One of Hungary’s most famous hotels has been receiving guests on the site of today’s Gellért Brasserie since 1918. When the hotel was built, besides the elegant restaurants it was planned to include a simpler restaurant serving excursionists in summer and local residents in winter.
From 1927 the famous Gundel family contracted for the hotel’s entire hospitality, from the snack bar at the pool, through the coffee lounge and bars to all the indoors restaurants. Károly Gundel thought that, together with the elegant rooms, this brasserie could be a very good solid restaurant for people not staying in the hotel, and so he developed and opened the terrace as well.
A separate kitchen was built for the Brasserie in 1960 and from then on it became a restaurant in its own right, where grandfathers and grandsons came to enjoy a beer together.