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“Cosy Ambience with Good 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 #151 of 459 Restaurants in George Town
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.
KL, Malaysia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Cosy Ambience with Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Chanced across this place when we were googling for a nice place to enjoy a quiet family Christmas dinner. Located in Tanjong Bungah, the restaurant sits in the middle of a row of shops and restaurants nestled on the fringe of a quiet residential area. We were struck by the quaintness and cosy environment of the place. The 1st floor houses a bar with a pool table and a couple of eating tables so the main dining area is on the ground floor.

As the name suggest, the restaurant specializes mainly in Bulgarian fare and I must say the food is delicious. We started off with a an appetizer, Orley Wraps @ RM 18 (grilled skewered bacon wrapped around cheese). I found the bacon a little too fat and not cooked enough for my liking and the portion was rather tiny. Mom ordered the Chicken Stroganoff with Butter Rice @ RM 28 (by mistake, hahaha) but it turned out to be a delicious mistake. The dish arrived in quite a sizeable portion of tender chicken strips soaked in a nice creamy herb infused sauce accompanied by fragrant buttered rice. Dad went with the Barbequed Chicken @ RM 18 which was rich in flavour too although the chicken was less tender than the Stroganoff. Personally I preferred the Chicken Stroganoff. I shared a delicious Chicken and Mushroom Pizza @ RM17 with our 4 year old and the portion was very decent for that price. The crust was just nice, neither too thick nor too thin, and it was layered with a rather generous layer of gooey cheese that actually stretches as you bite into it. They weren't stingy with the toppings too. Certainly beats Domino or Pizza Hut anytime. Hubby dug into a Bulgarian Sausage Platter featuring a classic mixed grill of pork and beef cooked in different variations. He loved it.

You will note food measurements (g) on the menu which allows ravenous foodies to order larger portions which will be priced accordingly. I find the standard portions filling enough for most of us. While the service is pretty good, it is a little slow if you’re famished. They forgot to prepare Hubby’s Platter but it arrived promptly after a reminder accompanied by a personal apology from the European boss / manager.

If you're looking for a nice, quiet, cosy enjoyable moment with good food and good fellowship, Vintage is ideal. Its best to make reservations as the seating capacity is a little limited. Prices are naturally on the higher side but the food is worth savoring and the portions good enough. The cosy and warm ambience complement the food further so for us, it’s worth future visits back to try the rest of the menu on special occasions. Note: This restaurant isn't halal.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Good environment good service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

The first impression is good. Were attended promptly.

The environment was pretty good. Quite romantic too.

The service was pretty quick where most of the waiters were busy running here and there.
The waiters have a proper red shirt and black long pants which makes it look well with the environment.

We ordered the roasted chicken and pork, and it looked dark. However, it taste great.

All in all, it was a good experience. Will certainly recommend it.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Very Nice Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Very nice restaurant! Both me and my husband really enjoy going there. The food is always fresh and very tasty. You really get what you order and the food is even better than your expectations about it. At times its difficult to get meat in malaysia that would taste good, but this restaurant really offers a good one. Also the environment is very calm and pleasent. You can see that the place is nicely decorated and is really taken care of. Also the price is a very good surprise because the food is not anyhow overpriced:-)

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“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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