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I had a dinner with friends in this restaurant. If you want to try something outside the center, this is the right place. It’s very nice and the waiters are very kind and friendly. We tasted typical Hungarian dishes and were really good. I recommend...it.More
This has long been a popular restaurant with the well-to-do nouveau rich residents of the pretentious Buda suburbs. Nancsi neni presents itself as an old-fashioned garden eatery, but in fact it is a ridiculously overpriced and pretentious place where neither the food, nor the service...justify the exorbitant expense. We had dinner here recently, and the experience was very disappointing. The service is demonstratively obsequious rather than attentive and efficient. For example, the waiter did not notice that there was no cutlery on our table after serving our meal, and we had to wait a long time to be able to pay our bill. You get a sense that image is more important here than substance just by looking at the menu – it is practically a story book that could take a day to read properly, extolling the history and aspirations of the restaurant: style over substance. The food was average at best. I had cold fruit soup which was floury and ordinary, followed by goulash that was too salty, and the meat was fatty and full of gristles. This was followed by ‘turogomboc’ (cottage cheese dumplings) that should have been light and fluffy – in fact it was dry and not particularly fresh. You get far better food at a fraction of the price in many small local eateries in Budapest. In fact, Nancsi Neni’s is the kind of place where the well-to-do but unsophisticated burgers of the rich Buda suburbs go to be seen and then talk about it. The prices are exorbitant, the service is poor and the food is nothing to write home about – avoid this place!!More
Traditional Hungarian restaurant in the Buda hills. Charming on the terrace in warm weather and also inside when it’s cold - no nicer place to go when there’s snow as there was on the day in December I visited. I enjoyed my schnitzel with chips...and tomato and onion salad. With beer, a glass of wine and coffee, the bill came to HUF 9,085 (about A$50) - a bit pricier than your typical vendéglö, but it’s a particularly nice one and worth it.More
20 years ago it was one of mine favourite restaurant in Buda side, now after 20 years I returned for a dinner! I must say this is again one of the best restaurant of Budapest with typical Hungarian Kitchen!
Good service, excellent kitchen and English...speaking waiters!
I will return!More
Excellent wine list.
Quality Hungarian food.
Service could improve for this price.
The waiters are polite but some of them seem bored and do their job out of old routine without any excitement or respect to the customer. The younger waiters seemed more enthusiastic, the...older waiters were a bit more bitter.
Prices are average Western-European prices. Expensive for most Hungarians, but average for most Westerners. In Hungary you expect the absolutely best quality for this price.
The beef tartar was nice, but somewhat boring for the price. It arrived readily made with a lot of butter and some random vegetables. I prefer to mix it myself with spices on the side and egg yolk in the middle. It felt like it came from the fridge. My thoughts were they mix a batch themselves in the morning and that's what customers get.
The seasonal Christmas pork chops were tasty but not hot enough. It felt like they cooked a batch in the morning and didn't heat it high enough before serving in the evening. This is a major fault in a restaurant like Náncsi.
The duck leg and liver was the highlight of the dinner (and the red wine). The most delicious duck I have had in the past 20 years and the liver was absolutely divine too. For this one dish it is worth to come back.
The desert 'Somlói galuska' was said to be the best in Budapest by the waiter. Bold statement. It was good indeed, although not the best I have ever had. I prefer a bit more of the dark chocolate sauce and a hint more rum. In Kéhly restaurant it is better.
Overall it was a very nice dinner experience, even for the slightly higher price. The waiters could be a bit more attentive and welcoming. We often had to ask for service when the need for service was obvious.
I still recommend a visit as most of the food is absolutely delicious.More