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“Shall we order for you !” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pod Lipite

Pod Lipite
Ranked #39 of 973 Restaurants in Sofia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $37
Cuisines: Barbecue, Eastern European, Central European, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
london
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Shall we order for you !”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

We ate here as a group at the end of June. It unfortunately hammered with the rain and the restaurant for a Saturday night was not busy. We arrived in dribs and drabs (we were 15) and unfortunately the first ones there took up the offer by the restaurant to order for us. I was set on a specific item having looked online prior to our visit but went with the flow. The quality of the food was excellent but it just kept coming as did various vodka/raki/lemon juice combinations. All nice but not really needed. At the end we were served melon with drambui. This was after our desserts of fresh fruit. We paid a 20% tip for the band which totalled up to £60 a head for our group of fifteen. I would certainly eat here again but I felt we were a little bit suckered.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Taunton, UK
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Local food at its best”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Colleagues recommended that we try this restaurant - an inspired recommendation as it turned out. We turned up without booking and were lucky to get a table outside under the wisteria.

The food was tasty, the portions large, the menu extensive and very interesting. What more can I say ? Well I went back twice.

Hope you enjoy as much as I did.

Visited July 2013
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Thank NorthCurryNeil
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Berlin, Germany
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Bulgarian cuisine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

This is the place where you can try real Bulgarian food. The atmosphere is very traditional and there you can hear real Bulgarian music. Food is delicious. Prices are reasonable.
It is a good place for family and business.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

Very good native Bulgarian atmosphere. The chairs, tables, servers and even singers singing old Bulgarian songs. The food is excellent too, many native Bulgarian dishes.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“A chance to experience rural Bulgaria within Sofia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

Although Pod Lipite is very much a restaurant within the city of Sofia, it goes out of its way to provide an atmosphere, menu and even live music of the Bulgarian countryside. Advisable to book well in advance, though, as it has become popular with groups and can be full any night of the week.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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