Fantastic food in Northern Buda!
At first I thought that Pastrami in Budapest would be a copy cat of the successful Italian restaurant Vapiano in Budapest as the pictures looked very similar. With its central, very open kitchen and a lot of little bits and bobs stading and handing around, the menu written up in large above the kitchen it just felt like Vapiano, going to the counter where the chef takes you order, cooks a fresh pasta and off you go to your seat. But enough of that comparison because restaurant Pastrami turned out to be a regular but fantastic restaurant including waiters, a proper menu and without self service but all in a very modern and good atmosphere.
Food in Pastrami
The menu reads like a very good international menu with all sorts of starters, soups, salads and as main courses you can order nearly anything from fish over poultry, beef, pork as well as lamb and vegetarian. As an example on my table there has been a mixed starter plate which contained lebanese eggplant cream, olives, serrano ham and buffalo mozzerella which shows already how international the dishes are. As a main course there were Beef Enchilada , trout and a veal dish which all together have been very good and tasty. Also dessert wise Pastrami offers a lot and the blueberry crumble is simply fantastic though it could have been a bit more crumble on top.
What Restaurant Pastrami in Budapest also seems to be famous for are the sandwiches which really look amazing, with rich amount of toppings and right size. Not like many other bistros or bars who offer a slice of ham in a bun but really stuffed with all good. So you can see that the food is really good and worth a visit, though to be honest it is a bit pricey.
Service in Pastrami
Next to the fantstic food the atmosphere and the staff is really nice and friendly as well as children are more than welcome in Pastrami who have an own large playing area. Finally not a restaurant which fills up every single spot of the location with chairs and tables. The style is kind of industrial with a super high ceiling, pipes and electricity is openly visible and large panoramic windows. The decorations is into the detail with loads of little things, books, wine shelves, bycicles and much more stuff to watch. Also the waiters and chefs are friendly and helpful, you can even go up to the counter watch what is being cooked and have a chat with the guys preparing you food.
So overall I must say Pastrami in Budapest is really worth a try and if you want to go out for a good dinner you definitely choose a good place. It is scatching on “My Top 5” list of restaurants in Budapest very strong but to finally land there I have to go there at least a second time. Give it a try you will not regret it and have a look at the images below. Or have you been to Restaurant Pastrami in Budapest already? Than leave a comment below.