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“Great location, price and services”
Review of Victoria

Ranked #284 of 1,056 Restaurants in Sofia
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Oborishte
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
674 reviews
360 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 500 helpful votes
“Great location, price and services”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

We had a dinner on Monday night. Our waiter was friendly and changed our table somewhere in the back from front as we preferred more privacy.

Food section was huge and drink choices were plenty. It was not crowded when we came in arond 8pm but it got almost packed after 9pm although it was Monday night.

For the location and price, it was harder to find something better than here. It could be costly for local people but for foreigners Victoria was bargain.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Normadroaming
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Level 6 Contributor
242 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Difficult to say, better but still misaps?”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

I go to this place for years and this trip I went back there because they changed almost everything, but here are a few remarks. First the changes are for the better, table cloth, not so crowded tables over tables, decoration more design, a little misap with the light in the center of the restaurant that stays at full intensity a little bit too strong for my taste. In any case the menu has changed and the food quality is better, and this is important to notice because usually it is reverse. the main problem is that they are not able to have the food ready for a full table at the same time, one dish now, a dish 15 minutes later and while some of the party is ready for dessert you are waiting for your main dish ???? Of course it was March 8 and it was a special diner but still cut the patrons but give a good service. the waiters are trying hard but I think the kitchen is missing a chef to make sure tables are served together. I will try again during my next visit to Sofia, but I will organize it maybe differently. You can go but be aware thay have a problem in organization. Food good, waiters very nice, decor nice, but the all thing misses something.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank pdnirc
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Samokov, Bulgaria
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Wagyu beef in Sofia”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Four of us sat down to Sunday lunch, bagging a table with comfy chairs (they aren't all the same) in the newly-refurbished restaurant. The decor is modern American bistro with brickwork and big lamps; the tables for four are just about big enough to do the job.

There are three menus; a big multi-page one with pizzas and a variety of other stuff, a colour-printed card featuring the chef's specials and a third hand-written, in a plastic holder on the table. It took a while to wade through all the offerings.

In the end we decided to start with cream of nettle soup, salad of greens and haloumi, an avocado salad and a pea soup with pork knuckle and prosciutto. All went down well enough and the portions were generous. The pea soup was tasty but the slice of prosciutto on its little floating island of bread didn't really belong there; eating soup with a knife was a first. The guy who ordered the nettle soup knew what he was in for and was complimentary about it but I tried a spoonful and was less so. Never having tasted nettle soup before I was not taken by the slight aftertaste of ashtray. There salads rated ten out of ten.

Main courses were goujons of chicken served on a bed of home made crisps with a sort of barbeque sauce, a Caesar salad with chicken, a whole sea bass cooked en papilotte and a huge chunk of Wagyu beef filet. The nettle soup man was not over-enthusiastic about his chicken, describing it as "alright". The Caesar salad had the right ingredients but would have looked better with parmesan shavings than it did with the cheese grated over it. Presentation of the sea bass was excellent; it was perfectly cooked and whilst it appeared to be whole it had been filleted in the kitchen. The American-reared wagyu beef was cooked rare and served in splendid isolation on its plate (meat and two veg is not the Bulgarian way, hence the salad starters). Although it was the most tender piece of beef I have tasted in years it was not as flavoursome as I would have liked. I recalled a friend's similar comment about Kobe beef, which is a distant relation, but my wife, who shared the filet, thought it was great and blamed my jaded palate.

Top marks go to the service. Our waiter was knowledgeable and helpful. He knew his way round the wine list and when there was a question about the different steaks on offer (Black Angus and rib-eye were also available) he brought samples to the table.

The wagyu beef was always going to be pricey; in fact it came in at 70 leva, and the 35.55 leva for the sea bass looked a bit lumpy too. Overall though, the bill for four starters, four mains, four beers, a couple of soft drinks and a bottle of pinot grigio came to a reasonable 196 leva before the tip. At current exchange rates that's £88 or US$131. It was not a faultless meal but certainly above average, thus the 4/5 score.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Akrido
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Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

The food was good, but service was soooo slow, that I could almost fall asleep :). The location is good, and if you go there in summer they have outdoor tables, which is great to sit and have dinner or lunch.

Visited October 2012
1 Thank Muyassar
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England, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Nice food, good service”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

The food here is pretty good, mainly pasta a Pizza but there are other options available. Prices are very good average price is about 5-6 poundsTry the dark beer here, it's a local one and is pretty good.

Visited October 2012
1 Thank roadrunnner7691
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