The Goulash House

200 Main St S., Newmarket
About The Goulash House:

When you think of goulash, you must think Hungary, right? Well, this specific goulash term is in reference of the Goulash House, located on 200 Main Street South, in Newmarket, Ontario, a nice restaurant that serves Hungarian, German, Austrian and other European-inspired dishes.

The Goulash House is currently on the #2 place of all the restaurants in Newmarket rated on TripAdvisor, and it holds quite a popularity with the lunch and dinner crowds. This place serves meat dishes, vegetarian-friendly, and gluten-free options.

The lunch crowd will find it opened every day from 11.30 AM and closing at 9 PM most nights, except Fridays and Saturdays when it closes at 10 PM. The place is closed on Mondays. The Goulash House has a specified lunch hour: 11.30 – 3.30 PM from Tuesday to Friday, and 11.30 – 2 PM on the weekends. They take reservations, welcome walk-ins, pack take-out meals and even cater to different events.

The Goulash House has been rated by many customers on Yelp, Trip Advisor, Facebook, and Google Reviews, and I’ve read all the reviews in order to find out the things that people like and dislike about this place. I’ve come up with a pros and cons list that I’ll share with you here.


  • Excellent dishes made with fresh ingredients
  • Large portions
  • Professional, friendly staff
  • Great dessert options
  • Authentic Hungarian vibe


  • Small size restaurant and sometimes overcrowded
  • Complaints about slow service

The Goulash House is owned by Judith Szamosszegi, a woman from Hungarian descent that has decided to bring a taste of Budapest closer to the Newmarket community. The restaurant has started its business in 2015 and together with the Unika Lounge, it serves good food, good drinks and creates a pleasant atmosphere where people can enjoy lunch and have a romantic dinner.

The interior is warm and cozy, with exposed brick walls, white gauzy curtains, wooden bar and chairs, and cleverly incorporated metal railing and candelabra light posts to capture the spirit of Budapest. The dishes served here are a nod to the owner’s Hungarian heritage. Lunch and dinner specials like goulash, paprikash, perogies, langos, cabbage rolls, schnitzel, beef Stroganoff, and a lot more. And just to mention the desserts, starting with the famous Hungarian Dobosh cake, apple strudel, crepes, ice cream and more.

Serving a large crowd usually requires a reservation. Some dishes are served on large wooden serving boards, some on nice white plates, and some in intricately decorated china bowls that remind of the old Hungary charm, the Goulash House certainly offers a different dining experience.

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