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#132 of 429 European in Sofia
#182 of 1,167 Restaurants in Sofia


$10 - $15
European, Central European
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed October 19, 2020

First of all, the place has a new name- Spoon. It is a mix between the old formula of Background with the vision of their new chef. To learn more about the Chef of Spoon and read the full review, visit the reviews and ratings...blog placescases. See .... …. The spoon collection that adorns the restaurant; … .Wonderful vision of the dishes on the plates; …. Natural flowers in a vase on every table; Feel …. .... Everyone is involved clients service, no matter if they are waiters, bartenders, cooks, sommelier. In this way, the contact with the audience is direct and lively, responding fast and targeted to customers’ wishes, so to make their experience pleasant and memorable; ...... To learn more about the Chef of Spoon and read the full review, visit the reviews and ratings blog placescases. .....Whatever wine you choose at Spoon is good, whether you take a whole bottle or a glass. The selection for the wine list is great, with predominant samples from Italy and Spain. .... Unfortunately, none of the staff wears a mask and there are no disinfectants in easily accessible places for customers. This is the reason for a heart to fall from the rating in this category. Hear …. …. Slow jazz, very pleasant and calm. As we were sitting on the seating on Vitoshka Street, at one time we could hear street musicians, as well as the musical accompaniment of dancers on the street. .... To learn more about the Chef of Spoon and read the full review, visit the reviews and ratings blog placescases. Smell .... …. Aroma of basil from the Gin Basil Smash cocktail, as well as from the basil sorbet, which you can order as a dessert. It is served with a crispy rice chips on top - very unusual, but fun; …. Light cumin in the quesadilla - thin bread layers, between which there is a filling of vegetables; …. Mango and papaya ice cream - a wonderful tropical aroma! Taste .... …. Burrata salad with pomegranate powder does not need any additives. Only a little olive oil is put in front of you, as for the show. Just perfect! …. Pasta for the day - maybe with bacon or beef, it is still fragrant and very tasty. …. Beef with potato gratin and truffle sauce - cooked exactly as you want it; …. Fish can be sea bass or other white type available, topped with black sesame and fish broth sauce made with rice starch, garnished with noodles Soba, edamame, vegetables, purple potato Vitelotte, which texture resembles a truffle, on the side a wonderful wasabi made of jelly balls. …. Sorbet for dessert, they prepare all kinds on the spot. Just ask for them. …. Pumpkin pie, with a crispy dough layer on which the pumpkin cream is placed. It has a ball of mango and papaya ice cream. To learn more about the Chef of Spoon and read the full review, visit the reviews and ratings blog placescases.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 9, 2020

I haven't been to the place maybe for the last 2-3 years. And what a surprise?! The cuisine is already high-end, carefully balanced. Your plate is an art canvas with a fantastic mixture of tastes. At this place you could celebrate or just enjoy dinner...with friends, or invite your foreign business partners. That's a new jewel in the heart of Sofia.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed January 10, 2020 via mobile

Again, we had a limited time schedule in Sofia so called into BackGround on the street, as it looked so good, but little did we know till after we had eaten that this seating is primarily for smokers. However, during our visit, no one was...smoking, which was probably a very good thing. We sat down and were served by a woman who spoke quite acceptable English (I do admire anyone who does, by the way) and ordered pumpkin soup and an omelette with yellow cheese and tomatoes. It was only a matter of minutes before the food came out, well presented. The omelette had what looked like mozzarella cheese (white cheese is feta, incidentally) and the tomatoes were sliced and on the side, rather than in the omelette itself. The soup was standard, thick pumpkin and came with pita bread. Both were very tasty and enjoyable. Also, they were relatively inexpensive, making the lunch a good one.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed August 6, 2019

We had no trouble with food. Even was good. I could recommend chicken breast with tagliatelle. But I can,t stand the agressive actitude of the girl that had attended us. My son asked for a homenade lemonade made with mineral water (no sparkling). The girl...brought us the lemonade and a mineral water. As I said "oh, sorry, we don,t need the water", she said like an angry teacher: "you have ordered it". It,s an absolute lack of empathy and a stupid way to loose the service after this behaviour. I must say that it was an attitude too much common in waitress girls in Sofia, not un the rest of Bulgaria. Un Sofia, some young waitress look to the clients with condescendence.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed July 5, 2019

This was the only place with empty seats on the street so we went for a drink and ended up staying for dinner. Food was good, as was the service. Wouldn't rush back but I'd go again.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed June 5, 2019 via mobile

Good food, very good wine list with focus on Spanish and Italian wines. Nothing so special but cosy and comfortable.

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed May 31, 2019

good food nothing special. prices are average. service was decentt. location right on the main pedestrian street. wifi was good

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed May 12, 2019

A good place to get some eats, snacks or drinks on Vitosha Street. They have a nice covered area where you can people watch while you drink coffee or snack on something.

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed February 20, 2019 via mobile

Good food and good service. Ordered pizza, rice and spinach, Tatarsko kyufte, fries and draft beer. Everything was delicious and the service was very good.

Date of visit: February 2019
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
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