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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

Perfect lunch!

Josefine Raab 20 June 2017
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 273 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • private dining (91)
  • value (91)
  • romantic (80)
  • business (66)
  • large parties (29)
  • entertainment (25)
  • trendy (17)
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  • child friendly (9)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • al fresco (3)
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  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((( 20 June 2017 by Josefine Raab from London

    Perfect lunch!

  • (((** 19 June 2017 by Robert Tunks from Bishops Stortford

    Thinnest Wiener schnitzel I have ever seen, all of 2mm thick, reminded me of a 1970's British Rail sandwich. couldn't understand why the free bottle of wine comes with a £6 supplement charge, maybe it was a Labour stealth tax. Overall, a pleasant experience soaking up the atmosphere but shan't rush back.

  • ((((( 17 June 2017 by Bernard Sweeney from Huddersfield

    Our second visit - this time for pre-theatre dinner. The four of us were welcomed right royally, an attitude that persisted throughout our stay. Attentive but not over-attentive, a house manager with a lightness of touch and a spot of humour.
    Seating is tight but then that's part of the atmosphere. The set price theatre menu is limited but there is no problem if you want to mix-and-match - just pay the difference.
    For the second time, a wholly delightful experience; thank you, and also thank you for spotting an overcharge on our bill that we would not have noticed.

  • (((** 11 June 2017 by Neil Stone from Brecon Powys

    We loved the political memorabilia

  • ((((( 8 June 2017 by Richard Clarke from London

    Food and service very good, waiters friendly and amusing. Would certainly go again

  • ((((( 7 June 2017 by Gill Harris from London

    Exceptional staff make the dining experience great fun. Delicious Hungarian food, wine and spirits.

  • ((((( 7 June 2017 by Garry from Leeds

    The food was excellent. Staff very pleasant and good service. great atmosphere

  • ((((* 7 June 2017 by Laurence Vine-chatterton from Guildford

    We were a party of four and came for the pre-theatre three course set menu. We were pleased with the quality of food with the friendly service. We thought the set menu was good value for money and the house wine pleasant and very reasonable priced. To us the set menu seemed more Austrian than Hungarian, but that was fine too.

    The only slight downside is that the tables are all rather tightly packed in, but for an early evening pre-theatre dinner that was not a major issue for us.

  • ((((( 26 May 2017 by L. P. from London

    Great experience! The food was really good and well presented, I would recomend the Veal Goulash! All desserts were delicious particularly the orange pancakes and layered gateau.

  • ((((* 25 May 2017 by JB from Gloucester

    The restaurant appeared lighter and not as cramped as when we have visited before. We appreciated having a bigger table for just the two of us. It would have been good if the waiter who took our order had suggested that we had side dishes - we thought that the main courses were enough but if we had known how they were presented we would have order vegetables or salad too. We did have to ask twice for a wine cooler - had expected it even for the house wine. We appreciated an explanation about why there was a wait for our main course although it wasn't a problem.

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