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Paul's Bistro

$$ - $$$
District V / Inner City
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
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Vaci utca 49., Budapest 1056, Hungary
+36 1 769 0897
12:00 - 23:00
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Hungerford, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here for a quick drink. The waitress was friendly and drinks were fine. A little expensive for what we ordered. Decided not to stop for food as nothing on the menu we fancied.

Thank Karolyn69
Level Contributor
58 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here on our last night. We were the only customers in there. The place is small however. One barman and one waitress who were very attentive and couldn't ask for more. I had the famous ghoulish soup which was very nice, but watery. A bloke we presumes to be the chef and the waitress went outside to have a... More 

Thank Laura R
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We found Pauls Bistro during an evening walk on a very cold February and we are very glad we did. We went for a warm drink and ending up having a very good steak meal,cooked to perfection,good service and very surprised by the bill. Thank you

Thank Sharon Marie H
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Myself and my girlfriend came across this great wee restaurant whilst looking for dinner, we almost went into a place a few doors up but so glad we kept on walking past. No one was outside like others trying to entice you in, we liked this. The first thing we noticed was it was small however almost full, we got... More 

Thank Dalton24
1 review
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We visited here on our last night in Budapest as the menu looked decent. We were the only customers in there which should have been a warning sign. We ordered Weiner Schnitzel and steak. Straight after us ordering the waitress went across the street to the local supermarket which seemed a little dodgy. The food came after a while and... More 

Thank Alison M
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

A very friendly waiter and nice environment. Goulash was OK! Good location, 5 minutes walk to Xmas market.

Thank Viki S
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I have never had the need to share a review about a restaurant where I struggle to say anything positive. The second waiter was even very apologetic about the manager of the restaurant. The food was very poor. Another customer even walked out without eating and paying for his meal. The bill was inflated and when challenged very politely the... More 

Thank Jacob F
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Went to Paul's Bistro on day 3 Wednesday food drinks were perfect,therefore chose to go back for our final meal on Thursday evening what a mistake a huge disappointment didn't even feel like the same place, my partner ordered a veggie burger which turned out to be a cheese slice with one slice of tomato and a bit of lettuce... More 

Thank David S
1 review
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Our first experience with restaurants in Budapest. This was actually quite terrible, we waited for 40 minutes for our "Tourist menu" which is something they should have precooked. Goulash soup was actually really good, but after that the things went downhill fast. The staff messed up our order and brought us different main course, therefore we had to wait for... More 

Thank John D
Ramat Yishay, Israel
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76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is located in Vaci utca, a very popular pedestrian street for tourists. We had dinner and the food was just okay. The bistro defines itself as bistro-pub, but to our disappointment the selection of beers was inadequate, to say the least. Recommended only for those whose main purpose for seating in a restaurant is to rest from the... More 

Thank Nahum S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$32
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vaci utca 49., Budapest 1056, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District V / Inner City
  • Neighbourhood: District V / Inner City
  • Phone Number: +36 1 769 0897
freshly from the market! :)

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in District V / Inner City

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District V / Inner City
Discover the Inner City along the banks of the Danube, with its fashionable shops and iconic buildings. The Inner-City Parish Church and St. Stephen’s Basilica stand out as two of the finest examples of architecture in the area. If you are still hunting for more historical treats, then the ruins of the medieval city walls on Kecskeméti Utca are a must-visit while the Soviet War Memorial is also worthy of attention and relevant to Hungary’s more recent history. If shopping is on your itinerary, then be prepared: the market squares in this area are an absolute delight, particularly during the Christmas period, but even throughout the year you’ll find the latest trends in the shops on Vaci Utca.
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