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The Old House Restaurant

Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue, European, Pizza & Pasta
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On the Pedestrian Promenade | 2 Minutes Walking From Hotel "Admiral", Golden Sands 9007, Bulgaria
+359 88 496 4351
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Description: The restaurant has a central location on the pedestrian promenade...
The restaurant has a central location on the pedestrian promenade overlooking of the sea /within 2 minutes walking from the well known hotel "Admiral". Restaurant "The Old House" combines authentic Bulgarian atmosphere of a traditional house with a beautiful patio where fresh organic vegetables, herbs and flowers are grown. There are many places for outdoor seating around a landscaped courtyard. Inside the venue there is a large dining space furnished with traditional wooden furniture. On the other side of the house there is a spacious terrace with beautiful sea views. The restaurant serves up the most traditional Bulgarian dishes prepared according to old recipes - traditional sac platters, various stews and dishes in clay pots /kavarma, kapama and others/, tasty appetizer dips/as Aubergine sauce (kiopolu) and tomato chutney (liutenitsa)/, homemade bread, grilled meats and refreshing salads. Every evening a whole lamb/pork and chicken/ is roasted on a spit on fire the so called Cheverme /one of the trademarks of the Bulgarian cuisine/. The above delicacies are usually consumed with a glass of good wine. The Bulgarian wines are famous for their superb taste. Another popular alcoholic beverage in the country is the rakia /made from grapes, plum, pears or other fruites/. Every evening a gypsy orchestra takes care of cheerful mood. The orchestra performs music of different styles, languages that will satisfy even the most delicate desires of the guests of the restaurant.
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice looking restaurant with poor food

This restaurant is the typical example when the outlook and the food quality does not go hand in hand. The house is situated on the beach promenade, having a balcony facing the beach, made of wood mostly, beautiful exterior and interior, green plants, like tomato in front, and they have an inviting... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2014
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Budapest
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Sofia, Bulgaria
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We have visited 2 times this restaurant for Easter holidays and we had read some negative posts from last year and we were slightly worried about what to expect, but definitely were pleased with the food, service ... We recommend you to visit it!

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Southeast Romania, Romania
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Beware this restaurant ! Service:Execrable ! Food : Soup with fly and the lamb with horrible smell ! Restaurant look : very nice .

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Varna, Bulgaria
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I went here with my family because of friends recommendation and nice memories from the past. However this time we were presented with the worst meal we had all summer. I ordered Salmon - which is usually juicy and soft. But not here. It was rock-hard, overdone on BBQ and impossible to eat. One of my daughters ordered octopus. It... More 

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Budapest
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This restaurant is the typical example when the outlook and the food quality does not go hand in hand. The house is situated on the beach promenade, having a balcony facing the beach, made of wood mostly, beautiful exterior and interior, green plants, like tomato in front, and they have an inviting full pig roasted in the outdoor oven. The... More 

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Langhus, Akershus, Norway
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We have visited this restaurant several times when we are in Golden Sands. A very nice place and very good food. The people working there are also very nice. We look foreward to be there again in September.

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21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We have had dinner here twice during our stay in Golden Sands. The food is quite nice comparing to few of the other places we have been to and service level is quite good. I did order a medium steak but they did not manage that, but it was quite tender anyway with a very nice pepper sause. Nice view... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Fish was good but there are better places in Golden Sands. If you will be bored of eating in other restaurances go ahead. You won't be dissapointed

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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We enjoyed everything we had. I will attach some picture that can help you decide if you consider going there . I definitely recommend the garlic bread that they make in the restaurant. The staff is friendly .We stayed outside on the terrace where the view over the sea is great . The music is a little too loud .... More 

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Langhus, Akershus, Norway
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We were in this restaurant several times in July and September, and met a very nice man there by the name of Mitko. We will be back again next year!

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78 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We were all inclusive but we always go out for a couple of meals. This restaurant gets 2 marks - one for the superb position with a table looking out to sea and the other for the delicious potato soup which was our first course. Unfortunately the main course was horrible. My wife had a Kavarma (a chicken stew) which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: On the Pedestrian Promenade | 2 Minutes Walking From Hotel "Admiral", Golden Sands 9007, Bulgaria
  • Location: Europe  >  Bulgaria  >  Varna Province  >  Golden Sands
  • Phone Number: +359 88 496 4351

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue, European, Pizza & Pasta

Description

The restaurant has a central location on the pedestrian promenade overlooking of the sea /within 2 minutes walking from the well known hotel "Admiral". Restaurant "The Old House" combines authentic Bulgarian atmosphere of a traditional house with a beautiful patio where fresh organic vegetables, herbs and flowers are grown. There are many places for outdoor seating around a landscaped courtyard. Inside the venue there is a large dining space furnished with traditional wooden furniture. On the other side of the house there is a spacious terrace with beautiful sea views. The restaurant serves up the most traditional Bulgarian dishes prepared according to old recipes - traditional sac platters, various stews and dishes in clay pots /kavarma, kapama and others/, tasty appetizer dips/as Aubergine sauce (kiopolu) and tomato chutney (liutenitsa)/, homemade bread, grilled meats and refreshing salads. Every evening a whole lamb/pork and chicken/ is roasted on a spit on fire the so called Cheverme /one of the trademarks of the Bulgarian cuisine/. The above delicacies are usually consumed with a glass of good wine. The Bulgarian wines are famous for their superb taste. Another popular alcoholic beverage in the country is the rakia /made from grapes, plum, pears or other fruites/. Every evening a gypsy orchestra takes care of cheerful mood. The orchestra performs music of different styles, languages that will satisfy even the most delicate desires of the guests of the restaurant.

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