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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

Excellent as always

Jack Russell 08 August 2017
from Twickenham

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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 304 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (231)
  • lunch (155)
  • private dining (101)
  • value (101)
  • romantic (87)
  • business (76)
  • large parties (34)
  • entertainment (26)
  • trendy (19)
  • luxury (16)
  • child friendly (9)
  • afternoon tea (5)
  • al fresco (3)
  • views (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((( 13 August 2017 by HG from Greek Street, Soho, London

    All five people in the party thoroughly enjoyed lunch.

  • ((((* 10 August 2017 by Susie Lonie from London

    Unusual and delicious menu. Very helpful friendly service. Great ambience.

  • ((((( 9 August 2017 by Steven Atack from London

    I thought the Gay Hussar was immaculate. Extremely tidy and clean, the food of a very high standard - all courses, chilled cherry soup 5 out of 5, Venison Goulash excellent and well prepared lemon pancakes. Fine wines at good prices. Good spirits at the end and an interesting selection. Excellent table service - our waiter was first class. All the staff were most helpful.

  • ((((* 9 August 2017 by PK from Sheffield

    Thoroughly enjoyable visit and good value pre-theatre menu. Very warm welcome, attentive staff and loved the atmosphere and character. Only issue would be the dessert - strawberry pancake. Pancake was fine, but it was totally overwhelmed by masses of sweet strawberry jam. A couple of fresh strawberries would have been a much better option. But otherwise an excellent start to the evening.

  • ((((( 8 August 2017 by Jack Russell from Twickenham

    Excellent as always

  • ((((( 7 August 2017 by Daniel Bowles from Cheltenham

    I absolutely loved eating at the Gay Hussar, the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful, be food delicious and wine superb. This was my first Hungarian food experience and I will definitely be back for more, this time with the family! Absolutely delicious food!

  • ((((( 5 August 2017 by Renata Varadi from Corby

    The place is smaller then the usual restaurants,excellent to have a friendly conversation with strangers, we had a good laugh. The service is excellent! The food is excellent. The place/ toilett is very clean.

  • ((((( 5 August 2017 by Gergo Ritter from London

    Great experience Ferenc the Assistant Manager was looking after us. He is very friendly and professional the food was also great . I highly recomend a visit , for sure we will be returning.

  • (((** 3 August 2017 by Alberto Poles from London

    The food is very good (maybe not suitable for dinner as it is very heavy) but the unpleasant thing is that I went to this restaurant because it joins "The London Pass Dining Guide" circuit, and proposes a 25% discount to card holders which choose the menu a la carte. They really applied a discount of 25% ...but at the end of the receipt they charged a 12.5% ?? "additional cost at the restaurant's discretion" they took back a part of the discount. The location is very small and dated, but this makes it quaint.

  • ((((( 1 August 2017 by Nick Green from Chester

    Wonderful food in a great setting, a rare bit of continuity in a city that's changing quickly. Excellent service as well.

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