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#151 of 1,160 Restaurants in Sofia
$$ - $$$European, Eastern European,
bul.Vitosha 14, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
+359 89 789 5325
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good44%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“duck” (2 reviews)
“steak” (2 reviews)
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European, Eastern European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
bul.Vitosha 14, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
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Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

Half cooked fries and small portions even though it sides extra with meat, very poor. Best avoided. The waitresses were attentive but we went to eat

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jayne471
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

The selection is superb along with the delicious food and excellent service. Two happy Tourist! 😋😋😋

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Explorers305
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

The service is very good. Very nice food. It was fast to be prepared with a good presentation. Excellent wine ! Good location.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Chabrd93
Reviewed April 25, 2018

Really worthy place to stay at any part of the year. Good food, lots of snacks are offered. During warm days they offered shisha as well, which is one of the best on Vitoshka.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Uristas
Reviewed February 6, 2018

For me this is one of the best and quiet restaurants in Sofia. Usually in the evening in the center of the city is quite crowded and you cannot find any place to eat some decent food but this is the place to be. The...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Rumbeti
Reviewed January 4, 2018

Stumbled accross this place for a quick beer each while site seeing... Ended up staying for 3 coctails and a meal each! Comfee warm relaxed frendly athmosphere inside a sort of glass cube on the main high street. Good for people watching and lovely scenery...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Helena W
Reviewed December 3, 2017

I stopped in for a steak but decided on the burger instead. I just couldn't eat 450 grams of red meat AND have room for a tall beer. I was treated to a delicious cheese burger and nicely cooked hand-cut fries.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank rustygrey1951
Reviewed October 21, 2017

Nice Restaurant, Looked good but food was not that good. Really slow service, and we ordered several dishes, none of them was bad nor great. just an Average restaurant. It was a little bit more expensive than other restaurants in Sofia.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank travellistics
Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

We went into this restaurant to shelter from the relentless rain and were glad we did. The food was lovely and the service spot on. Also the loos were spotlessly clean which is always a good indicator of hygiene standards.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank kareno1970
Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

I've surveyed Vitosha pedestrian mall for a decent dine in restaurant, and this was an exception it seems. The menu was short, which is usually a good sign of a good cook/chef. Selections of duck, steak, and salads. The wine list is just as short...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank globetrottingYankee
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
$9 - $14
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: bul.Vitosha 14, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
  • Location: Europe  >  Bulgaria  >  Sofia Region  >  Sofia>  > Oborishte
  • Neighborhood: Oborishte
  • Phone Number: +359 89 789 5325
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Background restaurant is situated on the iconic Central trargovska street in Sofia - Vitosha. Will welcome you with minimalist decor reflecting the fine related to design combined with radiation and comfort in every detail. Selected menu - European cuisine with a light and healthy food and a mix of traditional Bulgarian dishes. It is worthwhile to try tagliatelle with veal ragout and cheese pekurino and linguini with clams. Of fish dishes do not miss salmon fillet with roasted vegetables and sea bass fillet grilled with roasted potatoes and tepanada of olives and capers. From salads - spinach salad with stewed tomatoes, chickpeas, olives and marinated feta cheese, flavored with lemon -gorchichen dressing, green salad with French goat cheese salad or classic "Caesar", prepared with all the intricacies of a rich flavor from the combination of crispy bacon, garlic croutons, fresh salad, anchovies, chicken and egg, sprinkled with flakes and Parmesan tossed with Caesar dressing. All this together with freshly baked bread and desserts, prepared and served with extraordinary skill, plus extensive wine list with a selection of wines from Bulgaria, France, Italy, Portugal, as well as Australia, New Zealand, Chile and Argentina will make your experience memorable in Background.
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