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ul.Tsar Simeon 78 | Sofia, Sofia 1202, Bulgaria
+359 88 752 3376
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Went here with a party of four for birthday meal. Really classy inside, down a worryingly dingy side street, but don't be put off. Waiter was highly attentive. Menu choice wasn't huge but a good enough selection. Food was lovely.. This place is probably more expensive than your average Sofia restaurant but still good value. Between us we had four... More 

3 Thank Rhian S
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Restaurant has a good ambient and nice environment. Food was ok but overpriced for the quality. Wine was good and very friendly service..

Thank Ruzbeh K
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Nice French restaurant. The service was professional and friendly. The food was tasty and the dishes are big. There is very attractive lunch menu.

2 Thank NitsanB
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

... I'm trying to force myself to write about this place. Simply because at the end of each dinner there I have to be on a long diet plan and therefore I hate myself. The food is so tasty, so you keep eating till the very last piece of your meal. This bistrot is a piece of France in the... More 

3 Thank Stanimir S
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice french Bistro in surprising area. It's like a island, where you step like in Wonderland. Outside area is multicultural mix with local restaurants or arabian style shops and places for duner. And surprisingly you find another world - cosy, charming, elegant, nice beautiful details. And here comes the menu. Exactly as it has to be. Nothing superfluous. Expensive... More 

3 Thank Mihaela P
bistrot l, Propriétaire at L'etranger, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, as we're acting to restore the "image" you noticed of the real Center of Sofia with our working friends nearby. kvARTal's working ;) More 

Tonsberg, Norway
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114 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Most capitals have their own Greenwich Village-ish are, so does Sofia. Find yourself in this cozy neighborhood, and search up this nice French restaurant in the pretty villa. They have gorgeous cheeses and wine for every taste. And the Ratatouille that is very, very good. The owner couple strolls quietly among the tables and sit down for a chat, if... More 

2 Thank Norjanpoika
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Overall, this place is delightful. Great atmosphere, excellent (and charming) service, and really nice food. The dishes, the flavors, and the presentation were all close to being brilliant (except for maybe one of the desserts - the plateau desserts, which was quite boring), accompanied by very well selected wines. What made this experience particularly special was the personal attention that... More 

4 Thank Rory D
Warwick, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I went for dinner with my wife last Friday, I had Snails for my starter, with some bread to dip in the garlic butter, my wife had a lovely salad. We had steak and duck for mains, quality meat, cooked perfectly with very nice potatoes, vegetables and sauces. My wife's Creme brûlée was very nice, my cold Blueberry tart was... More 

3 Thank Petethefeat1
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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225 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We first tried to come to this restaurant some years ago, but never quite made it, so today we planned and tried again. First thing to say is that the food is pretty good considering they have to source ingredients not often seen in BG: snails, foie gras, French wine, etc. It as well presented and of good quality. However,... More 

3 Thank Izvor
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 July 2016

I had such a "delicious time" there. :) Liked the music and the atmosphere. The staff were polite and the prize was reasonoble.

1 Thank Alex P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 38
French, European, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: ul.Tsar Simeon 78 | Sofia, Sofia 1202, Bulgaria
  • Location: Europe  >  Bulgaria  >  Sofia Region  >  Sofia
  • Phone Number: +359 88 752 3376
The oldest running French restaurant, established in 2001

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?