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ul.Prof. Milko Bichev 1, Sofia 1527, Bulgaria
+359 88 493 5857
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the places, where the menu is short (about 10 items) and one is sorry that they cannot order everything from it. Amazing cuisine, great selection of wines, perfect service.

1 Thank Peter D
Sofia, Bulgaria
Level Contributor
55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The place is hard to find, hidden in the corner but worth the effort. The atmosphere is very pleasant and cosy, not too flashy and bright, just perfect for a quiet dinner! The service was very friendly, yet professional! Out host not only presented and served our meals and drinks but also paid attention to our opinion and if we... More 

1 Thank Fire_Bird_NaDYa
Durham, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

6 of us of ages ranging from 7-67 all had a really lovely meal. We had a variety of dishes some veggie others traditional meat dishes and a couple of bottles of wine. The place itself I would describe as quirky but the design worked really well so that the staff were able to see when they were needed. We... More 

1 Thank jarrowlass2014
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

This wasn't just dinner, this was a wonderful experience. We went there for a special occasion and we were not disappointed. They offer seasonable dishes that are extremely tasty and very well served. We had great wine, recommended by the host. The service was high class. Before 10 is the place to be when you want to celebrate and treat... More 

1 Thank Rory D
Munich, Germany
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Very nice menu and delicious food, the staff is as well very friendly. Minus points for the location (not easy to find a parking spot, restaurant in the basement) and the impossibility to sit outside. They are as well closed in the summer months (Jul-Aug).

Thank NAskoo
Sofia, Bulgaria
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

One of the best restaurants that I've even been at. Food, service, atmosphere: extremely high! Relaxed with calming music and gentle waiter. Could be a good place for a special event or celebration. It was a great place for our wedding anniversary dinner! The prices are appropriate!

Thank David A
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

One of the greatest dining experiences of my life. From the service to the food, this restaurant is incredible. The owners truly take care of the customers, and the food is fine dining at its best. I've been telling my friends all around the world about this restaurant because it is THAT good. We had 4 days in Sofia, and... More 

Thank Fadi P
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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208 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

This lovely spot may be difficult to find on your own, but don't let that stop you. The restaurant is charming. We had wonderful salads (accompanied by rakia) and lamb dishes. We asked the owner to recommend a bottle of wine. His choice of a Bulgarian red was perfect.

Thank DadaCabaret
Bregenz, Austria
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99 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

our business partner has chosen to dine here, not knowing the place and location before we nearly beat up our taxi driver to dump us anywhere to die, but the location was right. the restaurant is in the basement (!) of an old building with shops (partially closed) on top. there is no realy sign on the door (at least... More 

Thank Jo_Chen_Lah
Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

We had our school reunion there the Saturday just gone. The place is elegantly designed, light and bright, with plenty of space for people to mix and move around. The food was beautifully crafted, fresh and super delicious. There was plenty of variety, but nothing too overpowering, so the main focus remained on the conversation. Desserts were outstanding. The service... More 

Thank roziebehar

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$32
European, Eastern European, Central European, International
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: ul.Prof. Milko Bichev 1, Sofia 1527, Bulgaria
  • Location: Europe  >  Bulgaria  >  Sofia Region  >  Sofia
  • Phone Number: +359 88 493 5857
A new restaurant with a new concept for Sofia. Far removed from the ubiquitous Mediterranean cuisine that most of the city's trendy restaurants offer, this place is focussing on high quality food made from fresh, local ingredients and based on traditional Balkan recipes. The short menu changes each week and features whatever is in season. A beige banquette around a central column provides the centerpiece to the perfectly white interior, which is light, spacious and yet homely. The restaurant is completely non-smoking.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?