Sofia’s city centre is packed with restaurants, bistros, cafes and eating establishments of all kinds and for all pockets. For those who are going to travel to Bulgary soon here is a list of the best restaurants in Sofia.
Restaurant Alegre idea is to immerse you in the culture and culinary delights of exotic and far away from us places around the globe. Ideal for people who are open-minded and like to travel in dreams and in reality. Every 2 months the kitchen represents a different region of the world.
The unpretentious modern atmosphere of this restaurant/cafe in the garden of the School for Performing Arts makes it a place to come back to again and again. Prices are purposely cheap to attract an arty, intellectual crowd: a glass of wine costs just 2.50 leva, unheard of in the centre of Sofia. The menu offers a few home-made Bulgarian dishes such as bean stew with sausage, as well as salads and grilled meats.
Both indoors and out are done out in simple white wooden furniture; a parachute-type canopy hangs over the courtyard. In the winter it turns into a smoking ‘bubble’. Various theatrical performances take place indoors and guests are welcome to take their food inside and watch while they eat.
3. Dream House
Dream House vegetarian restaurant now celebrates eight years anniversary. We have the established tradition to offer quality vegetarian food that satisfies every taste and we attract people who value their healthy lifestyle. Most of our dishes are prepared with bio products. The best quality and assortment of our menu is guaranteed!
Walls splashed with vintage advertising posters and mock newspapers for menus give Olive’s a quirky twist, and the international cuisine on offer is excellent, featuring dishes such as chorizo sausages, chicken skewers, pasta, steaks and burgers. It gets very crowded at night.
5. Spaghetti Company
Spaghetti Company is a discreetly located in the courtyard at the back of the Tsum Retail Centre, this Italian restaurant has become a popular spot for lunchtime business meetings. It serves up some good, if relatively expensive, pasta dishes, and offers a short wine list.
6. Pri Yafata
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.
Attractive courtyard restaurant offering an upmarket menu (in English) featuring things such as duck in port sauce, tagliatelle with truffles and chicken breasts with roasted brie. The food is good, but it’s a little let down by slow service.
8. Toba & Co
Hidden away in what was once Tsar Ferdinand’s butterfly house, in the gardens at the rear of the Royal Palace, the Toba & Coba is a discreet café is a charming spot to indulge in an alfresco cocktail, as well as ice cream and cakes.
9. Fifth Avenue
Restaurant Fifth Avenue is housed in an old townhouse in the city center. It consists of 80 people located in two unique design floors, a small bar and a further 55 places in our cool garden with outdoor bar.
The restaurant offers unique cuisine from Latin and North America, which is prepared with exotic spices. Only here you can try the original Buffalo wings, St. Louis, and Jack Daniels Ribs, Beef Steaks cooked on request and authentic cheesecake.
10. Manastirska Magernitsa
Set in the courtyard of a 19th-century townhouse and decked out like an old-fashioned mehana (tavern) , this is among the best places in the city to sample some first-class, traditional Bulgarian cuisine. The Manastirska Margernitsa menu is enormous and encompasses recipes collected from monasteries and villages all over the country, with dishes such as ‘drunken rabbit’ stewed in wine and ‘quails in a nest’, as well as salads, grills, fish, chicken, pork and game options. There’s also an extensive wine list, which includes some pricey vintage bottles.
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