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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

As always, beautiful traditional atmosphere, friendly service and authentic Hungarian food.

Heather Smith 14 January 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 197 reviews)
94% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (152)
  • lunch (105)
  • private dining (71)
  • value (68)
  • romantic (56)
  • business (53)
  • large parties (24)
  • entertainment (20)
  • trendy (15)
  • luxury (11)
  • child friendly (8)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • al fresco (3)
  • views (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • (((** 18 January 2017 by Julian Scannell from Medway


  • ((((( 14 January 2017 by Heather Smith from London

    As always, beautiful traditional atmosphere, friendly service and authentic Hungarian food.

  • ((((( 13 January 2017 by Yasemin Arduini from London


  • ((((( 8 January 2017 by Steven Kretsch from London

    Outstanding meal in a warm atmosphere.

  • ((((( 2 January 2017 by Stephanie Davis from The Woodlands

    The Gay Hussar is a great restaurant. The fried mushrooms and Hungarian sausage are both tasty appetizers. The veal goulash is wonderful.

  • ((((( 23 December 2016 by Claire Webster from Winchester

    Super restaurant with great atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff and very tasty food. A nice change from run-of-the-mill restaurants.

  • ((((( 22 December 2016 by Jonathan Karas from London

    A great institution. Either one understands it, or one doesn't.

  • ((((( 18 December 2016 by Marina Gillam from London

    Wonderful! Unforgettable evening!

  • ((((( 18 December 2016 by Mona from London

    Really enjoyed the visit. Staff were friendly and helpful. Food was nice and really different with such flavours. Nice cosy place in central London but still in quiet part. All party had a great time and everyone ended up tasting each others dishes.

  • ((((( 18 December 2016 by Gary Brocklebank from London

    Absolutely loved our visit. The atmosphere, quality of front of house staff and the food were very very good and would recommend to anyone. We shall certainly visit again

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