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“Lovely place”
Review of Matrjoska bisztro

Matrjoska bisztro
Ranked #62 of 3,161 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Russian, International, Gastropub, Fusion
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Espoo, Finland
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Lovely place”
Reviewed December 10, 2013

Ended up here one night as got tired of waiting for service at our hotel bar (Palazzo Zichy) and went across the street for our glass of red. Lovely atmosphere, excellent local Pinot Noir and the owner trated us to small salmon roe canapés. We did not eat here so can not comment on the food, but loved the place and went back for another glass the next night.

  • Visited December 2013
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Hungarian first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
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Barcelona, Spain
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37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Superb”
Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

Finally a place that deserves 5 stars.
Sublime vodkas, excellent food!
They make everything inhouse, even the mustard, which can compete with the best handmade Dijon. Try the duck breast, if it's on the menu at the time of your visit. You won't find any better.
Service is excellent. We could actually feel that the waiters did care for our wishes, not just showing some sort of "fake interest", like they do in so many places nowadays.
Clau&Tom's verdict: must see!

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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very fresh food. Good atmosphere.”
Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

Great bistro in an interesting square. It was a suprise after traipsing round in minus 5 degrees looking for a restaurant which looked busy only to find it opposite our hotel,Palazzio Zichy. We discovered this place which was on the doorstep. Russian influenced. Amazing soup. Pink duck which was freshly cooked and melt in the mouth. Good service. Also very reasonably priced. We will return. Loved it!

  • Visited December 2013
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Paris
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“What a surprise”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

New restaurant, just two months open. Completely unexpected, we found a very nice restaurant, a pleasant experience. Perfect original natural ambiance with the same style of food: natural, original and very tasty. Happy personal service. Try the desert.... We dont't tell you but its good.

  • Visited December 2013
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Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Smart, tasty, efficient”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

My wife and I enjoyed our meal at Matrjoska tonight. We chose it because of its location, directly across the street from the Hotel Palazzo Zichy. We arrived at 18:00 and found ourselves among the first there for the evening. Slowly, the restaurant filled up while we ate. This restaurant should do well, I think.

Since we eat low-carbohydrate, we had some concerns about the menu. I knew that we would almost certainly have to eat potatoes or beans, and we did, and we didn't mind. We both started with the soljanka (pork-based instead of the fish we'd had repeatedly in Tallinn) and found it quite good. Although we didn't eat our bread, we happily used the accompanying sour cream to further flavor the soup.

For the main dish, I chose the duck with potato "noodles" and my wife chose the pork with lentils. We both found the portions quite right and we each really enjoyed the flavor of the dish. I wouldn't call it the best I've ever eaten, but everything we touched tasted very good.

We finished our meal with cappuccino, and found them much tastier than we would expect from a restaurant that doesn't specialise in coffee.

Dinner for two, two courses, no wine, no dessert: 8300 Ft.

One minor annoyance: we each ordered sparkling water, and the waitress sold us 2x 33cl of sparkling water, instead of a single 75cl bottle to share. Yes, we could have asked, but I felt like she should have offered. Perhaps this represents a cultural difference; I'm new to Hungary, so I can't say.

Even so, you will enjoy your trip to Matrjoska. Enjoy!

  • Visited December 2013
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