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Han Hadji Nikoli Restaurant

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European, Eastern European, Central European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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  • Socially distanced dining tables
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Updated 09/24/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 09/24/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed October 7, 2022 via mobile

The prices are not cheap, the table service was great! Food is very poor and not by any chance made by a Chef! The entrances arrive and after 5 minutes the main dishes.... have ask them to keep the food to avoid getting cold and...all was bad.. meat very dry, vegetables over cooked the price for the wine and desserts is simply ridiculous...More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 5, 2022 via mobile

Mixed reaction. Must be hard for a restaurant to keep open as the tourist season passes. The ambience and service was ok. The antipasto was unimpressive. The stuffed porchino mushrooms were good. The beef ragout and pork ribs mains were acceptable but not great. So...nothing bad, but not great. History of the site adds interest.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 2, 2022 via mobile

Very polite staff, they spoke very good english. The location is an old inn, but pristine and very well kept. The food was tasty, nothing over the top, but we didn't order anything special.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 25, 2022 via mobile

An amazing discovery! A discrete place, just next to the busy high-street. Wonderful food, excellent service, nice music in the background... A top, memorable experience!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 25, 2022 via mobile

The most difficult thing to find in Bulgaria is good service and polite staff. This place surprised me by an amazingly sweet staff who were giving their best! Thank you! Food was good too.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 11, 2022

After the street heat and noise, we - six guests - were politely greeted and immediately seated in the quiet and cool stone courtyard by the polite waitress who handed us the menu sheets and drinks. While we were admiring the architectural masterpiece from the...19th century by arch. Kolyu Ficheto, we were politely invited to see the art gallery on the third and last floor of the inn. Our table was surrounded by modern sculptures carved out by the famous local sculpturer Ponkata. The drinks and menu were served quickly and elegantly, and the taste qualities of the dishes were surprisingly refined. Baked trout, Bolyar meatballs, ribs, and marinated mushrooms, and grilled fillet were a real surprise for us, we saw more than one culinary miracle. Baklava dessert met all expectations and not by chance after we found out that it was prepared according to an original recipe by the specially hired chef. As a memorable ending, a bonus from the restaurant was served - a refreshing cup of a special cocktail to improve digestion.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 2, 2022 via mobile

We went here as the listing states it has vegan options and several other reviewers stated that they had vegan risotto or that the chef made them something special on request. However there are no vegan options on the menu except a very plain salad...or French fries and when I asked if the chef could prepare me something the answer eventually came back that he could make me 'vegetables'. Literally it was tasteless vegetables in a pot which for some reason was served at the same time as our appetisers (with an apology from the waiting staff). I don't necessarily expect restaurants to go to a special effort to make vegan food but I'd rather they just say if they can't be bothered to make a proper meal so I could elsewhere. My partner had trout which was extremely dry. Overall a disappointing experience and just posting this review on case other vegans are considering a visit. On the positive side - it is a lovely building with a beautiful courtyard, and the waiting staff were really lovely.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 29, 2022

Organization wise it needs improvement especially when it's crowded - I don't think it's the waiters' fault as much as a high load in the kitchen, as I've seen our waiter literally run around the restaurant and our food still came late and there are...constant problems with credit card payments. However, the parfait was divine and I came back just to try it one more time. I would have come back even a third time except I was told the restaurant is closed on Mondays.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 28, 2022 via mobile

Every aspect of our dinner was excellent, from the staff to the music and the ambiance. Not only this but the food was also great and it came very fast. I would recommend this restaurant with al my heart!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 21, 2022 via mobile

It was a nice find. The service was amazing! The food tasty and delicious! I loved the bread and the Bulgarian spreads.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 19, 2022 via mobile

Nice food and service. Place is a historical inn, very fine restaureted! Come back for sure! Recomended !

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 14, 2022 via mobile

Everything was at the superlative! Extraordinary serving, very good tasting food and amazing desserts. The staff was impecable! I would recommend it to anyone who wants to enjoy a beautiful evening.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 6, 2022 via mobile

Great food in a cosy courtyard away from the busy streets. Friendly staff, although a little rushed. Would definitely come again.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 4, 2022 via mobile

Great experience! Food, service, conversation, history of the place, everything is perfect. Is a must try destination în Veliko.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 24, 2022 via mobile

The restaurant is very nice, with different possibilities of accommodation. The staff was friendly and helpful. All the dishes we ordered were exquisite. My partner and I were very satisfied. Advised!

Date of visit: July 2022
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The Hadji Nikoli Inn Restaurant is a very pet friendly place with it’s beautiful courtyard!
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Definitely yes! Especially in the weekend the place gets crowded!
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Han Hadji Nikoli Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5