Best Places To Eat In Plovdiv

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Also known as the city of the hills, the beautiful Plovdiv features a wide array of high-class bars, cafes, and restaurants to start and finish the day at! With such a great variety of awesome places, be ready to fall deeply in love with this gorgeous Bulgarian City! It’s totally worth exploring even from this quite “delicious” viewpoint! Let’s get you started right away!

1. Hemingway: a lustrous place you’d love

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Posted by Ресторант Hemingway Пловдив on Thursday, 12 January 2017

Stylish lobby bar, an extremely delicious barbecue and a wonderful and modern interior design, all of this and even more anticipate all newcomers and guests in the opulent city of the hills. There’s so much you can taste at Hemingway, Plovdiv. Here’s a great idea: why don’t you start by picking traditional appetizers and main meals? That would be a pretty decent way to get you started while being in the shining city of Plovdiv!

Come on in: make sure to book a table due to the vast popularity of this lustrous place! Bring company along and enjoy the lovely evening ahead!


Address: Ul. Gen. Gurko 10, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Website: Hemingway

2. Salt & Pepper: enjoy classy meals in a wonderful atmosphere

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Posted by ресторант " Salt & Pepper " on Wednesday, 12 April 2017

More often than not, Salt & Pepper restaurant gets teased about its curious and sweet name by locals and international visitors as well. However, if truth be told, you’d hardly need salt, pepper or any other additional “enhancers” at Salt & Pepper restaurant. All jokes aside, the menu at the top restaurant is really that plenteous. Moreover, chances are that you’d have a hard time picking your dinner meal at Salt & Pepper.

Come on in: Once you have dinner at Salt & Pepper, you’re very likely to jump from a total stranger to a regular visitor. Besides this, you’d get quite positively surprised to see the “thin bill” at the end of the dinner.

Salt & Pepper

Address: Khan Kubrat Str. 1, 2nd Floor, Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria

Website: Salt & Pepper (in Bulgarian)

3. Elea: top Greek seafood restaurant

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Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Ralph Daily used under CC BY 2.0

We’ve already hinted that Plovdiv is so immensely rich in classy and modern restaurants and high-end bars. However, we haven’t told you how distinct and abounding the city of the hills is when it comes to top seafood restaurants! Elea is just a lovely example of the wide diversity of high-class restaurants and bars in and around Plovdiv. Elea is a fresh bite when you want to try seafood meals.

Come on in: Elea welcomes new guests with an incredible setting and a wonderful mix of traditional and modern takes on standard seafood recipes. Enjoy it!


Address: Plovdiv, bul. Mariya Luiza 43А, Bulgaria

Facebook: Elea

4. Pavaj restaurant serves the most delightful grilled meat

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Posted by Паваж on Tuesday, 30 August 2016

The gorgeous city of the hills welcomes all newcomers with a wonderful place - a bar and a restaurant - named Pavaj. There’s a special saying surrounding this gorgeous spot: the pavement leads to where “kapana” resides. In Bulgarian, “kapana” is quite an old word for cooking raw meat by using a certain set of methods. With that being said, who would not want to taste grilled meat that has been prepared in a unique and delightful way?

Come around: the delicious “kapana” awaits you at the wonderful and classy Pavaj restaurant! Don’t miss it!


Address: ul. “Zlatarska” 7, 4000 Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Facebook: Pavaj

5. Maramao: check at the best Italian restaurant

Delicious pizza
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Believe it or not, there’s a really appealing proverb for the Italian nation that goes like “It’s the Italians who know what a flamboyant life is”. As fresh as it sounds, we’re willing to alter it a bit by saying that Italians truly know “what to eat”. And Maramao exemplifies this image almost to perfection, with a great menu, excellent service and a lovely setting. What more could a guest to the city want out of this gorgeous and delicious place, right?

Check out Maramao: Come inside to witness more Bulgarians and Italians altogether by stopping by the top Italian restaurant. As the saying goes, why not hit two birds with one stone!


Address: ul. “Stefan Verkovich” 8, 4000 Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Facebook: Maramao

6. Smokini: a brand-new restaurant with high demands

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

A combination of vintage and industrial design interiors brings a classy atmosphere to this restaurant. Here you’ll find traditional Bulgarian food infused with different food from around the globe. Being one of the best restaurants in the city, Smokini serves an extensive range of European and Mediterranean food. This restaurant also takes care of your special dietary requirements as you’ll find a number of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes on the menu.


Address: ul. “Otets Paisiy” 12, 4000 Tsentar, Plovdiv

Website: Smokini

7. Torro Grande: the most refined sushi bar and restaurant

Posted by Torro Grande on Sunday, 30 October 2016

Hey fans of sushi, we’ve got super great news for you! While being around the gorgeous city of the hills, don’t miss out on stopping by Torro Grande. Ranked as one of the top sushi bars and restaurants in Plovdiv, visitors may enjoy a wide variety of both international and traditional meals.

Come on in: calm down the nerves and your rumbling stomach at the top-class restaurant named Torro Grande!

Torro Grande

Address: ul. “Kapitan Raycho Nikolov” 66, 4000 Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Website: Torro Grande (in Bulgarian)

8. Gastrolinea by Roge Rubio serves exquisite Mediterranean cuisine

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Posted by Gastrolinea by RogeRubio on Wednesday, 17 February 2016

If you’d like to be offered an exquisite range of traditional Mediterranean cuisine in Plovdiv, then you’ve found the perfect spot! Gastrolinea by Roge Rubio impresses not only with its heaven-like setting and tranquil atmosphere, but with friendly staff and high services.

Enjoy it: don’t be too shy to come inside and take in the lovely air on the terrace, being such a wonderful spot for having your morning coffee.

Gastrolinea by Roge Rubio

Address: ul. “Konstantin Stoilov” 20, 4000 Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Facebook: Gastrolinea by Roge Rubio

What to expect

Oh, dear Lord! The answer to this question is so simple and obvious if we must be completely honest! Another surprising fact about Plovdiv is its curious nickname, namely “The City of the Seven Hills”. With this in mind, have your eyes open for incredible panoramic views of the whole city while enjoying your afternoon tea at some of the top restaurants and cafes around here! Tip: don’t forget to taste traditional Bulgarian cuisine alongside homemade red wine varieties!

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