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“Nice decoration, simple food, annoying shows”

Sir Lancelot Knights' Restaurant
Ranked #159 of 3,121 Restaurants in Budapest
Price range: $0 - $36
Cuisines: Barbecue, European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Terézváros
Bruxelles
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8 reviews
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“Nice decoration, simple food, annoying shows”
Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

Big disappointement. The concept is good, but the experience isn't. The place is expensive for hungarian standards. The "shows" (dancers or knights fighting between the tables with loud pop music) are definitly annoying. The music is so loud that you can hear the person next to you... and loose you appetite. The food itself is basic: big pieces of meat grilled in a bbq.

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San Jose
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Disappointing experience”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

I reserved a seat for 8 PM as I was told that is when the "Show" begins. It eventually started more towards 9 PM - the show consisted of various acts, most of which were pretty lame and over-reaching. Each act lasted for a few minutes, with half an hour or so in-between them.
I expected the show to be the highlight of the experience, but it seemed very poorly staged and even the guests and waitresses paid very little attention to the various acts, walking in between them often with no regard.

If not the show, I thought, then maybe the food. But I was proved wrong on that front as well - starting from the moment I made clear I speak English and not Hungarian, from which point on I felt I was marked as an annoyance by the waitress - the meal was large and hefty, but the service was beyond slow, not welcoming and the food - very much over-priced.

The atmosphere is nice and the place is dark, filled with "historic" artifacts. Guests are forced to eat the food with their hands alone and get messy and overall the concept is nice, albeit touristic-oriented, but I found the execution very lacking.

Overall, I felt very disappointed in the whole experience. A tip was automatically included in my bill. I felt it was undeserved, but for fear of spending even more time arguing over it, I just paid and left, knowing I won't be returning there anytime soon.

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“Dinner with knights”
Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

Super funny place! Eat with your hands only and enjoy the atmosphere. Not the place if you're a prude. A little tricky when you get schnaps and wine in the same kind of glass...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“One of the trip highlights”
Reviewed November 20, 2013

I went to Budapest on a stag trip and had this recommended by a local. When entering I thought that it was a tourist trap but after swilling a clay tankard of good ale the food arrived. We ordered the shared mixed grill - it was amazing! Some of the best meat i have ever eaten. The whole experience was fantastic and the first thing that pops in my head whenever I think about Budapest. Can't recommend this place highly enough!

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“Very original”
Reviewed November 16, 2013

The dacoration is interesting. The food is good, portions are very big. The service is exellent, but the atmospher is a bit noisy. Recomended.

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