Restaurants

Top Choice Bulgarian in Varna

Stariya Chinar

This is upmarket Balkan soul food at its best. Try the baked lamb, made to an old Bulgarian recipe, or the divine barbecue pork ribs; it also boasts some rather ornate salads. Outdoor seating is lovely in summer; pa…
Top Choice Modern European in Varna

Di Wine Restaurant & Wine Cellar

This formal but friendly restaurant is, in the eyes of many, Varna's best fine-dining spot, with a big menu of tempting dishes including rack of lamb, T-bone steaks, guinea fowl, salmon and trout, as well as cheaper…
Seafood in Varna

Mr Baba

The coast-long trend for novelty ship restaurants has come to Varna, with this handsome, wooden-hulled venture stranded at the far southern end of the beach off bul Primorski, near the port. It features a pricey but…
International in Varna

Happy Bar & Grill

The local branch of the nationwide casual-dining chain is a godsend to harried parents whose kids are clamouring for 'real food' – ie pizza, sandwiches, burgers and pasta. Everything is much better than you'd expect…
Turkish in Varna

Orient

The best place in Varna for Turkish food, including spicy kebabs, grilled meats, stews and salads. There's a nice range of appetisers, including favourites such as tabouli and hummus. Eat in or outside under the umb…
Bulgarian in Varna

Pri Monahinite

Set in the courtyard of a little church, 'At the Nuns' is a good choice for roast lamb, grilled pork and other meaty offerings. It also has an extensive wine list.
Seafood in Varna

Bistro Dragoman

This welcoming little place specialises in delicious takes on seafood and locally caught fish. This being the Balkans, grilled meats are also on the menu.
Bulgarian in Varna

Red Crab

This small restaurant, with a shady pavement terrace, is conveniently located close to the Archaeological Museum and makes for a good lunch spot. Ask for the list of daily specials, which often includes fresh fish, …
Bulgarian in Varna

Dom na Arkitekta

The Architect’s House is a fine old wooden National Revival–style building with a leafy courtyard that makes for a good-value lunch spot. Grills, steaks and salads are on the menu, plus more traditional 'delicacies'…
Pizza in Varna

Morsko Konche

The ‘Seahorse’ is a cheap and cheerful pizza place with a big menu featuring all the standard varieties, as well as some inventive creations of its own: the ‘exotic’ pizza comes with bananas and blueberries.