BESTIA Restaurant

4.5
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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.
Make every day like Friday with our exciting athmosphere, mouth-watering menu featuring our cool bar.
We have great lunch menu every workday, and its changing every two weeks. Our Chef is mixing the flavors of different cuisines – like classic French, Italian and Asian – and the result is always diverse and exquisite. Therefore we are certain that you are able to find and try all your favourite meals in our two-weekly changing menus.
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CK
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfortable, restful restaurant, tasting excellent food at lunch time.
I'd try every menu. All my colleagues enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. The service was well timed and friendly.

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Responded on March 23, 2020

Hey CsillaK, thank you so much for your kind review! :)

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CR
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Our waitress was not the kindest person but the sommelier.
The dishes were really nice but expencive.
Location is perferct of course.

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Responded on March 2, 2020

Hello ChristinaR, thank you for your feedback! Have a nice day!

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WG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening, great food with nice music played by the DJ! Service was very friendly and quick! Worth going here again for sure!

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Responded on March 2, 2020

Hi WouterG, thanks for the kind words! Come back soon!! :)

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SD
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner at Bestia. The courses we verf refined. The service was super ! The meat was delicious. We loved the chimichurri and I adored the served goose liver with pickles.

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Responded on February 26, 2020

Hey SternD, thank you so much for your great review, we are so happy to hear that!! :)

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good place, with the good atmosphere.

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Responded on February 18, 2020

Hey, thank you so much for your review! :)

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food! Would recommend

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Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you, thank you!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Un trato muy amable, camareros super educados y comida excelente.

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Responded on February 18, 2020

Muchas gracias!! :)

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VS
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eszti a legaranyosabb pincérhölgy, akivel valaha találkoztam, az egész baráti társaság imádja őt, remek munkaerő! ❤️ #teamEszti

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Responded on February 18, 2020

Szia VivienS, nagyon köszönjük az értékelést Eszti nevében is, eljuttatjuk hozzá a kedves szavakat! :)

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall2food4service5ambience4

Una bistecca 3 gulasch 4 birre 148€ mi sembra esagerato x un ristorante tipo Rossopomodoro!!!
Menù alla carta...

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Responded on February 18, 2020

Hey there, thanks for the review. We are really sorry to read that you had a bad experience with us.

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CB
London
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect location opposite St Stephens Basilica . Food was amazing as was the service. We went on a Saturday night and it was busy with great music. Would recommend booking

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Responded on January 31, 2020

Hi CerysB, thank you so much for your kind review! ❤

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good food ... nice ambience ... bit on expensive side

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Responded on January 31, 2020

Hey there, thank you so much!

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KG
Hungary
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place, for drinks and dinner
Very good service
Pretty pricy though

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Responded on January 31, 2020

Hey KarinaG, thank you so much, we are happy to hear that you had a great time with us!

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KJ
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The Mac&Chesse was too heavy and tastless. I was really disappointed.

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Responded on January 24, 2020

Hello KrisztinaJ, thank you for your review. We are really sorry to hear that you didn"t liked our Mac&Cheese. Although, we hope you will come back and give us another opportunity to serve you!

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B
Hungary
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best❤️ Good service, good food, good music! I like it😎

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Responded on January 24, 2020

Hiii Barbi, thank you!! BESTIA likes you too!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a lovely event with my friend where our waitress was totally cute and the food was amazing.

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Responded on January 20, 2020

Hiii, thank you so much, we really appreciate it!! :)

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AA
Hungary
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance nice place with nice food and great service.

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Responded on January 24, 2020

Hey AngelaA, thank you very much! <3

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OT
Hungary
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent steaks, nice atmosphere, good service, quite limited wine selection. Highly recommended

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Responded on January 7, 2020

Hey there, thank you so much for your positive feedback! :)

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V
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a lovely place - the food was fabulous - I had mushroom soup and salmon with triple cooked chips! We had a bottle of Hungarian red wine which was delicious. The waiting staff were really friendly and attentive. We went New Year’s Day and were serenaded with live jazz! Would def recommend this place. Not super cheap like some places in Budapest but well worth it.

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Responded on January 7, 2020

Hi Vic14, thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! Hope to see you soon!

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M
Hungary
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant in Budapest! In can recommend to everyone who has a good taste in food. The steaks are amazing, the staff is super friendly, drinks are great and the overall atmosphere is beautiful.

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Responded on January 7, 2020

Thank you so much Mari! ❤ We are really happy to read that!!

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W
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very nice food and quickly served - although we did pick a quiet time because there with a baby in a pram. Staff friendly and helpful. A very pleasant afternoon.

