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Melba Riverside Restaurant & Bar

#254 of 2,449 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
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Meder utca 9. | In the Marina Building, Budapest 1238, Hungary
+36 1 239 0282
08:00 - 23:00
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Budapest, Hungary
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I tend to have dinner at Melba every year or two. Great food, professional service, acceptable (high) prices. The reason I dod not give a 5 star rating this time was the main course. Ordered a steak M, bit it was overcooked, a strong MW.

Thank steveblond
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is perfectly located close to Danube and yacht dock therefore makes a good impression for guests. Also quite damous - it was almost full on a Tuesday evening. We had a business dinner and besides the service what was good enough the food was a bad experience for me. Salty potato, rough meat and tasteless dish - I... More 

Thank HungarianOpinion
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We went there to watch LaLigas derby between Barca and Espanyol, the math was great, Barca won 4-1. The location is very good at the Danube in a small bay, There is yaht club nearby, but it was a cold and wet dember day, so it was not relevant. We had assorted cold starters/appetizers beside the home made beer. Both... More 

Thank viktors540
Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
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189 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

One of the better places to go for a business lunch out from city center. Restaurant is situated close to new area of block of flats, in business district. It has view over old harbor and you have no problem to park you car there. The dishes provided are OK. Not anything really special, but serving and overall feeling is... More 

Thank MartinLV
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We were warmly welcomed by our friendly smiling waiter. He gave us clear advice in English about the Hungarian dishes on offer. The food when it arrived was of good quality and service first class.

Thank BemroseUK
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

In Budapest for F1, so we booked into Radisson and planned to stay a few extra days as we had never visited Hungary. Really glad we did. On Friday after the F1 practice session we got back to the hotel and over a beer worked out where we woukd eat. The Melba Riverside has reasonable reviews and was only 10... More 

1 Thank Robert I
Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 May 2016

If there is a place I could recommand in Budapest, it wouldn't be the parliament, or Margaret Island, or even the thermal baths... Because I am sure you will go there anyway and these places are for sure marvelous. But the place I would definitely like to recommand is Melba's restaurant. The food is exquisite and the drinks original and... More 

Thank minhleduy
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Set on the riverbank overlooking a small marina, the service was prompt and good. The food was tasty and nicely presented. I would highly recommend the hot chocolate tart.

Thank ScottishKiwi01
Surrey, England
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

We visited Melba as a group of ladies looking for some fine dining with a view. The restaurant was not busy on our arrival, however we were made to feel very welcome. The bartender could not do enough for us, especially catering to the needs of my very fussy friend. The food was good, lacking in flavour in places particularly... More 

Thank Vanessa M
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

As a starter Melba salad is delicious! Main course was also very tasty, nice plate. Environment is pleasent, boat look like. We had two waiters, one was very friendly and supportive. But another one was acting like we were enemies. Nice place for business lunch!

Thank Mario P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
European, Central European, Hungarian, International, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Meder utca 9. | In the Marina Building, Budapest 1238, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest
  • Phone Number: +36 1 239 0282
This is an unique located restaurant, 5 minutes from the city center overlooking a yacht marina on the Danube, serving the best dishes of Hungary's most famous celebrity-masterchef, Mr. Peter Buday.
We have a free city sightseeing cruise for all dinner guests on each Wednesday and Thursday, starting at 9 pm. Please indicate when reserving that you wish to take part in the cruise.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?