Central Cellar Restaurant and Wine Bar

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V. Vaci u. 11/a, Budapest, Hungary

Central Cellar Restaurant and Wine Bar Budapest Reviews

JulieFrenchi JulieFre…
18 reviews
Cafe central Kévéház Budapest Apr 06, 2011
Closed to Astoria and váci utca , this restaurant is famous because it's an old building . It was opened in 1886 and had been a shelter during the second World War . Anyway , great decoration in the stylish and classic way . Violonist are playing music all night . The menu is full of meat like breast duck , frankfurt sausages with cabbage , typical german and hungarian food . The staff speak a decent english and the key word is perfection and satisfaction . you can also come there just for a coffee or for tasting one of their cocktail .
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soosie999 soosie999
7 reviews
Nice alternative to the tourist fare Jul 12, 2010
This interesting little restaurant down stairs off the Vaci Utca resides in a cellar built in 1896-97. On a hot summer’s day the cellar was cool and welcoming as we descended the amazing cast iron spiral staircase revealing the function and dining rooms with their brick vaulted ceilings. The staff were friendly and once seated we were presented with a nicely fused menu of traditional ingredients with a modern twist accompanied by an excellent selection of Hungarian wines. We choose a very drinkable 2008 Sauvignon Blanc; pale in colour, soft on the palette with richer rounder flavour on a second taste.

My selected Poultry Pile was a mound of chicken and turkey breast meat pounded deliciously thin served with a polenta cake and cabbage cooked in butter, cream and paprika. My husband had the Gypsy cutlet of pork, a beautifully butterflied steak served with a “cockscomb” of pork belly. A thin strip of pork belly fried to perfection then cut across the skin to create a comb effect, both cuts served with garlic baby potatoes and whole grilled tomato. Both dishes were generous and neither of us could finish and still have enough room for dessert, so food was left on the plate!

I wasn’t so enamoured with my Chocolate Brulee with Sour Cherries, whilst tasting good it was really a chocolate sauce instead of custard and there was no burning, but Gary’s Apple Strudel with vanilla sauce was a hit. The Central Cellar was a fabulous find and a relief from the standard and often boring tourist fare on offer at street level. Nice quality, value for money, prompt service and pleasant surrounds.
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