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ul.Tsar Simeon 78 | Sofia, Sofia 1202, Bulgaria
+359 88 752 3376
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18:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

This lovely gastronomical retreat is run by a Bulgarian-French family who will personally cook and serve for you some of the best food that can be found in Sofia. Situated in the very center of the city, the place is small and cozy, the menu is short but ample and there are daily specials listed on a blackboard. Please make... More 

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1 Thank ChrisNoch
Sofia
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015

I like everything about the place. The personal attitude of the owners and the service. The quality of the food, both as menu choise, preparation and products used. Location is central, the place is cosy and charming. Well designed wine list. Good pick both for family gatherings and for business lunches. In fact during the week days lunches it is... More 

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2 Thank RossiSofia
Muenster, Germany
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110 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

Very surprisingly a real French restaurant in Sofia. Very cosy and nice interior. Service very good. Food good too. Starter pate de carnard, excellent. Main course duck breast with carrots and potatoes. Good. Desert chocolate fondant. Excellent

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1 Thank Sebastian S
Sofia, Bulgaria
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

Very nice and cosy place. Great cuisine and wine! Fresh, seasonal, typical French food. Various daily menus! The only disadvantage is the lack of garden! But definitely one of the best restaurants in Sofia!

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1 Thank Katerina T
Sofia, Bulgaria
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015

Lovely, authentic atmosphere, classic French dishes, friendly staff... I can't complain about anything. :)

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1 Thank Gl0ryB0x
London, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

We came across this restaurant on tripadvisors top 30 restaurants list in Sofia and as it had lots of great reviews, we wanted to try it out. We had seen that the restaurant stopped serving food at 10pm so we're quite hopeful when we turned up at around 9.50pm. The staff were very welcoming, still happy to serve us food... More 

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2 Thank chloe w
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

Restaurant exceeded my expectations: taste of every dish is like state of the art; profesional and pleasent service; calm atmosphere; fair peices... pease of french masterpeace you do not expect in Sofia. Would visit frequently. Highly recommend.

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1 Thank Martynas P
city
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225 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2015

We were trying to find another restaurant late in the evening, found they were closed, walked around the corner and came upon this place. It was already after 10PM/2200 hours so their kitchen was already closed. My spouse inquired if we could at least stop in for dessert and coffee/tea and was allowed in. This wonderful French restaurant is owned... More 

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2 Thank G L
Leeds, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

A group of 8 of us booked in at short notice but were made very welcome. The menu is varied and everyone commented on how good the standard was. The waitress was friendly and efficient allowing us to enjoy our meal at a leisurely pace. The atmosphere is chilled out and relaxed but the service levels are high. The quality... More 

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2 Thank Kevin R
Sofia, Bulgaria
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2015

Well selected daily menu, working with seasonal vegetables, fresh fish served with great Syrah, small, quiet, in other words 'homey', and still attempt the selection Alpine French cheeses, highly recommend the goat cheese, there is hope:) Nice finish with cheesecake lime and mint combined with fabulous compliment from the restaurant:) The service is with a big smile ... Great flavors... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$38
Cuisine
French, European, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: ul.Tsar Simeon 78 | Sofia, Sofia 1202, Bulgaria
  • Location: Europe  >  Bulgaria  >  Sofia Region  >  Sofia
  • Phone Number: +359 88 752 3376
Description
The oldest running French restaurant, established in 2001

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