Central Cellar

Address: Vaci utca 11/a, Budapest, 1052, Hungary
Telephone: 1 318 1580

- Budget

4.5

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
4.5
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Service
4.6
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Food and drink
4.5
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Value for money
4.7
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Ambience
4.5
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Location
4.6
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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.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Families with teenagers
  • Mature travellers
  • Live entertainment
  • People watching
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing

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