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“We went for the location and interior”

Callas Cafe & Restaurant
Ranked #399 of 3,582 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Andrássy út
Reviewed 15 October 2014

We dined at Cafe Callas for an early dinner before a performance at the Opera - it's right next door. It has an elegant early 1900-ish style. Beautiful old style interior, attentive service, traditional (and limited) Hungarian meal choices. My meal good, nothing exceptional about it. Café Callas was more expensive compared to other restaurants that we went to in Budapest but all in all it was a very good experience (though we probably wouldn’t go back there, given the other dining options in town).

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Reviewed 14 October 2014

This is just round the corner from the K & K hotel and serves nice food at a reasonable price. The inside is very attractive and we were entertained by a four piece band, playing a variety of music including excerpts from Brahms Hungarian dances which they adapted to suit their mood. Later on they played some light jazz. It all added to the fun, and we would certainly eat here again.

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Reviewed 11 October 2014 via mobile

I came here for dinner and really enjoyed the meal. My starter of goulash soup was so tasty with lots of tender beef. The main course was spectacular - a duck leg served with a savoury strudel of potato, cabbage, onion and filo pastry. Sublime! My partner had a delicious lamb shank - it was huge too. His starter wasn't amazing though - ham with polenta chips and corn. It was mostly salad and not a lot else. However, the two main courses were so good that blip was forgotten. The wine list of Hungarian wines was good - although a little pricey. The service was efficient and knowledgeable. I really enjoyed the four piece band who played all evening. Really lovely. A spectacular experience with lovely food and atmosphere.

Thank KateLondon_9
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Reviewed 11 October 2014 via mobile

We picked this spot for an early dinner before the opera - it's next door and beautiful early 1900s style. So glad we did. Hubby had lamb and a salad. I had goulash - the potato/noodle accompaniment (not sure exactly what it was) was so amazing, even my non carb eating hubby couldn't get enough. Space spectacular and wait staff up to the task. Food came quickly, in and out in an hour, which was important given opera.

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Reviewed 11 October 2014

Only saving grace is proximity to opera house. Waiters cheat you if they think you are a tourist. Pay by card. If you use cash, theyy will "forget" to bring change.

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