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Cafe Gundel

European, Hungarian, Eastern European, Central European
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u5/698 Old South Head Rd, Rose Bay, Waverley, New South Wales 2029, Australia
(02) 9337 3111
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tue 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

First up, don't be put off by the ambience. This place looks like a lunch cafe for office workers. The food however is quintessentially Hungarian and probably better than other more traditional Hungarian restaurants in Sydney, many of which are also extremely good themselves. My Hungarian friends swear by it, and I understand why. If you like Central European food,... More 

Thank KarangeMan
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Great homely food. Alway good for family dinners. Schnitzal, creamed spinach and gnocholi are our go to dishes!

Thank Evan H
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113 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Food at Gundel is definitely not for the diet conscious. It is serious comfort food with items such as Matzo Ball Soup with large Matzo Balls, Vienna Schnitzel, creamed Spinach, Veal Shanks to name a few of the delicacies we devoured. Then of course there is the Pancakes and other Hungarian Coronary desserts. It is delicious but you should then... More 

Thank sydneywanda
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Make sure you are hungry, when you go to this Hungarian Restaurant. The dishes are very generous in size, make sure you try the Langos( hungarian garlic bread), soup ( the green pea soup is to die for),and this is before the main course and desert. I can't wait to go back.

Thank gabi2304
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

This local restaurant doesn't pretend to be gourmet. In fact its quite the opposite. It fills the need of the local Expat European Community to be reminded of home cooked comfort food with all the usual inclusions. Chicken Soup and Matzo Balls, Schnitzel, creamed Spinach. Langos etc. No surprises except the Hungarian speaking Chinese Waitress. If you can master two... More 

Thank David k
Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

An excellent menu of Hungarian specialties for every taste from that cuisine. Reasonable prices, kind waiting very helpful staff. Family friendly atmosphere. It would be difficult to find an equal even in Budapest (I was there last June).

Thank lgtayl0r29
Sydney, Australia
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91 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

We attend these party 40 people parking in the street we start 6PM the food very good Hungarian restaurant with ather continental (don't look the owner is Chinese speak Hungarian) Facilities not bad axes to disable week Cher Has take away bring your on not to expensive

1 Thank Michael2013Odessa
Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

Easy meal. Good traditional Hungarian menu. Great for the family or otherwise. Service is good. Have been many times over.

Thank David M
St. Ives, Australia
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194 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

Good food, pleasant atmosphere, good service - what more can one ask for? The only thing missing is good company and we had that as well. In my opinion the food we had was 'honest' food at 'honest' prices. Certainly not 'cheap and cheerful', nor extravagant. What I look for in a night out with friends. The menu, if it... More 

Thank dojies
Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Had the prawns in garlic and my husband had the chicken and both were great! And the coffee and bread were awesome! The service was very good and what we liked the most is that they open everyday until at least 9pm!

Thank MiliMaroa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
European, Hungarian, Eastern European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: u5/698 Old South Head Rd, Rose Bay, Waverley, New South Wales 2029, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Waverley  >  Rose Bay
  • Phone Number: (02) 9337 3111

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?