Magna Hungaria

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Magna Hungaria
29 West Maitland Street, Edinburgh, EH12 5DX
  • Telephone 0131 225 3199
  • Opening times Mon–Sun noon–11pm.
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–11pm.
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Magna Hungaria

Edinburgh's only Hungarian restaurant provides a warm and welcoming introduction to the simple, hearty food of Budapest and beyond.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Magna Hungaria is a family friendly restaurant with a homely feel serving hearty food in the West End. Chefs and staff are proudly Hungarian and happy to help you navigate your way through the menu, where dishes contain smoked pork, beans, homemade pasta and a lot of passion. Starters are substantial but a great way to whet your appetite. Potato pancakes are simple, yet full of flavour and great with some pickled vegetables, or choose from a number of soups, including cold sour cherry for those on a culinary quest. Mains are meat-heavy, from stews to fried and grilled cuts of pork, veal, chicken and duck. Goulash (with a choice of meat) is a must, or go with a veggie mushroom stew. The drinks list includes many delicious hand-picked native wines and beers, as well as a traditional liqueur called Unicum; love it or hate it, first you gotta try it!

The List's rating






Nicola Pym visited Magna Hungaria on 27 February 2019
  • High point: Hearty portions
  • Low point: Not much in Hungarian cuisine for veggies
  • Notable dish: Tarhonya (egg pasta)
  • Average price: £10 (set lunch); £21 (dinner)
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Very quiet traditional Hungarian music
  • Capacity: 50
  • Largest group: 50
  • Open since: 2016
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 10
  • House wine: £15 per bottle