building was constructed in 1876 in eclectic, Neorenascence style. First, a
"National Coffee House" was put into operation here. Originally
opened in the early seventies, in the memory of renowned Hungarian author Krúdy
Gyula, the "Red Mail Coach Restaurant" got its name after the famous
novel "Vörös Postakocsi" by the writer. In November 2002, the
"RED MAIL COACH Restaurant" (Vörös Postakocsi Restaurant) underwent
MAIL COACH” is traditional Budapest restaurant with authentic Hungarian
cuisine and live Gipsy music. It cannot be said, that the Voros Postakocsi Restaurant
in Ráday Street really stands out from the others, but anyone looking for a
Hungarian culinary experience shouldn't pass it by.
This traditional fully licensed restaurant, specializing in Hungarian dishes, has been a firm favourite for over three decades, serving authentic, well-cooked and reasonably priced food to its predominantly local Clientele. The premises are very prominently situated in the downtown of Budapest on the historic Ráday Street, which nowadays has turned into the Gastro Street of Budapest, giving home to more than 40 restaurants and cafes. Customers of the Vörös Postakocsi Restaurant enjoy a fine, relaxed and friendly atmosphere in which to dine. With its fresh linen tablecloths and napkins,
candlelight and easy live background music, the décor is warm, welcoming and
comfortable - all the essential ingredients for an excellent evening out. Over
the years this restaurant has built an excellent reputation for offering good
service, an excellent and varied wine list and wholesome traditional Hungarian
dishes, utilizing fresh ingredients, which are cooked to order.
restaurant’s modern kitchen enables the provision of consistently first class
quality food in supremely comfortable surroundings. Many customers are the
second generation of this business’s original Clientele having been introduced
to the delights of this restaurant by parents and family.
to the restaurant experience the inviting atmosphere of the turn-of-the-century
Hungary and have the chance to savour the specialties of the middle-class
cuisine of the period. The original wood interiors provide a warm atmosphere in
winter, but in summer it's worth sitting out on the terrace under the shade of
The restaurant offers a wide range of carefully selected meals from authentic
and modern Hungarian cuisine. Traditionally heavy dishes are rendered light,
courtesy of organic meat, dairy products and vegetables. The menu offers
several game and vegetarian options. The restaurant's wide selection of modern
Hungarian wines is a treat for all. There is also an extensive range of pálinka
(Hungarian fruit brandy). The selection of beers offered in Red Mail Coach
includes something for everyone's taste. The restaurant’s musicians play live
Hungarian and Gipsy music every night.
Vörös Postakocsi Restaurant serves lunch and dinner seven days a week and is
available for private parties. The restaurant emphasise friendly service at
Red Mail Coach Restaurant welcomes enthusiasts of good cuisine, and anyone
seeking to experience the revived tastes of old Hungary.
Restaurant has two dining Rooms with total capacity of more than 100 seats. The
Restaurant serves up to 60 guests in a spacious Krúdy Room. The tranquil atmosphere of the establishment's
Library Room offers a perfect setting for business lunches or friendly
gatherings. The Library Room boasts seating for up to 40 guests, sit down, or
up to 60 for a reception, with flexible table arrangements. The Library Room
may be secured as a private or semi-private venue. Dancing and entertainment
spacious terrace, with room for 80 people, is available for guests from April
2004 the restaurant was decorated by Hungarian Catering Association with “Védnöki
Tábla” award (the meaning is: Guarantee of Quality for meals and service).
the 5th of July, 2012 the Restaurant has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award.