Tsarska Bistritsa Cafe: Tsarska Bistritsa Cafe
If you go to Tsarska Bistritsa and if you are not in a rush you could stop by in Tsarska Bistritsa Cafe. It is a very couzy and small place with interseting interior. Also if it is cold outside it is a good option for warming up yourself before going back to Borovets. The prices are moderate - you could have a cup of tea and a Mars for less than EUR 1.
Favorite Dish: Well, it i more the atmosphere inside of the cafe than the menu itself. You will find there nothing more than tea, coffee, sweets and chips there.
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Borosport Tavern (mehana Borosport): Borosport Tavern (mehana Borosport)
Borosport Tavern is a nice an neat place but if you are looking for a fancy place better go somewhere else. The tavern is definitly cosy, especially if it is cold outside and you sit next to the fire place. It will give you an idea about what it is like to be in a local pub. Well, as such sometimes the music is a bit too loud but you can accept it is a part of the expirience ;)
The prices are decent, the food is really good and there is a relatively good choice of wines.
The people who will serve your food are polite and friendly and on the top of that you do not have to wait a long time to get your meal :)))
Favorite Dish: The most of the menu is typical Bulgarian dihes. Everything I had there was worth trying.
Bar & Dinner "THE BLUE": Bar & Dinner "THE BLUE"
Well, it looks cool from the outside and I should admit that the interior has a specific charm although it is too colorful for my taste.
The service is good but I should say that the food was nothing special. As a whole my impression was that the restaurant is a little bit overpriced but I never saw it empty, which means that probably my judgment is not correct and even that people like it a lot there.
I would not warmly recommend you to visit this place but still it is another option for a place to eat.
As far as I remember they open at 11.00 h. I am not sure when do they close.
Favorite Dish: There is a variety of dishes to choose from but as I already mentioned the things I tried there were not very delicious.
The Red Lion: Anyone For Lamb !
The food here is good and the staff are very pleasant (for Bulgarians!!!) There is a good selection of foods from local cuisine to foods such as steaks & pizza - however not all choices on the menu are available. ( I asked for Grilled Shark and that was not available, so I had the Grilled Trout which was just as nice )
The Chef cooks a lot of the meat & fish dishes in the dining area right at the front of the restaurant in full public view and the food does seem to be of a high standard.
Favorite Dish: As we had only ate there twice I can't really say what my favourite dish was, though if you are a fish fan, I'd certainly recommend the Trout or any of the fish dishes, I also had the Greek Salad which was a favourite at most places ! The steak has been highly recommended as it had not one ounce of fat on it, the steak was 15 levs ( £5.80 ) and my grilled trout was 17 levs which is roughly £6.50. It is worth noting that side orders like bread, chips and occaisionally salads are charged extra, most dishes DO come with something though, even if it is afew slices of cucumber & tomato !
Alpin Hotel: excellent food
Five of us booked at the Hotel Alpin. They serve a selection of international cuisine. The service is great & fantastic tasting food. Prices are reasonable (£30 for five of usfor two courses including drinks). We wanted a three course meal because the deserts looked too good to miss, but after main course, none of us could eat another morsel. The menu shows reliable photos of every dish. We had to go back the next afternoon for the desserts because we didnt want to miss out. We were not disappointed.
Favorite Dish: Home made ice-cream is a must. The tiramisu was so big I didnt know weather to eat it or climb it!
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Lots of Pizza and steak houses: Lots of Pizza and steak houses
If you want to go out for dinner, every night you can visit some other bistro, pizza-house, steakhouse,... There is plenty of choice at the cheapest prices in Europe!
You have a 3-way meal for about €10!
Restaurant The White House: Hungry in the mountains? Go The White House!
The Bulgarians do not lose their sense of humor, this is literally 'The White House' ;)
This was a nice cheap sort of restaurant where you could ate the local food together with you ski-instructor. 100 seats inside + 100 outside.
Favorite Dish: The local Bulgarian vegetable plate with some good french fries and good grilled meat was fine. They even had some Mc Donalds type of double hamburgers and so on, so ideal if you're hungry after skiing!
Restaurant BEAR: Best food in Restaurant BEAR
Great food at low prices at this Steak BBQ House. After 20hrs live music!
It's a cosy place with a big window where you can see the snowy landscapes enjoying great food.
Favorite Dish: A barbecue steak with vegetables, some garlic, nuts and french fries, very tasty food at a low price!
White Magic Bar: Experience the White Out
This is a funnt little place but quite busy (if it is still there). It is run by a guy called Christov and he was once in the Bulgarian national ski team but he is a character.
The bar, like others in Borovets, is tiny but has a great atmosphere. One evening we decided to have an early night so we called in here for a couple of beers before bedtime.
We had our beers and thought we ought to have a night cap so decided to taste the local vodka. So we ordered two vodkas--they arrived in a large tumbler, well over a quarter of a pint. It tasted good we think. Cost 40p I am not sure whether this was each or for both of them. Anyway Christov asked if we liked the local vodka and we said yes so next thing there is two more tumblers, this time of a golden liquid, it was the local brandy "on the house", nice.
Next morning our ski instructor asked if we had a good night as we walked right past him on the way home and hadn't seen him.
i think we must have been close to system shutdown.
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