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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2018 Winner

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Local cuisine, European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Kosher, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We got a separate room for a lunch party for 12. Zero ambiance, no heating, lamp made of filthy glasses(?!). Menu versatile, lot to promise, less on delivery. Poor overall experience. Should have gone somewhere else.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank j_liaf2016
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Food is great, the service is kind and quick. In the summer the restaurant operates a garden next door as well which also have a great atmosphere.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank HenriettaR32
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The food is really good for a reasonable price. The place is not chic nor modern style but it is a nice place out of the crowd where you can get good food! Just book in advance otherwise you might wait a bit on saturday...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JulienChretien
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a walking tour with my wife, we asked our tour guide for a good typical Hungarian restaurant. He suggested the Koleves. It was early (17:30), so we had no need for making a reservation. I had Lamb with mashed potatoes (instead of the Fennel)...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Drew M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by Lonely Planet and by a local guide - wasn't disappointed ! I chose the goose leg with mashed potatoes and beet root - so tasty and filling without feeling heavy (many reviews on TripAdvisor mentioned that the goose leg with...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank NoCouchPotatoLady
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant offerings exhibit their flair for health and natural. The menu varies quite often. frankly, while we came for dinner, we really came to the restaurant to enjoy Flodne, a Hungarian dessert. It is made with matzoh crackers, raisins, apples, jam, and poppy seed....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank plschilt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family four grownups and two children had been looking around for a while to find a restaurant which had a menue with a glutenfree alternative. The Kolves didn’t actually have that but they made a dish for the person needing glutenfree food. The rest...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Bentebing
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff. Very helpfull. Delicious soups. Very Nice to have been here on our trip. And the have some nice Hungarian beers.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank de-rooie-reiziger
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

visited here with my wife when on a short break I had the goose leg with potatoes and it was really tasty and my wife grilled cheeses which was fabulous. I highly recommend this restaurant

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MAL307
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Recently we had the pleasure of dining at Koleves Restaurant in the old Jewish Quarter of Budapest. It is a popular restaurant with a nice ambience, large windows, well stocked bar and a menu with a variety of dishes. They don't serve pork and their...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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August 13, 2017|
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Response from SueandFran | Reviewed this property |
No we are not kosher but enjoy eating foods from different cultures and this restaurant is well worth trying out.
Michael P
July 19, 2016|
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Response from French_James | Reviewed this property |
If you go to the restaurant website kolevesvendeglo.hu , select English, then Restaurant , then Reservation there is a webform for you to make the reservation. This is not as easy as it sounds because the website is a bit... More
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