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“Fun especially if you like monkey nuts!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of For Sale Pub

For Sale Pub
Ranked #238 of 3,044 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: Bar, European, Pub, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: District V / Inner City
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fun especially if you like monkey nuts!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012

Fun filled diferent restuarant/pub, had goulash 1 serving enough for 2 enjoyed live music and eating the copious amounts of monkey nuts that every table or bar area has....lots of fun...

Visited December 2012
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Zagreb, Croatia
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“"We are human, so we make mistakes"?!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

I thought for a long time how to rate this place. This was my 3rd time there, and the place and the atmosphere are really great and special. Food is good, too. BUT...
I should have been warned by the first paragraph on their web site:
"We are human, so we make mistakes. Therefore we would not like to make it for the bad of the guest. So we decided, that if the total of bill is not correct because of miscalculation or wrong price used, we give back the difference and for this amount we invite our guests for their favourite drink."
I can say that I really travelled a lot, been to many places, and nowhere no one tried to cheat me with the bill, but this happened to me TWICE in my life, and BOTH times in For Sale Pub.
Yes, I understand that "we are all human and bla bla", but this was in such a rude way, without any apology, and we even had to argue at the end.
The story is stupid - we've ordered two beers, got a bill, paid for them immediately, even left a tip... Had a good time, and decided to have two more. And on the second bill now there were 4 beers. :-(
Last time they tried to charge us for the food that we haven't ordered or served.
Again, I understand that mistakes happen, but once again - this was without any apology, no shame, and we have to argue, and should I say that no one even tried to offer us a drink on the house?!
The place is full of tourists, we are all confused with foreign currency, and I don't want to think what could have happen if there was a group of us hanging there the whole night, maybe even had a few drinks too much...
Budapest is a beautiful city and full of pubs where locals go, too, so most certainly I won't come here again.
So, beware! The place is interesting to visit, but keep your head clear!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Bratislava
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excelent bar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

We were in Budapest to see Christmas market on Saturday 15.12.The wheather was horrible, but near the well known Food market we found pleasant bar.It was full, we wait for a free place. Super place, very good service and tasty meal. I want to go there again!!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BratislavaAgnes
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Newport
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Disappointing second visit”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

We went here twice during our stay in Budapest last weekend. On our first visit on the Saturday night we were very impressed with the staff, food and atmosphere so much so we decided to go back on our last night. We wish we hadn't. Staff were rushed off their feet and we were advised we had to wait about half hour for a table-not a problem. What was a problem was realising an hour later that they'd forgotten us. After raising this with staff, a further 20 minutes yielded no table and no apology. After a total 90 min wait we were finally given a table however no one then bothered to take a drink order. We gave up and left. Wouldn't bother going back. Also just to note we were present when the below reviewer was asked to pay for his drinks twice and he definitely had already paid!

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Athens, Greece
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012 via mobile

The best restaurant in Budapest, in our 5-day trip. The food was very tasty and in huge portions. The prices was a little bit high for Hungary, but low for Europe (?15/person) but they also offer half-portion with half price (a cheaper solution for children and non-starving people)
A 5/5 rating for sure :-)

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