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21 Espresso

Average price $45
8.8/10
139 reviews

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Restaurant menu

Average price $45 Special request

The chef recommends...

Garlic bread
$7.5
Langos
$10.8

Fresh Hungarian flat bread served w. a touch of garlic & side of sour cream

Bruschetta
$12.8

Ratings & Reviews

Fabulous
8.8/10
based on 139 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.9/10
Service :8.8/10
Setting :8.3/10
  1. Virginia B.
    Virginia B.
    • 12 reviews
    8.5/10

    Excellent Eastern Eauropean food. The Langosh was tasty as was the soup. Authentic regional food with a big variety of choice. Wine menu was good too.

  2. Rosalie H.
    Rosalie H.
    • one review
    10/10

    21 Espresso is always an enjoyable experience. The staff are friendly and attentive. As soon as we arrived we were shown to our table. The service is fast and the food is tasty. Our meals arrived within minutes of ordering. They have an extensive menu of both food and wine.

  3. Rose M.
    Rose M.
    • 3 reviews
    9/10

    Wonderful welcoming service. Obliging is re table location. Quick service. Adjusting choices to suit us. Food was fresh and delicious. Well presented.

  4. Michelle W.
    Michelle W.
    • 5 reviews
    5.5/10

    Good schnitzels, goulash was bland and nokedli was doughy. We had the Pischinger torte which was very average, and the wafers in it tasted a bit stale. Seems popular with locals but I think there are better Hungarian restaurants in Sydney.

  5. Julie F.
    Julie F.
    • one review
    10/10

    21 never disappoints. I’ve been going to 21 since I was a kid and the food is always great. You never wait long for your food and the service is always with a smile. I recommend 21 to everyone.

  6. Michele S.
    Michele S.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Service on a busy night was outstanding Thoughtful and no request too difficult Coming from a Central European background the food is always authentic and the servings huge Doggy bags no problem!

  7. Peter S.
    Peter S.
    • one review
    6/10

    It was very busy and noisy. Service was good, but the food was ordinary. Won't be going back in a hurry. We didn't have desserts , as the entrees and mains were more than enough - the strudel looked great.

  8. Olivia S.
    Olivia S.
    • one review
    10/10

    I always love 21, I've been going here since I was a little girl. It's simple family food with a relaxed family atmosphere. The food arrives quickly and the portions are big. Cannot go past the traditional Hungarian food, Schnitzels, paprika, matzo soup and pancakes. Yum.

  9. Shelly M.
    Shelly M.
    • 32 reviews
    9.5/10

    Consistently good food and service. Warm welcome as always!

  10. A A.
    A A.
    • 251 reviews
    6.25/10

    Good food and efficient services. Thank you for a nice dinner. We had a nice evening!

  11. A A.
    A A.
    • 278 reviews
    8/10

    My dinner was very good but thought that $32 for 2 pieces of chicken breast with mushroom sauce was a bit too expensive and I would like a half portion. A smaller size would be ample!

    21 Espresso

    Hi, I’m really sorry to hear that you were disappointed by the value of your chicken schnitzel when you dined with us. I’m not sure how you ended up ordering the large portion with two pieces of schnitzel but there may have been a misunderstanding on our side. We serve a regular (smaller) portion with one piece of Schnitzel and the same sides for only $24.80. Please feel free to contact me direct at michael@21espresso.com.au so I can look to make it up to you. Yours sincerely, Michael

  12. George N.
    George N.
    • one review
    10/10

    Have been going there for about 25 years. Have taken friends there which loved it. Great food, consistently good. Great value for money with very generous servings. We will continue to go and let people know about it.

  13. David C.
    David C.
    • one review
    8/10

    Very busy on a Saturday night. Old-fashioned in a good way.

  14. Jane d.
    Jane d.
    • one review
    8.75/10

    Good food and service, friendly staff, cosey atmosphere.

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 265 reviews
    8.5/10

    Great but very noisy when kids are there

  16. A A.
    A A.
    • 273 reviews
    9.5/10

    Great schnitzel and sides! Does not disappoint.

  17. Julian  V.
    Julian V.
    • one review
    10/10

    21 has been a Double Bay favourite for almost 50 years. European menu with excellent friendly service. Famous for it’s schnitzels, creamed spinach and mashed potatoes. Never disappoints.

  18. A A.
    A A.
    • 261 reviews
    9/10

    I Have been coming here since I was a little girl, I am now approaching 50. My mother is Hungarian and this has been her go to place forever.

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 251 reviews
    9/10

    Old school vibe, tasty old school dishes and friendly, efficient service.

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 253 reviews
    10/10

    Food always up to standard - delicious.

More information

How to get to the restaurant

21 Knox St, 2028, Double Bay, Australia

Directions to get there

Double Bay, Sydney Eastern Suburbs

About the restaurant

From Hungary with love

If you love old-school food and unfailingly helpful staff you will love 21. Providing authentic Hungarian specialties alongside traditional European dishes, this family run restaurant has something for everyone any time of the day.

Catch up with friends over a coffee and cheesy omelette with Hungarian salami or come later for dinner to try one of their legendary schnitzels served with a side of creamy spinach. For dessert, you mustn’t leave without tucking into the famous Gundel pancakes! Their filled with a delicious mixture of ground walnut and rum, and topped off with a generous drizzle of chocolate sauce.

Best dish: chicken schnitzel

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