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The Gay Hussar

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

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Average
Main course: £13
Food spend: £27
Opening hours
Monday - Saturday:12:15 - 22:45
Sunday: Closed

Absolutely one of the best meals I’ve had. Service was great. Help and advice about the menus was perfect. We used tastecard so had 50% off food which made it very reasonably indeed. Wine was available as a carafe which was great as we don’t always want a full bottle. Can’t wait to return.

Jacqui Warren 07 January 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 355 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (272)
  • lunch (179)
  • value (118)
  • private dining (117)
  • romantic (98)
  • business (89)
  • large parties (38)
  • entertainment (28)
  • trendy (22)
  • luxury (20)
  • child friendly (9)
  • afternoon tea (7)
  • al fresco (3)
  • breakfast (2)
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  • ((((( 15 January 2018 by Brian Morley from London

    Probably my favourite restaurant. It can be difficult to choose from the menu but this is largely because I want to eat it all... The old world atmosphere feeds more than the stomach. I always leave feeling that the world is a better place.

  • ((((( 15 January 2018 by Azza from London

    The Gay Hussar is always lovely and charming, filled with books and sketches, and delicious Hungarian specialities.

  • (**** 7 January 2018 by Marco Messina from Florence

    The place looks in bad maintenance, not perfectly clean and without any appeal. Though we booked few days in advance and the restaurant were almost empty the waiter wanted us to sit in a corner table behind the door. We had to insist to change. Food is really poor and service ridiculous with an indian waiter sweeping off the crumbles from the table with a knife. One of us had two dishes ( starter and main dish) with the same salad...We expected at least a touch of hungarian elegance but eveything was far from it. On top of this, is overpriced.

  • ((((( 7 January 2018 by Jacqui Warren from London

    Absolutely one of the best meals I’ve had. Service was great. Help and advice about the menus was perfect. We used tastecard so had 50% off food which made it very reasonably indeed. Wine was available as a carafe which was great as we don’t always want a full bottle. Can’t wait to return.

  • ((((( 2 January 2018 by Brian Morley from London

    The only problem at the Gay Hussar is choosing what to eat! Took a disparate group who all shared the difficulty which to be completely clear is to choose from a selection of food that all appeals!

  • ((((( 23 December 2017 by Michael Williamson from Cambridge

    Four of us had an excellent pre-theatre meal. Waiting staff were friendly and attentive. We especially liked the atmosphere of this restaurant.

  • ((((( 22 December 2017 by Caroline Becher from RTW

    As always excellent service and a delicious meal, thank you.

  • ((((( 21 December 2017 by Hilton Ellison from London

    Consistently excellent. Ive returned many times and never been disappointed. Lovely Hungarian food and pleasant service. Easy to reach central London location.

  • ((((* 21 December 2017 by Alan Godfrey from Welwyn Garden City

    Wouldn't have missed this for the world! I went with an ex-Hungarian friend who still had some of the language so he was able to chat a little in his native language. Not that that would have been necessary; the Hungarian staff speak perfect English and are totally personable.
    The Hungarian sparkling aperitif was excellent & a bargain, as was the fish terrine starter. The veal goulash was next; very good& a huge plateful, ( if you opt for this, make sure you go to the restaurant hungry.
    I was a bit surprised that there was no cheeseboard but the dessert tarte was delicious!
    I look forward to a return visit.

  • ((((( 21 December 2017 by Martyn Slade from Southwick

    Quirky, charming, professional, friendly, excellent value, a very pleasant experience all round. One can feel it’s colourful history.
    The food is also excellent and I would recommend the “Beef Goulash Soup” absolutely to die for! Yum yum!!

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