BESTIA Restaurant

4.6
152 Reviews
$30 and under
International
WELCOME TO BESTIA, THE HUNGARIAN BEAST. THE PLACE OF QUALITY STEAKS, HUGE SELECTION OF CRAFT LOCAL BEERS AND LIVE MUSIC PROGRAMS, RIGHT NEXT TO THE GORGEOUS BASILICA. IF YOU WISH TO SKIP ORDINARY WE OFFER SOME SPECIAL BAR STYLE SEATING EITHER, IN FRONT OF OUR OPEN KITCHEN, GIVING THE GUESTS A UNIQUE VIEW OF OUR TALENTED CHEFS CREATING MEALS FROM SCRATCH.
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Seated in center of the room next to a large party. It was very loud.

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PalK
Hungary
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience3

It was a slight rip off. We were cheated by the waitress. Food was good.

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VeronikaB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We only got a table on the terrace (covered but cold and draughty), although there were several free tables inside and also our booking time was outside the rush hours. Light was only turned on when a company of ten tourists arrived. The food was way overpriced. Having already paid, the staff did not even say goodbye when we were leaving. We had been planning to visit the place for a long time but finally the experience was disappointing.

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BarbaraS
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great and the food was fantastic as well. I asked for the food to be packed away because I couldn’t eat it. I noticed at home that they had not packed the full food. I was missing the coleslaw salad and the bone…It easn’t cheap food so I would have expected to get it if I paid for it (even if I packed it)
Barbara

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ValentinaN
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Ottimo locale per passare una serata piacevole!!!!!

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Anastacia
Hungary
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The waiter didn’t earned 13.5% tips which was included in my bill.

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Lasgombi
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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TheGuide
Hungary
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great food, great service - absolutely recommended

BESTIA Restaurant
Responded on November 9, 2021

Hey there, thank you for the great review! We are so happy to hear that! :)

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Jvincus
Hungary
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Végre egy étterem, ahonnan úgy jöttünk ki, hogy WOW! Bestiálisan jó ételek, kedves, humorom, pörgő kiszolgálás. A zene lehetne visszafogottabb.

BESTIA Restaurant
Responded on October 18, 2021

Szia Jvincus, nagyon szépen köszönjük, öröm ezt olvasni! Várunk vissza titeket szeretettel! :)

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AndreaT
Hungary
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We all loved it but communication was not easy due to the relatively noisy environment.

THANKS!

BESTIA Restaurant
Responded on October 18, 2021

Hey AndreaT, thank you so much for the feedback!

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NikolettF
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect, thank you. The food was very good. I will come back

BESTIA Restaurant
Responded on October 11, 2021

Hey Nikolett, thank you for the kind words! Can't wait to see you again! :)

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Gpeter
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Appetizer and main corse were well prepared with rather average quality, garnish could have been better, dessert was really great. Excellent location. Nice and polite service.

BESTIA Restaurant
Responded on October 5, 2021

Hi Gpeter, thank you for the kind words! Come back soon! :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The food was not spectacular, specially the ribs and overpriced.

BESTIA Restaurant
Responded on October 5, 2021

Hey there, thanks for the feedback!

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PaolaC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

So good. We will repeat if we come to Budapest for another time.

BESTIA Restaurant
Responded on October 5, 2021

Hey PaolaC, thank you so much! See you soon! :)

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AdiB
Hungary
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice and great food! We will recommend for sure

BESTIA Restaurant
Responded on September 22, 2021

Thank you AdiB! Hope to see you soon! :)

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OpenTable Diner
Hungary
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time being at Bestia was truly an amazing experience. The location and the design of the restaurant are outstanding. Viki our waitress was absolute professional and very kind.

BESTIA Restaurant
Responded on September 12, 2021

Hello there, thank you so much for the kind words! We are so happy to hear that you had a great time with us!

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Claudio
London
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meat, fast and attentive service, central location

BESTIA Restaurant
Responded on September 12, 2021

Hi Claudio, THANK YOU! Hope to see you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Was great spot and great food. However we were stuck right behind a group that was loud. I’d hope they placed us in a better spot.

BESTIA Restaurant
Responded on September 12, 2021

Hey there, thanks for the review!

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Mudeng
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot make a mistake with any choice of food. Nice place, professional and friendly service, will come again for sure.

BESTIA Restaurant
Responded on September 12, 2021

Hey Mudeng, what a review!! Thank you so much, can't wait to serve you soon! :)

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AdriannaN
Hungary
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Black mussels - the best i have ever had! Mac&cheese is a must too :)

BESTIA Restaurant
Responded on August 30, 2021

THank you Adrianna!! We are super proud to hear that!

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NoemiN
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favourite restaurant in the city. I had mac n cheese and it’s been the best i’ve ever eaten so far.

BESTIA Restaurant
Responded on August 30, 2021

Thank you Noemi for the kindest review!! <3

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Tamas
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Great place for a pleasant date night, and for group events as well. Waiters/waitresses are kind, the service is fast.

The food is great, but nothing extra, we had a mac (It wasn't with macaroni pasta) and cheese with truffles, and a chicken burger. both were around 7/10 for us, which is still great.

It was pleasant that we could choose from a lot of beverages, they serve pretty good Hungarian craft beers along with nice cocktails.

The atmosphere is excellent and we had a great time there.

BESTIA Restaurant
Responded on August 23, 2021

Hey Tamas, thank you so much for your detailed and kind feedback! Hope to see you soon! :)

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ValterK
Hungary
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was very good, we had steaks. The service was not bad but could have been slightly more personal and timely. We had to ask for more wine, we were not asked if we wanted dessert, etc

BESTIA Restaurant
Responded on August 16, 2021

Hey ValterK, thank you for your honest feedback!

