The Gay Hussar

2 Greek Street, Soho, London, W1D 4NB - View on a map
Telephone: 020 7437 0973

The Gay Hussar Restaurant In London
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Overall 9.3
Food 10.0
Service 9.0
Atmosphere 9.0
Value 9.0
Based on 1 reviews

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After a month in the UK, a young friend of mine from LA had eaten just about every type of food available. On her last night here I took her to the Gay Hussar, mainly because I don't know of any Californian equivalent. Much as I like the Gay Hussar, for its history, its welcome and other non-food related reasons, I wasn't sure that the food would be anything other than filling and hearty. It was that: it was also delicious, attractively presented and charmingly served. She loved it and so did I!

A decade ago I worked nearby and visited the Gay Hussar once or twice a month. I liked it then, but the food was rarely more than Eastern European home cooking. Last night's dinner was much more than that and I shall be returning as soon as I can.

For the record, we ate foie gras and the cold cherry soup for starters, followed by venison goulash and goose as a main course. All delicious!

Highly recommended!
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Gary Sutton
Overall rating 9 stars
Food 10 | Service 9 | Atmosphere 9 | Value for money 9
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

As a Hungarian I was very disappointed with the food at this restaurant and I would not recommend it to anyone. For me it was obvious that everything was from the fridge (you can not prepare a starter in 5 min for 7 people). Some food taste different when it is fresh (like galuska). Some of the food was not what I expected like Cigany gyors tal, instead of smoked salami which is a Hungarian delicacy- they served cheap fried sausage. Snitzel with potato which is Hungarian Sunday lunch, but they served it without any salad and it was not fresh either, which again would have been important.
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Edit Darabos
Overall rating 2 stars
Food 1 | Service 1 | Atmosphere 5 | Value for money 2
Friday, November 16, 2012

I did not read any reviews before going to the restaurant. I wanted to see for myself, I did not want to be influenced. So, I paid the price of food as the "optional" service charge of 12.5% I refused to pay. It took a long time for food to arrive at the table, and this was a reason why it was cold. Wine - high price for house wine, nothing special. Some paper tissues pinned to the wall - decorations ? And the hygiene - very low standard. I will not go back and will not advise even the hungry ones to go there. The pre-theatre dinner attracts a discount but I was charged a full price.
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Overall rating 3 stars
Food 4 | Service 3 | Atmosphere 2 | Value for money 2
Saturday, October 13, 2012

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