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The Gay Hussar

#2,167 of 18,809 Restaurants in London
££ - £££European, Eastern European,
2 Greek Street | Soho, London W1D 4NB, England
+44 20 7437 0973
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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CUISINES
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
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Value
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LOCATION
2 Greek Street | Soho, London W1D 4NB, England
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1 - 10 of 635 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having spent 6 months living in Hungary, I can say that this is not true to authentic Hungarian food, at least not to any decent standard. The interior is cramped, stuffy and outdated. The restaurant is surviving on its name in media/ political circles and...More

Thank carmenjc86
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant made us feel at home!!! We found the space very pleasant with a very attentive and effective service. The food is very well done with and have a special homey touch. The sum of the coziness makes us feel at home!!!

Thank Avelino S
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Went to the Gay Hussar last night. Sadly it is closing down so this was one last celebration at a long established, historic place. Good food and great service. And very nice Hungarian wines. Enjoyed a glass of Palinka at the end. The place was...More

Thank Betty P
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Fabulous food and service. An atmosphere that many corporate brands endeavour to replicate but fail . Full of political history and a piece of Soho and London history that is rapidly being lost forever. Closes towards the end of June- try it before it’s gone...More

Thank worthin
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

We took the first floor of the well known and established Hungarian Restaurant. I learned that this place is steeped into political Labour Party history. It’s worth it just for the photos of the great and the good! Our food was superb. I had the...More

1  Thank john w
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Celebrated my birthday in there tonight with my missus. I can only highly recommend the place. We both Hungarians, so we can confirm that they serve delicious and genuine Hungarian dishes. We went for the house red wine, which was still very nice. The waiter,...More

Thank dd198
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

If you like Hungarian food and wine then this is the absolute place to go. The Gay Hussar is consistently excellent. Food is served with great flavours and flair - attentive friendly staff give this hidden gem the character and style its great reputation deserves....More

Thank Donald M
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Really cute little place tucked away in Soho. Food was really tasty and staff helpful and did their job fairly effectively. The interior of the place is interesting. I could look at the pictures on the walls for hours. In typical London style the tables...More

1  Thank dreamonixx
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

We were a party of 8. Everyone enjoyed their food. Good choice of menu. The service was superb. I'd recommend a visit and would certainly return.

Thank DebGuy
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

And none the worse for that. Friendly and chatty maitre d. We’ve been going for years and always enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and jolly good hearty food. Fish dumplings with a dill sauce and rice was a marvellous starter. Quite subtle. I almost always have...More

Thank Mike P
John W, Manager at The Gay Hussar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Dear Mike P, Many thanks for returning to the Gay Hussar time and time again and we are thrilled we continue to delight you with our food and warm hospitality - we treasure the feedback from our regular guests. We have passed your kind words...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
12:15 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:45
Tuesday
12:15 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:45
Wednesday
12:15 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:45
Thursday
12:15 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:45
Friday
12:15 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:45
Saturday
12:15 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Greek Street | Soho, London W1D 4NB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighbourhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7437 0973
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Description
So much has been said about Soho’s Gay Hussar, which has long been a favourite haunt of politicos and writers, that you don’t really go here for the food but rather for the experience. Having said that, the Hungarian peasant dishes are simple but beautifully prepared and Gay Hussar can’t fail to charm even the pickiest diner.
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