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“Definitely Worth A Visit - But Don't Forget Your Wallet!”
Review of Lazy

Lazy
Ranked #58 of 1,026 Restaurants in Sofia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary, International
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Sofia, Bulgaria
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Definitely Worth A Visit - But Don't Forget Your Wallet!”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

I eat at Lazy several times a year since I live 5 minutes' walk away and it's been one of my favourites since it opened. It's run by a "TV chef" who knows his stuff and who can source good quality ingredients (getting the "right" cuts of meat isn't easy here in Sofia, believe me!)

I've never had a bad, or even an "average", meal at Lazy - the food has always been excellent.

Now the down-side (not a big one though) - the wine-list is also excellent, with some very well-chosen bottles on it. However, the prices of the wines are pretty hefty by local standards; imported wine is pretty much always expensive here, even in the supermarkets. I'd have liked to see a good selection of local wine, of which there are many excellent examples, feature on the list - I believe this is a good opportunity missed at Lazy. The beers are more reasonably priced, although the range isn't at all extensive.

That apart, it's definitely one of the stars among Sofian restaurants.

Note: if you're coming by taxi, be sure to specify you want the "Simeonovo ski-lift" and "near Ikea" - the drivers here can be a bit hit-or-miss in their knowledge of what's where (and sometimes like to try the "scenic route" to top up the bill!)

  • Visited July 2012
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  • English first
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  • Norwegian first
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English first
Sofia, Bulgaria
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Definitely improving”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

Since I wrote my previous review restaurant Lazy has definitely improved. The service is friendly and efficient, and there are some extra choices on the menu like the salad with Spanish ham (excellent), the tuna tartare (delicious) and two kinds of steak (both good). The terrace has been improved with sideways sun and wind protection.

  • Visited September 2012
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Mechelen, Belgium
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“A real gastronomic treasure”
Reviewed August 19, 2012

Top chef Ivailo Petkov participated in the jury of bulgarian tv show ‘Lord of the Chefs’. The restaurant is just behind the huge IKEA building on the ringroad in a beautiful setting and it has a nice secluded terrace.
The food is good but not too pretentious. The pizza's are delicious and there are daily specials. Otherwise the menu is just enough to give you some choice without overwhelming. You can enjoy fine wines from around the world.

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank Emilie_gastronome
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Varna, Bulgaria
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“This restorant is from another galaxy.”
Reviewed June 14, 2012

The 2 chefs Evgeni and Ivailo are the best in anyway! It's so impressive how every dish passes through their hands personally. The dining cuisine they provide is not just the best for Bulgarian standards but on an international level too. The cozy and fancy restaurant has very simple and at the same time comfortable settings. This is the place where food quality is on the top of everything and imagination is not enough for that - you have to try it!

  • Visited June 2012
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1 Thank SuperVarna
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“very good...or good”
Reviewed February 29, 2012

It is a pity that the score jumps from average to very good: I would consider this place as good. Nice place on itself, decent food in the Bistro range, meaning it is basic and just great if that is what you're looking for, but please don't call it gourmet.
The service could be a little less pretentious (the server thinks highly of himself) and a bit warmer, friendlier.
Prices are ok.

  • Visited February 2012
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1 Thank armvand
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