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“Great for a Summer evening in good company”
Review of Lebed

Lebed
Ranked #238 of 1,042 Restaurants in Sofia
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Sofia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great for a Summer evening in good company”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

Lebed is outside of the city centre, so we do not go there very often, but it is a treat if you have guests or just somebody you want to treat, a birthday to celebrate etc: food is good, the location is really nice, service is fine, wine list good.

  • Visited July 2013
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London
Level 6 Contributor
205 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Fabulous location”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

Lebed Restaurant sits on the edge of a lovely lake in the hills close to Sofia. By taxi it is about a 15 – 20 minute drive, and well worth the journey, especially as taxis are not that expensive. It is a large restaurant, but carefully designed so that you are not conscious of there being a lot of other guests. There are different areas for seating, so it suits a romantic dinner, supper with friends or even a wedding reception. If you are going for a romantic supper I’d recommend asking for a lakeside table.

The restaurant itself is modern in design and beautifully decorated, stylish and carefully lit. Care has clearly gone in to creating a wonderful ambience.

The menu is extensive, perhaps overly so (but I’m dreadful at making my mind up) and is a modern take on Bulgarian cuisine, so expect plenty of meat and cheese. The food is good, I had a lovely ‘veal sampler’ and a super chocolate soufflé, and the wine list is fairly extensive, largely the better Bulgarian labels.

It’s at the expensive end of the scale, albeit still good value against other European capitals, although in absolute terms the steaks were expensive – but my feeling is that this is the case for steak anywhere in Bulgaria.

The service by and large was good (unusual for Bulgaria) although we had a slight ‘blip’ when the wrong wine was brought to the table.

So in summary a good location with great ambience and very nice food.

  • Visited August 2013
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Bedford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“A superb restaurant - food, service, location, everything!”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

We spent a quite delightful 3-4 hours here. Welcomed as if returning friends and guests (actually our first visit) we were shown to one of the best tables in the place - at the front overlooking the beautiful lake and mountains. The service we was formal and friendly, unobtrusive but there just when you need it!

Probably one of the top 10 locations of any restaurant I have been to!

The food was quite superb. I started with the potato-wrapped chicken with an amazing dip / sauce, followed by expertly grilled fresh salmon with a mixed salad in the coolest triangular bowls. A lovely mellow Bulgarian red was superb and my friends tuna and duck with raspberries turn out to be better choices than mine. The strawberry cheesecake was (I am told) amazing - I no longer indulge in pud! Great coffee and no hurry to leave.

Allow about 15 lev each way for cab, but really you can spend many hours there - we planned to walk around the lake a little but was just too hot.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank grahamrp
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St. Maarten-St. Martin
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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“Been there many times, Always 1st Class...Better in the Winter, it's beautiful!”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

It's nice to see a real good restaurant in Sofia,,Bulgaria, with proper service,,,,you get your starter when you start, and it's done correctly, The atmosphere is wonderful..the staff is friendly and knowledgable of the menu they are serving..the wine list is to Dream of. !

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank bongobyron
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Sofia, Bulgaria
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Very nice!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Wonderful location, great service, romantic atmosphere, delicious food, nothing more to ask for, it worth's a visit!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Polina M
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