Patko Bandi

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by Mandan Lynn on January 24, 2007

We arrived for a late lunch, but this little hole-in-the-wall bar was still half full with the lunchtime crowd.

There was a lunch special of a soup and main dish for 900 forints, but we opted for the lunch buffet for 1100 forints. Menus were available, but we didn't get that far.

The food looked great, and it tasted great, too, but you could tell it had been sitting out for a while. I would have enjoyed it a lot more had we been there an hour earlier.

There were three soups on the buffet. We all tried this creamy mushroom and meat soup that was really good. No idea what it was really made of, but it was good. There were several main dishes available; potatoes, meat, liver, mushrooms, and creamy sauces all played a key role. There were also some Oriental-style noodles. I occasionally found myself not knowing what to do with a dish—do I put it on top of something, do I eat it plain, do I dip something in it, etc. But in the end, I just took what looked good and if it tasted good I ate a lot of it; if it didn't, I didn't.

A good place to try some more traditional Hungarian dishes, and an excellent choice if you're looking for a lot of food for a little money.
Patko Bandi
Váci Út 12
+36 1 239-1128

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