The Legend of Gerbeaud café began in 1858 with Henrik Kugler, when he opened his first café on what is now József nádor. Because of the high quality service, rich the assortment of cakes and specialities and "the best ice-creams in Pest," it soon became a well-known meeting place. For the first time in the history of the towns coffee-shops, here people could have their ice-cream while sitting at the tables set on the sidewalk!
In 1870, Henrik Kugler moved his business to Vörösmarty Square, where he could offer his delicacies in the centre of the city. Kugler’s frothy coffee with chocolate, special liqueurs and his bon-bons drew crowds. The Kugler tortes and mignons were not only well-loved, but, another innovation was, they could be wrapped on a paper tray to take-away. Henrik Kugler met Emil Gerbeaud for the first time in 1882, in Paris. He invited him a year later to Budapest in order to make him his business partner.
After Kugler’s death, Gerbeaud continued the tradition. The secret success of this confectionery is in a continuous innovations of the repertoire of the offer Keeping the proved level of quality of the classic tarts, the specialist permanently work on innovations and surprises. This is the most important key of the world fame Gerbeaud café has. The crux of their philosophy is that they craft the products using only the highest quality, fresh ingredients. The main goal is to offer, in addition to the traditional Hungarian products, unique, esthetic cakes and pastries. This renovation does not mean breaking with the past—on the contrary, it is on the past that builds the future. Embracing new techniques, ingredients, tools, forms, equipment, and appliances, however, is indispensable. Besides the classic Dobos cake, Esterházy cake and Gerbeaud slice, Gerbeaud Café offers such culinary delights as the Orange-Caramel, Royal Chocolate, and the lightly Basil-Lemon.
Their moto is: „We dare to dream sweet dreams!”
Restaurant and the terace „Fisherman Bastion” (Halászbástya)
After few years of the restorations Restaurant „Halászbástya” has re-opened its doors to the public on September 23rd, 2010. It is open year-round with a variety of services. The main entrance to the restaurant is located at the right-hand side of the structure, behind the Matthias Church. Gests enter the restaurant by passing through a beautiful wrought-iron gate. The establishment offers comfortable seating for all together 120 guests. To the right of the entrance, in the central section of the building, the Knight Hall (Lovagterem) features a round, expandable table to seat parties of 10-25 guests, so we recommend this solution for bigger groups of gests. Tables for two, located on the second floor, are perfect for romantic dinners. On the ground floor, tables are available for parties of 4-6 and offer a private setting. All of our tables offer a view of the astonishing Budapest panorama.
The highest observation terrace of the Fisherman’s Bastion there are two terraces: one is the „Margaréta Terrace”. It can be accessed through a stairway inside the restaurant or through the external main staircase of the Bastion. Here, visitors can admire the full panorama while sipping their drinks (mulled wine, hot chocolate, tea or rum punch in winter; or chilled refreshments in summer). The terrace is fitted with free-standing outdoor gas heaters in winter. Smoking is allowed on the Margaréta Terrace.
The „Danube Terrace” is open from the spring through the autumn, from 10.00 a.m. until 10.00 p.m. daily, offering hot meals, too. The stunning views of Parliament, the Pest rooftops and the dome of the Basilica all make for an unforgettable experience. Every afternoon, guests can sit back and relax to the tunes of a Gypsy band playing international and Hungarian favorites, helping visitors to experience the full relaxation and forget all of the hectic rush of everyday life. The Tower Room, Budapest’s highest venue offering a full-round panoramic view, offers exclusive dining for 10-12 people.
Wireless broadband internet access is available in the entire restaurant, making our establishment the perfect choice for business lunches or afternoon meetings as well. Restaurant „Halászbástya” is not only one of the restaurants, but such a unique atmosphere difficult to describe – you simply must experience it yourselves, to become the part of the magic, which is happening here. To those who ask us about this place, we have short answer: There are only few places on the world like this...
Kaltenberg Restaurant & Pub
At the site of today's restaurant in the 19th century there was a barracks. Later, the building functioned as a tobacco factory, and the basement was used as a warehouse. Thirty years ago, the building was given a new function and after the reconstruction pub and restaurant were opened here, which at the same time can accommodate up to 360 people. Beside the continuous and extensive range on the menu from week to week, the restaurant always offers new specialties, excellent wine and organic beer, which is prepared on the spot, based on the Bavarian license. The three-member band is in charge for the good mood, they play live music every day from 6 pm. Air-conditioned rooms and guarded parking for buses enables pleasant and relaxing dinner to the guests. Restaurant also has menus in English, German or Russian. Separate rooms/halls are very suitable for organizing family celebrations or business events.