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BiankaK
Hungary
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Szuper kiszolgàlàs, nagyon nagyon finom ételek! Jövünk màskor is! <3

BESTIA Restaurant
Responded on August 12, 2021

Szia BiankaK, nagyon nagyon nagyon köszönjük! Várunk titeket! ♥

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OddnyJ
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff. Great food. Service was 110% We were extremely grateful and satisfied.

BESTIA Restaurant
Responded on August 8, 2021

Thank you OddnyJ!! We are soooo glad to hear that!

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kpontb
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nagyon jó volt, visszatérünk! Csodálatos az étel, nagyon jó kiszolgálás, jó hangulat!

BESTIA Restaurant
Responded on August 8, 2021

Szia kpontb! Nagyon szépen köszönjük, ez a visszajelzés melengeti a szívünket :)

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KrisztiE
Hungary
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb place, quality food and drink, outstanding service.

BESTIA Restaurant
Responded on August 2, 2021

Hey KrisztiE, thank you so much! <3

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RekaB
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is our go-to place with my best friend. Great food, nice selection of drinks, and there’s always some good music provided by either DJs or live performers.

BESTIA Restaurant
Responded on June 21, 2021

Hey RekaB! Thank you for the kind words, we are so happy to read that! <3

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vipOliverN
Bath
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

This was one of the worst experiences I have had at a restaurant.

We ordered MAC AND CHEESE & SWEET POTATO with TRUFFLES, SOUR CREAM, a very simple order. However after 30 minutes waiting still nothing even though the waitress kept promising 5 more minutes etc etc..

The table next to us arrived 30 minutes after us however received their order, an order for 5 people within 25 minutes while we were still waiting, still being promised only a couple more minutes which took our wait time to over an hour.

I couldn't believe the audacity that they would bring out the next tables order before ours, we were waiting with a 16 old month baby for over an hour for a very simple dish.

Setting was nice and the food did look OK however service was dreadful. Avoid unless you like wasting time.

BESTIA Restaurant
Responded on May 31, 2021

Hey OliverN, first of all, thank you for your review. We contacted our management team regarding your visit on Sunday and they admitted that you had to wait longer than usual for your main dish. We apologize for this matter, however, after you received the drinks and the starter you left the restaurant without paying your bill or even notifying one of our colleagues. We definitely make mistakes sometimes, but always try to solve these situations in the best possible way.

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Bela
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jóízű ételek, megfelelő adagok. Az ár megfizethető, a kiszolgálás előzékeny, barátságos.

BESTIA Restaurant
Responded on May 31, 2021

Szia Bela, nagyon köszönjük! Várunk legközelebb is! :)

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like the athmosphere, food, drinks and the people here. It is a vivid and easy going place :)

BESTIA Restaurant
Responded on May 3, 2021

Hey there, thank you so much! We are happy to hear that :)

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WolkensdorferR
Hungary
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice menu for food and beveragrs as well. Despite of the fool restaurant the service was quick and efficant.

BESTIA Restaurant
Responded on May 3, 2021

Hi WolkensdorferR, thank you for the kind words! <3

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Sofia
Hungary
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

My burger had a strange lemon taste that is pretty unusual

BESTIA Restaurant
Responded on May 3, 2021

Hey Sofia, thank you for the review. We are really sorry to hear that you had a strange experience but we can confirm that none of our burgers contain lemon. Besides that will pass your feedback along to our chef! Best, BESTIA team

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AlessandroP
Hungary
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. People might say pricey but location, service, quantity/quality di food was so fare the best in Budapest.

BESTIA Restaurant
Responded on May 3, 2021

Thank you so much, such a heartwarming review! Can't wait to see you again! <3

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good first date. I would recommend anyone to go as there is great music and ambiance.

BESTIA Restaurant
Responded on May 3, 2021

Thank you!! Love to hear that your first date went well at BESTIA! :)

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AriA
Hungary
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really liked the service and the food too. It was a perfect place to celebrate my birthday :) Thank u Bestia! We can't wait to try the new menu :P

BESTIA Restaurant
Responded on October 29, 2020

Hello AriA, thank you so much, we are so happy to hear that! <3 Hope to see you soon!

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AdriennK
Hungary
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and staff in front of the Saint Stephan's Basilic

BESTIA Restaurant
Responded on October 29, 2020

Hi AdriennK, thank you! Come back soon!

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DecsiL
Hungary
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! The food was very delicious!

BESTIA Restaurant
Responded on October 29, 2020

Hey DecsiL, thanks for your amazing feedback!

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Barbara
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant has a really good vibe and the burgers we ate were delicious. The service was fast and the staff was extremely polite. ;)

BESTIA Restaurant
Responded on October 29, 2020

Hey Barbara, THANK YOU! Glad you had a great time with us!

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NoraS
Hungary
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's really a nice place to start your ladies night out: elegant yet sexy, with high quality dishes and service. I liked the enteriour, it is stylish and sexy, however, the music was a bit loud and made it harder to understand each other sometimes. I was really happy with our waitress and sommellier they were super nice and well-prepared. Also I really loved my choices. Starter (eggpant) was tasty and brought it out all from grilled eggplant, sweet potato was simply amazing with truffles, porkbelly may had a bit too thick layer of mustard and spices but was surely made the best possible way with supersoft meat and crunchy skin, and my dessert was also super chocolatey, heartwarming and delicious just as i wish after short but hard week. Yepp, it's a pricey but you will surely receive the complete package (cool place, professional service, great food).

BESTIA Restaurant
Responded on October 29, 2020

Hey NoraS, thank you so much for your amaziiiing and detailed review! We are very happy that you enjoyed your time in our beloved home! <3 Can't wait to see you soon!

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FAQs

BESTIA Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (06 1) 300 7575 ext. 36.

BESTIA Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 152 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.