Bagolyvar

Price guide: Mid-range

Allatkerti ut 2/b, Budapest, 1146

Price guide: Mid-range

Bagolyvar

By Adrian Phillips, your Budapest expert

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#17 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Budapest
Expert overall rating:4.4 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.4
4.4
Ambience:
4.5
4.5
Service:
4.5
4.5
Location:
4.6
4.6
Value for money:
4.7
4.7
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with teenagers, Foodies, Mature travellers, History, Shopping, Sightseeing

Expert review of Bagolyvar

The sister restaurant of the famous Gundel, Bagolyvár offers a less-pricey dining experience.

The turreted, Transylvanian-style ‘Owl’s Castle’ is a family-friendly restaurant that aims to cater for visitors to the nearby Budapest Zoo. Following the principle that mothers and grandmothers are responsible for the cream of home cooking, the restaurant is run by an all-female team.

Food and drink: 

The emphasis is on traditional Hungarian cuisine; this is a good place to sample classics like goulash soup, Hortobágy pancakes and veal stew with dumplings. Save some space for a strudel dessert.

Ambience: 

In keeping with its focus upon good old-fashioned values, the restaurant is decked out like a middle-class dining room of the 1920s, with panelled walls, net curtains and a big wooden dresser. However, there’s also a large outdoor terrace, and the whole atmosphere is comfortable and laid back.

Service: 

The all-female waiting staff are attentive and efficient.

Location: 

In City Park, just behind Heroes' Square and City Park and adjacent to the zoo.

Price advice: 

The menu is very reasonably priced, with most main courses falling below 3,000 forints.

Other useful branches: 

Next door is Gundel, the Bagolyvár’s renowned and exclusive sister restaurant.

More information on Bagolyvar:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
East European, International
Address:
Allatkerti ut 2/b, Budapest, 1146
Telephone:
468 3110
Website:
http://www.bagolyvar.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily noon-11pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not necessary

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