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Vintage Bulgaria Restaurant & Bar

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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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Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
European Food at its best

We went on a Saturday night and although busy we had a tasty meal. I had Lamb Shank with a light sauce which didn't take over the flavour. My husband had a chicken dish which he enjoyed as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2014
Susan R
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Fareham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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25 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
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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39 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Fareham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We went on a Saturday night and although busy we had a tasty meal. I had Lamb Shank with a light sauce which didn't take over the flavour. My husband had a chicken dish which he enjoyed as well.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I had the most amazing night out with some friends at Bulgarian Restaurant. This place is tastefully done up to look like an old Bulgarian farm house. The atmosphere is fantastic, food is very good. We had Crown Ribs, the best pork ribs I've ever had. Excellent place for a good social dinner with friends or family. Penang needs more... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The steak suck like rubber, order was taken wrongly by 2. Serve rib eye stick with butter knife. Waiter were rude as he declared he was correct about order. This is first and my last to walk in again. Totally piss off.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

All seven of us enjoyed our food and the atmosphere at this lovely restaurant. The music and ambiance was cozy. The food tasty. The service very good. The owner was friendly. We will definitely go again.

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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: Romantic, Large groups, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?