If you want to visit a very popular restaurant in Budapest, especially in the period between September and May, Sir Lancelot is a place to consider. It is a medieval restaurant with live sword fights, belly dancing, live medieval background music and food served on large plates. The restaurant is specialized on this concept, and from the first footstep you make inside the restaurant you will experience that. It is located near Nyugati tér where you for can find the Western Railway station (Nyugati Pályaudvar) and Westend Citycenter.
The best place to sit is in the main hall, and since January 1st 2012 all smoking is banned inside public buildings and restaurants in Budapest, so since then it is possible to enjoy the main hall also for non smokers. They also have lots of other rooms and one more floor where you can sit, and the different medieval programs can be seen almost everywhere, but in general it is preferred to get a seat in the main hall.
I have decided to list Sir Lancelot among the popular restaurants in Budapest, but it is not a coincidence that I do not add it to the category Best Restaurants. Sir Lancelot is cool, it is a place worth visiting and a cool experience, but for me it is mostly about the experience, not the food. Maybe if you drink a lot of beer from the old fashioned mugs the food will start to taste better, but for me the show and the atmosphere is 110% and the food remains somewhere around 50%.
As a blogger I have contact with many tourists and know many would be angry at me for writing this. Many of them keep returning to Sir Lancelot time after time, and they simple love it. So, do try it, and let me hear what you think. Do you agree with me, or with the others who returns to the restaurant time after time?
Sir Lancelot prices
When you visit Sir Lancelot you will normally buy a large plate made for 1, 2, 3, 4 or 6 persons. You can of course choose from a menu as well, but most guests buy the plates mentioned. A plate for 2 people cost around 13,000 HUF while the plate for 6 people cost around 34,000 HUF. The portions are big, so if you are seven people a plate for six people is normally enough. Everyone can then pick from the plate, and hopefully you all have different favorites, if not there will be a big fight for the best bites. With some drinks and such a plate the average guest will therefore spend somewhere between 6000-10000HUF, but you can easily spend more if you drink a lot!
Sir Lancelot information
Address: Podmanicky utca 14
Tlf: +36 1 302 4456
Opening times: 12.00-24.00
Would you like us to reserve a table for you free of charge at this restaurant? Go to our table reservation page and fill in the forms there.