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ul.Tsar Simeon 78 | Sofia, Sofia 1202, Bulgaria
+359 88 752 3376
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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200 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We first tried to come to this restaurant some years ago, but never quite made it, so today we planned and tried again. First thing to say is that the food is pretty good considering they have to source ingredients not often seen in BG: snails, foie gras, French wine, etc. It as well presented and of good quality. However,... More 

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1 Thank Izvor
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

I had such a "delicious time" there. :) Liked the music and the atmosphere. The staff were polite and the prize was reasonoble.

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1 Thank Alex P
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Incredibly delicious food. One of my favorite places. The best French restaurant in Sofia. Really nice atmosphere and staff.

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1 Thank Mladen S
Richmond-upon-thames, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Went here by myself - did book, as it only does maybe 25 covers. Pleasant, limited menu with a reasonable choice of well produced dishes, French in character. Tried a bottle of wine of a grape I'd never had before - a Mavrud (which I think possibly is related to the Mourvèdre grape). The wine was extraordinary, having a long... More 

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1 Thank Michael P
Greece
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103 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

This is a French bistro in the heart of Sofia. Polite staff,tasty dishes but some faults: My quiche with tuna and cheese was accompanied by well dressed green leaves. No complaints here. But my main,a duck's breast,was chewy and accompanied with potato niokis and morello mushrooms. The latter were crunchy,obviously not having been washed properly to rid themselves from earth... More 

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1 Thank Christospap
Sofia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

For me and my family and friends is so easy to decide where we will feeling really nice in Sofia and always so happy - L'Etranger cuisine and atmosphere. We visited quite French restaurant in France, but only few of them are with so tasty and chick. L'Etranger is may be the only typical French Bistro in Bulgaria - small,... More 

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2 Thank Kischan
Vancouver
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72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

4 of us enjoyed a superb supper. The salad came with a delicious citrus dressing, and the shrimp and calamari platters were both terrific. The ambience is quiet and relaxing, and the service attentive and very friendly. All in all a wonderful evening!

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2 Thank heredotus
Stavanger, Norway
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food! Nice atmosphere. We had duck and shark. Avocado salad, fois gras and the creme brulee. Everything had the right taste! And the restaurant was easy to find, at the heart of Sofia. Keep on that good cooking, best regards from the norwegians. We will be back!

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2 Thank Jens Erik S
Sofia, Bulgaria
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52 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

Went here for an anniversary dinner with my husband, on a Tuesday night. Not crowded, good service- our server spoke Bulgarian, French and English. Extremely reasonable prices by NY standards, but perhaps a little high by Sofia standards? Well worth it. Small menu but seasonal and fresh and prepared beautifully. Reminds me of a French family restaurant, but not a... More 

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Belgium
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231 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

If you feel you would like to have a really good french lunch/dinner - this is a place. Great genuine frenc menu, looks great, tasts great. Service has been also always good. They have good selection of wines and not too overpriced.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $39
Cuisine
French, European, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: ul.Tsar Simeon 78 | Sofia, Sofia 1202, Bulgaria
  • Location: Europe  >  Bulgaria  >  Sofia Region  >  Sofia
  • Phone Number: +359 88 752 3376
Description
The oldest running French restaurant, established in 2001

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