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Vagon Restaurant

#235 of 2,457 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
District I / Buda
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
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Krisztina korut, in front of Deli pu, Vermezo, gps: 47o30'03"N, 19o01'32"E | Vermezo, Budapest 1013, Hungary
+36 30 333 1626
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with 5 friends to this restaurant on a Saturday afternoon. The waiter was unsympathetic to us from the get go. It was evident on his face that he either didn't like his job or was bitter about having to speak English to us. That would be fine if the food didn't take an hour to get ready! It... More 

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Thank Kelvets
Eszti B, Tulajdonos at Vagon Restaurant, responded to this review

We are sorry to read your opinion mainly because we don't feel ourselves defective. As you could see a lot of guests had arrived to the restaurant and wanted to sit down to 7 or 8 table at the same time your arrival. It is physichally impossible to serve everyone in our little restaurant in the same time but everyone... More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is cozy and really nice. We were lucky to find a table without reservation and the food is really good. If you want traditional Hungarian meal one of the best place to be. The service is also good and the waiter was really nice and helped us to have an amazing evening.

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Thank Andreea Z
Eszti B, Tulajdonos at Vagon Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking time and sharing your experiences here! We are so happy that you were satisfied with our food and services. Kind regards, More 

Walsall, United Kingdom
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298 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Visited here because we thought it would be a bit of fun. The restaurant is on a train carriage and that makes it is a very unique dining experience. Despite that, the food is really good quality and the atmosphere is quite good.

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Thank David C
Eszti B, Tulajdonos at Vagon Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking time and sharing your experiences here! Kind regards, More 

Yorkshire UK
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

So you can't quite afford the Orient Express ? Then I strongly recommend the Vagon Restaurant. A dining car in a railway carriage standing in a park (and conveniently next to a Tram stop - 56/56A - Krisztina tér), this is a small restaurant as you sit at authentic dining car tables which are definitely roomy for 2 but tight... More 

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Eszti B, Tulajdonos at Vagon Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback! We are happy that you were satisfied with our services. Kind regards, More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

If you're like me and love riding on trains, you'll have a blast here. Before I even tasted the food, I knew this would be a good experience. It's a cozy train car full of various signs and decorations, and the nighttime darkness gives your imagination the opportunity to take you on a adventuresome journey. We shared a mixed meat... More 

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Thank Alex H
Eszti B, Tulajdonos at Vagon Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking time and sharing your experiences here! Kind regards, More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We have dined at the Vagon Restaurant twice this year. The restaurant is a converted period railway dining car set up in the public space outside Budapest's Deli Station, which is one of the cities three mainline terminii. As in a rolling train restaurant you site down at tables by the windows, illuminated by pullman style lamps. Just sitting here... More 

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Thank Andy M
Eszti B, Tulajdonos at Vagon Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice words. We are always happy when we see our guests enjoying themselves. We strive to provide excellence in gastronomy, and hopefully we can greet you again when you are next in Budapest. Kind Regards, More 

Province of Lecco, Italy
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We had lunch at the Vagon last summer. The location is quite charming: it's literally a train vagon, looks like an old-fashioned train restaurant. Although it was quite hot outside, the temperature inside was nice. The price are a little higher than the usual tourist restaurant, but the food is good enough. The waiter was kind,too. We ordered a typical... More 

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Eszti B, Tulajdonos at Vagon Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback! Kind regards, More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

The owner and staff make a great job...very dedicated people!!! They help us to have a superb celebration...my wife birthday! We've returned again after one day!

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Eszti B, Tulajdonos at Vagon Restaurant, responded to this review

We are always happy when we see our guests enjoying themselves. Thank you for your positive feedback! Kind regards, More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

It was our first dinner in Hungary and as tasty as it was, the service and atmosphere were even more fun. Lots of choice and a well translated menu. We walked,15 minute stroll, down the hill from the Hilton on Buda hill and back up a different route which was somewhat aerobic but with benches, nice homes and terrific views... More 

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Eszti B, Tulajdonos at Vagon Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking time and sharing your experiences here! We are always happy when our guests are satisfied with our services. Kind regards, More 

Birkenhead, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Beautifully restored railway carriage, excellent food, good value for money and friendly staff. well worth a visit .

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Eszti B, Tulajdonos at Vagon Restaurant, responded to this review

We are always happy when we see our guests enjoying themselves. Thank you for your positive feedback! Kind regards, More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 15
Cuisine
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Krisztina korut, in front of Deli pu, Vermezo, gps: 47o30'03"N, 19o01'32"E | Vermezo, Budapest 1013, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District I / Buda
  • Neighbourhood: District I / Buda
  • Phone Number: +36 30 333 1626
Description
In the heart of Budapest, on the mythical field of Vérmező is the Vagon Restaurant; boasting a peculiar and unique design and cuisine. We have been warmly welcoming our new and regular guests all year long with Hungarian and international dishes, whole-hearted service and a distinctively unique atmosphere since 1993.

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District I / Buda
The historical center to a city with a multifarious and intricate past, Buda has some of the most outstanding buildings in Europe and an enviable natural landscape with stunning views onto the Danube. Centered around the Royal Palace, it provides a glimpse into the golden years of the Austro-Hungarian empire and the lives led by the aristocracy at the time. Matthias Church, beside the palace, hosted many events attended by the royal family and was the chosen place for the coronation of Franz Josef, one of the Hungarian Habsburg kings. Having admired the palace and the church, a visit to Buda will be unforgettable by the stunning and memorable panorama over Pest offered by the seven towered Fishermen’s Bastion.
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