Vaci utca 11/a, Budapest, 1052
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Mature travellers, Live entertainment, People watching, Shopping, Sightseeing
Expert review of Central Cellar
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.
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.
The steak with goose liver and potatoes is a perennial favourite.
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.
The service is very good.
It's anchored at the tourist heartland - on Váci utca, on the segment between Vörösmarty tér and Szabad sajtó utca.
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:
- Restaurant, Wine bar
- East European, International
- Vaci utca 11/a, Budapest, 1052
- 1 318 1580
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Daily noon–11.30pm.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Not necessary