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Mester Restaurant and Palinka House

Mester utca 13., Budapest 1095, Hungary
+36 1 215 0139
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible11%
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Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
European, Eastern European, Hungarian, Central European
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Mester utca 13., Budapest 1095, Hungary
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21 - 30 of 62 reviews

Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

Away from the crowd of tourists, we found this very authentic and small restaurant on 2 floors (mezzanine) recommended by our hotel. 1st thing we were impressed by was the genuine and honest smile from the waitress (which has not been often the case in...More

Thank Olivier C
Reviewed 30 July 2015

We went to the Mester Restaurant and Palinka House as it was close to our hotel but maainly because of the reviews in TripAdvisor, and we were not disappointed. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal in this small bistro restaurant - the staff were friendly and...More

Thank AJBGroomsport
Reviewed 22 July 2015

This small restaurant is on a side street and could quite easily be missed, but it is definitely worth a visit. The food is excellent and freshly cooked, the staff are friendly but only one girl spoke English, but we didn't speak Hungarian either! There...More

Thank Maggs36
Reviewed 2 July 2015

I entered the restaurant hearing a local band playing some amazing Hungarian music. I enjoyed my food (which was just OK) while enjoying the musical performance.

Thank Jasleensaggu
Reviewed 27 November 2014 via mobile

The food was real good, we had the mix plate with a lot of different Hungarian dishes. We were told it was good for the three of us but at least 5 people could eat from it. The downside for me was the live music....More

2  Thank Maemi D
Reviewed 12 October 2014

Simple. Close to my hotel. Best food experience during my stay. Food prepared by owner chef. I selected their homemade beef stew and was outstanding. Wine selection is over the top! Pricing was so low I had to ask chef for information so that I...More

1  Thank oncoursebob
Reviewed 7 October 2014

Went to this place as it was close to our apartment. The waiter was very friendly and humourous and there was a band playing traditional Hungarian dances on local instruments, including what looked like an open top piano that was played by hitting with what...More

1  Thank Kafil_Din
Reviewed 4 October 2014

We found this restaurant which was close to our apartment. We where with 4 people and had the Hungarian feast. This is a plate for 4 to share with chicken, beef, pork, potatoes, cabbage and rice. It is enough for the 4 of us. The...More

Thank 123ontheroad
Reviewed 30 September 2014

We got a reccomendation to go to this place from our hotel clerk. It's a cozy little place, band is playing every night, they play pretty good, though I would say they should make some breaks in their music as it gets very loud when...More

Thank PuraVida1727
Reviewed 18 September 2014

Four of us shared this and it was SUPERB. OK it was a meat fest but cooked to a good standard and presentation was very good. The gypsy band created a good atmosphere and the waiter worked his socks off. A good find around the...More

Thank PauloB_Tewkesbury
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$45
Cuisine
European, Eastern European, Hungarian, Central European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mester utca 13., Budapest 1095, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest
  • Phone Number: +36 1 215 0139
  • E-mail
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