It's not just that it has an interesting history in its own right, being London's first Hungarian restaurant; it would also enable you to chart the rise and fall of the liberal intelligentsia. Ever since it opened inthe fate of The Gay Hussar has been intimately bound up with that of Britain's intellectual class, peaking in with the election of the late Michael Foot as Labour leader. It immediately attracted the patronage of several publishers in the area, including Jonathan Cape and Rupert Hart-Davis, and it wasn't long before it could name TS Elliot among its regulars.
Stuffed cabbage - prime minced pork, sauerkraut, sausage and bacon. Interesting menu of Hungarian dishes, very traditional vibe and service was a bit limited but worth trying if you want something different. Tasty food - very attentive service.
Stuffed cabbage - prime minced pork, sauerkraut, sausage and bacon. We had a lovely meal at the Gay Hussar pre-theatre. Food and service were excellent and ambience entertaining and fun!
S Eliot, who became a regular. Legend has it that Tony Blair was first persuaded to run as an MP at the restaurant in and was serendipitously sat at table Michael Foot and Gordon Brown were regulars up until its closure. At one point in its history there were whisperings of a concealed video camera in a window opposite the front door, footage of which was allegedly beamed directly into 10 Downing Street.
We had a super pre-theatre dinner with my favourite stuffed cabbage and variety of starters and cold soup. Service was stylish and efficient Recommendable! Having spent 6 months living in Hungary, I can say that this is not true to authentic Hungarian food, at least not to any decent standard.
Victor Sassie  was the founder of The Gay Hussar restaurant in He served his apprenticeship at the Gundel restaurant in Budapest. On his return to London inhe established first the Budapest restaurant and then The Gay Hussar, which was to become popular with left wing politicians.
Stuffed cabbage - prime minced pork, sauerkraut, sausage and bacon. I love the feel of being here but I've been twice and am disappointed by the food. This time I had the veal goulash in a pancake.
Stuffed cabbage - prime minced pork, sauerkraut, sausage and bacon. This restaurant is tired and in need of a make over. The food is less than average.
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Please note, Gay Hussar has now closed. Time Out Food editors, March Inside, all is as it should be at the Gay Hussar: dark wooden panelling bedecked with political portraits or Martin Rowson caricatures; nicotine-brown ceiling; polite, prompt Hungarian staff; and shelves of political biographies. Gladstone stared bleakly down at our wooden settle, having perhaps eaten one too many dumplings.