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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…
Bulgarian in Ruse

New House

The simple, no-frills interior hints at the owners' intention: to create a foodie destination in the centre of Ruse. The menu emphasises healthy choices, mixing the best of Bulgarian dishes such as tarator (cold cuc…
Archaeological Site in Ruse

Roman Fortress of Sexaginta Prista

Archaeological work is ongoing at this former Roman fortress at a high point along the Danube. Research attests to some 2000 years of continued military use, from an ancient Thracian settlement through the Roman per…
Music in Ruse

March Music Days Festival

Two weeks of classical music at venues across the city.
Bulgarian in Ruse


Set in several rooms following an old-world mehana (tavern) theme, with a good dollop of kitsch, Chiflika features wooden benches, rugs, fleeces on the walls, and waiters in pantaloons. This is one of the few places…
International in Ruse

Happy Bar & Grill

Don't be put off by the fast-food appearance of the exterior. This is actually a very good and well-run restaurant, with a menu that includes pizza and pasta, seafood, sushi, steaks and salads. The terrace is a fest…
Museum in Ruse

National Transport Museum

The country's only National Transport Museum is housed in the building of Bulgaria's first railway station. It exhibits vintage locomotives from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, as well as carriages that once…
Museum in Ruse

Ruse Regional Museum of History

The 5th-century BC Borovo Treasure, consisting of silver cups and jugs adorned with Greek gods, is one of the highlights of Ruse's main history museum. Other artefacts on display include Thracian helmets, Roman stat…
Opera in Ruse

Ruse Opera House

One of the town's finest buildings, open since about 1890, the Ruse Opera House is known for hosting top productions. Buy tickets at the box office or online, or ask at the tourist information centre.
Pub in Ruse

Club Admiral

Describing itself as a 'Scottish pub', Admiral is a big, lively place with a traditional pub, smarter piano bar and a summer garden where food is also served.