Decent Hungarian Food for a good price.
Földes Józsi Vendéglöje is a small hidden restaurant on Buda side in the 2nd district not far away from Margaret bridge. This typical Hungarian restaurant just by the interior does not really look inviting as the chairs and table remind of communist times and are outdated by any means. However I had the chance to visit the Földes Józsi on a company event as it can host large sized groups and I was positively surprised by the quality of food.
As a appetizer there was plate of typical Hungarian cold cuts such as sausage (Kolbász), ham, different creams, tepertő cheese and all sorts of vegetables to go with a slice of bread and next to the first beer. The real starter was an incredible Hungarian Goulash soup which still is in my mind as one of the best I have ever eaten. The main course consisted of 2 choices where I had a traditional Hungarian Pörkölt what is wrongly known all over the world as Goulash which was also very tasty. The dessert was different kind of cakes and biscuits which were not remarkable as you could taste that they rather came from a bakery than they were home made.
Overall the experience was very nice due to the quality food at Földes Józsi Vendéglöje however everything around was a bit old fashioned and outdated but still acceptable. I would not particularly recommend to go there unless you really want some good Hungarian food.
Földes Józsi Vendéglöje Images
Földes Józsi Vendéglöje Information
Address: Frankel Leó út 30-34. 1023 Budapest
Tel.: +36 (1) 438 3710
Opening Hours Mon: 11:30 – 15:30 | Tue – Sat: 11:30 – 22:00 | Sun: 12:00 – 15:30
Visit the website (Hungarian only, German and English “under construction”) or the Facebook page