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L'etranger

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ul. Tsar Simeon 78 | Sofia, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
+359 88 752 3376
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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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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    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
Lovely and truly French!

This lovely gastronomical retreat is run by a Bulgarian-French family who will personally cook and serve for you some of the best food that can be found in Sofia. Situated in the very center of the city, the place is small and cozy, the menu is short but ample and there are daily specials listed on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
ChrisNoch
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Kent
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Tried to visit in June 2015. Closed and no idea why......looked like it may be permanent so would be good for others to know if this is temporary or not.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This lovely gastronomical retreat is run by a Bulgarian-French family who will personally cook and serve for you some of the best food that can be found in Sofia. Situated in the very center of the city, the place is small and cozy, the menu is short but ample and there are daily specials listed on a blackboard. Please make... More 

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Sofia
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I like everything about the place. The personal attitude of the owners and the service. The quality of the food, both as menu choise, preparation and products used. Location is central, the place is cosy and charming. Well designed wine list. Good pick both for family gatherings and for business lunches. In fact during the week days lunches it is... More 

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Muenster, Germany
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79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Very surprisingly a real French restaurant in Sofia. Very cosy and nice interior. Service very good. Food good too. Starter pate de carnard, excellent. Main course duck breast with carrots and potatoes. Good. Desert chocolate fondant. Excellent

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Very nice and cosy place. Great cuisine and wine! Fresh, seasonal, typical French food. Various daily menus! The only disadvantage is the lack of garden! But definitely one of the best restaurants in Sofia!

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Lovely, authentic atmosphere, classic French dishes, friendly staff... I can't complain about anything. :)

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

We came across this restaurant on tripadvisors top 30 restaurants list in Sofia and as it had lots of great reviews, we wanted to try it out. We had seen that the restaurant stopped serving food at 10pm so we're quite hopeful when we turned up at around 9.50pm. The staff were very welcoming, still happy to serve us food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 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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150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 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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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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Additional Information about L'etranger

Address: ul. Tsar Simeon 78 | Sofia, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
Phone Number: +359 88 752 3376
Location: Europe  >  Bulgaria  >  Sofia Region  >  Sofia
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
Average Prices: USD 11 - 39
Cuisine: French, International, European

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