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.
Restaurant, Bulgarian, European, $$$
Bistro, Bulgarian, European, none
Rahat Tepe beer garden has been around for more than 16 years. It’s situated on top of one of the hills where the Old Town houses are scattered. You can expect a large choice of beers, a relaxed garden in the summer, and an amazing view over Plovdiv just 50 meters away.
Restaurant, European, Bulgarian, $$$
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
Restaurant, Italian, European, $$$
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.
Restaurant, Bulgarian, none
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.
Restaurant, European, none
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.
Restaurant, Mediterranean, Italian, Bulgarian, none
first opened in 1929 and is the longest existing restaurant in Plovdiv. Soon after its opening, it became a favorite place of the Plovdiv art society. Since then, it’s changed owners a few times, but never closed down or changed its name. Today, you can enjoy a mix of Mediterranean and Bulgarian cuisine
. There are two branches in the center of Plovdiv.
Bar, Pub, German, European, Pub Grub, none
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.
Restaurant, Mexican, none
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.
Ice Cream Parlour, Cafe, Italian, Mediterranean, Dessert, none
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.