My brand new love in the city
Posted by Réka Szentesi · Aug 7, 2014

A friend took me to this amazing brand new place in the city center.


A new ruin pub in the Jewish quarter with soul and elegance, this is Mazel Tov. Already the hottest pub in the center, with its amazing interior design I think I officially have my new favorite place to hang out at.

What I find promising about Mazel Tov is the fact that the place is perfect for a dinner or for grabbing a few beers with friends also, but if you are looking for an easy party atmosphere, you’ll find it here as well. In the past few weeks I have experienced all. Live music, good wine and this special atmosphere given by the interior design made my Friday night perfect.

The philosophy of the place could be summarized in one word: openness, which I find in connection with the design. The look of the pub is like a breath of fresh air. White gravel combined with the warmness of the wooden elements, romantic furniture with the little bit industrial, but still very homey cement tiles and lot of warm light. Feels like home, really. What makes it really special though is something old. I was told that the brick wall at the backyard is the remaining of the old ghetto wall, which they not just kept, but are planning to hang a memorial plaque there.

A few nights later I decided to try the kitchen, as Mazel Tov is said to be a great gastronomical experience. Traditional Jewish kitchen combined with modern elements is offered by the menu. The beef kebab I ordered came along with Mazel Tov salad (as far as I remember, must have been spiced with coriander), boiled beetroot and tahini sauce. Truly a great experience of food. Coriander is anyway their main spice. Their open kitchen, the Mazel Tov Kitchen and Hummus Bar offers grill plates, authentic Israeli meals, fresh salads all made of high quality, fresh materials.

Anyway, it might seem that I am too much in love with this place, so be it. You should give it a try. Mazel Tov!

Photos:Mazel Tov

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