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“Good food and good value lunch”
Review of Pest-Buda Bistro

Pest-Buda Bistro
Ranked #290 of 3,479 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $22
Cuisines: Hungarian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: District I / Buda
Description: Pest-Buda doubles with Grandma’s homestyle Hungarian kitchen, using the best ingredients with love and care from our talented chef, Lajos Lutz . We only carry Hungarian wines rich with personality and like to highlight those special bottles that are the territory of true wine aficionados. Pest-Buda Bistro is on the ground floor of Pest-Buda Hotel, the oldest hotel in Hungary, originally opened in 1696. Pest-Buda is an important gastronomic institution honoring Grandma’s Hungarian kitchen for several decades. Together with Zsolt Litauszki we have worked for months to rediscover several Hungarian recipies and master the art of baking the perfect artisanal flamed pie. Chef Lajos Lutz is running a soulful kitchen devoted to Grandma’s Hungarian classics made with love and care. The combination of top-notch gastronomy and beautiful wines is both fresh and traditional without succumbing to typical Hungarian restaurant cliches. The whole experience is, of course, amplified by the Buda Castle’s stunning medieval setting. We only carry Hungarian wines and only those with a distinctive personality, reflective of a distinctive wine region. We feature several rare selections often not found anywhere else, and our extensive list is constantly changing. Pest-Buda is for You to enjoy 24 hours. Eat, drink, sleep… with love!
Reviewed April 10, 2013

The area around the castle in Buda has a number of bars, cafes and restaurants - a lot of which looked like tourist traps. As a party of four we were looking for somewhere we could have a leisurely lunch with good food and the opportunity to relax. The Pest-Buda did the job. The menu is quite small but I'd rather have that than a dozen pages of possible choices. We had a range of main courses, desserts and drinks and all were good. The bill was about £80 for four - so good value.

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

This restaurant is a breath of fresh air! The staff were all warm, friendly and welcoming, dealing with special dietary requirements efficiently and without fuss. The food was fresh, delicious and enjoyed by the whole family. Some other Buda restaurants would do well to learn from places like this as we would certainly visit again next time we are in Budapest.

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Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

Walked by here with my partner and went in for a light lunch. What can i say? We were welcomed in with open arms in a very non-pushy way, recommended a beautiful wine and after we ordered food, it was ready within minutes. There was a slight problem with my trout salad, but after i informed the waiter he was so aplogetic and asked if i wanted anything else on the menu. I chose a light chicken dish which was beautifully cooked accompanied by fresh homemade bread. After we had some very VERY gorgeous puddings and asked for the bill, we saw that they hadnt charged me for the replacement meal at all! I said that they missed off my meal and they replied with how it was their fault and how it was a pleasure to have us eating at their establishment. Couldnt have asked for better service. Definitely recommend even if just for a drink!!!!

Thank smumfff
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Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

Great staff, attentive and helpful. Food was really hide. Quite a small standard menu, but don't be put off by this as the specials board was very impressive with a great variety. All for a good price. 3 courses and a glass of wine each came to around 17k HUF/?70. Slightly difficult to find at first, but from the Pest side, it was a really nice walk across the bridge ans up through the Fisherman's Bastille. We walked across at around 7:30pm, so after the bus tours had finished meaning it was really nice and quiet and good for photo taking with great views there and back of the Bastille and of the river. Definitely recommend for a nice evening walk/dinner.

Thank Barnzy87
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

There are many trendy modern Hungarian cuisine restaurants in Budapest. This one has a traditional feel. The interior, the guy playing accordion and the food made our evening. The food was very good- similar to my mum's cooking back in southern Poland- nothing fancy or over the top but very tasty and filling. If you have goulash you don't need anything else as a side but with schnitzel ( even quite a good size one)- I did expect something else on the plate like a few potatoes or vegetables even though I ordered cucumber. That was the only negative about our meal.

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Thank Lidia S
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