This restaurant does not serve Chinese food, but offers local dishes. In an atmosphere of the typical national revival architecture, going back in time. the place has a varanda looking towards the scenic landscape. The restaurant, also known as barbecue chinarite, has a large assortement of beverages as well as a winecellar with the Melnik wine.
Favorite Dish: Chushki burek: Bulgarian peppers, very spicym with feta chese.
The best place to eat in Melnik is the Mexhana of the Hotel, I was in St, Nikolas and there the food was incredible, home made, at moment and with fresh ingredients, if you make friendship with the people you can cook too, for example I made a Mexican dinner in the kitchen of the St. Nikolas Hotel.
But the food there is incredible, if you drink to much at night they will do an special drink and soup for drunks at morning :P really good.
One good thing about the smallest bulgarian town is that it's easy to find a restaurant. Just walk up along the main street by the river and you'll see restaurants on both sides. They're really cute, as they're set in a traditional local style.
Favorite Dish: try "sirene po shopski"...fetacheese and eggs baked in a covered dish
Visit one of the local taverns (called 'mehana"). Great food , good wine. There are several wine cellars. Melnik is famous for it's wine. Remember, don't drink and drive.
Most taverns are set in folk style and some offer their own wine. I've been to several and food and dinks were great everywhere, and the prices similar. So i would say that you would be satisfied with every 'mehana' you visit. Don't forget to buy some bottles of wine as gifts for your friends and family at home. I haven't met a single person who didn't like Melnik wine.
I don't remember the name of the restaurant but it was a very nice one with awsome views. It was close to the Kordoplov's house. Have a look at the next two pictures and if you recognize it please drop me a line.
I ate there a very delicious Kavarma.
There are many taverns in Melnik - this is the one we visited - Very folcloric interior ,great and cheap food ....Iliya Gurchev is the tavern owner and is a good host...makes you feel like at home.
Tha tavern is located on the second floor of Despot Slav Hotel. The capacity is for about 40 people. There is fireplace inside of the tavern. I guess it could be quite cousy in the winter.
he place is really good if you like taverns. The food is defenitly delicious, mainly traditional Bulgarian dishes are offred.
The prices are affordable and the service is very good.
Favorite Dish: well, try something typical Bulgarian :)
The tavern is part of Boliarka Hotel. It has inddor space and a garden with a BBQ. The proces are reasonable and I can not complain from the service.
I was sitting in the garden and it was quite nice. I couldn't help taking the picture you see here. This is the guy who is in charge for the BBQ. He was taking the whole table and tryed to look inortant most of the time :)))
Well, I should admit I was wuitr happy with the BBQ I had there. The prok ribs are fantastic.
Favorite Dish: BBQ :)
Every house in Melnik has its own "mehana" - something like a private club and restaurant. Decorated in the typical local style, the fireplace being the center-piece and plenty of artefacts everywhere around, it sets the stage for endless hours of appreciation for the fine wine of the house and the culinary masterpieces of the chef.
Favorite Dish: Katino meze - with pork though, forget the diet.
Almost all of the restaurant on the main street (from the center to Kordopulovata Kashta Museum) have the same items in their menu and all of them cook traditional Bulgarian food good. Just look for one that looks nice to you and stop for a salda, meal and drink (Don't forget to order bread - increadible...).