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Butoiul de Aur

Strada Turnului 4 | Pasajul Scarilor FN, Sibiu 550197, Romania
+40 747 070 200
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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European, Eastern European, Romanian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Strada Turnului 4 | Pasajul Scarilor FN, Sibiu 550197, Romania
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went to Sibiu for the Christmas Fair, but in search for a good food we arrived to the coldest place in Sibiu. Inside it was cold, food tasteless ( without salt ), at toilet besides the cold there was no soap and hot water....More

Thank Lumi L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cafe feels like a hidden gem, but it has been serving patrons since the 16th C. We turned the corner from one of the main squares, wandered a bit downward, and found this cafe tucked in a corner of narrow streets. We could not...More

Thank frugalm0m
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Good traditional food, professional service, delicious wine. If coming from outside Romania, this is very affordable sophisticated dining. Wait staff spoke good English which helped. Could have been better on the vegetarian options, and the ambiance was fairly dull.

1  Thank HollyS3141
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Had dinner with a group after a day of touring the area. The staff was friendly and fast and the food was excellent!!

Thank Karen H
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Even though the food was nice, and the waiter was friendly it feels a bit strange to be the only guest in a restaurant while other restaurants were very crowded. I think because this restaurant is just outside the old city center. If there would...More

1  Thank Patrick H
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Went here under recommendation of our Airbnb host. The restaurant is beautiful. Located in a house build around 1540 and abutting the old city wall. The staff is very professional but we found them to be a little inattentive. We love the laid back style...More

Thank douglasn291
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Nice, classy and cosy place with excellent service and awesome food. Good prices, too. Nothing to complain at all.

Thank Alfred K
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

We ate an excellent trout in oven, we drank a very good wine (white and red), and the service was excellent, too. We warmly recommend this place.

Thank Alexandru-Flori... P
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

After a week in Romania, this was the last restaurant we had a meal in before heading to the airport. Stumbled upon it by chance and after seeing good reviews on Google and TripAdvisor, we decided to try it and were not disappointed. We were...More

2  Thank skeppy
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

The staff is very polite and respectful, the location is great. I definitely recommend eating here, it's one of the best places in town. Prices are great too.

1  Thank Maria M
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December 29, 2016|
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Response from lauralF1488IV | Property representative |
Hello! We can assure you that the historical facts are true*. A simple search on Google can prove that. Regarding the prices, they are well adjusted with the quality of our food and of course, our competitors in the... More
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Strada Turnului 4 | Pasajul Scarilor FN, Sibiu 550197, Romania
  • Location: Europe  >  Romania  >  Transylvania  >  Central Romania  >  Sibiu County  >  Sibiu
  • Phone Number: +40 747 070 200
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Welcome to the oldest restaurant in Romania! Located on the border between the Upper Town and the Lower Town, dating back to 1542, the Golden Barrel lingers amid buildings with authentic medieval architecture in this beautiful place called The Stairs Passage. We invite you to enjoy the original medieval design, typical of the fourteenth century, like an old castle, which impresses with opulence hosted by massive walls plated with stone and hard wood furniture that, for a few hours, will lead you into the old days of somptuos feasts. Therefore, we fondly welcome you into this well-known place for its delicious food, restaurant where Voivode Michael the Brave himself dined before leaving for the battle of Şelimbăr. Immerse yourself in the scenery and atmosphere of our restaurant where there are still stories to be told and also many blessed feasts.
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