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Bagolyvar

#218 of 2,450 Restaurants in Budapest
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Gundel Karoly ut 2, Budapest 1146, Hungary
+36 1 468 3110
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12:00 - 23:00
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Staff is ok, but the food is sub-par and expensive, not worth it. Its not easy to find a bad place to eat in Hungary, but now I found this place and I'm very disappointed.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excelente hungarin food!! Bérces is the guy, excelent service!! Thank you!! When visiting Heroes square come hear to eat very well.

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peter_halasz_PR, Közönségkapcsolati vezető at Bagolyvar, responded to this review

Dear Leonina! Thank your very much for your precious comment. We would like to thank you for taking the time to give us feedback regards to your recent stay at the Bagolyvár Restaurant. We appreciate Your positive comment and Your compliment and recognition as it is a great motivating force for us to keep up with the service. Best regards,... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super friendly atmosphere, excellent food and service from Bérces was spectacular! It was one of the best restaurants in Budapest.

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peter_halasz_PR, Közönségkapcsolati vezető at Bagolyvar, responded to this review

Dear Guest! Thank your very much for your precious comment. We would like to thank you for taking the time to give us feedback regards to your recent stay at the Bagolyvár Restaurant. We appreciate Your positive comment and Your compliment and recognition as it is a great motivating force for us to keep up with the service. Best regards,... More 

Hutschenhausen, Germany
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have eaten here before and was great; however, very disappointed of the drop in quality and menu. Do not recommend, except for the goose liver starter...the only thing memorable. Lunch for 2 was $60, compulsory tip included, another sign of the change! If you have good food and service, the tips will follow...very lacking!!!

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Tampere, Finland
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok food, nothing fancy. Very good service, although the staff thought we were crazy to sit outside. I wish the staff would have cleaned our table, because there were flower petals and leaves on it.

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peter_halasz_PR, Közönségkapcsolati vezető at Bagolyvar, responded to this review

Dear Guest! Thank your very much for your precious comment. We would like to thank you for taking the time to give us feedback regards to your recent stay at the Bagolyvár Restaurant. We appreciate Your comment. The Bagolyvár as an old traditional resaurant aim to represent a familiar athmosphere with a local cuisine. We hope that we can receive... More 

Warsaw, Poland
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Bagolyvar at the end of our trip so we'd already had the opportunity to try other restaurants in Budapest. This had the worst price / quality ratio. It's not that it was horrible, but just not really good and combined with steep prices it was disappointing. With main meat dishes, they gave us cooked store pasta instead of... More 

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Dewsbury
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147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

After a wonderfully relaxing visit to the Spa baths in the Park we looked for a lunch spot .Bagolyvar looks for all the World like a German Beirhoff and a daily special menu was posted outside. The mushroom soup, chicken keiv and a dessert sounded unambitious but reassuringly familiar. Inside the German theme continued with high, dark beamed ceilings. We... More 

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peter_halasz_PR, Közönségkapcsolati vezető at Bagolyvar, responded to this review

Dear George! Thank your very much for your precious comments. We would like to thank you for taking the time to give us feedback regards to your recent stay at the Gundel Restaurant. We appreciate Your positive comment and Your compliment and recognition as it is a great motivating force for us to keep up with the service. Best regards,... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

The 5 course set menu is superb value. We tipped up after a long day sight seeing, the service was exceptional, the food was beautiful, the wines excellent. Great presentation. I would recommend highly. A gem of a restaurant

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peter_halasz_PR, Közönségkapcsolati vezető at Bagolyvar, responded to this review

Dear Chris! Thank your very much for your precious comments. We would like to thank you for taking the time to give us feedback regards to your recent stay at the Gundel Restaurant. We appreciate Your positive comment and Your compliment and recognition as it is a great motivating force for us to keep up with the service. Best regards,... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

I cannot rate the bagolyvar restaurant highly enough. The food is of a very high standard and excellent value for money. The staff are very friendly and you soon feel at home. The pianist was very talented and again very friendly. This was definitely our best meal out in Budapest. Thankyou☺☺☺

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Thank Natasha R
peter_halasz_PR, Marketing assistant at Bagolyvar, responded to this review

Dear Natasha! Thank You for Your visit in our restaurant and naturally for the honouring comment! We hope, You enjoyed the time in Budapest! Best regards, The Bagolyvár Team More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

I booked a table here as it looked like a perfect place, not far from Széchenyi baths where we'd spent the day. It was easy to use the online booking system. We received a warm welcome from one of the waiters into a lovely traditional restaurant. Very attentive and professional service from all the staff. The food and presentation was... More 

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peter_halasz_PR, Közönségkapcsolati vezető at Bagolyvar, responded to this review

Dear Guest! Thank your very much for your precious comment. We would like to thank you for taking the time to give us feedback regards to your recent stay at the Bagolyvár Restaurant. We appreciate Your positive comment and Your compliment and recognition as it is a great motivating force for us to keep up with the service. Best regards,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$10
Cuisine
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gundel Karoly ut 2, Budapest 1146, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest
  • Phone Number: +36 1 468 3110
Description
From the beginning, exclusively women worked in the Owl’s Castle Restaurant which created a unique atmosphere. Changing the first but not the latter, we will now work with the youngest professionals of the country to reform the Restaurant. With that young enthusiasm we count on the openness and participation of our guests in the joyful renewal. Now slowly approaching the 100th anniversary, we set our goal and mission similarly high as in the beginning. Our kitchen revives the old and almost forgotten traditions of the past 100 years while taking advantage of recent technological developments and knowledge, adding a pinch of creativity, we proudly present the ever-renewing dishes on our board on the wall. It is part of our mission to use predominantly Hungarian ingredients and to explore undiscovered culinary experiences.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?