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Paul's Bistro

Vaci utca 49., Budapest 1056, Hungary
+36 1 769 0897
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good33%
  • Average21%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible14%
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“soup” (6 reviews)
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Vaci utca 49., Budapest 1056, Hungary
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

In need of a place for lunch before heading to the market we stopped here. A pleasant surprise with delicious goulash and chicken paprikash at reasonable prices. A small joint with maybe 8 tables upstairs. Friendly staff.

Thank William M
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Tasteless and disappointing food. Watery goulasch soup with almost no meet or vegetables. Tasteless noodles with chicken, sprinkled only with a bit of goulasch. Pasta with porcini sauce and duck meat was also bland, you could only taste the cream.

Thank Marina P
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Nice local Hungarian bistro Good pint of Soproni and Goulash soup. The soup tasted nice but wasn’t hot and when served we were just left. This place could be a cracker very easily.

Thank poddy2015
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We had rainy day in Budapest and we stopped at first restaurant to hide and eat. We took touristic menu-very tastful dishes and very good apple cake.

Thank Vesna Z
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Cold, wet Sunday, restaurant was empty, we ate from the tourist menu. The goulash soup was SO good. No complaints at all about the food or service. I recommend this restaurant.

Thank pauldoody
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Party of four from the start the service was poor,we had to sit quite a while before anyone came to take our order.we ordered a bottle of wine,one beer and a large bottle of water with lime.the beer came the water came minus the lime,no...More

Thank Sandie M
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The food we had was average. We ordered a bottle of wine, two glasses of wine appeared, we asked how much was the bottle and they said 'same price' so we ordered one. It came to table opened, so who knows what wine it was....More

Thank simonr181
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We chose to eat here one evening on the way back to our hotel. We were greeted on the pavement and shown to a table. As we were 5, another table was added to a larger one. The food was relatively straightforward - salads, some...More

Thank Seagold
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Called in for lunch at this restaurant. Good service, value and atmosphere. I had the Gnocchi Salmon pasta dish, delicious. My partner had Chicken sandwich, chips and salad. Very enjoyable would go again.

Thank jane m
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We stopped at Paul's late one night while returning to our hotel after roaming around Pest. The friendly service was an immediate draw. Paul's has its own cocktail menu with some pleasingly unique concoctions that hit the spot. We returned for dinner two nights later...More

Thank Deutschophile
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$32
Bar, European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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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
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