In order to avoid misunderstandings, it is important to clarify that Jamie Oliver has two restaurants in Budapest: Jamie Oliver’s Diner is in downtown Budapest, in Gozsdu-udvar, and Jamie Oliver’s Italian Budapest is in Buda Castle. Of these two, the former received negative comments.
According to the Daily Star, Jamie Oliver’s Diner has received an overwhelming number of negative reviews on TripAdvisor over the past month. In the feedback, it was written that the restaurant – among other things –
they served raw meats, paper-thin steaks and tasteless waffles.
“The salad was sweet. The sweet potato tasted like it was made from a cake base and the sauces were sweet. I will say this in the hospital when the diagnosis of my diabetes arrives,” wrote one of their guests, who concluded his feedback by saying:
This restaurant really gave me an experience. If someone asked me if I would go again, I would answer them: »I would rather die.«
In most of the feedback, the quality of the food and the prices they charge for it were criticized. Some have gone so far as to say that the restaurant is a disgrace to the entire hospitality industry, or that this place must have nothing to do with Jamie Oliver.
The burger is raw. Eat here if you want to get food poisoning
– they wrote in another feedback on the Tripadvisor page.
Overall, the restaurant has an average rating of 4.0 on a scale of 5, which is not bad. It should also be noted that, in addition to the negative reviews in recent months, quite a few of their guests left the restaurant satisfied.
The Daily Star asked the restaurant operator questions about the criticism Jamie Oliver Group as well, but they did not respond to the inquiry.
(Cover photo: Jamie Oliver’s Budapest restaurant on Szentáromság Street in the Buda Castle District on April 25, 2021. Photo: László Szirtesi / Getty Images)