Gundel Restaurant is a fabulous traditional restaurant that specializes in authentic Hungarian delicacies.
Before we even start, please review the list of accolades this flagship of gastronomy restaurant has received – and I’m only including those from 2010 onwards, not starting with the first professional recognition offered in 1939 by The New York Times:
Budapest Business Journal, Budapest Business Dining Award 2010
Time Out Magazine, Best Sunday Brunch in Budapest 2010
Hungarian Tourism Quality Award
Best of Budapest 2010
Best Outdoor Dining Restaurant 2010
Best Catering 2010
Michelin Guide 2011 recommended restaurant
Budapest Business Journal, The restaurant award
One of the best restaurant in Budapest 2011
Best Iconic Place of Hungary 2011 – 2012
Best Restaurant in Budapest 2011 – 2012
Best Outdoor Dining Restaurant 2011 – 2012
Michelin Guide 2012 recommended restaurant
Top class comfort and pleasant restaurant category
Hungarian Brands business and consumer brands toplist – 3rd place
Budapest Business Journal, Fine Restaurant Award 2013
As one of the world’s top restaurants, and this consistently over decades, you can expect and receive superlative service, as did the thousands of famous personalities who graced Gundel’s dining halls before you. Some of their photos adorn the entrance lobby: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and His Holiness John Paul II, among many others.
Similarly, priceless art is part of the decor.
The ambience is formal and elegant, yet also airy and welcoming.
At the turn of the century, Gundel restaurant was the brainchild of Károly Gundel, the renowned Hungarian culinary master. In his wake the current Chef Merczi Gabor continues to make strides in epicurean creations fit for royalty.
At his side, his partner in crime, Sommelier Mihaly Fabok, sources, collects and matches outstanding complements of wine.
The dining experience overall is a symphony of perfection for the bon vivant.
The results are exquisite, for all courses. The Chainne Des Rotisseurs agrees and has awarded its highest professional recognition to Gundel’s.
Indeed, if you are in Budapest, missing the chance to dine at Gundel’s would be unforgivable.
Gundel Restaurant in Budapest, Hungary, is easy to find, here is an interactive map: