Central Cellar

Price guide: Budget

Vaci utca 11/a, Budapest, 1052

Price guide: Budget

Cetral Cellar

By Adrian Phillips, your Budapest expert

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#10 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Budapest
Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.5
4.5
Ambience:
4.5
4.5
Service:
4.6
4.6
Location:
4.6
4.6
Value for money:
4.7
4.7
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Mature travellers, Live entertainment, People watching, Shopping, Sightseeing

Expert review of Central Cellar

Expect good food and fair prices - a rare find given the touristy location.

I often hear good reports from people who’ve enjoyed their meals at the Central Cellar. What’s clear is that this restaurant resists the temptation to rip off tourists gathering on Váci utca, and instead offers traditional Hungarian flavours at decent prices.

Food and drink: 

The primary fare is Hungarian - with choices like goulash and Gypsy-style pork cutlet - although there are some international options too. My steak was deliciously tender, and the portions will satisfy those with hearty appetites.

Recommended dishes: 

The steak with goose liver and potatoes is a perennial favourite.

Ambience: 

A spiral staircase carries you below street level to the vaulted brick cellar. There’s a vibrant atmosphere, with a talented gypsy band for entertainment.

Service: 

The service is very good.

Location: 

It's anchored at the tourist heartland - on Váci utca, on the segment between Vörösmarty tér and Szabad sajtó utca.

Price advice: 

It's good value, particularly in light of the portion sizes. You’ll get a filling two courses and a beer for less than 5,000 forints.

More information on Central Cellar:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Restaurant, Wine bar
Food:
East European, International
Address:
Vaci utca 11/a, Budapest, 1052
Telephone:
1 318 1580
Website:
http://www.centralcellar.hu
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily noon–11.30pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not necessary

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