The Gay Hussar has garnered a formidable reputation with people of power for more than 50 years. Politicians, entertainers and journalists have flocked to it to sample Hungarian specialities before a requisite Tokaji to finish. This is a restaurant where not only you and your clients will feel comfortable, but is somewhere you will want to return to with friends and colleagues.
- Signature dish?
Goulash; it is the best outside of Hungary itself.
- Who's the boss?
Corus Hotels is the owner. It also manages the equally charming sister restaurant Elena's L'Etoile.
- Tips please?
Be adventurous and taste the chilled wild cherry soup.
- What's the damage?
For a rather tasty £18.50, you can enjoy the delectable lunch menu. With its dining club, you will get 20 per cent off your bill each time, and after ten visits, you are rewarded with a bottle of champagne.
The Gay Hussar, 2 Greek Street, London, W1D 4NB. 020 7437 0973.