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Checkpoint Charly

ul.Ivan Vazov 12, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
+359 2 988 0370
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“trout” (3 reviews)
“risotto” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM Hours
European, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
ul.Ivan Vazov 12, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
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Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

It was the perfect choice for lazy Sunday diner. The music was so nice that it makes the food even more delicious. And trust me, the food will give you soul orgasm! Try the chocolate mousse dessert! Oh! The staff is super friendly and polite....More

Thank Юлияна А
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Excellent and generous portions. Foie gras With port wine sauce, very generous and delicious. Beetroot and carrot salad, heaping, fresh and delicious. Duck breast with pears (pictures) was succulent and generous. Lamb patties--very tasty and a substitution was made for gluten free diet. Very good...More

Thank Sophie K
Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

Food and ambience fab. Music great for jazz lovers. Central location. Attentive staff. Very reasonable prices. Can't wait to return.

Thank sjanmd
Reviewed March 21, 2018

A Bulgarian friend suggested we try Checkpoint Charly. We were not disappointed. Lovely decor, good jazz music and delicious food. As often in Bulgaria, portions are rather hefty, so watch out if your appetite is not gigantic. Do not try to pull the table towards...More

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Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

Visited here for an evening meal. Enjoyed a large chicken schnitzel meal whilst my wife ate a delicious Sea bream dinner with fabulous roasted potatoes. Wine choice good and prices very reasonable indeed. Room is quirky with jazz music being played in the background. Various...More

Thank LordKixley
Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

Quirky city Centre restaurant. Very comfortable and really nice staff.. pushy but in a nice way. Had lovely traditional Bulgarian food and wine and rakia.. well worth a visit if in Sofia.. oh and I forgot very reasonable.

Thank BBallNoel
Reviewed January 26, 2018 via mobile

I was excited to try the place since I knew it as a bar in the past. We took some guests for dinner and the interior was very topical to the name of the place. There were many pieces of history to learn from. I...More

Thank Ogy_Kovachev
Reviewed January 25, 2018

Let me start with the good - the food was well prapared but the service was not so great, we waited a bit longer, we were charged for water but you don't know if it is tab or mineral as you don't get the bottle.

Thank Krasito
Reviewed January 8, 2018

We were a group of 5 (three foodies, one fussy eater and one vegetarian) and we all loved our meals. The menu is great and every dish was a winner and enough to share. We went on a Friday for the live jazz and we...More

Thank Alice W
Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

Restorant is very beautiful. Nice and pleasant music and very comfortable environment. Duck was incredible and if I ever come back to Sofia this is the place where I will come back again.

Thank Slaven K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$19 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: ul.Ivan Vazov 12, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
  • Location: Europe  >  Bulgaria  >  Sofia Region  >  Sofia
  • Phone Number: +359 2 988 0370
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