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“Nice traditional restaurant but the live music was far too loud” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Edno Vreme

Edno Vreme
Borissoba Gradina | Lake Ariana, Sofia, Bulgaria
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Ranked #151 of 523 Restaurants in Sofia
Cuisines: Eastern European
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Leverkusen, Germany
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“Nice traditional restaurant but the live music was far too loud”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I was invited here by business colleagues on a dark autumnal evening at the same time that the Bulgarian national soccer team was playing against the Czech Republic. That meant that it is very close to the stadium and the expectant crowds before and very disappointed fans after the game were in their thousands... Enough said on that one. It being dark I didn't get any impression of the apparent surrounding lake or gardens here...
So, as far as the interior was concerned, the restaurant seems to have been decorated according to old fashioned, traditional Bulgarian style. The food was also typically traditional. Our table was already decked out with a mountain of salads, dips and lovely, freshly baked, still warm bread. This would have been enough for the evening. But after struggling through this, supposed first course, the waiter came for our main orders. I went for lamb (as l inevitably do in these countries). It was nicely cooked, if rather on the fatty side. Never mind.
As I was with local colleagues they handled all the dealings with the restaurant staff who were discreet and efficient. The only thing that really bugged us all was the traditional Bulgarian singers and their energetic musicians. My goodness were they loud - even disturbing us when "serenading" poor guests on the other side of the restaurant. Fortunately they retired frequently (presumably to catch their breath) but then returned on numerous occasions throughout the evening, each time becoming louder and more enthusiastic with their entertainment offerings (what were they drinking in each break is anybody's guess).
In short, an interesting evening enjoying a huge quantity of food in the surroundings of a enthusiastic, traditional environment next to the football stadium on match night.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sofia
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“Nice folk restaurant in Sofia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

This restaurant offering delicious bulgarian traditional food with exellent service. it is situated in the city park "Borisova gradina" in the middle of the lake "Ariana". It is a little expensive but it is nice place for people who wants to get a taste of the bulgarian cuisine.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lahti
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“Nice environment by the lake”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Bulgarian food is good but sometimes portions are too big. There were some problems with the waiters. As well there was a folkmusicgroup performing.

Visited July 2013
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limassol
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“Great Bulgarian food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Typical Bulgarian food, starting with a big plate full of delicious dips, dried meats, tomatoes, cucumbers and other kinds of salads, accompanied by a glass of raki. Nice setting in the park and by the lake. We were there with our Bulgarian friend who knew exactly what to order and the service was excellent.

Visited May 2013
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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“The ultimate folk restaurant in Sofia”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

There is a lot of folk restaurants in Sofia offering traditional food, music and dances. But this one is maybe the ultimate or, at least, it has the ambition to be. It has a lot of advantages - situated in the biggest city park in the middle of small lake downtown, a garden with perfect view, a sophisticated professional staff, famous guests (Belusconi, Poutine and so on as people say), a rich and various menu, a lot of wines, both local and imported, live authentic music and many others. On the other side, the truth is that the food (looking very attractive indeed) is not so tasty as it is supposed to and should be, and the prices are relatively high according to bulgarian standards and the competition. Nevertheless, it's a perfect place for strangers to get a taste of the locale cuisine. So, if you're visiting Sofia and wish to take a look ath the local traditional food but you don't have any local to advise you, you won't do a mistake to get there. Easy to find and close to the main and biggest international hotels in town.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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