Plovdiv & Southern Mountains restaurants

Top Choice Bulgarian in Plovdiv

Pavaj

This tiny hole-in-the-wall is one of Kapana's most happening restaurants. The formula for success follows can't-miss international trends like seasonal, farm-fresh ingredients and local favorites like sausages, meat…
Top Choice Bulgarian in Melnik

Mehana Chavkova Kâshta

Sit beneath 500-year-old trees and watch Melnik meander past at this superb spot. Like many places in town, grilled meats and Bulgarian dishes are specialities (try the satch, a sizzling flat pan of meat and vegetab…
Top Choice Bulgarian in Plovdiv

Hebros Restaurant

Genteel service and a tranquil setting is exactly what you would expect from the restaurant of the boutique Hebros Hotel. Classic Bulgarian flavours are gently muddled with Western European influences, creating mout…
Top Choice Bulgarian in Blagoevgrad

Kristo Restaurant

The Kristo Hotel’s superb restaurant presents a dilemma: the terrace overlooks lovely Vavedenie Presvetiya Bogoroditsi church, but its interior is a cosy yet classy blend of brass lamps, crimson rugs and other tradi…
Top Choice Bulgarian in Bansko

Mehana Dedo Pene

This homespun eatery in a 19th-century stone building is decked out with classic Balkan trimmings such as crimson tablecloths and nostalgic crockery. It serves a predictable but thoroughly satisfying range of soups,…
International in Plovdiv

Tam's House

One of the hit openings of 2018 was this labour of love fusing Bulgarian and South American cuisines by way of California. Expect a little of everything: steaks, burgers, tapas, and pilafs, prepared with care and gi…
European in Plovdiv

Memory

Candlelit tables in a secluded courtyard make Memory a venue to impress, with soul and jazz tunes completing the sultry mood. Its forte is creative interpretations of Western European flavours, such as lamb with min…
International in Plovdiv

Hemingway

Loosely channelling the cheek and chic of 1920s Paris with a modern twist, this classy spot near the Roman Odeon whips up some of Plovdiv's best dishes from a menu that borrows the best of Italian, French and Americ…
Bulgarian in Bansko

Mehana Kasapinova Kâshta

This 18th-century inn, just southeast of the main square, once entertained Bulgarian revolutionaries. These days it's hungry hikers and skiers who file in for excellent barbecue. Atmospheric touches include colourfu…
Bulgarian in Rila Mountains

Kamelot

Gaze at the glassy surface of Lake Iskâr from this chic hotel-restaurant, which draws stressed-out city dwellers to its tranquil, pine-fringed setting. Kamelot serves shish kebab skewers and barbecued fish with fine…