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The Gay Hussar

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

(((() European
Main course: £13
Food spend: £27

The food and service are always excellent!

Ian Campbell 06 October 2016
from Wimbledon

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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 155 reviews)
94% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (121)
  • lunch (82)
  • value (56)
  • private dining (50)
  • romantic (46)
  • business (43)
  • large parties (21)
  • entertainment (20)
  • trendy (14)
  • luxury (11)
  • child friendly (8)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • al fresco (3)
  • views (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((* by from London

    Great lunch - always a winner

  • ((((( by from London

    Excellent meal and service. Attractive venue.Menu and wine list provide a first class Hungarian dining experience.

  • ((((( by from London

    As always a fabulous meal nice quiet surroundings so we could talk. Friendly staff good wine and great food

  • ((((* by from Dundee

    Excellent food. Quirky surroundings. Very enjoyable experience.

  • ((((( by from Ashford

    Full of character , attentive service , good food . we liked it .

  • ((*** by from Notting Hill

    Dining was nice.but overal the waiters were very unfriendly the food was ok duck was a bit dry we are Hungarians. Also the lace needed music.

  • ((((( by from Wimbledon

    The food and service are always excellent!

  • ((((* by from London

    The meal was lovely. Really great tasty food. Unfortunately the restaurant ran out of beer, they only had 13 bottles of small Budweiser which wasn't enough when having a large team meal there.

  • ((((* by from West End

    The ambience was excellent for an intimate lunch. The food was traditional with the crispy duck a speciality. The house wine was extremely acceptable in quality and in price. Overall it was good value for money.

  • ((((( by from Dallas USA

    Like yesterday: Excellent!!!

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