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Vintage Bulgaria Restaurant & Bar

1E Jalan Sungei Kelian, Georgetown, Penang Island 11200, Malaysia
604 8981890
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Ranked #119 of 410 restaurants in Georgetown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Penang Island, Malaysia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW 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
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Penang Island, Malaysia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This restaurant offers a diverse menu with lots of unusual Bulgarian dishes as well as Western and Asian. Most of our party were eating a special set menu which was pretty average. My (so-called fillet) pork was very fatty and gristly. My daughter's was much better. The fish fillet (shark) was apparently very good. The vegetable soup was also tasty.... More

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Georgetown, Malaysia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Service staff was good and attentive. That's about it. I've been to Bulgaria and this didn't capture it for me. The restaurant was empty except for a group playing pool and smoking upstairs. Unfortunately, we were seated right next to them since the basement level (which looked nicer!) was closed It was way too dark, dim, and grungy upstairs for... More

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Puchong, Malaysia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The restaurant manager is very friendly, the food is very good and the restaurant environment is superb!!! We like it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Came here twice for a special family occasion. The food looks as good as it taste ! A very welcoming atmosphere. Thumbs Up :D

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Georgetown, Malaysia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

I had the Orley wraps as a starter, it was very nice, bacon filled with cheese. The maincourse was the Bulgarian sausage platter which had a big amount of meat and a salad on the side. Loved the meatball.For desert I had the chacolat creme brulee. It was real nice to enjoy this meal. The aircon was a bit strong,... More

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Ko Samui, Thailand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The first order was a Caesar salad. We asked for no cheese. On receiving the salad we could tell immediately that it was a bottled dressing that wasn't even a Caesar dressing. It also contained large chunks of cucumber which should never be a component of a Caesar salad. Then we received garlic bread covered in cheese after we specifically... More

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6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Small place with tight seating, had a little bit of a wait but so very good! Had the rib pork and a salad, which were very good. I went with my aunt and we both love a fresh crunchy salad and was A.

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