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The Gay Hussar

2 Greek Street, Soho, London, W1D 4NB +44 2081281398

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Main course: £13
Food spend: £27
Opening hours
Monday - Saturday:12:15 - 22:45
Sunday: Closed

Welcome very warm .Nice solid Hungarian food & Bulls blood wine and very reasonable price.

Klaus Bergmann 21 November 2016
from London

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In a building dating to 1680, The Gay Hussar in Soho serves authentic Hungarian cuisine alongside fine Magyar wines. Frequented by leading politicians, journalists, and artists for over 50 years, this historic restaurant is lined with politician caricatures by acclaimed sketcher, Martin Rowson.

The Gay Hassar menu has hardly been altered since opening in 1953. Generously-portioned dishes include the kapros-gombás halgaluska, fish dumplings in a creamy dill and mushroom sauce, served with rice; and the csirkepaprikás galuskával, chicken in a creamy paprika sauce, served with galuska.

Desserts include the delicious dobos torta, a layered gateau with a caramel top. The Gay Hassar in Soho also has an extensive beverage list, including fine Hungarian wines, Tojaji dessert wines and Hungarian liqueurs.

Subtle lighting and plush furnishings add to the welcoming, relaxed atmosphere that this restaurant is so famous for. The Gay Hussar in London is a 5-minute walk from Tottenham Court Road Tube Station.

The Gay Hussar

2 Greek Street, Soho, London, W1D 4NB

Contact +44 2074370973
Reservations +44 2081281398

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4.4 (((() (based on 180 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (138)
  • lunch (95)
  • value (65)
  • private dining (62)
  • romantic (50)
  • business (47)
  • large parties (22)
  • entertainment (20)
  • trendy (14)
  • luxury (11)
  • child friendly (8)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • al fresco (3)
  • views (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((*** 9 December 2016 by Ken O ' keeffe from Middlesex

    Unique resturant environment

    Visited many a time however this visit was different

    My main course, sea bass was dry and over cooked

    Service was not its usual standards

    Also no music playing in back ground which adds to the experience

    Goulash soup and mixed berry pudding excellent as was beverages.

    Resturant very busy which gave a nice buzz.

    Loved the fan heater near by which kept your legs warm under the table.

  • ((((( 9 December 2016 by Paul Kaye from Beaconsfield

    Excellent traditional Hungarian food in an intimate, cosy setting.

  • (((** 6 December 2016 by Mateusz from London

    Great location; attentive staff; lovely decor. We were made feel very welcome and special by being offered a private dining room and loved the privacy and cosines.
    Unfortunately the food is average, if not below. It was served barely warm and just not to today's standards. It's almost like the chefs are stuck in the 80s and communism era - if this is meant to provide a sense of authenticy it fails to deliver.

  • ((((* 6 December 2016 by Karen Leonard from Glasgow

    Meal was good - my husband loved the chicken pancake starter. Fish dumplings also good, although the temperature could have been a little hotter. Paprika chicken OK, duck livers also good. Nice cosy restaurant - very close together tables!

  • ((((( 6 December 2016 by Nigel Davies from Derbyshire Dales District

    My favourate reseraunt when coming to London

  • ((((* 6 December 2016 by Geoffrey Almeida from London

    The duck was very tasty and recommended to anyone who enjoys confit.
    Hungarian wines on the list are well worth trying.

  • ((((* 1 December 2016 by AMHalligan from London

    Great restaurant, great service, great food. A few more vegetarian options and I'd have given it five stars!

  • ((((( 24 November 2016 by Peter Eszlari from London

    We had a 3 course meal each, I tasted everything and they were all delicious. That's 6 items from the menu, pretty impressive.
    Wine was great too, if not cheap.

    Good value for money. Check out the set menu if you wanna save.

    The space itself is not my favourite becaus of the lined up tables on the side but this is in Soho, really common. However the books make it warm and cosy. Plus the corner table left of the entrance is nice and a bit secluded.

    The hungarian waiter was super friendly and professional, while we were happy with everyone anyway.

  • ((((( 23 November 2016 by Mercedes Forest from London

    This place have plenty of history, some great Hungarian food. It is a bit pricey but in return you do get the classic excellent and incredibly polite service by mostly Hungarian staff. Its a great way for British people to experience what a traditional old fashioned Hungarian restaurant has to offer in the heart of London.

  • ((((* 22 November 2016 by Peter Johnson from East agrinstead

    A fun, romantic dinner for two

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