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Vintage Bulgaria Restaurant & Bar

1E Jalan Sungei Kelian, George Town, Penang Island 11200, Malaysia
604 8981890
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Ranked #155 of 471 Restaurants in George Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Barbecue, Eastern European, International
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
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.
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English first
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
21 helpful votes 21 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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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 via mobile

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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Penang Island, Malaysia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Unlike some of the reviews, I would have to say that this restaurant is just average. Other than the Crown Roast, other food items are just ordinary. Don't get confused when you go there late and the manager will just say that hey everything is ok the kitchen is still open you are more than welcome. Don't be surprised that... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Ghastly meals. Tasteless lamb shank and half a potato for me. Smallest steak ever for my husband. Full of locals who were given some very odd looking food. Very expensive. Don't bother

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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: Barbecue, Eastern European, International

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