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The Blue

Next to Rila Hotel on the street going uphill, Borovets, Bulgaria
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Ranked #19 of 29 restaurants in Borovets
Cuisines: European
Most recent review
- Mar 2, 2014
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72% Recommend
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English first
Wales
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

My kids love this place. The decor is interesting - supposed to be "funky" - swirly paint on a red / purple / mauve theme. Waitress was very friendly and couldn't do enough. The food is quite good too. A great place to eat when the place is busy with a better atmosphere, but it can be a little dreary... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Good food and the staff were friendly and helpful. Lots to choose from on the menu. The roast pork was excellent

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York, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Group of 3 for steaks on the last day of our holiday. The menu said (implied see below) the steaks were 18oz and I thought "that is far too large, I will never eat that ! " so my partner and I opted to share Bulgarian Mixed Grill whilst our friend went for a steak. The steak was (from memory)... More

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

If I was reviewing on food alone, I'd give 4 stars - tasty and plentiful at a reasonable price but.... How the friendly welcome changes when there is a problem. Like a previous reviewer, one meal was not served and the waiter/manager/owner/whatever was unbelievably rude and aggressive when challenged. He was thoroughly unpleasant, unprofessional and didn't give a damn about... More

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Prenton, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

The sign said "All our customers recommend us". Sadly that was not the case. We visited the restaurant twice and what a difference a day makes when poor customer service is involved. The first night was good for Borovets standards. Flavoured foods, all round reasonable meals. We reserved a table for the following day and left a 20 Lev deposit.... More

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The toilet is interesting, the place is clean, the art work infantile (in a Picasso sense), and the food is well - wanting. I always think I am going to have a better time here than I do. The food is just standard and the piped Italian music doesn't help them. It is okay, but nothing more.

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ferrari9997
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Went here for a meal on 6th Feb , ordered 16 oz t bone and wasn't pleased with it really. Bland looking and poorly presented

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Ate here two nights running. Steaks were amazing, best meals I had all week. Waiters were very helpful and couldn't do enough. Lots of choice on the menu with varying prices. Would defiantly recommend.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

best steaks in Borovets - by a mile!!! lovely quaint atmosphere and surroundings - you must go here if you are in Borovets!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Love the fact no one is trying to get you in this place, and the reason wis they dont have to pay for anyone to recommend as the food was fab. I took the advice of the waiter and had steak it was cooked to perfection and melted in the mouth, it cost a little more than the red lion... More

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