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“Tips included in a final bill!!!”

Sorforras Etterem es Rendezvenyterem
Ranked #449 of 3,080 Restaurants in Budapest
Cuisines: European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: District V / Inner City
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Tips included in a final bill!!!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Very standard cafe - nothing special. Service is normal. Was surprised found 10% tips included into the bill! Don't like such thing.

Thank Роман А
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296 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
“Beware the trip advisor sign”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2014

We were out walking and decided to stop here partly because we saw the TA sign and assumed it was highly rated.. We were wrong. The goulash was bland. My beef soup tasted like it came out of a can and the worse was the chicken. The chicken was not seasoned well and the dumplings were a lump of dough. A TA sign does not mean a place is good.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank xcapeohio
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Do not go here”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

We arrived in Budapest on a rainy Wednesday in May 2014. We had two wonderful evening meals in two superb restaurants and decided to try Sorforras on the Friday evening. The restaurant was relatively full (normally a good sign) and they had live music. The waiter who greeted us was very welcoming and the waiter who recommended the wine and took our meal order was lovely and knew a lot about the wine list, we always like to try locally sourced wine, however, from there on in it was very steeply downhill. The lady running the bar had no hospitality skills whatsoever, not even a smile. When the starters arrived the soups were barely luke warm, and as our starters arrived the table behind us were refusing to pay for all of their meals (alarm bells ringing). The goulash soup in itself was tasty and the goose liver was also well received, unfortunately when the main courses arrived, two of the six were inedible (beef cheeks in a red wine sauce with no sauce and when the sauce was requested there was quite a long wait for it to arrive and it certainly was not a red wine sauce), frozen vegetables, unbelievable when you see the wonderful array of fresh vegetables available in the Market Hall, the pasta dish had been heated in the microwave but was cold in the middle, so was taken away and reheated again. I had the Schnitzel, which I have to say was freshly cooked, hot and tasty, just a shame about the potatoes it came with, the mixed pickles were good, but you cant go wrong when they come out of a jar and the cucumber salad was so disappointing, it just sat in a pool of cucumber water, which could easily have been drained off. One of our party returned her meal and asked for a Schnitzel, obviously there was a delay in getting this to the table which was understandable, however, as soon as the other meals were finished all of the plates were removed which left one of our party eating on her own. Yes we did complain and yes we did receive a discount, however, if you are visiting this wonderful city try somewhere else.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Chrisb1512
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Athens, Greece
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198 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
“Εστιατόριο με ζωντανή μουσική από το Ουγγαρέζικο λαϊκό όργανο Cymbal”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2014

Ήταν μεσημέρι και θέλαμε κάπου να φάμε. Επειδή βρισκόμαστε στην Vaci utca επιλέξαμε το εστιατόριο αυτό γιατί μας άρεσε η εξωτερική του πρόσοψη και θεωρήσαμε ότι θα ήταν ενδιαφέρον και μέσα. Όμως, το εσωτερικό του ήταν αδιάφορο και μάλλον κρύο, χωρίς φαντασία και οι πολυθρόνες του μάλλον άβολες. Η σύζυγός μου ζήτησε ένα μαξιλάρι για το τοποθετήσει στην πλάτη της πολυθρόνας επειδή ήταν άβολη, αλλά μας είπαν ότι δεν υπήρχε. Τα γκαρσόνια αρκετά ευγενικά, μας έφεραν καταλόγους που είχαν τα φαγητά και στην αγγλική γλώσσα. Ξεκινήσαμε με δυο μικρές draft μπύρες και για πρώτα πήραμε μια σούπα γκούλας και μια σαλάτα. Η σαλάτα ήταν καλή, αλλά το γκούλας με απογοήτευσε πλήρως. Συνεχίσαμε με πόδι πάπιας με κρεμμύδια και κόκκινο λάχανο (Libacomb hagymás tört burgonyával és pezsgős lilakáposztával - Crispy leg of goose with onion crushed potatoes and champagned braised red-cabbage) και ελάφι με σάλτσα από μανιτάρια και πατάτες rösti (Szarvas bélszín áfonyás erdei gomba mártással és röstivel - Sirloin of deer with cranberry-forest mushroom sauce and rösti potato) τα οποία δεν μας απογείωσαν γευστικά. Ήπιαμε 4 ποτήρια κρασί και κλείσαμε με 2 καφέ εσπρέσο. Δυο άτομα πληρώσαμε μαζί με 10% tip που ήταν μέσα στο λογαριασμό μας, γύρω στα 21.600 HUL (περίπου 77 €). Το γεύμα μας συνοδευόταν από τη μουσική του Nandor Lakatos που έπαιζε γνωστές μελωδίες στο Ουγγαρέζικο λαϊκό όργανο Cymbal. Στη Βουδαπέστη μείναμε πέντε ημέρες σε ένα ξενοδοχείο δίπλα στη Vaci utca και κοντά στο εστιατόριο αυτό, αλλά τις άλλες ημέρες προτιμήσαμε να δοκιμάσαμε και αλλού φαγητό χωρίς να ξαναγυρίσουμε εκεί.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Stergios S
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Average and overpriced”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2014

The restaurant is on Vatci Utca, a prime tourist spot so you know what to expect. Sometimes you need to head off the beaten track a little to find the better restaurants.

The restaurant is pleasant enough inside and looks appealing from the outside; the menu options enticed us in but the food was a little bland; it sounded better than it looked.

The place was not busy when we dined at 8pm so the service was attentive and good; the staff were polite and helpful. The food is not bad here but just not presented well and the taste is ordinary. Reminds me of my mothers cooking and she is 82; not terrible but just not special. As such I think it a little overpriced. My main meal came quickly after the starters and had obviously been 'plated' for a while, although not cold.

We did find better restaurants in Budapest (Borssa, for example) and Soforras ranking 870 out of 1497 on Tripadvisor is justified. Could do better.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Prophet9963
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