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“Relaxed and stylish”
Review of Chepishev

Chepishev
Ranked #355 of 1,159 Restaurants in Sofia
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: European, Central European
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Buffet, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Chepishev Restaurant and Hotel is one of the finest places in Sofia. The restaurant has a main hall with 140 seats (available up to 160); a second hall with 75 seats and a terrace for the summer season with 180 seats. There is free wireless internet in the whole restaurant
Reviewed July 13, 2012

It’s a treat to drive a few minutes out of Sofia, and up the hill to Chepishev in Boyana. With Vitosha rising above it, Boyana itself has an almost alpine-village feel.

Chepishev Restaurant is a relaxed place with experienced staff and an understated style. In summer the upstairs terrace is a treat with views of the city below and the mountain above. In winter you’ll probably eat downstairs, a wooden-beamed room which houses an enormous display of Scotch whisky – said to be the biggest such collection in Eastern Europe.

There’s a long and interesting menu. As a starter the three of us ordered the Chepishev salad platter - a selection of Bulgarian salads nicely presented and a great way to start the meal.

For main the main course, one of my guests chose trout, which he said was delicious – it certainly looked good. My other guest was equally pleased with his steak. My spinach soufflé was perhaps the least successful dish. For pudding I had the strained yoghurt honey and ground walnut - delicious.

This is a great restaurant for entertaining. The atmosphere is unhurried; the views are great; and the food terrific. Over the years we have eaten here many times… and will keep going back.

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Reviewed May 15, 2012

I am a regular at Chepishev, not an occasional visitor. Right now it is my favorite in Sofia, because there are few restaurants with steady high quality of food and service. I am very skeptical about eating out in Sofia lately as most places do not fit my criteria, but Chepishev has done excellent every time, and I have been there about 20 times in the past 6 months. Nice wooden interior, enough space between the tables, fire place in the winter, terrace on the 2nd floor for the summer, very clean, excellent service and food, decent pricing. I recommend the Trikolior salad and the homemade bread, as well as the desert Reni.

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Reviewed August 17, 2010

My dad and I (both Bulgarian) and a Bulgarian friend went out to the Chepishev restaurant, where our friend goes with guests as the food is supposed to be good and it's near where he lives. The interior was ok, wooden beams, the "traditional" type. The food was not bad but service was awkward and the waiters clustered around the bar gossiping - we heard them talking about us and the fact that we were living outside Bulgaria. Then we found out we were charged twice for two separate items. Upon pointing this out to them they removed one of the charges but didn't remove the other. They just kept staring at us, doing nothing. Our friend complained to the manager and asked why we were being overcharged considering he is bringing many of his guests here. Again, they just stood dumb and didn't do anything to rectify the situation. I guess like many Sofia restaurants they're trying to cheat you. Avoid.

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Reviewed July 11, 2017
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Reviewed September 22, 2016
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