Vagon Restaurant

Vagon Restaurant

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Hours
Sun
12:00 - 0:00
Mon
12:00 - 0:00
Tue
12:00 - 0:00
Wed
12:00 - 0:00
Thu
12:00 - 0:00
Fri
12:00 - 0:00
Sat
12:00 - 0:00
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
£2.00 – £12.00
CUISINES
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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About
In the heart of Budapest, on the mythical field of Vérmező is the Vagon Restaurant; boasting a peculiar and unique design and cuisine. We have been warmly welcoming our new and regular guests all year long with Hungarian and international dishes, whole-hearted service and a distinctively unique atmosphere since 1993.
PRICE RANGE
£2.00 – £12.00
CUISINES
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles530 reviews
Excellent
365
Very good
100
Average
27
Poor
20
Terrible
18
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Julie F
North Wales58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
Visited this restaurant on the 15th Feb 2020 just a few metres from our hotel, wow absolutely fabulous. Train carriage at the side of the park turned into a restaurant, really authentic inside booking is advised service is great food amazing and big portions, although I am giving everyone a wide berth today as I smell of garlic lol. Prices are great roughly 47.00 2 courses and 2 rounds of drinks , highly recommend this venue.
Written 15 February 2020
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barthae2017
Thank you very much for taking time and sharing your experiences here! We are so happy that you were satisfied with our services. Kind regards,
Written 17 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Valeria_DelGatto_
Porto San Giorgio24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 friends
We wanted to try this restaurant specifically because the location was very unique, and I had no idea what kind of food it served. The setting is really pretty and cozy, with comfy seats and soft lights, and of course a very suggestive ambience. I was happy to find both the service and food were good too. The waiter was chill and friendly, and offered me an english menu after seeing I was struggling; the food I ordered was classic hungarian food (that I hadn't tried yet) with a garlic soup and fried pork with coleslaw on the side, very good and especially very filling. It was a very nice experience!
Written 13 January 2023
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Bartha E
Thank you very much for taking time and sharing your experiences here! We are so happy that you were satisfied with our services. Kind regards,
Written 8 March 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Swedishtomcat
Diss4382 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
In an old railway dining car, in the park by Budapest-Déli railway station. Easy to find by catching the Metro to Déli Pályaudvar station and taking the underpass. It was a memorable evening and quite amusing to wave at people walking past in the park. The Eastern European food (pork cutlets Gypsy-style & Stroganoff) was deliciously filling. Probably best to book as it is only one carriage.
Written 19 February 2020
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barthae2017
Thank you very much for taking time and sharing your experiences here! Kind regards,
Written 20 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Andreas S
Helsinki2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
I went to Vagon étterem for a late lunch on a Wednesday at 14:30. I found the restaurant in a travelling app. One thing that caught my attention was that both the app and the restaurants own website said: “Every weekday between 14:00 and 17:00 we give 50% discount to all our meals!”. I had a nice garlic soup for a starter and a roasted goose leg for main course. Good food! When I received my bill no discount where to be seen. I pointed this out to the waiter and showed him they’re on website. After a moment he came back and said that they had no such discount, only a -15% on a few Chefs specials. So, in conclusion this is a restaurant with good food and a nice setting, but they take advantage of tourists: Tourist trap.
Written 30 January 2020
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Bartha E
Dear Sir/Madam First of all, please allow us to apologize. We are terribly sorry but there was obviously a serious mistake. What is more, you are right becouse the english translation was not correct as you pointed out. According to the hungarian page and translation, the 50% price reduction is only concern for the Chef's offer from 14 pm to 17 pm. We would like to beg your pardon. Yours sincerely, Vagon Restaurant Team
Written 30 January 2020
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Simon H
Yeovil12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 none
We went here for supper on our first night in Budapest. It was exactly what we were after and lived up to all the best reviews written here - staff were friendly and efficient. The food was great - we both had goulash soup followed by confit goose - both were delicious and served well. Service is quick and there was no fuss at all. Well worth a visit, especially as the location and design of the restaurant are a bit quirky and fun. Definitely would visit again.
