Dedicated to wine and decorated with Venetian style glassware, this bohemian restaurant serves Bulgarian and Mediterranean cuisine, along with a selection of Bulgarian wines. Just round the corner from the main festival venue, this is the place where artists and staff from the nearby National Opera Theatre usually hang around.
121, G.S. Rakovski St.; Open daily 11.00 – 23.00; Tel: +359 88 447 4003;
This modern bistro is located on one of the main shopping street Vitosha. If you are into wine, do ask for Emo who is responsible for the versatile wine selection. He will recommend you excellent food and wine pairings for every budget and bewilder you with his knowledge of the European wine regions and their grape varieties.
14, Vitosha Blvd; Open daily: 10.00 – 24.00; Tel: +359 89 789 5325;
Probably the best wine bar & restaurant in the city. Run by two ladies from the wine industry and a talented young chef, it offers a new selection of wines every month and organizes regularly wine tastings. Reservation is recommended.
45, Tsar Samuil St.; Open daily: 12.00 – 23.00; Tel: +359 88 982 0444;