It’s definitely almost summer now that the open air tables are available at Pozsonyi Kisvendeglő. On Friday we didn’t know where to eat, so we decided to go to Pozsonyi for a light lunch. Of course we called and reserved the last available outside table. Since it’s one of the most popular authentic Hungarian restaurants in the city, it’s best to always have a reservation, regardless of the time of day.
I always order soup when I go there, and the matzo ball soup is definitely one of my favorites. Here you can see one of the matzos, which I haven’t broken up yet. I should have taken the picture before I got my spoon into it, but I was too hungry and excited. Seriously, though, unless you have a huge appetite, this soup is really plenty of food for a meal. Plus, the matzo balls are the size of baseballs and the whole dish cost only HUF 550 ($2.70). That’s serious recession-lunch prices.
Györgyi had the daily menü, which came with a mushroom soup as a first course and then this plate of chicken and rizi bizi–rice and peas. Again, it’s the perfect lunch portion and recession friendly, costing just HUF 800 ($4.00).
Even though the temperatures were hovering around the mid-80s, Pozsonyi utca was shaded and carried a little breeze through the tables. And since we were sitting outside, Barnabás was able to come with us. He had a few fries, slept a bit, tried to eat a pigeon. Just your average Friday in District XIII.
Now, Pozsonyi Kisvendéglő does not pay me to write about them, nor do they need the extra business. But I love this place and want you to try it if you haven’t been and live here, or if you’re just visiting. Order the daily menu or a soup and a pilsner. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed. So here you go:
1137 Budapest, Radnóti Miklós utca 38.