Chefs, Sofia – a suburban dining treat

During my recent trip to Sofia, we visited many restaurants. There are a few standouts which will be featured over the coming days. Rather than go into a full-on narrative about the experience, i will keep it simple to the dishes I had, what I thought of them, its value for money and its service standards. When you plan your city break, all you really want to know is what to include on your visit here, so I will stick to quick facts as your guide.

Not in the city centre, but not far off either. A cab ride was 10 minutes and because the weather was so nice, it was a 30 minute walk back to my hotel. The restaurant is in a residential area, close to the epic hotel resort known as Marinela. This hotel is former Kempinski and has several bar and restaurants spaces to choose from. All flash and over the top design wise, but I am sure certainly living up to its intense concepts. For a more chilled, contemporary and finer dining experience, Chefs is your spot.

A mixture of local and European dishes. More contemporary than traditional, all ingredients are fresh and the taste borders on what I envisage heaven would taste like if it was a meal. I was pleasantly surprised, it competes on a par with London. The main shot is baby chicken on a bed of wild mushroom risotto with black truffle and parmesan.


Burrata, with the most amazing tasting tomatoes, ever.
With a balsamic dressing, wild rocket and olives.


Goats cheese with mixed salad, pomegranate and nuts



Feta cheese on a bed of grilled aubergine and fresh basil.
Veal and pork sausages on saffron rise with spinach.



Chefs interior. Wine cabinet to choose your selection from.
A clean, minimalist, Scandinavian style space.



Grilled octopus with paprika potatoes and red pepper sauce.
Chocolate fondant with ice cream and raspberry coulis.

A 10/10 experience. You must venture to this part of town when visiting to enjoy this delightful treat. Great service, fantastic knowledge, although a little bit of a struggle with speaking English. All the menus gave English translation, so you are good to go. Plus, there were Americans and Spanish during our visit, so they are used to out of towners, so they get by.

ul.”Lyubta”, 1407 Sofia
395 89 672 3222



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