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Price guide: Expensive

Hilton Budapest Hotel, Hess Andras ter 1-3, Budapest, 1014

Price guide: Expensive

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By Adrian Phillips, your Budapest expert

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#7 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Budapest
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.6
4.6
Ambience:
4.4
4.4
Service:
4.8
4.8
Location:
4.7
4.7
Value for money:
4.3
4.3
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Culture vultures, Foodies, Mature travellers, History, Live entertainment, Relaxation, Sightseeing

Expert review of Icon

Grab a window seat in the Hilton's restaurant to enjoy the stunning views over the river.

The contemporary Icon Restaurant takes advantage of the Hilton’s biggest plus - its elevated position on Castle Hill. It’s a crime not to ask for a table by the window so that you can enjoy views of the Fishermen’s Bastion and Parliament on the other side of the Danube.

Food and drink: 

The menu features international choices and dishes that offer a modern twist on Hungarian cuisine. The quality of the food is excellent. Dishes include chicken-stuffed pancake with a creamy paprika sauce, and duck steak with oyster mushrooms. There’s even a selection of 'healthy' options for those counting the calories, a Saturday three-course lunch and a Sunday brunch (each for 6,490 forints).

Ambience: 

The restaurant is spacious, airy and contemporary in style, with some painted icons on the walls. There’s a relaxed atmosphere, with live music from a grand piano.

Service: 

I’ve always found the service top drawer.

Location: 

It's in the Hilton Budapest, next to the Matthias Church at the heart of the Castle District.

Price advice: 

The price is quite reasonable, given the standard of the fare; mains range from 2,100 forints to 6,900 forints and starters from 2,300 forints to 4,500 forints. On Saturdays you can select a three-course lunch from the menu of the day for 6,490 forints, while for the same price on Sunday between noon and 3pm you can eat all you like at the restaurant’s buffet brunch.

Tables to book: 

It must, must, must be one of the window tables.

More information on Icon:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
East European, International
Address:
Hilton Budapest Hotel, Hess Andras ter 1-3, Budapest, 1014
Telephone:
1 889 6600
Website:
http://www.iconetterem.hu
Serves:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily 7-11am, noon-3pm, 6pm-midnight.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

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