We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Great name, shame about the experience” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Marquis de Salade

Marquis de Salade
Ranked #1,095 of 3,044 Restaurants in Budapest
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Terézváros
Description: Russian, Azeri; http://www.frommers.com/destinations/budapest/D42120.html
huddersfield, uk
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great name, shame about the experience”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2012

Went here after reading a good rating in the Budapest DK Eyewitness guide. (Couldn't resist the name!) The food was ok (if a bit overpriced) and the cellar has a nice atmosphere. What spoiled it for me was the m.o. of the waiter. If he was trying to be helpful it actually came across as very pushy....let me recommend what you would like to eat,... may I bring you an aperitif (Unicom)....some more lavash perhaps? (charged for mind you!). He probably meant well but I ended up feeling as if I'd been bullied through my meal.
This is a hard place to find so I think if it is to thrive it needs to offer something that other places don't and over zealous service is not the right thing for future success.

Visited June 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank brill0
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

79 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    31
    13
    10
    15
    10
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hungarian first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2012

We found that the food was a little pricey compared to others but quality was fabulous. Would go again, without hesitation.

Visited February 2012
Helpful?
2 Thank suemcf
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“screwed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2011

The restaurant was empty what should have been a warning. The waiter was very friendly. He offered us to try Palinka, a national alcoholic drink. 2000 Forint extra on the bill was the result. One of us had a menu including wine. He had one glass of wine, the next glass costed extra (I don't know for sure but something like 1700 Forint). The menu including wine costed about 2200 Forint more than the menu without wine. Strange! 2 menu's, 2 white wine, 2 Palinka and one mineral water made a total of 88 euro's. Way too much for the qualitiy of the food! Our advise: don't go there!

Visited July 2011
Helpful?
1 Thank HUMPDEES
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Copenhagen, Denmark
Level Contributor
95 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Here, they smile!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2011

Went to this little gem after reading an article in the Malev inflight magazine, where varun Sharma of "inside luxury travel" asked the people of Budapest to smile more. Well, come here, then.
The menu is all over the place, mixing Hungarian,. Russian and Aserbadzjan- influenced dishes. The place doesn't accept creditcards, but that's ok, 'cos they're fairly cheap. And smile. A lot! the waiter was really helpful, even with directions when we needed to find our way home on the nightbus system. The cellar is decorated like the menu, really cozy!

  • Visited June 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
2 Thank Suze009
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“The low point of a trip to Budapest...”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2011

All of our guidebooks said this was the place to go in Budapest, particularly for vegetarian food. We went there one afternoon and there was only one other party in the restaurant (alarm bells should have been ringing), with a waiter casually bumbling around looking a little lost- he duly replaced our pink napkins with red ones, more befitting the time of day (?) and we continued to wait for our drinks and food. We waited...and waited...then the mains started to arrive. We breathed a sigh of relief until noticing that the chicken served was completely raw and another dish inedible (although the one vegetarian dish wasn't too bad). Needless to say we soon got out of there, without paying for the raw food.

At first the slow service was vaguely amusing- 'at least the food will be well cooked', we thought. Wrong! Give this place a miss until they can get their act together...however good it might have been, it isn't now!

  • Visited December 2010
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
2 Thank gp1984
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Marquis de Salade also viewed

Budapest, Central Hungary
Budapest, Central Hungary
 
Budapest, Central Hungary
Budapest, Central Hungary
 

Been to Marquis de Salade? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing