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“Excellent choice” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Captain Cook

Captain Cook
Morska Gara, Bulgaria
395 52 621 493
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Ranked #64 of 130 restaurants in Varna Province
Cuisines: Fish & Chips
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Stockholm, Sweden
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Excellent choice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Me and my wife went to Captain Cook by recommendation from Hotel mOdus, where we stayed. The area this seafood restaurant is a bit dull, overlooking the harbor but it is compensated with fantastic, excellent food.

The sushi is one of the best I’ve ever tasted.
Scallops is very nice and the homemade pasta with scampi is great.
The deserts were also lovely.
On the more expensive side, but worth it.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ontario
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Good food, sketchy area”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

We arrived late into Varna, dropped off our gear at the Dimyat and asked them to recommend a place close by that had good seafood. Being on the coast this should not be an issue. They said immediately "Captain Cook". My spidey senses tingled - the name sounds gimmicky.

We took a cab and at 10:00 PM the area is extremely sketchy and not recommended that you walk around alone. The entrance to the place was a mystery and we stumbled into the back of the restaurant which was actually the banquet hall and they were in the middle of a wedding reception. haha we high tailed it out and eventually found an "entrance" to the main restaurant area. Definitely needs a rejuvenated front entrance.

To start we ordered a Goat Cheese salad and Greek Style Calamari - which is deep fried calamari basically. Wife ordered a white wine, I got a gin & tonic to start.

The salad was good, and the calamari was quite good. Wine was subpar and I would recommend you do not order Bulgarian wine as it's nowhere near quality of what most people are familiar with - French, Chilean, etc.

Main course for both of us was the Seabass along with the home made french fries. The seabass was pretty good, nothing to write home about, but I enjoyed it. The french fries reminded me of my grandma's thinly sliced masterpieces and they were the best frites i've had in a restaurant in a long time - really home made. I highly recommend a side dish of these things.

- Decor in this place is really dated and could use a huge renovation and upgrade in furniture.
- We saw a few kids with parents (this was quite late but I guess this is normal for this part of the world) and they used the restaurant as a playground - expect kids into their teens to be playing tag around the tables while waiters try and avoid them with platters of food.
- service by our waiter was good - he spoke decent english and did his best to take care of us
- price - too high. We paid $120 Leva's + another $20 tip so it was $140 Leva's total. Extremely expensive by standards in the area

Would I go back? Likely not cause of the decor, price, and location.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Captain Cook or a Childrens' playground”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

Opinions on my review would be welcome. We went again to this exclusive restaurant overlooking the Port of Varna. This time we took my partner's mother who is disabled. There were 2 ladies on the next table with several children. Most of the children spent the whole evening running round the inside and the balcony. My partner's mother was scared to go to the toilet in case she got knocked over. Other children joined in. One boy (about 8) was crawling on all fours. It is a classy restaurant and the waiters had no idea how to deal with the children and neither did the mothers.
Why do people take badly behaved children to exclusive restaurants?
As for the food - the main courses were not hot enough. And the creme brulee was not caramalised well as the burner didn't work properly. I was offered a second one - but why would I want two when the top was not how it should be? We won't be going again.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Excellent service, on the expensive side”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011 via mobile

We went there with some business partners in November. What was the most impressive thing for me at the restaurant was the great service. The place must have had a ratio of 1 waiter per two people, so anytime you looked up at least 1 person would come to you, quite rare nowadays. The food was of good quality, and the menu had inconsistent pricing in my opinion with the other restaurants in town. It was about 50 euros per person without alcohol and dessert, but we did have a 1.5 kg lobster. this is comparable to London pricing, and actually more expensive than Cyprus. There were on the menu cheaper dishes of course. In any case, overall a good quality restaurant but when I compare it with a fish tavern in Cyprus, the value for money was not at all attractive.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bratislava
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

Captain Cook is a great restaurant and i would recommend it for both business and pleasure. Great food, great atmosphere. I hope they keep up the quality.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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