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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

Attentive staff and warm atmosphere, a great place for a birthday meal

Shanti 18 February 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 215 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (167)
  • lunch (115)
  • private dining (76)
  • value (73)
  • romantic (66)
  • business (54)
  • large parties (25)
  • entertainment (24)
  • trendy (15)
  • luxury (12)
  • child friendly (8)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • al fresco (3)
  • views (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • (((** 23 February 2017 by Katherine Snowdon from Oxford

    Food was fine. Service good. Love the Gay Hussar. Such an institution

  • (**** 23 February 2017 by Jean luc Dieudonne from London

    Staff are rude. Food was cold
    To be avoided

  • (((** 23 February 2017 by Lloyd Zokay from London

    Too bad some of the menu items were not available!

  • ((((( 23 February 2017 by James from Exeter

    Superb food, lovely atmosphere with excellent and friendly staff. Thank you very much.

  • ((((( 18 February 2017 by Shanti from London

    Attentive staff and warm atmosphere, a great place for a birthday meal

  • ((((* 16 February 2017 by Richard Lawrence from London

    After a gap of more than 20 years, it was a pleasure to find that the menu seemed to be still the same. Lovely goose and duck pate and veal pancake with spinach.

  • ((((( 13 February 2017 by Karen Fife from Paddock Wood

    Having just come back from fabulous Budapest we wanted to try a London based Hungarian restaurant. Atmosphere and food excellent. Will definitely be booking again.

  • ((((* 12 February 2017 by Eibhlin Corrigan from Prestwick

    Food was excellent and the service was second to none.Nice cosy atmosphere.

  • ((((( 12 February 2017 by Adam Somlo from London

    Duck and goose are amazing and delicious :)

  • ((((( 9 February 2017 by Vitalijus Skulkinas from London

    The service and food quality was superb! We had 3 courses meal and tried few wines and were very happy with the choice we made.

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