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“Best restaurant outside Sofia.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Chef's

Chef's
Ranked #6 of 1,004 Restaurants in Sofia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $35
Cuisines: European, Eastern European, Central European, International, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Best restaurant outside Sofia.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

If Chef's was based in down town Sofia it would be the best in Bulgaria. The 30 mn ride to the Iskar lake keeps the masses away which could be considered a plus or not. I thought the setting, the Food, the service made this place special in every sense. But bring a driver as the road is windy!

  • Visited August 2013
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Not a show-off and pretentious, but a real high class gourmet”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

It may take you about 30 - 40 minutes from the center of the city, but later you will find out this has been a travel worth doing. The place may be a little (only a little!) pricey, but the all meals are no less than truly and amazingly remarkable. Probably the best meals I have ever been served.... And combined with a lovely scenery just besides a lake, hidden beneath green hills, and with a very professional and friendly staff. Very highly recommended! (usually doesn't work in August).

  • Visited July 2013
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Hoeilaart
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238 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Modern food, with respect to the BG gastronomic tradition”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

Indeed, this is probably the best restaurant in the Sofia area. We were three couples, two of them BG to celebrate my birthday. According to a good BG tradition we started off with a number of salads to share in the middle of the table. These salads were without exception great. If it was the octopus sale, the salad with pepper and aubergines or any other, they were tasty and well prepared. As the main dish the tarbot was ordered by half of our party looked great and tasted accordingly as my guest told me. The other half of the table had crispy and spicy porc with rice. This dish tasted also good, the slight disappointment was in the fact that it was not crispy at all, probably because it was served in a sweet and sour sauce, and the spicyness was very remote. The rice was supposed to be pilaf rice I presume, but that was not the top, though more then edible. Wines and desserts were good. After all we had a very good and pleasant evening and I will certainly go back to Chef's when in the area.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank janbnl
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Athens, Greece
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great food, excellet service....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

I'm still dreaming about it....
Excellent food in a beautiful place with very good service.
Magnificent atmosphere, great location quiet place in the forest . Recommend it to everyone:)

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Katerina K
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Athens, Greece
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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“excellent food service location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013

excellent food service ,near to sofia in a dreaming place!
We really enjoyed our dinner,one of the best meals you've ever had in a restaurant...

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Katerina K
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