Very close to Buda castle and not a bad stop if you’re looking for a Belgian beer, but you won’t find any Hungarian beer here. A few unique beers on tap made specially by Van Steenburge for the place, so it may be worth a quick stop for those. A bit pricey and they tacked on a 5% surcharge to the bill without stipulating it - not cool. Not recommended.
After a classic tourist route (The Royal Palace, Matthias church and Fishermen's Bastion) we needed a cold refreshment (or two) and a light lunch. Pater Marcus was on my schedule and easy to find when walking downhill from the castle district. Patio in front but heavy traffic and rather cold in this shady alley, so we went downstairs to the bar and restaurant. Nice ambiance, vaulted ceiling and all kind of Belgian beer memorabilia. Pop/rock music from the 90s. Beer menu available. Tasty food. I had two draught beers: Pater Marcus Pilsner and Pater Marcus Amber, brewed in Belgium. Great beer selection? Well, not nowadays. I saw mostly common Belgian beers you expect to find in every well stocked Belgian pub or restaurant. Nothing crazy and no lambics. But, well worth a visit for Belgian beer lovers. (Visited March 27th 2018 with my wife)
Belgium beer bar & restaurant on the Pest side of Budapest near the Chain Bridge.
Excellent range of Belgian beers with plenty of 75cl options.
Seasonal Belgian Beers as well.
Very good food with friendly service.
A nice place to have a meal & few beers & pass the time friends or family.
Lots of memorabilia around the place.
Wednesday afternoon stop with the family in tow. The place was very accommodating to children, which is important to some of us. They have an outdoor patio, but it was way to hot for that when we arrived. Inside you go down some stairs to the main level and more stairs to the seating level. There is a bit of an old musty smell to the place, but other wise the ambiance is cool enough; very beer oriented with lots of posters, bottles, glasses and other memorabilia around. Service was good; a bit slow but certainly friendly enough. Food was really quite good overall. Not sure why the low ratings. Beer selection, as noted, is 100% Belgian (a few non-Belgian trappists notwithstanding), so you don’t get much local flavor there, but it was good nonetheless, and included four beers brewed just for this place. All in all it was a good experience. I would not have made this my first stop on a beer tour, but it was an excellent compromise with the family in tow. We all left happy.
Nicely decorated Belgian bar which had a bit touristy feel to it. If you’re interested in Belgian beers beer list is decent, with standard widely available classics and few brews not be seen in your average Belgian beer bar/shop (at least not where I come from). Bars like this were oases back in the days before craft beer revolution, but nowadays they are not so interesting, at least not for me.
A good selection of Belgian beers. Sat outside and had some beer together with their food. Beer list isn’t very updated, be prepared that some beers will be sold out. Quite expensive compared to places with mainly Hungarian beers.
Restaurant decorated in Belgium way. Stained glass with Pater Marcus logo and name on them. Stone walls, on which you can see Belgium beer bottles and beer posters. Food is mostly Hungarian, but beer is pretty much all Belgium. You can find their crafted beers on tap and famous Belgium bottled ones. Nice place to lunch.
Belgian themed bar on the touristly Pest side of town. Good selection of belgian beers, about 10 on tap and a large number of bottles. Nothing out of the ordinary tho. Prices a little high for Budapest, but alot cheaper than Denmark. Nice service. Didnt eat but food looked nice.