We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Looking for traditional food for good price?”
Review of Monarchia Old

Monarchia Old
Ranked #2,569 of 3,108 Restaurants in Budapest
Cuisines: European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: District V / Inner City
Description: All of the customers are welcome in our new restaurant in the city center of Budapest, where you can taste the traditional hungarian specialties, but you can try some italian food specialties as well.We serve approximately 100 types of famous hungarian wine beside the excellent dishes.You can find here all of the best values of the old times, in the design, and in the friendly atmosphere as well.
Level Contributor
16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Looking for traditional food for good price?”
Reviewed 24 March 2014

So a couple days ago I came to visit Hungary again, and a very kind, fluent English speaker guy stopped me in Váci street. The food was pretty good, liked it, although the waiter did not speak English as well as I expected, there were no problems, and any question I had, the same guy who invited me, answered for. The drinks are on avarege price considering the restaurant is in Váci street, and the Pálinka was also really good. If you are planning to buy something cheap, well....it is a restaurant, and it is in the most expensive area of Budapest, so I would say, it has good prices in that area. Reading all the flaming reviews...people are just dumb, to be honest. Did not experienced any of those.

  • Visited March 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank sigonen
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

369 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    32
    22
    23
    45
    247
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hebrew first
  • Hungarian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good.....but.....”
Reviewed 20 January 2014 via mobile

My wife and I visited this restaurant in January and was welcomed in by one of the friendly waiters. We proceeded to order and subsequently had a lovely meal. However, there was a duo of blokes playing traditional music in the corner as background music and it was lovely, until they then wandered around and stopped at our table, proceeded to play a couple of tunes and then demanded 5000 hufs (about £17) I didnt ask to be serenaded and they made us feel really uncomfortable as they just stood there waiting to be paid while we ate dessert. Eventually they left our table after 5 mins or so when they realised they weren't getting the money. Needless to say we paid and left quite sheepish, it wasnt a pleasant experience

Helpful?
2 Thank Carl1903
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Ponta Grossa, PR
Level Contributor
12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Dont even get close to it!!!”
Reviewed 14 January 2014

Food isnt THAT bad, but its way too expensive for its quality. Service is -10 on a 0 to 10 scale. Waitress screamed at our table, and talked down on us. On the time to pay the bill, they put several extra taxes and stuff.
Environment and furnishing are different, but too outdated, old and dirty.
If you dont want to get anger or mad, dont be even close to it. And I mean it... waiters stand outside the restaurant screaming to public to come in.

  • Visited February 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank GPortella
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Tourist trap”
Reviewed 11 January 2014

Do not go there! We went there only because it was close to our hotel. I ordered from the menu because it looked alright but they totally ripped us off! They overcharged us for side dishes we didn't order and even the prices in the menu look blurry so you think it's cheaper than what it actually is. The food was only OK, nothing to write home about. But it's definitely not worth it. Specially with so many nice places around. Just to even bother to look at the menu, walk past it, best thing you can do

  • Visited January 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Augustine16
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“We had a delicious late night pizza”
Reviewed 5 December 2013

It's my third time here in Hungary, and I've never been more satisfied with the place. I can only recommend. The restaurant where we went in, was in the Vaci street, we were very tired, and we wanted to take a rest, and eat a pizza. We found a really good restaurant, with a really good price. They offered the pizzas with 20% discount, the waiters were really kind, and helpful. We could ask them about the city, and the tourist attractions. The live music was fascinating, just a little bit loud. The service was fast. And the pizza was delicious. I think we are going to came back soon.

  • Visited November 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Susan K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Monarchia Old also viewed

 
Budapest, Central Hungary
Budapest, Central Hungary
 

Been to Monarchia Old? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing