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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

Delicious food, reasonable prices and pleasant, traditional ambience

Stephen Douglas 23 March 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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Customer reviews for The Gay Hussar

4.4 (((() (based on 232 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (179)
  • lunch (124)
  • private dining (82)
  • value (79)
  • romantic (70)
  • business (56)
  • large parties (28)
  • entertainment (25)
  • trendy (15)
  • luxury (12)
  • child friendly (8)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • al fresco (3)
  • views (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((( 26 March 2017 by David Jones from London

    A most enjoyable lunch on a busy weekday. The choice of dishes was good, and the service was excellent.

  • ((((( 23 March 2017 by Stephen Douglas from London

    Delicious food, reasonable prices and pleasant, traditional ambience

  • ((((* 22 March 2017 by Svetlana from Mere

    Very good food and service. Good value with a Tastecard.

  • ((((( 21 March 2017 by William Relton from London

    As usual (I have been a client for 35 years) the food, service and atmosphere were all first rate. It is a very comfortable dining experience.

  • ((((( 19 March 2017 by Stef from Oxford

    Being Hungarian and having a grandma who cooks exceptional Hungarian food, I thought it was going to be difficult to meet our high expectations, but the food was wonderful and the staff were very friendly! Would recommend!

  • ((((( 19 March 2017 by Alison Fyfe from London

    Absolutely great left satisfied and full

  • ((((( 14 March 2017 by Alison Grieves from South Shields

    I've not been to the Gay Hussar since 2004 as I no longer live in London. I was a bit apprehensive looking at some of the recent reviews but I really shouldn't have worried as my friends and I had a lovely evening. The service was perfect, friendly and attentive putting everyone at ease. Staff were happy to share ideas with regard to menu choices and wine and the food was as good as I remembered. This was the perfect choice for my birthday meal. Thank you!

  • ((*** 13 March 2017 by David Wright from Amersham

    Very many years since last visit (with good memories) Good for pre theatre location and service, but we all had the same main course - veal escalope - very dry, with dry saute potatoes and some dry peppers - not the quality one would expect from a famous Hungarian restaurant, unless you like it like this. But the deal did include a free bottle of House wine, so mustn't complain too much.

  • ((((* 12 March 2017 by Jennifer Hutton from London

    Food was lovely and to the highest quality, service good and friendly. Space a little cramped but nice atmosphere.

  • ((((* 12 March 2017 by Chris from London

    Good good, friendly staff, would come back again

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