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Cafe Gundel

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European, Hungarian, Central European
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u5/698 Old South Head Rd, Rose Bay, Waverley, New South Wales 2029, Australia
+61 2 9337 3111
12:00 - 21:30
Closed now
All hours
Tue 17:00 - 21:00
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 21:30
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100 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

With a Hungarian background I know what the dishes should taste like and they are outstanding, tasty and authentic. Two sizes are offered which is a great idea because large is very large.I miss my Mum's cooking and this is a great place to get my fix. Definitely come and experience Hungarian cuisine, so much better than in Budapest!!!

Thank mirike123
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been there two times and both I found hair in food. Too expensive for that. Actually they probably have to change their menu, because food is so-so.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Pleasant ambience, plain decor with warm lighting, about 14 tables. Very popular with locals. The food is European/Hungarian and has a home-made touch, good size servings, sometimes too salty. Excellent service - the owner greets you and seats you - she or a waitress will serve you. The Grundel pancakes are fabulous.

Thank Debbie S
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Passionate and hard working owner and chef consistently offering up the best local food and service! The schnitzel is the best!!

Thank sourceress2016
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

First up, don't be put off by the ambience. This place looks like a lunch cafe for office workers. The food however is quintessentially Hungarian and probably better than other more traditional Hungarian restaurants in Sydney, many of which are also extremely good themselves. My Hungarian friends swear by it, and I understand why. If you like Central European food,... More 

Thank KarangeMan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Great homely food. Alway good for family dinners. Schnitzal, creamed spinach and gnocholi are our go to dishes!

Thank Evan H
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140 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Food at Gundel is definitely not for the diet conscious. It is serious comfort food with items such as Matzo Ball Soup with large Matzo Balls, Vienna Schnitzel, creamed Spinach, Veal Shanks to name a few of the delicacies we devoured. Then of course there is the Pancakes and other Hungarian Coronary desserts. It is delicious but you should then... More 

1 Thank sydneywanda
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Make sure you are hungry, when you go to this Hungarian Restaurant. The dishes are very generous in size, make sure you try the Langos( hungarian garlic bread), soup ( the green pea soup is to die for),and this is before the main course and desert. I can't wait to go back.

Thank gabi2304
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

This local restaurant doesn't pretend to be gourmet. In fact its quite the opposite. It fills the need of the local Expat European Community to be reminded of home cooked comfort food with all the usual inclusions. Chicken Soup and Matzo Balls, Schnitzel, creamed Spinach. Langos etc. No surprises except the Hungarian speaking Chinese Waitress. If you can master two... More 

Thank David k
Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

An excellent menu of Hungarian specialties for every taste from that cuisine. Reasonable prices, kind waiting very helpful staff. Family friendly atmosphere. It would be difficult to find an equal even in Budapest (I was there last June).

Thank lgtayl0r29

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
European, Hungarian, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: u5/698 Old South Head Rd, Rose Bay, Waverley, New South Wales 2029, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Waverley  >  Rose Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9337 3111

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