The Brasserie

The Brasserie

Anno 1918

Hungary’s most famous hotel has been welcoming its dear guests since 1918. When building such luxurious hotel that also houses an elegant restaurant and many lush lounges, they also planned a more casual spot to open for tourists and locals from the area to gather for a drink and some lovely snacks.

In 1927 Gundel, the famous restauranteur family took over the catering for the entire hotel from the pool bar to the cafe and all private rooms. Károly Gundel, head of the family was convinced that the former pub would serve as an excellent brasserie to host non hotel guests so he started improvements as well as opened the gorgeous terrace that offered a stunning panoramic view of the capital.

We are in 1960 when their own kitchen opened so Gellert Brasserie official became a restaurant. Today it is the local’s favourite place where grandfather and grandson often meet for an ice cold beer and some delicious food.

The present

The Present


In 2015 Buda’s oldest pub opened a new chapter in its history with a complete refurbishments and a stylish new interior. The menu features traditional food with a modern twist using unexpected flavours and ingredients carefully matching the taste of local craft beers.

Our philosophy is to serve food with a unique touch, gently sprinkled with local seasoning – creating something that can only be found at our restaurant. The ingredients speak for themselves: our a la carte menu changes with the season and the availability of seasonal favourites and flavours.

The chef

The kitchen

The chef considers it very important that the dishes should be sincere and have character, with a few key spices and herbs, something that is not found everywhere. The ingredients speak for themselves. The à la carte menu that is changed every season, follows nature, not the calendar.