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“Gourmet dining at budget prices!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Aranyszarvas

Aranyszarvas
Ranked #605 of 3,080 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Central European, Hungarian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: District I / Buda
London, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Gourmet dining at budget prices!”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

A sophisticated and elegant restaurant conveniently situated between Castle and Gellert hills so a great place to eat if visiting both on the same day. Great local wine, fantastic elegantly served flavorsome food, with restaurant specializing in game and fresh water fish all beautifully presented and for a very reasonable price. We ate late afternoon in early October and had restaurant and staff virtually to ourselves, but guess this must be very popular at other times. Subsequent "stroll" to citadel for dusk over the city was beautiful with views down across the Danube with all the lights coming on, stunning!

  • Visited October 2013
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Helpful?
Thank Robert C
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ORM2014, Manager at Aranyszarvas, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you very much for taking time and sharing your experiences here! It was a complete delight to read that you had a fantastic time with us! Your praising words ensured us, we are on the right way. Quality is our first priority, and I am very grateful that our work has been appreciated. It would be honestly a privilege to host you again, when you are next in Budapest.

With kind regards,
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Rome, Italy
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113 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Charming experience”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

This restaurant was my fixed stop every time I went to Budapest, so needless to say this time I went back. However, upon hearing that it had changed hands, I was very skeptical. But, the restaurant was fantastic, the waiter was very helpful in choosing items off the menu as well as helping us choose a nice wine. We had the lamb knuckles which were to die for and leg of deer which melted in your mouth. My next time in Budapest will definitely go back!

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Suzanitatravels
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ORM2014, Manager at Aranyszarvas, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you very much for your praising words! It is very good to hear that you had a great time with us! I will certainly pass your appreciation to our chef, who will be definitely delighted about it!
I look forward to another occasion, when we can provide you the same quality!

With kind regards,
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
2 reviews
“Wonderful wildboar tenderloin dish”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

The lonely planet advised us to visit Tabani Terasz, which turned out to be closed, so we ended up at Aranyszarvas across the road, without any expectations. We were greeted by a very friendly waiter who spoke very good English. The menu showed interesting dishes: deer, wildboar, venison stew. We chose the Wildboar Tenderloin with cauliflower and shallot onion, which was just amazing. I highly recommend this restaurant. Prices are also very reasonable.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank rcbapb
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ORM2014, Manager at Aranyszarvas, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for the nice words. We are always happy when we see our guests enjoying themselves. Our dear Chef is also always delighted to hear such nice feedback as yours. We strive to provide excellence in gastronomy, and hopefully we can greet you again when you are next in Budapest.


With kind regards,
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“Deer is awesome!”
Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

Very delicious! Very delicious! Very delicious! Very delicious! Very delicious! Very delicious! Very delicious!

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Thank Oleksii S
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ORM2014, Manager at Aranyszarvas, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

How kind of you, you have shared your experiences here! Thanks a million for your praising words! See you soon!

With kind regards,
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The Best Restaurant in Budapest”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

I have just returned to New York after 1 1/2 months in Budapest. There are lots of great restaurants in the city but I have to recommend Aranyszarvas as the best. The food was exactly my style Hungarian-German haute cuisine with a game-centric entree list. I had a red wine venison stew and it was heavenly.

The staff are very generous and friendly and really know their wines. Their extensive list includes several gems by Lenkey, including his famed 6 Puttonyos Aszu from 1999. Tucked away in Buda about 15 minutes from Erzsebet Ter, I highly recommend seeking out Aranyszarvas (The Golden Deer). You will not regret it.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Daniel K
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ORM2014, Manager at Aranyszarvas, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you very much for taking time and sharing your experiences here! It was a complete delight to read that you had a fantastic time with us! Your praising words ensured us, we are on the right way. Quality is our first priority, and I am very grateful that our work has been appreciated. It would be honestly a privilege to host you again, when you are next in Budapest.

With kind regards,
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