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Primorski 47, Varna, Bulgaria
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Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good comfort food

We ate here on a cool October evening. Consequently, we dined inside. This presents a different experience to outside dining. The character of the building ends at the door. Inside, the place could be a school classroom, nothing special at all. We both chose pork dishes that were well cooked and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2013
KMart2110
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Sydney, Australia
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Gdansk, Poland
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461 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 370 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Food is rather poor, smell inside is rather bad. Nice outdoor seating, Service very average. In general not worth to visit.

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Thank JacekBJ
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We always make sure to have lunch here at least once whenever we are in Bulgaria, either Spring or Summer. The seasonal menu is always interesting and there are traditional Bulgarian dishes you will struggle to find in 'ordinary' restaurants. We have never had any problem with the service but I do have a smattering of Bulgarian so perhaps that... More 

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1 Thank Basinghall
Oakland, California
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86 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Unfortunately upon my return here, the level of service has deteriorated, the ingredients as well. The only dish I can recommend is the fried courgette with yogurt sauce. The salads are bland, due to the hothouse tomatoes used, the meat is from an unknown supermarket quality source, the house wine is subpar and the prices are astronomical! Avoid! The only... More 

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2 Thank STLL7
new albany, indiana
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117 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

After being a steady summer customer for nearly 15 years, I must say that I am disappointed. They have eliminated many of the traditional village recipes that I have come to enjoy over the years. The portions are smaller, the bread is not as fresh. The service is uneven and the multi-lingual menu is gone. I fear that this will... More 

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1 Thank hoosierscience
Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We ate here on a cool October evening. Consequently, we dined inside. This presents a different experience to outside dining. The character of the building ends at the door. Inside, the place could be a school classroom, nothing special at all. We both chose pork dishes that were well cooked and presented. The salad was tasty. And the bread fresh..... More 

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1 Thank KMart2110
Chicago, Illinois
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297 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Visited this restaurant based on prior high TA Reviews. We were sadly disappointed with both the service and food. Even though there was only one other table of persons dining, who finished up shortly after we arrived, our service was quite uneven, and certainly not 'english-friendly'. Started by ordering a bottle of Red Wine, which was by no means inexpensive;... More 

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3 Thank Mrjustice
Birmingham
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

As I mentioned in my mOdus review, the food here is comparable. I liked it so much here we went back again before leaving for the airport. The theme of the place (previously a nunnery, I believe) has been kept alive and it's very cosy. We ate outside both times, which is particularly wonderful in the evening. Food here is... More 

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Thank Rob S
London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

This unusual restaurant is located close to the beach on the main road, easy to find, however a little noisy if you are sitting outside. There is a little building which resembles a chapel (however not open) that I can see having a potential for romantic dinners if it is refurbished. For starters, my husband had cheese with honey and... More 

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Thank Snugglywuggly
Sofia, Grad Sofiya, Bulgaria
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Well located beside the naval museum, this restaurant has a nice secluded garden and is just of the tourist track but very close to all amenities. Food was delicious and was great value. Staff are friendly and welcoming.

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Thank DermotH895
Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

The staff were friendly and helpful with far better English than our Bulgarian! Fresh baked bread delicious crispy chicken strips and a nun's whisper to die for amongst other dishes split between the two of us plus a wine and a beer all came to 28lv. The staff traditional dress style adds an air of authenticity. If I had to... More 

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  • Address: Primorski 47, Varna, Bulgaria
  • Location: Europe  >  Bulgaria  >  Varna Province  >  Varna

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