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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 to Saturday: 12:15 - 22:45

V good goulasch soup

Alan Mcleish 17 March 2018
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 383 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (287)
  • lunch (190)
  • private dining (126)
  • value (124)
  • romantic (105)
  • business (92)
  • large parties (41)
  • entertainment (29)
  • luxury (22)
  • trendy (22)
  • child friendly (9)
  • afternoon tea (8)
  • al fresco (3)
  • views (3)
  • breakfast (2)
  • (((** 20 April 2018 by Robert Phillips from Tolworth, London

    They are too conscious of how special and important they are, and are a bit disdainful of boring customers. The food was great, and not as expensive as I had expected, though tomato in the stuffed cabbage was a big surprise to my Hungarian guest.

  • ((*** 20 April 2018 by Marietta Lukacs from London

    Staff were rude and the dishes are not really hungarian...some of them are not hungarian at all.
    We had 7 dishes and only 3 of them were okay.
    I wouldn't recommend this place.

  • ((((( 20 April 2018 by Basia from London

    Lovely, historic gem tucked away in Soho. The food was delicious - the paprika chicken pancake starter was excellent, whilst the Unicum rounded off the meal perfectly - and the service was warm, welcoming, disarmingly honest and engagingly eccentric.

  • ((((( 17 April 2018 by philip from london

    Great food, very professional and friendly staff.
    Can't recommend this restaurant enough

  • ((((( 16 April 2018 by Peter John from London

    A great meal in friendly surroundings.

  • ((*** 28 March 2018 by Christopher Harris from Northampton

    Rather ordinary. Perhaps my expectations were too high , but I thought the food uninspiring and bland. Nice atmosphere, and attentive staff, but the food is nothing to write home about.

  • ((((( 17 March 2018 by Alan Mcleish from London

    V good goulasch soup

  • ((((* 16 March 2018 by Severino Panzetta from London

    My soup was delicious and generous portion
    Goulash too

  • ((((* 15 March 2018 by Paul Hodges from KINGSTON ON THAMES

    Food and service were fine. The ambience was still interesting and distinctive though the great days when the GH was the preferred watering and foddering hole of members of the left-wing political elite appears, from our visit anyway, to be increasingly now part of its distinguished history. Few customers were in for lunch on the day we attended. But then, the march of time is its own master?

  • ((((( 10 March 2018 by Peter from London

    Great welcome, great food and great service.

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