Tradition and evolution at Gundel Restaurant

Gundel restaurant’s executive chef, Zsolt Litauszki, who has been instrumental in the success of many restaurants during his career, joined the legendary restaurant in City Park because he believes in upholding tradition while also breathing new life into Gundel.

In creating the new menu for the 125-year-old restaurant, Chef Litauszki’s goal was to retain the traditional offerings while also keeping up with twenty-first century trends. Since the beginning, the menu has featured customer favorites, such as the classic goose liver and Gundel crepe, and international guests’ most-requested goulash soup and fisherman’s soup. You can still find all of these among the menu offerings as well as other classic dishes from the past.

Chef Litauszki’s cuisine is characterized by freshness and seasonality, the reason for which he frequently updates the menu. He is also an advocate for using local ingredients from within Hungary, adding such specialties to the menu as goat cheese from Örség, mangalitza, quail, and goose liver from Orosháza.

A meal at Gundel can make an ordinary day feel like a holiday. You can look forward to a combination of creative culinary highlights and exceptional service, complete with the sounds of a live gypsy band.

Welcome to the rejuvenated Gundel restaurant.


Our History

The name GUNDEL could rightly stand for the history of modern Hungarian gastronomy and hospitality. Károly Gundel refined the Hungarian cuisine and created delicious dishes of his own taste. His pioneering work placed Hungary on the world map of gastronomy. The New York Times wrote that the Gundel Restaurant did more for Hungary’s reputation than a shipload of tourist brochures.

Read more about the Gundel history and see our short video!

The Team

These days 140 skilled people work at the banquet events and in the restaurant of the Gundel. They are committed to serve you to your utmost contentment in line with the principles of the late Károly Gundel. Their dedication resulted in a number of revisiting guests and the reputation of the Gundel House is continuously increasing for more than a century, all over the world.
Executive Chef Zsolt Litauszki tunes the menu finely with the best care that is completed by his skilful sous-chefs and kitchen staff. The Hungarian Award-winning Sommelier Mihály Fabók pairs the best wines from Hungary and from other countries with each fabulous meal.

Our famous guests

Many famous guests come to the Gundel restaurant. They include several Presidents and Prime Ministers of Hungary, prominent politicians, scientists, artists, writers and Olympic champions, as well as some of the most famous people of our world, including Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain and Pope John Paul II.The acclaimed actor, Zoltán Latinovits, who is also referred to as the Actor King, was born on the first floor of the Gundel House as the grandson of Károly Gundel.

Photo gallery

Visit our restaurant with the help of the internet! Have a look at our special courses as well as the marvellous private rooms; use the virtual guide (that shows the interrior in 360°)!


To visit the gallery click here