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Muzeum koerut 12. | 8th District 1088, Budapest 1088, Hungary
+36 1 267 0375
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12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
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Brighton
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147 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our time here, just round the corner from our hotel. The food was good and traditional and we enjoyed some great music from the resident piano player.

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Thank SueandFran
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited with a group of friends when we stumbled across Muzeum. The decor is stunning and the food was very tasty! Everyone enjoyed their meal and felt relaxed; I had the asparagus which was on the Chefs recommendation menu and it was stunning!! The food and wine is also reasonable priced. The pianist playing was the highlight of the... More 

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Thank Hannah C
London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful place to spend an evening with delicious food, in lovely surroundings listening to a very enthusiastic and talented pianist sipping gutsy Hungarian wine. Arrive hungry as the portions are substantial, although the plates are very well presented. An interesting menu with many local specialities and some new recipes.. different to other choices in Budapest. Desserts are huge.. you... More 

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PM_QualityManagement, Vendégkapcsolati vezető at Muzeum Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear sandi c, We would like to thank you for sharing your valuable opinion with us about our restaurant on TripAdvisor. Firstly, we are really astonished that you considered your visit a fortunate one to Múzeum, it is so great to read that you claimed our place was the one you can spend a great evening in. It makes us... More 

Oxford
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting this restaurant is a real experience. It is in the 'grand' style, with high ceilings and elaborate furnishings, and someone to take your coats when you arrive. The staff are welcoming and friendly. The menu is quite traditional, but with some modern twists, and the cooking is outstanding. Also a great wine list, and a stunning pianist.

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PM_QualityManagement, Vendégkapcsolati vezető at Muzeum Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear ThePhilisopher27, We would like to thank you for sharing your valuable opinion with us about our restaurant on TripAdvisor. Firstly, we are really astonished that you considered your visit to Múzeum a real experience, we are so amazed to hear from your wonderful statement. It makes our colleagues incredibly glad that you considered their work welcoming and friendly. About... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just want to share a gem with you. Introvert and Formal waiters with stiff upper lips and wonderfully underplayed humour. A kitchen with food standards very much over average. An ambience of salons, women wearing feathered hats and better days. Impeccible standards of hygeine in the rest rooms. A nice wine card proudly sporting Hungarian wine. And affordable. I will... More 

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PM_QualityManagement, Vendégkapcsolati vezető at Muzeum Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear PoulHAndersen, First of all, we would like to express our gratitude to you for sharing your splendid review about us here, on TripAdvisor. It has absolutely made our day. We are so happy to see that you claimed our place a gem, it makes our staff so proud that you considered their work entertaining, but also professional. Most importantly,... More 

Haifa, Israel
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92 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant after getting a recommendation. Indeed this is a fantastic restaurant. Hungarian cuisine, beautiful decor, live piano music. We had goulash soup, veil with goose liver and mushrooms, duc in strawberry sauce, and plum strudel and coffee. Very tasty, highly recommended

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Thank Doron S
PM_QualityManagement, Vendégkapcsolati vezető at Muzeum Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Doron S, First and foremost, we are grateful to you for sharing your lovely review with us about Múzeum on TripAdvisor. We are so amazed to see that you had a wonderful experience in our restaurant, it is really nice to see that you visited Múzeum via recommendation. It makes our team really proud that you were astonished by... More 

Grisignano di Zocco, Italy
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant in a lovely old building. Right next to museum, but not a tourist trap. Quality delicious Hungarian food with good portions and reasonable prices. Highly recommend.

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Thank jlbond02
PM_QualityManagement, Vendégkapcsolati vezető at Muzeum Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear jlbond02, It was really heart-warming to read your wonderful review, we are so glad that you shared it with us here, on TripAdvisor. We are extraordinary delighted that you visited Múzeum and had an amazing time there, it is great to read that you considered our place lovely and old a nice way. Most importantly, it makes us totally... More 

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291 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So glad we went there on our last evening in Budapest. What a beautiful restaurant! It radiates history and tradition and at the same it is so friendly and welcoming (except for our rather gruff waiter who never once smiled). We ate to the sound of live piano music, played by an enthusiastic and talented musician. We had the best... More 

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PM_QualityManagement, Vendégkapcsolati vezető at Muzeum Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Antigoniesq, Let us begin with telling how glad it makes us that you sacrificed some of your time to write down your honest and wonderful review about us, on TripAdvisor. It gives us a big amount of boost for sure! We couldn't be happier to read that you had a really pleasant time in our beautiful restaurant. It is... More 

Kirton in Lindsey, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

4 stars for the food and live music. Deducted one star for the surly waiter. We eat fish but no meat, the menu offered one vegetarian and several fish choices as starters and mains. We had the salmon for a main course and it was cooked to perfection. Starters were excellent too (salad with goats cheese and a grilled cheese... More 

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PM_QualityManagement, Vendégkapcsolati vezető at Muzeum Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Marian P, First and foremost, we would like to say thank you that you took a few minutes and wrote down your detailed opinion about our restaurant here, on TripAdvisor! It makes us especially glad that you discovered our place and decided to give it a go. It makes us so glad that you totally enjoyed your time during... More 

Haifa, Israel
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

It was really a pleasure to spend one (out of 3) evening in this place. I wanted something special for a birthday dinner and I definitively got more than what I expected. High quality in their service (waiters always polite, which is not always easy to have), they even remembered that I mentioned "birthday" in the online reservation :). But... More 

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PM_QualityManagement, Vendégkapcsolati vezető at Muzeum Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear ClauGI, First and foremost, allow us to express our gratitude to you for not regretting your precious time to write down and share your really wonderful review with us here, on TripAdvisor. We cannot be happier with the fact that you discovered our lovely place and decided to give it a go. We are delighted that you had a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
Cuisine
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Muzeum koerut 12. | 8th District 1088, Budapest 1088, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest
  • Phone Number: +36 1 267 0375
Description
Muzeum Cafe and Restaurant belongs to the best tradicional Hungarian restaurants and is operating in Pest's historical downtown since 1885.

Predecessor of the Restaurant was well know as Schodli Cafe the names of our prominent clientele are entered in the guest book - includeing Members of Parliament, writers, and actors registered itself in history of budapester cafe.

Because its past and tradition represents durable values in the Hungarian gastronomy and Hungarian taste it is arranged with the newest technology. The menu offers gently modernized masterpieces from the Hungarian - and international cuisines, with exerienced selection of the national wines - and brandies.

The walls are covered in tiles from the world-famous Zsolnay porcelain works. The unique hand-carved wood paneling is uncler the protection of the Preservation Trust. The jewel of the piano room is a painted ceiling by Karoly Lotz, entitled Csikosverseny. Another unique feature is an original 19th century Venetian mirror

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?