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The Gay Hussar

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

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

We had a lovely meal assisted by a delightful waiter, who was always on hand. The vegetarian goulash was very tasty and I enjoyed the walnut pancakes.There were a number of other diners but the background noise was pleasantly quiet. making conversation easier.

Judith 19 May 2017
from Nr Gatwick

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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 265 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • private dining (89)
  • value (87)
  • romantic (79)
  • business (63)
  • 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)
  • ((((( 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.

  • ((((( 25 May 2017 by Biff from Soho

    We took the before theater special, 3 course. All of it was lovely, the service, the food the ambience. We will dine there again.

  • ((((( 25 May 2017 by Jeff Roberts from London

    Still retains its charm (been coming for decades now) and the food is always excellent and so is the service.

  • ((((* 24 May 2017 by Michael Cross from Bexhill

    We had the Hungarian starter for 2, a good choice as light and very tasty.
    Then Venison goulash and chicken pancakes, both very good. The strudel desert and layered gateau were scrumptious.
    The waiting staff were variable, 4 different people served us throughout our meal, one very chatty and pleasant, the other 3 were only ok. We like the fact that despite the restaurant being full there was not a lot of noise and you could have a conversation, a pleasant change from lots of noisy restaurants.
    The only disappointment was that 12.5% service charge was added, not a fan of that.

  • ((((( 22 May 2017 by Terry from Chichester

    First impressions of the restaurant were favourable and welcoming., as was the service. The food was delicious and seemed authentic. The value was amazing for the pre theatre menu , good to see wines at a reasonable price. We really enjoyed the evening, and will return.

  • ((((( 19 May 2017 by Robert Upton from London

    Excellent. Good food and good service, as always. My guests loved it.

  • ((((( 19 May 2017 by Judith from Nr Gatwick

    We had a lovely meal assisted by a delightful waiter, who was always on hand. The vegetarian goulash was very tasty and I enjoyed the walnut pancakes.There were a number of other diners but the background noise was pleasantly quiet. making conversation easier.

  • ((((* 13 May 2017 by Arthur Merovick from Santa Barbara

    Always a stop on our visits to London. Chicken policinta was delicious.

  • ((*** 11 May 2017 by Mike from London

    On arrival at 6:00 we told the manager we had to leave at 7:20 for the theatre, but our food came much later than everybody else's, and we had to leave in a rush before the third course. There was a problem with the credit card reader which delayed us further.

    As for the food, the portion sizes were uneven - I had a large piece of fish but my sister-in-law's was small - and the red cabbage was badly overcooked.

    I have been coming to the Gay Hussar for years but am not sure I'll go back.

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