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Vintage Bulgaria Restaurant & Bar

International, Barbecue, Eastern European
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1E Jalan Sungei Kelian, George Town, Penang Island 11200, Malaysia
604 8981890
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: The restaurant reflects a typical Bulgarian theme and layout where a cosy...
The restaurant reflects a typical Bulgarian theme and layout where a cosy wooden bar on the mezzanine floor, stocks a variety of beverages – it is a great place to meet up with friends for drinks. The dining area in the lower level is a great setting for a truly romantic dinner with the area being separated into cosy nooks, with plenty of authentic Bulgarian knick-knacks, quaint wooden windows accented with lace curtains, and fireplaces. Making your way to the upper floor leads you to the function room. The Bulgarian theme is maintained by way of a countryside mural that stretches along the length of the room. This room also has a bar area and can be booked for private functions. Vintage Bulgaria Restaurant & Bar is proudly owned by a Bulgarian family living in Penang.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Casual western-style bistro on Hillside, Tanjung Bungah

One of a handful of western-style dining places at Hillside, Vintage Bulgaria is on 2 levels with the wooden beams, panels and stone decorations of a rustic European restaurant. The menu is reasonable and not too expensive by Penang standards. We've enjoyed the shepherds salad, stroganoff, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
tutor8888
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hong kong
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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hong kong
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

One of a handful of western-style dining places at Hillside, Vintage Bulgaria is on 2 levels with the wooden beams, panels and stone decorations of a rustic European restaurant. The menu is reasonable and not too expensive by Penang standards. We've enjoyed the shepherds salad, stroganoff, and chicken chop in the past. The pasta depends on the chef, the bacon... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

A nice and cosy balkan restaurant side by side of Ingolf's Kneipe. Portions are generous and prices reasonable. Taste-wise I would say Ingolf's scores better, but this place is not bad at all. A pity that Georgi run out of Bukgarian wine and he also decided not to import it any more, but he still have original plum raki -... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Very nice atmosphere and excellent authentic food served in very generous portions all at ridiculously reasonable menu prices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

We just wanted a relaxing trip so we did not explore too much. This was near Copthorne and was well recommended so we tried it out. Quite reasonable pricing for a heaping sausage sampler and a couple of drinks. Ambience and service were also great. Definitely recommended.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We have never been to a restauran that's so well designed. A Bulgarian country home dining ambience is unbelievale. The Orley Wraps and Crown Pork are highly recommended. Service was also good. Georgi the owner is very friendly guy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We decided to eat here because the place looked great from the outside, stone walls and cute windows. There was no one inside so we also felt like they needed the business. We had mushroom soup, Caesar salad, Bulgarian sausage and pepperoni pizza. Everything ate not only was great tasting but also had the wow factor, especially the sausage. I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Great environment, helpful staff, friendly owner. Great atmosphere and memorable Christmas Eve dinner. They offered only Christmas Set menu, tomato soup as starter, two choices of main course (Poached Bullion Salmon and Roast Lamb Rack), fruit cake as dessert and either a glass of red or white wine. Service is good and fast. Food quality is above average but slightly... More 

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Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

excellent restaurant! Vintage national interior, fast service, excellent cuisine, friendly atmosphere, nice boss.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I was looking forward to my visit and had already chosen items from the menu before I arrived - plovdiv ribs and the shopska salad. The ribs had a smoky sauce over them that I liked, but the portion was meager -- one medium and three small ribs, with some potatoes and iceberg lettuce on the side. Not a very... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Delicious food served by attentive and friendly waitstaff. The dining room is very nicely decorated in a European style. Genuine and authentic homemade dishes. We had the sausage platter with oven roasted potatoes and mushroom onion gravy plus a salad with lettuce, carrot and pickled cabbage. Also had some cheese and bacon wrap appetizers to go along. This is a... More 

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Additional Information about Vintage Bulgaria Restaurant & Bar

Address: 1E Jalan Sungei Kelian, George Town, Penang Island 11200, Malaysia
Phone Number: 604 8981890
Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisine: International, Barbecue, Eastern European

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1E Jalan Sungei Kelian, George Town, Penang Island 11200, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: 604 8981890

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International, Barbecue, Eastern European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions

Description

The restaurant reflects a typical Bulgarian theme and layout where a cosy wooden bar on the mezzanine floor, stocks a variety of beverages – it is a great place to meet up with friends for drinks. The dining area in the lower level is a great setting for a truly romantic dinner with the area being separated into cosy nooks, with plenty of authentic Bulgarian knick-knacks, quaint wooden windows accented with lace curtains, and fireplaces. Making your way to the upper floor leads you to the function room. The Bulgarian theme is maintained by way of a countryside mural that stretches along the length of the room. This room also has a bar area and can be booked for private functions. Vintage Bulgaria Restaurant & Bar is proudly owned by a Bulgarian family living in Penang.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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