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Responded on January 2, 2020

Hey Wernirod, thank you so much for your kind review! We are really happy that you had a great time with us!

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GF
Hungary
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazingly friendly staff, nice food, we enjoyed this place so much.

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Responded on December 30, 2019

Hey GaborF, thank you for the cool review! :)

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OJ
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Bestia, great atmosphere, location and great food!!

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Responded on December 24, 2019

Hey OrsolyaJ! Thank you so much, BESTIA loves you!! <3

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z
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place near the Basilica. Perfect service, perfect foods.

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Responded on December 9, 2019

Hey Zoltansimon! We are sooooo glad to read that, thank you very much!!

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SG
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was pretty cold near the windows.
Any other right.

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Responded on December 9, 2019

Hey SarosiG, thank you!

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ZP
Hungary
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great restaurant, a bit overpriced but very nice food & ambiance.

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Responded on December 9, 2019

Hi ZsoltP, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! :)

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N
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and innovative, waiter was polite, but the music was unbearably loud

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Responded on December 9, 2019

hello there, thanks for the feedback! :)

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Denver
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

atmosphere was amazing (live music!!!) Would highly recommend the Goulash soup everything was great.

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Responded on December 9, 2019

Hey, THANK YOU! <3

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EB
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had a lovely time at bestia again, bit noisy perhaps but all waiters were really nice and the food came quickly too. We had to delay our table and they were very accommodating. Will be back again next time we’re in Budapest for sure as it’s a great place for cocktails and food.

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Responded on December 3, 2019

Hey EszterB! We are really happy to read that, thank you for taking the time to write us such a niceee review!!

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CI
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice food and service but too much fried smell inside

M
Hungary
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Medium ok food, bit rude staff, must pay for rude service

MH
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eszti is the best waitress.Thank her the great service.

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Responded on November 20, 2019

Hey MelindaH, thank youuuu! We will pass your kind words along to Eszti!! :)

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VG
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience4

This was one of our favorite restaurant , but for our last visit we hade a terrible service .The waiter was impatient , forgot what we ordered . The sause fot the steak came when the meat was cold allready . For 14% service i think the service need to be improve. Hope next time will be batter !

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Responded on November 20, 2019

Hey VargaG, thank you for your feedback! We are really sorry to hear that you had a bad experience with us. Our manager team are always there to solve these issues, please feel free to let them know if there is anything that they can do for you! We hope you will come back and give us another opportunity to serve you!

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ZB
Inverness
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having a gastro tour of Budapest we’ve tried this restaurant . The food is simple and good there is a good choice for everyone . Excellent wine list with very knowledgeable staff . We’ve had an excellent meal here served by Anette. Her service was second to none therefore we’ve returned next day again to have the experience .

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Responded on November 14, 2019

Hey ZsoltB, thank you for this amazing review! We are so happy you had a great time with us, come back and see us soon! :)

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AJ
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Great service. Prices too high. Highly recommended.

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Responded on November 14, 2019

Hi AvitalJ, thank you! We are happy to hear we hit the mark for you!

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s
Hungary
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

great food! Really outstanding. The place is a bit noisy to my taste though. Friendly service. Not cheap but you get proportionate value. I recommend!

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Responded on November 14, 2019

Thanks for the awesome review, Sergev!! Come back soon! :)

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JK
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous steaks and sides! Service was perfect. Sit “outside” - it is beautiful right next to St Stephens Basilica.

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Responded on October 30, 2019

Hi JulieK, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this cool review!! :)

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p
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Typical hungarian food in a very hip environment. Our service was exceptional!!! Keep it up !

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Responded on October 24, 2019

Hey pmcharron! What a review, thank you very much for recommending us!

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DG
Hungary
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the atmosphere was outstanding. The waiters were professional and kind.

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Responded on October 24, 2019

Hi DavidG! THANK YOU, we are so happy that you had a good time with us!

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Munich
16 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was delicious ( steak, sauce, fries, grilled vegetables, sweet potato with truffle and sourcream)
Drinks excellent ( beer, cider, wine) especially the cocktails
Friendly English speaking service.
Only the music was a little bit too loud for having conversation
We will come again!

BESTIA Restaurant
Responded on October 14, 2019

Hey! Thank you so much, we are happy to hear that you fully enjoyed our services! See you soon!

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JQ
Manchester
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and atmosphere! Would highly recommend.

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Responded on October 11, 2019

Hey JodieQ, thank you, thank you and thank you! Come back soon!

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