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Vintage Bulgaria Restaurant & Bar

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1E Jalan Sungei, George Town, Penang Island 11200, Malaysia
604 8981890
Tue - Sun 17:00 - 00:00
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125 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

The restaurant has a rustic Balkan farm house decoration and the food is authentic, plentiful and very well prepared. Of course, Balkan cuisine is not for everyone, but if you like garlic and are looking for something different, you definitely don't want to miss the chance to try Bulgarian.

Thank Robert d
Penang Island, Malaysia
1 review
Reviewed 1 February 2017

After a warm welcome by staff member, the 4 of us were seated. We received our menus and ordered drinks. The owner didn't greet us when he came to take our order. He was carrying a note pad and pen. He just said "Yes?" Which we came to realise was his greeting of hello how are we all tonight, may... More 

Thank Settleinpenang
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

The food offered there was very delicious. Staff members were nice and friendly. We came in a group for twice in this trip. They even freed a starter for us! Price was reasonable. Environment is cozy and spacious. Recommend to you!

Thank Elise T
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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95 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

I know that there are plenty of good foods in Penang. But I and my wife decided to try something that is different. Bulgarian foods, it sounds interesting to give a try in this restaurant. We went there in a Saturday night. Surprise! It was not many people dining there. But it was difficult to find a parking near by... More 

1 Thank Sai Keong C
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Nice restaurant decor wise and friendly enough staff. The little bread / cheese nibbles they give you for free at the start were the highlight of the night. They were warm and had some taste. Beer was cold. Thats it. I can have cheese / bread and cold beer at home. We ordered the sausage platter, beef stroganoff, sizzling plate,... More 

Thank GrousMan
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I really like the set up. Its very nice for family gathering. The menu should have a bit more choices for people to select from instead of just meat dishes.

Thank Shuqi T
Penang Island, Malaysia
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

After a full day discussion of ideas and concepts to be implemented in our new company, my wife and I decided to have our dinner at Vintage Bulgaria which is strategically located between Gurney and Batu Ferringhi. We went early so parking wasn't a hassle for us as there were quite a lot of parking lots provided within the area.... More 

Thank Terrence-loves-Ivy
Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Having a dinner with my love here. Creamy mushroom soup is great! and also for Smoke salmon Caesar salad. However I don't like traditional sizzling plate (probably i'm too Malaysian).

Thank YongZhi
Penang, Malaysia
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

An authentic feel of Bulgaria which is brought by the atmosphere of the restaurant which transports you straight to Bulgaria for that 1 hour of meal and alongside with classic and authentic Bulgarian food is no compare to any immitations that are out there. If you love to try something new and adventurous meal, this is the place to be... More 

Thank sharonlsw
Penang Island, Malaysia
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Run by a Bulgarian couple, so tastes are pretty authentic. Staff are very friendly and accommodating. The menu has a variety of meals at a reasonable price and very generous portions, with three course set meals from around Rm36. On three floors, the environment is cosy, with art and ornaments from Bulgaria. The top floor is available for private functions.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Eastern European, International, Barbecue, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1E Jalan Sungei, George Town, Penang Island 11200, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: 604 8981890
The restaurant reflects a typical Bulgarian theme and layout where a cosy wooden bar on the mezzanine floor, stocks a variety of beverages – it is a great place to meet up with friends for drinks. The dining area in the lower level is a great setting for a truly romantic dinner with the area being separated into cosy nooks, with plenty of authentic Bulgarian knick-knacks, quaint wooden windows accented with lace curtains, and fireplaces. Making your way to the upper floor leads you to the function room. The Bulgarian theme is maintained by way of a countryside mural that stretches along the length of the room. This room also has a bar area and can be booked for private functions. Vintage Bulgaria Restaurant & Bar is proudly owned by a Bulgarian family living in Penang.

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