastered on the walls - we felt at home. The service was really good - it was the only venue we visited that evening where every member of staff greeted us. Prices are reasonable - can't comment on food standard but can tell any Englishmen craving a shepherds pie that it features on the menu here. For reasonably priced drinks and great service pop-in to Pointers.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 28, 2020

We found this pub by chance, and were we lucky! All the restaurants on the shopping strip in Budapest are pretty much-overpriced tourist traps. This place was only a stone's throw away from the main shopping strip, and was absolutely magnificent! Our server, Iby, was...just fantastic. Our meals were so delicious...we tried the local "Paprika Chicken", which was served with some of the best homemade pasta. When we asked about the dish, our server explained exactly how the chef prepared it and even described how lengthy the process was. I highly recommend this pub if visiting Budapest!!! Skip the touristy restaurants, and go a more local feel with the most delectable menu choices!!! There's a great casual vibe and the staff is just remarkable and fabulous!!!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 23, 2020 via mobile

The waitress wasnt so kind, Margaritha pizza doesnt have any special taste, the only good thing was cheese on pizza with 4 types of cheese. I would not come again.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 18, 2020 via mobile

Iby and Gary are very kind. The service is at a very high level. I liked everything I tried. I really recommend visiting this pub. Can't wait to be here again! 😌

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 18, 2020 via mobile

Very nice pub with good food and stuff is so kind. Specially Gary and Ivy were so kind and helpfull!!!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 9, 2020 via mobile

Had already visited another Pointer pub. Didn’t realise there was another until finding this one! Had been to the one on Vaci Utca which is quite a bit bigger. Drinks are priced the same. Good atmosphere. Only giving 3 stars due to the lack of...toilet paper in the ladies toiletMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 24, 2020

This has been our fourth visit to Budapest, three of them staying at the hotel opposite the pointer pub. Our past experience of the pub as always been very good, staff so friendly and chatty with a lively atmosphere. This visit I have to say...was almost as good apart from one gentleman who’s manner was totally surly and rude, never had a smile on his face and I overheard another customer as they were leaving they would not be returning as this young man had upset them by being offensive by his manner. I later found out this was the manager.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Charlotte M
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Response from zoltan250 | Property representative |
Hello Charlotte, this Pointer Pub offers draft Guinness (0,5L ca. EUR 4,50) and Heineken (0,5L bottle ca. EUR 2,50). There is also the popular Doria Cider (draft, 0,5L ca. EUR 2,50). You can check the menu of the Pointer... More
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POINTER PUB & RESTAURANT - KECSKEMETI U., Budapest - District V / Inner City - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

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Yes, Pointer Pub & Restaurant – Kecskeméti u. offers takeout services.

Pointer Pub & Restaurant – Kecskeméti u. is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 5