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ul.Tsar Ivan Shishman 12 | Enter left side through the garden, second floor, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
+359 88 224 9740
12:00 - 23:00
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Portimao, Portugal
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118 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant is hidden from the street and then up a flight of stairs. But it's worth finding. We had a great meal at Lavanda.

Thank Zilana13
Level Contributor
107 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We wanted to like it...2nd floor, old building, contemporary digs, hard to find...it sounded magic. The menu, when we got there, sounded so prosaic that we had a tough time ordering...maybe it was a language thing....for us, at least it was translated. The table for four was an antique and so big, it was hard to have a conversation. We... More 

Thank wrldtrav
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a must in sofia. One of the best meals I ever had. We def visit again if I'm in the city. The salad was very tasty and original. For main was suggested pork stuffed with spinach. Yummy

Thank Joe V
New Jersey
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187 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely upstairs 'apartment' restaurant with a daily changing menu full of creative cooking. The restaurant has an intimacy, perhaps due to the 3 or 4 separate dining rooms. The details in the presentation are artful, including drinking water with lavender. Both the meatloaf and risotto were spectacular. If I lived in Sofia, I'd be a regular, and would bring every... More 

Thank Scott S
Sofia, Bulgaria
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is one of my favourites in Sofia. The food is delicious, the atmosphere is great for meetings or a quiet dinner.

Thank Yana P
Sofia, Bulgaria
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came with a friend. We ordered hummus of chickpeas - the best one We ever tried! So fresh and tasty! The salad with strawberries was so good too. And for dessert we had great cheesecake and cake with quinoa and cocoa ! Love it and definitely would come back and recommend it as one of the best places in... More 

Thank Teodora G
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87 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We visited this place at saturday afternoon late lunch, Intresting and tasty food! Very good service with a tuch! We will come back for sure We often remember this place! I truly recommend it!

Thank Lubo G
1 review
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Very nice and exquisite place, elegant atmosphere suitable both for a calm lunch with friends as well as for a dinner with a bottle of wine.

Thank Dimitar P
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61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We visited this place 2 times and we were satisfied with good food and service. It is quite environment in the midst of busy centre. Nice staff.

Thank Bret S
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

The location is very artistic. An old building in the middle of the city with high ceillings. Old beautiful furniture mixed with art and modern simplicity. Very beautiful. Very nice choice of wines, excellent service. All dishes were delicious. Only thing to mention: on one plate the red cabbage was lukewarm (Dish: Porkchops).

Thank Kaiser E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Mediterranean, European, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: ul.Tsar Ivan Shishman 12 | Enter left side through the garden, second floor, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
  • Location: Europe  >  Bulgaria  >  Sofia Region  >  Sofia
  • Phone Number: +359 88 224 9740
Lavanda is a place where you can feel at home and have an exquisite meal and excellent wines.

For dinner Lavanda will offer you a seasonal menu with different types of cuisine, creatively and skilfully combined in a sofisticated blend.

Our lunch menu is created for busy people, working around and we change it daily, considering a lower price, quickness and variety.

Recently we have started a Chef's Thursday events in which we present new ideas, wineries and gourmet specials.

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