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PRICE RANGE
$3 - $8
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
European, Healthy, Eastern European, Central European
FEATURES
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place have the name of a good place in the city however, the food is uninspiring and super basic , not very tasty but super expensive. The tables are absurdly small and the next table is basically in less then a meter away (I...don't know why they are not closed because of covid) if you are outside non stop people are walking on top of you so for sure you will get sick since no one have a mask 😷. No one from the waitresses have a mask, no one. On top of that in 2021 they still doesn't have POS and only accept cash payments which is absurd I guess they just hide taxes which might be good depending on your views. Overall I recommend to go somewhere else.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is the beat cozy small restaurant in Plovdiv. The food is funtastic, good choice of draught beer and a lot of not so commercial, but very tasty wines. Nice stuff, very good service. Not overprised. You have to book a table, there aren’t any...free, if you visit for lunch, weekends and so on. I am satisfied evrytime i get there.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 6, 2021

I liked this place because I had the feeling I went beyond eating the classic Bulgarian food and saw a bit more creativity in the courses and their presentation. It looks classy, but it's anyway down to earth. Also, the service was attentive and kind.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed August 21, 2021 via mobile

You can't rate this as a good experience, when you have to pay for water more than you pay for your main meal. Water is a necessity and it is even given for free in other countries, it is not something you earn from.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 15, 2021

Absolutely disgusted by the service at this place. Telling us that half of the menu was unavailable after having seated us already was just the beginning. We were served by 4 different people, who seemed 100% lost, and clearly none of them wanted to be...there (I guess they also don’t like the place!). Everyone was extremely rude and offensive, and it took real effort on our end to not leave half way through our meal. It’s shocking that this place is so hyped up - it’s a complete waste of time. The food, from the limited menu we were offered, was alright but based on the experience you certainly don’t get your money’s worth. The food is certainly no better than any of the surrounding restaurants we dined at on these streets. But the eye rolling, respect-lacking, and incompetent service was mind-blowing. Oh, and to top it off - they don’t have a pos/card payment terminal and they don’t tell you about this phenomenon in advance. So the experience truly takes you “back to ancient times” - so get your change ready, as this place doesn’t deserve even a стотинка more!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 28, 2021

Good restaurant, but nothing special. Food was simple and nothing impressive, same with service. I expect more from the place

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed July 21, 2021

Our Bulgarian friends recommended this restaurant so we went. Did not have a reservation but luckily a table was free for 40min. The food was very tasty, we ate vegetarian and so was wine (but a bit strong for me).

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 6, 2021

This restaurant is high on the list of plovdivians, always completely booked, however it didn't deliver as much on the dinner I went. Food is ok but nothing to call home about, service is quite whimsical, can even be on the verge of being rude...when looking at the way waiters talk to some of the people looking for a booking, sometimes they seem they don't even listen or need two different waiters to get what you order. The wine list is OK to Bulgarian standards but all in all we felt the hype was a bit overrated, nothing that really stood out.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed April 12, 2021 via mobile

One of the many restaurants in the neighborhood that does not impress with a brand or something special. Mediocre service and not so good cuisine.

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed March 14, 2021

Super delicious. Would love to go there again. Great outside sitting area in the great part of the town.

Date of visit: March 2021
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March 13, 2019|
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Response from Andreas G | Reviewed this property |
I think others have answered your question. All I can add is to reserve well in advance. We tried this place three or four times, and got in once. The food is great, the service is fine, but the real challenge is getting a... More
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5