In Kaltenberg pub the two Masters - Mr. Somogyi József and Mr. Somogyi Péter are responsible for beer cooking for last 26 years, using traditional technology, without any preservatives. The restaurant provides 2 hours of free parking in the lot located on the corner of the Üllői road and Köztelek street, you just have to show the receipt from the restaurant.
Moto of the restaurants and pubs is: A guests pleasure above all else...
Klauzál Restaurant & Café
In our restaurant you will find everything in one place: pleasant family atmosphere, local flavors and excellent service! At the beginning it was just a coffee shop, where we were offering a drink, coffee or tea in the morning, after lunch or dinner at reasonable prices in a cozy atmosphere. Since the friendly approach with our guests is very important for us, very soon after turned out that many of our guests before coffee would gladly eat and a nice homemade lunch. So we decided to offer this service. By us the soup is poured from a big bowl, as much as you wish, just like at home, a main course selected from the 2-3 varieties menu.
In 2013 we made a major renovation. Due to the increasing number of guests, we had to expand our facilities, and we extend the opening hours. Since then, we expect our guests with an outdoor terrace, two separate rooms, but with the same family atmosphere and delicious food, as well as before the reconstruction. Since this year in addition to lunch, we offer to our guests the opportunity to start their day with a tasty breakfast or either finish it with an excellent dinner.
Klauzál Café is the perfect place for family celebrations, anniversaries or any kind of business occasions.
If you want to eat a nice home-cooked meal in a pleasant atmosphere, then make sure you’ll visit us in the heart of the city - at Klauzál!
Restaurant Márványmenyasszony (Marble Bride)
History of this restaurant began far back in 1793. At that time the Marble Bride was one of the most attractive places of the city - on the Buda side. Unfortunately, at the present it is quite difficult to find places and restaurants in Budapest that have a garden whose trees are making natural shade. Nonetheless, the Marble Bride still keeps the romantic atmosphere of old Buda, in the shadow of old horse chestnuts, where the guests even hundred years ago entertained in the same way. The last time it was renovated in 1997, but the restaurant still continues the tradition of its famous hospitality and preserves all the good old habits!
Great Hall Hall of the Hungarian character can accommodate up to 30 people The famous gypsy orchestra plays here and the fun folklore program is entertaining the visitors.. For groups there is a special offer - the pre-arranged menus.
Krisztina Hall Krisztina room is suitable to accommodate 75 guests and is offered primarily for wedding parties, christenings, birthdays or incentive events.
Artists Farm Hall (Hall Művésztanya) This hall bohemian character is ideal for generation meetings, banquets, it can accommodate up to 65 guests. If necessary, this room can be expanded to the grill terrace, which is located right next to it.
Wine Cellar „Szegi” In the basement of the restaurant there is the so called Szegi hall, where guests can attend a wine tasting and entertaining evening. The premises are two: the smaller one, that can accommodate up to 20, and the bigger one which can accommodate up to 70 people. If necessary, a folklore program can be moved here in a wine cellar.
Billiard hall This hidden restaurant booth is a separate billiard room, which is decorated in the style of English clubs.
Garden In the shade of ancient chestnut trees during the hottest summer days guests can dine in pleasant, unique atmosphere of the garden. In this part the restaurant can accommodate up to 230 guests. From spring to autumn, guests are entertained by a gypsy orchestra and folk ensemble.
BBQ terrace Above the gardens guests is the terrace equipped for cooking barbecue - on site! There is a possibility that guests themselves take part in the preparation of food. This kind of activity is suitable for groups from abroad, for leisure or for happenings within the company, team building programs for employees or similar.
Garden Geranium Favorite booth of individual guests of our restaurant is this small, intimate garden. Suitable for up to 20 people, which is decorated every year with beautiful geraniums.
Mátyás Pince Restaurant
With its 110 years of existence, the restaurant Mátyás Pince restaurant is one of the richest history in whole Budapest. This is a place where the past meets the present: on the one hand - interior arrangement which is telling us the legend of the history of the Hungarians, and on the other - kitchen equipped with the latest technology features! The restaurant was opened back in 1904, but in the last 4 years was completely "reborn"! The building has been completely renovated, modernized in accordance with the requirements of the 21st century, but with maximum and strict respect and care in order to preserve its historic value.
Innovations include: modern kitchen technology and engineering, the new portal and reception hall, professional management, which main objective is the quality service and customer satisfaction, same as the highest quality catering equipment, too. The management of the restaurant every day - with a new energy and professional team - is working to meet the demands of domestic and foreign tourists.
