The Top Restaurants in Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Courtesy of Memory Restaurant Plovdiv
Courtesy of Memory Restaurant Plovdiv
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Plovdiv is known for its laid-back, artsy atmosphere, and so are its restaurants. From traditional cuisine in amazing old houses in the Old Town to open-air gardens, Bavarian-style breweries, and even Mexican restaurants – Plovdiv offers a versatile menu of food venue options.


This restaurant is located in the Old Town of Plovdiv and is part of a complex comprising a private museum, an art gallery, and an art shop. The interior is in the style of 1930s Vienna, and the garden has a magnificent view over Plovdiv.

Rahat Tepe

Rahat Tepe beer garden has been around for more than 16 years. It’s situated on top of one of the hills where the Old Town houses are scattered. You can expect a large choice of beers, a relaxed garden in the summer, and an amazing view over Plovdiv just 50 meters away.


Pavazh seduces with its fresh approach to traditional dishes, all set in a relaxed atmosphere in the Kapana art district in the center of Plovdiv. The staff is very welcoming, and the food is delicious.

Salt & Pepper

You can expect a mix of pasta and risotto dishes, with a few delectable fish options. Enjoy the sun on the terrace of Salt & Pepper to double your pleasure with that of the food. It is located in the building of Plovdiv’s business center, close to the pedestrian bridge that crosses over the Maritsa River.


Hemingway is a bohemian-style restaurant in a quiet street in the center of Plovdiv. You can enjoy delicious dishes, freshly baked bread, and a great selection of wine while listening to live piano performances. There’s also a different lunch menu every day.


If you had to summarize Memory in a few words, they would be “an impressive interior combined with creative cuisine, always featuring something new on the menu.” Memory is perfect for a quiet dinner out with a jazz background and a fine wine selection. The summer garden is cool and relaxed.


Jägerhof is a piece of Bavaria that arrived in Plovdiv thanks to the love of two brothers for the German region and its beer. After traveling to Bavaria a few times, they opened a Bavarian-style brewery with a restaurant in their hometown, Plovdiv. The restaurant offers a variety of Bavarian dishes, with a different lunch menu every day. You can also see the brewing system on the second floor of the restaurant.


For a little change, you can embark on a culinary trip to North America and visit Sombrero Mexican Restaurant in Plovdiv. Save the money for a plane ticket, and enjoy the bright Mexican atmosphere that goes along with the nachos, quesadillas, and strawberry margaritas.

Dolce Fellini

Dolce Fellini is an Italian-style ice cream parlor with the best artisan ice cream in Plovdiv. Aside from the ice cream, Dolce Fellini will seduce you with nearly 100 types of sweets, cookies, chocolates, and muffins. There are two Dolce Fellini venues to choose from in Plovdiv.

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