Written 29 November 2021
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Bartha E
Thank you very much for taking time and sharing your experiences here! We are so happy that you were satisfied with our services. Kind regards,
Written 24 January 2022
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Zoltan PT
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 none
Incredible ambiance inside, it's like travelling on the Transiberian railway. The food was really good, they improved it a lot in the last years. Especially I would recommend the roasted goose with really crispy skin, and it's not expensive at all. The service also was excellent, Zoli, Norbi and Gábor were very nice with us, always polite and always with a smile :)
Written 12 June 2021
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Bartha E
Thank you very much for taking time and sharing your experiences here! We are so happy that you were satisfied with our services. Kind regards,
Written 12 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lorcan BW
77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 family
This restaurant has a very interesting and cool theme, as you are literally sitting in an ex-railway wagon while you eat. The menu has lots of choice, but personally all of us had the porkholt with cheese dumplings and enjoyed it greatly. We also had great and helpful service from Edina, who went out of her way to explain the menu. I would highly recommend having a meal here while you are in Budapest!
Written 23 August 2022
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Bartha E
Thank you very much for taking time and sharing your experiences here! We are so happy that you were satisfied with our services. Kind regards,
Written 8 March 2023
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Mandy B
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 friends
We visited Vagon Restaurant recently. The food was delicious and there was a large selection of Hungarian dishes. Very interesting place. We’ve never been in such a restaurant where the owner is sleeping at the table and the waiter would have wished us the hell out of it! We didn't stay too long.
Written 2 March 2023
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Bartha Eszti
I'm not the owner, but an employee who had a pretty hard day, but after 1 p.m. I sat down to write the orders close to the wedding, when I fell asleep at work due to the exhaustion of the whole day! I don't think that I put the lever in Everybody or at least I didn't want to scold anyone! I don't believe that this would be as big a crime as what happened in the last minutes of the Close time!
Written 4 April 2023
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eberni
36 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 family
Lovely location and the novelty of the carriage makes it feel special, but that's as far as it goes. My husband and I had the spicy chicken with salad and flat bread. Our chicken was so dry and the portions of chicken were very small. The salad had no dressing and the only good thing about the meal was the flat bread. Our daughter had the chicken portions with chips from the childrens menu, which seemed alot fresher and was larger than our meals. It really wasn't anything special. Don't waste your time, it's yet another mediocre restaurant in Budapest.
Written 20 February 2024
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Klas Furestig
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 none
I can highly recommend this restaurant. In addition to the pleasant atmosphere and the friendly and considerate staff (Zsuzsi & Edina), the food impresses with excellent Hungarian cuisine. Exactly how you want a culinary experience - typical food and the feeling of being valued as a guest. I will be happy to visit this restaurant again .
Written 11 November 2022
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Bartha E
Thank you very much for taking time and sharing your experiences here! We are so happy that you were satisfied with our services. Kind regards,
Written 8 March 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Flóra L
Budapest22 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 couples
We went there for dinner. The staff was nice, the place is unique and retro. The food came in huge portions and it tasted ok, but it was not that well prepared. I ordered chicken strips and it was really dry, the torteau was also dry and not fresh. Salad was fine but nothing special.
Written 15 January 2023
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shosho75
Glenrothes7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 friends
We were given a lovely welcome at the Vagon Etterem and thoroughly enjoyed the food and drinks. The atmosphere is really nice inside. Staff very friendly and helpful. The food was really tasty and full of flavour, great home cooking and well- presented. Portion size was generous too and the prices are very reasonable. Would definitely recommend and definitely return.
Written 25 February 2024
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Helen
Doncaster30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 couples
We were staying in a nearby hotel in Buda and came across this by chance walking back down from Fisherman's Bastion. We had a drink on the terrace whilst we looked at the menu and weighed it up. Being honest, our main concern was that the staff spoke very little English and were not very welcoming initially, almost like they didn't want us there. But the train carriage was so appealing that we decided to risk it, and we were glad we did. We ate inside the carriage, which is very atmospheric. Our food was lovely and the staff became more friendly and we warmed to them. Good value for money and something a bit different.
Written 9 October 2023
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Daydream226030
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 friends
A lovely restaurant houses in an old fashioned train carriage. Ambiance is nice and quiet, great for talking over dinner with friends, food was very well made, service very professional and kind. Edina was a lively, genuinely kind host.
Written 26 February 2022
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Bartha E
Thank you very much for taking time and sharing your experiences here! We are so happy that you were satisfied with our services. Kind regards,
Written 8 March 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kim M
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 couples
A friend of ours recommended the place for us to try. A real retro place, it's all about the train. We ate Traindriver pizza!😊 We had a pleasant evening apart from the young waiter, we were satisfied with everything. It's a shame that the perfect experience is ruined by the unwillingness of the staff.
Written 20 January 2023
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