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L'etranger

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French, International, European
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ul. Tsar Simeon 78 | Sofia, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
+359 88 752 3376
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: The oldest running French restaurant, established in 2001

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Visitor rating
  • 61
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Surprisingly great restaurant in Sofia

Restaurant exceeded my expectations: taste of every dish is like state of the art; profesional and pleasent service; calm atmosphere; fair peices... pease of french masterpeace you do not expect in Sofia. Would visit frequently. Highly recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Martynas P
via mobile
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93 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

Restaurant exceeded my expectations: taste of every dish is like state of the art; profesional and pleasent service; calm atmosphere; fair peices... pease of french masterpeace you do not expect in Sofia. Would visit frequently. Highly recommend.

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120 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We were trying to find another restaurant late in the evening, found they were closed, walked around the corner and came upon this place. It was already after 10PM/2200 hours so their kitchen was already closed. My spouse inquired if we could at least stop in for dessert and coffee/tea and was allowed in. This wonderful French restaurant is owned... More 

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

A group of 8 of us booked in at short notice but were made very welcome. The menu is varied and everyone commented on how good the standard was. The waitress was friendly and efficient allowing us to enjoy our meal at a leisurely pace. The atmosphere is chilled out and relaxed but the service levels are high. The quality... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Well selected daily menu, working with seasonal vegetables, fresh fish served with great Syrah, small, quiet, in other words 'homey', and still attempt the selection Alpine French cheeses, highly recommend the goat cheese, there is hope:) Nice finish with cheesecake lime and mint combined with fabulous compliment from the restaurant:) The service is with a big smile ... Great flavors... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This french restaurant is my favourite i. I love their duck dishes, their salads and the service. The atmosphere in the restaurant is very relaxed and you can spend a wonderful dinner there.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

One of the few places to enjoy french taste in Sofia. Perhaps the best french restaurant in the city.

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Sliven, Bulgaria
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

good selection of classics dishes, amazing "lapin a la moutarde". Wine list on the light side. Overall pleasant experience

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Visited several times over the years and always delivers. Last night had goats cheese salad followed by first class steak au poivre. My wife had the prawns in a ginger and lime sauce which were great. The Domaine St Estephe wine is well worth the money. A little gem!

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Sofia, Bulgaria
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

nice place in the city center with pleasant owner or waitress, doesn't matter. she is pleasant bla bla bla

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Brussels, Belgium
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We were actually heading towards another restaurant. We were already enjoying our walk in this picturesque part of Sofia, when our eyes happened to glance through the interior of this elegant and welcoming French bistrot. We did not intend to eat French (my husband is French), but Bulgarian. Yet, this place was so attractive that we couldn't resist. We were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: ul. Tsar Simeon 78 | Sofia, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
  • Location: Europe  >  Bulgaria  >  Sofia Region  >  Sofia
  • Phone Number: +359 88 752 3376

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 39
  • Cuisine: French, International, European

Description

The oldest running French restaurant, established in 2001
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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