Dining at the GELLERT Hotel Budapest


Hotel Gellert terrace restaurant Budapest

The Duna Restaurant on the gallery level of the Hotel offers not only a gorgeous view over the Danube and the city with the Liberty Bridge, but also a well known and appreciated gourmet cuisine, prepared by Executive chef István Varga and his team of kitchen experts to spoil the most discerning guests. In addition, excellent wines from important vintages are served to round up the distinctive and noble atmosphere of what is: "the jewel in the crown" of Budapest's gourmet dining temples.

In the summertime an ample terrace is awaiting the connoisseur providing space and exclusivity for al fresco dining pleasures in the mild summer air, scented by natures perfume of fresh green trees on the Gellert mountain, just a stone throw away, accompanied by a breeze of fresh Danube air to offer perfect relaxation.

In addition the Duna Restaurant entertains it's guests with live music and several other programs like folklore shows, cigar's evenings, food festivals, show cooking etc.

The Sörözö Brasserie is the Gellert's casual Restaurant for those who want to combine relaxed atmosphere with first class Hungarian and International cuisine. Friendly service and a large selection of beer makes everybody feel at home and enjoy an evening with the family or amongst friends.

In summertime the terrace of the brasserie is also the perfect place to having the impressive front of the art nouveau Gellért Hotel as a background for your business talk, or you just enjoy your meal outside underneath an ample shade.

The Café of the Gellert Hotel is a real temptation for everyone who likes home made confectionery or freshly brewed tea or coffee. Choose fresh cakes or the famous Gellert Roll from the display and relax after your shopping trip to downtown!

Another specialty of the Gellert Café is the large terrace in summertime, where it is just marvellous to spend a sunny afternoon and enjoy home made ice cream.

The Lobby Bar is a much appreciated meeting point during the day and in the evenings. Coffee, small snacks and drinks are served to refresh the traveler and businessman.

Located perfectly in the impressive entrance hall you will especially enjoy the evenings with live music, don't miss to try one of the sparkling cocktails from our bar mixer!

Our chefs

In the beginning the Hotel Gellert in Budapest was designed to meet the grand expectations of high society during the roaring 20's and 30's. The beautiful art nouveau building in combination with the splendid and world wide incomparably luxurious baths and spa facilities of the Hotel set a scenery, which was and is always designated to not only the rich but also to the connoisseur. Hence kitchen art was always an important feature of the house and it makes nobody wonder that Károly Gundel first gained fame operating the Gellert's Restaurant before the Second World War. Following Gundel as the Restaurant's Chef, the Gellért saw numerous creative and highly appreciated chefs who at any time were able to meet and exceed the requirements needed for operating a Gourmet Restaurant's kitchen.

But also local cooking traditions besides the nouvelle cuisine tasks were always needed in the Hotel Gellért. Ferenc Novak who was Executive Chef in the Gellért for the last two decades of the 20th century was a master of combining traditional Hungarian cooking style with International Cuisine, an expertise which made him the highest decorated Chef of Hungary during his active time. Now the task for the new Millennium in the Hotel Gellért is to again set the standards for the luxury traveller and businessman, for the connoisseur and the dandy, surely for the gourmet, and this needs an Executive Chef who is able to put all these tasks into action and continue the long tradition of excellent cooking in the Hotel Gellert. With István Varga the Gellért Hotel is so fortunate to have a kitchen artist who is capable of succeeding in the highest challenges having unparalleled creativity and taste. We are proud to offer the great tradition of excellent cooking in the Hotel Gellért to the rising star of the Hungarian Chefs working his magic in our kitchen and taking the Hotel's gastronomic tradition to a new peak.

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