Bulgaria’s capital is well packed with great options for a nice dining night. Here we present you our Top 5 Luxury Restaurants in Sofia.
The Golden Apple
The Golden Apple restaurant is a neighbourhood restaurant – the sort of place you would imagine stumbling across in London – probably Hampstead, or Barnes. Possibly Chiswick. Great for a date, business dinner, or just a nice evening out with friends. Both the music and service are discrete. The atmosphere is welcoming and conducive to making you feel at home.
Osteria da Rado
Osteria da Rado is the home of the greatest pizza in Sofia and some of the best Italian cooking to be found in Bulgaria’s capital. Rado, the owner, is not just a fascinating and gregarious gentleman: he shares his passion like no other. Which is reflected in the food. Spacious seating, tasteful glasses and cutlery. It’s the small details that count. An alternative dining area looks perfect for a more intimate, or private dining occasion. The wine selection includes bottles from Portugal, Italy, Chile, France and Spain.
Hotel restaurants: some are noteworthy, but a hotel restaurant does not spring to mind as the first choice for a meal out in Sofia. But in this case, the story is different. When you hear that the kitchen is directed by ex-Sheraton chef Ventsislava Vircheva, then it is time to make the effort. An easy effort, we shall say.
Located in the heart of Vitosha Boulevard, Background is an elegant and fancy restaurant, providing you with a relaxed&retro atmosphere. With a clear and sophisticated design, this place is an excellent option if you’re looking for some refined food.
The Pri Yafata is a traditional-style place with agricultural tools, rifles, chergas (patterned rugs) and other rustic reminders adorning the walls. Hearty dishes of duck, rabbit, pork and chicken are on the lengthy menu, which also includes plenty of vegetarian options. It’s a very popular place, and reservations are advisable for the evenings, which regularly feature live music.