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…
International in Plovdiv

Philippopolis Restaurant & Café

There's a swanky vibe to this old-town restaurant attached to an art gallery. Italian-inspired dishes such as rabbit and polenta, and expertly seasoned tagliatelle, feel like a breath of fresh air against the old to…
Grill in Plovdiv


This popular mini-chain of restaurants has a huge menu that's strong on meat, whether grilled, roasted or satch (sizzled with vegetables on a hotplate). Order the 'trident', a triple spear of meat skewers, if you da…
Cafe in Plovdiv


This reliable cafe is anchored in prime people-watching territory, near the foaming fountains at pl Stambolov where shoppers, lovers and gelato-lickers linger. Sandwiches, pancakes and pastries dominate its menu of …
Italian in Plovdiv


A few steps from pl Stambolov, Gusto strikes an agreeable note between sophisticated and friendly. There are diner-style booths upstairs; punters fight for several outdoor tables downstairs on the pedestrianised str…
Bulgarian in Plovdiv

Malâk Bunardzhik

In a shady location at the northern end of Bunardzhika Park, this popular garden restaurant serves quality Bulgarian cuisine, from enormous smoky shish kebabs to banitsa (cheese pastries), with plenty of varieties o…
Bulgarian in Plovdiv

Rahat Tepe

Hands down the winner when it comes to shady beer-garden dining and lively atmosphere, Rahat Tepe's meals follow a simple formula: fresh, unfussy and filling. Satch (meat and vegetables on a hot plate) are enormous;…
Bulgarian in Plovdiv


Food and service don't live up to the rustic promise of this restaurant, which has a barn interior, farming implements and a watermill churning away outside. Standard Bulgarian fare such as milk salad (yoghurt and c…
International in Plovdiv


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…
International in Plovdiv

Restaurant Renaissance

The restaurant of the Hotel Renaissance cooks up grills, risottos and fresh fish. Kavarma (a stew of pork and veggies) is a speciality, and glides down all the easier with a splash of local wine.