With a capacity to host nearly 300 visitors - who are placed in four separate rooms - the restaurant awaits its old and new guests with various parties, such as live gypsy music and folklore program.
In addition, the restaurant is very suitable for holding all kinds occasion: business lunch or dinners, conferences, gala meals after the major conferences, business meetings, as well as Christmas dinners or weddings, family reunions.
Pub (50 seats) The first and oldest room of the restaurant receives guests for more than hundred years back in time. It is decorated with frescoes and stained glass windows depicting the life of King Matthias. It has intimate booths, which primarily are adequate for the small family or business dinner arrangements.
Music hall (130 seats) Hall with the largest capacity, with a theatre stage, that offers the possibility to enjoy performances during the dinner. Programs such as folklore performance, operatic performances, as well as a famous Vilmos Lakatosh gypsy band - that plays live music every night.
Jubilee Hall (55 seats) The hall is very suitable for smaller events. Located right next to the music hall, from which it is separated by only a few steps, so from here guests may also keep track of events on stage. On the side of the hall there are booths, and in the middle long tables are placed.
Fishermen Hall (40 seats) This room is a good choice for a quieter, more discreet family dinners, business meetings or receptions. Please note the arch, adorned with painting that is in line with the name of the hall. Fishermen Hall is a separate part of the restaurant and is ideal for closed celebrations, wine tastings and wine dinners. It is convenient for press conferences, too.
The Borkatakomba (Wine Catacomb)
Restaurant was etablished in a former wine cellar of the Budafok cellar systeme, formed of few cellar halls and it is regarded oldest restaurant in Budafok, at the outskirts of the town of Budapest. For grup visits we recommend authentic folk dance or entertaining folk programs combined with classic lunch ordinner. The show offers a glimpse into the rich and regionally diverse traditions of Hungarian folk dance and folklore costumes. Our mission is to introduce the masterpieces of Hungarian culinary art to foreign visitors. In the course of the evening, our most enthusiastic guests can help our master chef and prepare a side dish for the main course from ingredients typical of the region - goose liver, bacon, red paprika... During the selected program, guests are entertained by our first violinist, József Balázs and his four-member gypsy band. The repertoire of the artists who regularly perform with the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble extend from traditional Hungarian folk songs, through chansons and operas, to classical music. We immortalize the best moments of the time spent here. Our Guests are welcome to take this photo home, incorporated into the label of a bottle of Budafok wine.
Theater Hall The folk show start 20.30 p.m. every day in the accompainement of József Balázs's 5-member orchestra in the centre of the restaurant called Theatre Hall.
Knight Hall You can admire the special barrel heads, precious pieces of an excellent collection from Budafok on the walls of this Hall, which function as a private room for family and corporate events..
Inn Hall This area recalls the atmosphere of former Hungarian inns, allowing you to get a taste of how they enjoyed themselves in by-gone times, and to show how you can enjoy yourself today. That can be the ideal place for small family and corporate events.
Barrel Hall It is as if we would take a close-up look at the treasures of winery and history… and in fact we can, because we can take our dinner inside of giant original barrels by candlelight…
Columbus Restaurant and Pub
Columbus ship is anchored in the most beautiful part of the Danube in Budapest, in the heart of the city - between the Chain Bridge and Elisabeth Bridge. The rooms on Columbus Ship are suitable for wedding parties, business parties, conferences, press conferences, family parties, banquets, Christmas parties, etc. For thematic shows or end-of-the-year business parties we recommend you to hire the whole ship, because the rooms on the Pub side are ideal venues for additional programs and activities.
You have found the right place. We always have fresh and cold beer, you can taste the best domestic wines and we are sure that you will find the meals much to your liking on our menu. Discover the feeling provided by the unique atmosphere of Columbus Ship and the amazing view. Enjoy yourself in our music club, meet your friends and business partners in our Pub, enjoy the beautiful view from our terraces. Remember us when arranging your family and company events because our flexibly transformable halls, high standard services and helpful staff make sure that your guests will leave satisfied and remember with pleasure the unforgettable moments they have spent here.
Santa Maria room This glass-fronted, full-view hall is suitable for bigger programs. Equipped with air-conditioning, in winter heating.
Nina room Situated on the Pub side. Ideal venue for family events, smaller business dinners, seminars. Upstairs (Nina Room and the Hall) are suitable for business parties for 80-100 person, or for bigger parties.
Pinta room Situated under the Pub. Unique venue with round windows, and Eglish pub-furniture. Ideal for playing cards, bachelor parties or you can wach football matches with your buddies, having a good cool beer mug.