Restaurants

Top Choice International in Veliko Târnovo

Han Hadji Nikoli

Countless Veliko Târnovo inns were ransacked under Ottoman rule, as they were popular meeting places for revolution-minded locals. Fortunately Han Hadji Nikoli survived, and today the town's finest restaurant occupi…
Top Choice Bulgarian in Arbanasi

Sevastokrator

The shaded terrace of this hotel-restaurant peers over some of the finest forest views in Arbanasi. Service is prompt, the decor has traditional wooden furnishings and crimson tablecloths and the menu has a sumptuou…
Top Choice Bulgarian in Veliko Târnovo

Shtastliveca

Inventive dishes and amiable service have solidified the ‘Lucky Man’ as a favourite among locals and expats. Sauces pairing chocolate and cheese are drizzled over chicken, while strawberry and balsamic vinegar lend …
Top Choice Bulgarian in Sofia

MoMa Bulgarian Food & Wine

An update on the traditional mehana (taverna), serving typical Bulgarian foods such as grilled meats and meatballs, and wines, but in a more modern and understated interior. The result is one of the best nights out …
Top Choice International in Sofia

Made In Home

Sofia's very popular entrant into the worldwide, locally sourced, slow-food trend (the name refers to the fact that all items are made in-house). The cooking is eclectic, with dollops of Middle Eastern (eg hummus) a…
Top Choice Middle Eastern in Sveti Konstantin

Bay

Discover the best food in Sveti Konstantin, and arguably in all of greater Varna, at this beachside Lebanese restaurant and cocktail bar. The specialities are fish and barbecue, though the chef has added creative Mi…
Top Choice Bulgarian in Kazanlâk

Magnolia

Inside this peach-coloured building, just across the river from the Thracian tomb, lies an unmissable mehana with a menu of well-executed Bulgarian classics such as meaty claypot medleys (from 5 lv) and mixed grills…
Top Choice Bulgarian in Ruse

Garden Restaurant

This outdoor restaurant is part of the Riga Hotel complex, and features a beautiful view out over the Danube, water fountains and lots of green. Choose from a long list of grilled meats and fish. The atmosphere bord…
Top Choice Seafood in Tsarevo

Ribarska Sreshta

Even if you're not staying at the hotel, consider lunch or dinner at this authentic fish restaurant. There's an extensive menu of fresh fish, including a local favourite: small bluefish (grilled or fried). Choose fr…
Top Choice Bulgarian in Nesebâr

Gloria Mar

For our money, the best dining option in touristy Nesebâr. Fresh seafood, wood-fired pizzas and grilled meats, as well as harder-to-find risottos and paellas. There's an extensive wine list and dining on three level…