Bagolyvar

Address: Allatkerti ut 2/b, Budapest, 1146, Hungary
Telephone: 468 3110

- Mid-range

4.4

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 [node:173315]. 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
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Service
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Food and drink
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Value for money
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Ambience
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Location
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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 [node:173309] and adjacent to the zoo.

Price advice

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

Branches

Next door is [node:172573], the Bagolyvár’s renowned and exclusive sister restaurant.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Foodies
  • Mature travellers
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • History

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