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BESTIA Budapest

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Fri, 1/21
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American, International, Bar, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Belvaros-Lipotvaros
0.0 miles from St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location with good taste. Should try beef tartar, goose liver, eggplant with Orsolyak wine (ocean eyes). Good service.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Navigator656093, Owner at BESTIA Budapest, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey there 2019bySO! Thank you so much for your feedback! :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ate as a beast on 02/01 with my girlfriend, very good dinner, we took two local soups and we really liked them. Very nice place with soft light and music in the background, excellent location (in front of St. Stephen's Basilica) excellent prices for...the quality of the food. My goulash was deliciousMore

Date of visit: January 2022
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Navigator656093, Owner at BESTIA Budapest, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Alessandro! Thank you so much! :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place, with good Gulas 😍, nice tea and cozy place! Warm inside near Market Place! I reallh recomend this place! Enjoy !

Date of visit: December 2021
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Navigator656093, Owner at BESTIA Budapest, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey Stefania, thanks for the kind words <3

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner at this restaurants and this was a very nice experience. We arrived a bit too early in this packed restaurant but this was no issue for the very friendly hostess at the entrance area. We were seated , a bowl of water...was immediately brought for our dog, and we started browsing the menu with plenty nice food options. We both decided to start with the goose liver brûlée, which came with toast and this was very good. For mains my wife chose the 'Skinny' Angus burger, which came with a plate full of veggies. I had an excellent Fillet Mignon, cooked to perfection. This was combined with the triple baked potatoes, and some glasses of lovely beers, which we found in an exciting beer menu. Excellent, trendy place with a good vibe on a beautiful locationMore

Date of visit: December 2021
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Navigator656093, Owner at BESTIA Budapest, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Laurent, thanks for the nice words! We are so happy to hear that you had a great time with us! <3

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has very nice combination of fresh and testfull food, the atmosphere and location. Team is friendly and professional.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Navigator656093, Owner at BESTIA Budapest, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, GotoGol! <3

Reviewed October 28, 2021

After finding this no- sign resto ( facing the granddaddy of all Hun churches,St Stephen's), it was disappointing that their flagship lager Bestia had...well,run out.Whatever.As a Hungarian, let me share this with you: you are better off eating goulash soup anywhere in the city,except the...English-sign tourist traps.Views unbeatable,though.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Navigator656093, Owner at BESTIA Budapest, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2021

Hey Andyl353, thanks for the review. We are sorry to hear about your bad experience with the goulash. :(

Reviewed October 24, 2021 via mobile

Honestly don’t know how this place has good reviews. I waited over 30 minutes just to get my starter. When the starter came, I had to wait another 30 minutes for my main! On top of this the staff are rude and extremely UNHELPFUL. DONT...recommend this place at all... I DEFINITELY WONT COME BACK. The food isn’t that great either.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Navigator656093, Owner at BESTIA Budapest, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2021

Hey Jm1995, thank you for the review. We are really sorry to hear that you had a bad experience at Bestia. We totally understand your point of view and can assure you that we are working hard to improve the quality of our service. Best,...More

Reviewed August 7, 2021 via mobile

If you are not HUNGARIAN YOU SHOULD ABOID this restaurant. We are a 4 persons family and we looked for a place to eat. Unfortunatelly, we found this restaurant. We waited for 15-20min for the waiter to take our order (he was talking to other...clients). Finally he came and his attitude was very very nationalist and bad. We asked for 2 glasses of water and he forced our hand and brought us 4 glasses of water. We ordered Cola, we waited for more than 10 minutes for it. We asked for an ashtray, we waited for 10 minutes for it and when he finally came, he throw it on the table. The food was very very good and the hostess was very kind. Because of the waiter's behaviour, it was a very awfull experience and we will definetly not come back here.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Navigator656093, Owner at BESTIA Budapest, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2021

Hey Grecea R, thank you for the feedback! We are extremely sorry to hear that your experience with us could have been better. We totally understand your point of view and can assure you that we are working hard to improve the quality of our...More

Reviewed August 23, 2020

Great atmosphere with amazing quality food and good wines! Very unique design with very polite and kind staff!!!! Fully recommended!

Date of visit: August 2020
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KataBaumgartner, Marketing at BESTIA Budapest, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2020

Hey Majda, thank you so much for your amazing review!

Reviewed August 14, 2020

We stumbled in to BESTIA Budapest the day we landed in Bp. We were jet-lagged and without a reservation but they welcomed us anyway. What a delight! Super cool, funky interior, great menu design, and friendly, helpful staff. Our food was excellent and, despite the...location, quite reasonably priced. They aren't out to stick it to the tourists - they are cranking out fantastic food that makes patrons want to return and bring their friends. It always takes a day or two for my lousy attempt at Hungarian to kick in, and that didn't seem to bother them. Any comment that one must be Hungarian to dine here is silly. Once Covid is lifted, we'll be back in Budapest and I've already got BESTIA Budapest on my list. We can't wait to go back!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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KataBaumgartner, Marketing at BESTIA Budapest, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2020

Hey GCKJA, thank you so much for this amazing review!! <3 Come back soon!

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BESTIA Budapest is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5