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Top Choice Bulgarian in Sofia

MoMa Bulgarian Food & Wine

An update on the traditional mehana, 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 in town. S…
Top Choice Church in Sofia

Aleksander Nevski Cathedral

One of the symbols not just of Sofia but of Bulgaria itself, this massive, awe-inspiring church was built between 1882 and 1912 in memory of the 200,000 Russian soldiers who died fighting for Bulgaria’s independence…
Top Choice Church in Sofia

Sveta Sofia Church

Sveta Sofia is one of the capital's oldest churches, and gave the city its name. A subterranean museum houses an ancient necropolis, with 56 tombs and the remains of four other churches. Outside are the Tomb of the …
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) an…
Cafe in Sofia

Cafe Theatre

Beside the imposing Ivan Vazov National Theatre, this summer-only pavement cafe is a pleasant spot for drinks and cakes.
Vegetarian in Sofia

Dream House

This informal vegetarian restaurant is up some grubby stairs, in an arcade just off the street. Options include stir-fries, curries, pancakes and homemade lemonade. There’s an all-you-can-eat buffet on Sundays (10 l…
Bulgarian in Sofia

Manastirska Magernitsa

This traditional mehana (tavern) is among the best places in Sofia to sample authentic Bulgarian cuisine. The enormous menu features recipes collected from monasteries across the country, with dishes such as ‘drunke…
Lounge in Sofia

Il Mondo

Very hip, very trendy and very crowded, this buzzing drink spot also offers narghile (water pipes) and serves food. Nightly dance music and DJs start around 9pm.
Classical Music in Sofia

Bulgaria Hall

Home of the excellent Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra.
Club in Sofia


This popular, upscale venue – the name translates as ‘Lipstick’ – is situated in Sofia's Military Club. The guest DJs, themed party nights and live acts draw Sofia’s young and fashionable set at night. There's also …