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 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 Tryavna

Starata Loza

The traditional Bulgarian mehana experience is given a whimsical twist with decorative touches such as wine casks bulging out of the walls. Meals are nicely cooked, from barbecued river fish to salty shopska (tomato…
Top Choice Bulgarian in Sliven

Pri Hadjiyata

This festive local favourite set around a shaded courtyard, with indoor seating for winter, does excellent Bulgarian food prepared and served in the traditional way. Satch (stew baked in a clay pot and served on a h…
Italian in Stara Zagora

Restaurant Uniqato

Stara Zagora's best dining can be enjoyed at this sophisticated Italian place, with its stone-baked pizzas, prosciutto-draped salads and juicy meatballs spoken of reverently by locals. Vegetarians are well catered f…
Bulgarian in Kazanlâk

Bulgaran

Surrounded by farming tools and quaint sheds, this tourist favourite will delight or exasperate, depending on your threshold for folk music and agrarian miscellany. The setting is pleasant, in a grassy courtyard on …
Bulgarian in Stara Zagora

Mehana Chevermeto

With its traditional decor and soothing setting by a pond, the restaurant of the Hotel Ezeroto has family ambience and high-quality traditional fare. A vast wine list and range of cured meat platters precede Bulgari…
Bulgarian in Veliko Târnovo

Ivan Asen

Don't be deterred by its touristy location near Tsarevets Fortress. Stone walls and pillars infuse it with a commanding air, while dishes are as robust as you'd expect from a restaurant named after the Bulgarian Emp…