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“Good food, average service” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bock Bistro

Bock Bistro
Ranked #65 of 3,044 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighbourhood: District VII / Jewish Quarter
Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Good food, average service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

We came here based on TA reviews, and were instantly impressed by the menu. We had a goulasch type dish to start followed by duck and veal cheek and the food was really, really well prepared and presented. However when we tried to order a bottle of rose the waiter insisted that we have cabernet sauvignon with the meal, which although was excellent also turned out to cost the same per glass as each dish. We honestly felt a little tricked when the bill arrived, so be careful and make sure you order local Hungarian wines. All in all a good experience.

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Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The only place I've been to whom I can offer no critiques.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

Lunch was perfectly wonderful as well, but dinner was truly unforgettable as the only place on earth I’ve been to whose service, atmosphere, and food I can offer zero critiques.

  • Visited July 2013
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Netanya, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Hearty, Delicious and just plain fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

We liked it so much that we went back two more times on our trip to Budapest. Truly a bistro, it emulates comfort. The staff were great and the food had the combination of being both hearty and tummy. I highly recommend that you order a bottle of Bock
Wine. He is one of the top producers in Hungary and his wine really compliments his food well

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Mixed experience-dinner was great, lunch was ok”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

We went to the Bock twice. Once for dinner and once for lunch. Our dinner experience was amazing, the waiters were lovely, the atmosphere was so relaxed and welcoming that we would have stayed longer if we didn't have to catch a cab to the theatre. We had a bottle of bubbly with cold meat and cheese tapas, fresh bread and some salad. Perfect for a hot summer's evening. When we returned for lunch the atmosphere was rather cold and the waiter seemed to be slightly annoyed and made us feel like a nuisance rather than welcome guests. Not pleasant. Nonetheless, the food was great.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Trondheim, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“My best main course ever... so far!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

Had probably my best main course ever at this restaurant. Duck with gingersaus and some friend noodles. Do it! With some red wine of course. The waiter was really entertaining too despite most of the staff had a "upper class" attitude, maybe because of the Michellin star they got or something. The waiter messed with my head coming with a "bottle" of pepper decorated like a pure wine bottle. AND the accordian guy in the back - my favorite, playing music in his own happy bubble and smiling randomly out in the room.

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