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 Veliko Târnovo


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 …
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…
Bulgarian in Veliko Târnovo

Hotel-Mehana Gurko

This traditional-style mehana (tavern) at the Hotel Gurko is a cosy place with great views and tasty Bulgarian specialities. Portions are hearty and service is prompt and friendly.
Pizza in Veliko Târnovo

Ego Pizza & Grill

With a menu branching far beyond pizza, this local chain serves hefty salads, risottos and sophisticated pan-European dishes such as chicken with figs and Burgundy snails. Service can be hit-or-miss, but city views …
International in Veliko Târnovo


It's certainly touristy, but a large outdoor terrace perched above hectic ul Stambolov makes this cafe-restaurant enormously popular among visitors to the historic Samovodska Charshiya quarter. It's best for coffees…