Gundel Restaurant

Address: 1146 Budapest, Gundel Károly út 4.

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History: Károly Gundel opened his restaurant in this spot in 1910. The restaurant soon became a meeting place for politicians, prominent members of the business community and the bourgeois middle class. It was fashionable to dine in the Gundel, which boasted many artists, athletes, writers and various celebrities among its regular patrons. Gundel Restaurant owed its popularity to two things: its inimitable hospitality and its unsurpassable cuisine. The ingenious Károly Gundel, who managed the restaurant in the early part of the 20th century, had an intuitive knack for bringing the best out of Hungarian cuisine by combining its original, unbridled flavours with the refined approach of French cuisine and applying modern gastronomic technology. His pioneering work placed Hungary on the world map of gastronomy. According to the New York Times, Gundel Restaurant’s set-up at the 1939 World Fair in New York did more to enhance Hungary’s reputation than a shipload of tourist brochures could have done. Gundel Restaurant proudly upholds its traditions and continues to provide the same standard of gastronomic excellence that has made it Hungary’s most famous restaurant.

Gastronomy: All restaurants roofed under and affiliated with Gundel House use the best quality ingredients and the most advanced gastronomic technology. The historical walls of the House, adorned with paintings by the most outstanding artists of Hungary and high calibre live music combine to create an atmosphere that will long be remembered. You can enjoy all these amenities in an unobtrusive and safe environment.


* Egon Ronay’s Guide, 1995 „Best restaurant of Eastern Europe”
* Sidney Morning Herald, 1999 „…one of the world's ten best restaurants”
* Restaurant Magazin, 2002 “Gundel is one of the world's fifty best restaurants”
* Condé Nast, Traveller – Ristoranti del mondo 2006 “Gundel is one of the world's ten best restaurants”

* Budapest Business Journal,  Budapest Business Dining Award 2010
* Time Out Magazine, Best Sunday Brunch in Budapest 2010
* Hungarian Tourism Quality Award
* Best of Budapest 2010
* Best Outdoor Dining Restaurant 2010
* Best Catering 2010
* Michelin Guide 2011 recommended restaurant

Souvenir: They offer you a wide range of special products of the world-famous Gundel Restaurant like goose liver pâtés, wines, palinkas, cookbooks, exclusive souvenirs and great collections of these typical Hungarian Specialities.

Gundel Patisserie: The Gundel is the leading restaurant of Hungary since 1910. Only few people know, that in his incomparable kitchen Károly Gundel created wonderful desserts and cakes too, among others the Gundel pancake, Somló sponge cake and the famous Gundel torte. This heritage is now continued with the opening of the Gundel Patisserie.

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