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Lavanda Restaurant

ul.Tsar Ivan Shishman 12 | Enter left side through the garden, second floor, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
+359 88 322 0885
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Mediterranean, European, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
ul.Tsar Ivan Shishman 12 | Enter left side through the garden, second floor, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came across while out walking, had a light bite and returned later in the day for dinner. Great food, great staff, clean and welcoming. Delicious food, good local wine. Overall great value.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was the first place we ate after we arrived at Sofia. Very nice restaurant with interesting tastes and plates. The stuff is really kind!

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank evangelia_apeir
Reviewed November 2, 2018

I went for this restaurant after the food tour. The deco and ambience of this restaurant is perfect. An upstairs restaurant with few minutes walk from Tsar Osvoboditel and university station. I chose 3 courses from the lunch menu and all great! Cosy and easy...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Phy454
Reviewed October 31, 2018

I stayed in Sofia for some 8 weeks on this trip and ate here at least twice a week sometimes more. Service impeccable - it was like going home. The downstairs bar was also a refuge. I think I pretty much ate my way through...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Mark B
Reviewed October 13, 2018

The atmosphere is so relaxing, the food is excellent, all was reasonably priced. Great choice of dishes, but not plenty of tastes to try. I recommend visiting just for the experience of the tasty dishes.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Eliza B
Reviewed October 12, 2018

Amazing place for nicely made food. Loved the music, the coziness, the way they served our food. The only thing that I probably didn't like was the way up the stairs to get to the restaurant - looots of heavy food smell all the way...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Margarita T
Reviewed October 9, 2018

We came across Lavanda on the Balkans Food Tour, and booked immediately for the following Saturday evening. When we arrived we were taken straight to our table with free infused water there. The food was incredible, I had the mushrooms to start, which as the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
3  Thank RachaelDawes
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Really a hidden gem! A bit hard to find but totally worth it. The food is great and the staff is really friendly. Also a great atmosphere, and you can take your time.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Chantal D
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Beautiful cosy atmosphere, helpful staff, gorgeous food. An overall lovely evening and would definately recommend.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank AngelaP786
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere and fantastic food (with several vegan options) awaits you here. This little hideout, away from noisy street, gives you a perfect opportunity to enjoy a stressless evening dinner or cocktail in a beautiful garden/balcony environment. Not very big plates, but still very affordable.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank thegreensheep
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $20
Drinks, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: ul.Tsar Ivan Shishman 12 | Enter left side through the garden, second floor, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
  • Location: Europe  >  Bulgaria  >  Sofia Region  >  Sofia
  • Phone Number: +359 88 322 0885
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Lavanda is a place where you can feel at home and have an exquisite meal and excellent wines. For dinner Lavanda will offer you a seasonal menu with different types of cuisine, creatively and skilfully combined in a sofisticated blend. Our lunch menu is created for busy people, working around and we change it daily, considering a lower price, quickness and variety. Recently we have started a Chef's Thursday events in which we present new ideas, wineries and gourmet specials.
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