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“Exotic Bulgarian food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Vintage Bulgaria Restaurant & Bar

Vintage Bulgaria Restaurant & Bar
1E Jalan Sungei Kelian, George Town, Penang Island 11200, Malaysia
604 8981890
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Ranked #137 of 510 Restaurants in George Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: International, Barbecue, Eastern European
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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.
Penang Island, Malaysia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Exotic Bulgarian food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Had the best pork ribs here! Nice ambiance and value for money. Vintage Bulgaria is a place for gathering with loved one, family and friends. Good service from the waiters and waitresses there. Will definitely visit again.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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santorini, gree3ce
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

The food was amazing, the atmosphere was great all in all good place. Prices were reasonable and don't be scared to try everything because we went back 3 times.

Visited March 2012
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Falls Church, Virginia
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121 reviews 121 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
“Great Bulgarian cuisine with a home-cooked feel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

It took a bit of effort to find this restaurant but it was well worth it. We enjoyed a meal that included a wonderful fresh salad, a nice appetizer of bacon-wrapped cheese, and homemade Bulgarian sausages. The restaurant has a very pleasant feel and the service was prompt and attentive. It was my first go-round with Bulgarian food and I would defintely go back as the prices are extremely reasonable.

Visited October 2012
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Canberra, Australia
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“"Ever been to a Bulgarian restaurant before?"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

That's what I ask my guest to Penang because I hadn't until I lived across the road form one. Vintage Bulgaria is now a family favourite and not just for the food. That said the food is superb and especially the pork knuckle (one of the best in Penang), the lamb shank in brown sauce, and of course the beef stroganoff. But Vintage Bulgaria is more because in a country where service is hit and miss, Bulgaria doesn't miss a beat. The service staff are welcoming and know the menu so they tell you what is not available before you order aaaand you get your meals served at the same time so your party can eat together. Our family loves it and totally recommend it.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Salzburg, Austria
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Top spot for your meaty cravings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012 via mobile

When I need protein after a hard day's cycle, I head over here for my meaty fix.YTasty items and great portions

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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