Rila Mountains restaurants

Bulgarian in Rila Mountains


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…
Bulgarian in Borovets

Restaurant Bulgare

Touristy but difficult to resist, this big restaurant ploughs its folksy furrow with no apology. Expect traditional woven tablecloths, and decor somewhere between ski chalet and Balkan mehana (tavern). Generously pr…
Bulgarian in Rila Monastery

Restaurant Drushlyavitsa

On the left as you exit Rila Monastery's Samokov gate, this fine place has outdoor tables and a brook practically gushing beneath it. It's an atmospheric locale to dine on trout, tripe soup or grilled pork to a wate…
International in Borovets

Alpin Restaurant

Dark, polished wooden decor gives a cosy feel to the Alpin Hotel's restaurant. The menu spans nourishing soups and stews, barbecue, and classic skiing staples such as pizza and steaks.
Bakery in Rila Monastery


This popular little bakery, in a stone building opposite Rila Monastery's Samokov gate, attracts queues for its banitsa (cheese pastry) and sheep’s-milk yoghurt.
Bulgarian in Rila Monastery

Rila Restaurant

Part of the Tsarev Vrah hotel, Rila Restaurant specialises in Bulgarian grills and local fish and is set in a traditionally decorated 19th-century building.