Тop 10 Best Restaurants in Varna

July 2,2018

Varna is one of the most beautiful resort cities in Bulgaria and a popular holiday destination for both Bulgarians and tourists. It’s pretty easy to see why - you fall in love with the golden beaches, beautiful sea garden and long coastal alley full of cafes, restaurants and panoramic views.

So whether you choose to sip on a cocktail at the beach or go to a fancy restaurant in the town’s lively center and enjoy a good meal, it’s always good to know which are the best spots in town.

Here are our top 10 picks for most unique, popular and loved by locals restaurants in Varna!

1. Mr. Baba - a classy restaurant where you can try local seafood cuisine.

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It may look like the ship will pick up anchor at any moment and go off to sea, but the inside reveals a different story. The restaurant itself is a 15th-century galleon ship, built in real size. You can find it on the sands of the South Beach at the end of the Sea Garden in Varna.

On this ship, you can actually dine in the captain’s cabin. Sit on the open deck in the warmer months and enjoy the wonderful view of the sea or have a romantic dinner in the cozy halls inside the ship. To dine in the captain’s cabin you will need to make a reservation but the intimate atmosphere there sure makes it worth it. To make a reservation fill out the reservation form on their website. Reservations are accepted up to 18:00 pm on the same day.

What makes this restaurant special? The Chef of the ship uses fresh seasonal products that have been carefully selected and combined in every dish. The restaurant also updates their menus 2 times a year inline with the season. In summer they offer more fish and light salads and in winter they increase meat delicacies.

Delicious Seafood, the sound of Sea and amazing Local Wine! Try the fresh fried squid with butter and garlic, the grilled octopus with Mediterranean herbs or the stuffed squid. Combine that with one of the restaurants amazing wines (they have a sommelier).

If you want to get a taste of what the locals around here like to eat try the mackerel on barbecue, the fried carp, or hake in wine sauce and garlic.

And for Dessert? All the desserts are prepared by a master confectioner and there are many sweet treats to choose from.

Tip: Try the dark cherry chocolate mousse or the white chocolate cheesecake.

2. The Sea Terrace - fine dining in a luxury restaurant: one of the best seafood restaurants in Varna

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Sit comfortably on the beautiful panoramic terrace! The terrace practically hangs in the sea so if you sit on the open air deck you can enjoy the magnificent view of the bay and the city’s lights at night. (best in summer months).

The whole restaurant is very stylish and you can easily spend an evening enjoying the sound of ground piano music over a glass of fine wine.

Today’s special: The fish was in the Black Sea 20 minutes ago! The restaurant often makes such offers to its customers and let's just say people love them! You can taste local, fresh fish which was caught less than 1 hour ago.

What else can you try? The fancy restaurant is famous for its rich menu, Mediterranean cuisine, seafood specialties and traditional Bulgarian dishes.

Try the grilled squid with butter and herbs, their amazing tapas and cheeses or any of the mussel, prawn, octopus or other squid specialties on the menu.

You can also taste traditional Bulgarian favourites. Traditional air-dried meats make a great appetizer along with the famous Shopska salad and lets not forget the all-time favourite Bulgarian alcoholic drink - rakia.

You can find the Sea Terrace on the Sea Coastal Alley next to the Central Beach in Varna. To make a reservation call them up on +359 88 250 5050 and pick a table either inside or on the terrace. It’s also good to call early in the day to make sure you get a table.

3. Di Wine Restaurant & Wine Cellar

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Varna's best fine-dining spot - a high-class restaurant with French cuisine made Michelin style! This popular restaurant is a favourite amongst locals and tourists so make sure to visit it when in Varna. The menu is modern and every dish you try will be something really unique.

The highlight of the restaurant is the great flavour combinations and the beautiful presentation of the dishes.

What to try? The black Angus beef steak, duck magret, porcini mushrooms and red tuna steak are some of the restaurant’s best plates.

Feeling adventurous? The pork tenderloin on top of a snail and asparagus fricassee will be a meal you’ll remember.

Wine and Dessert! Go for one of the regional Bulgarian wines, they really are top notch. And for dessert, you can’t go wrong with the creme brulee.

4. Buongiorno Pasta & Pizza - get a taste of authentic Italian food made by the friendly owner himself

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Varna's best fine-dining spot - a high-class restaurant with French cuisine made Michelin style! This popular restaurant is a favourite amongst locals and tourists so make sure to visit it when in Varna. The menu is modern and every dish you try will be something really unique.

The highlight of the restaurant is the great flavour combinations and the beautiful presentation of the dishes.

What to try? The black Angus beef steak, duck magret, porcini mushrooms and red tuna steak are some of the restaurant’s best plates.

Feeling adventurous? The pork tenderloin on top of a snail and asparagus fricassee will be a meal you’ll remember.

Wine and Dessert! Go for one of the regional Bulgarian wines, they really are top notch. And for dessert, you can’t go wrong with the creme brulee.

5. Red Canape - Modern cuisine made with fantasy and a menu that makes you want to experiment

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This stylish restaurant has an impressive vintage design and a relaxing atmosphere. But that’s not really why people seem to like and visit it so much.

You will eat food made by an award-winning Chef! The main Chef of the restaurant (Plamen Stamov) won Chef of the year award in 2006 and is a 2-time winner of the “Signature kitchen” award for 2006 and 2007! His specialty? Attention to detail and a modern, creative approach to every plate.

Best picks from the menu? Locals and tourists can’t get enough of the veil with foie gras & quail egg. Other delicious options are the salmon with black rice, smoked duck breast with risotto or the ribeye t bone steak.

Tip: Try one of their delicious appetizers such as the goose liver, venison or duck with a local white wine. You can’t go wrong with a bottle of Traminer and Vratsa Misket Levent.

6. Rappongi RESTAURANT & BBQ | BAR & BEACH

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Rappongi - a restaurant, a bar, and coffee place right at the beach.

This Varna beach restaurant is loved by everybody because it simply has it all. It’s a great place to be in the summer. The beach in front has an amazing view of the sea, big palm trees and many sunbeds and tents.

Summer spirit with amazing food, drinks, and music

The Bar and Cafe! This complex offers a beach bar and an inside place and serves amazing food and drinks (many fancy cocktails). The tiramisu is just perfect! There is also a DJ playing lounge type music. Perfect place for meeting with friends or just going out on Friday/Saturday night.

BBQ and Teppanyaki! The BBQ & Teppanyaki Zone offer an interesting selection of new flavours, and you can witness show cooking (proper Japanese Teppanyaki). The Sushi bar is also great (best sushi in town) and every season they create a new sushi menu.

What to try in the restaurant? The calamari on BBQ, the prawn spaghetti, and mussels with wine and garlic are all great picks.

A little specialty! Try the European sea bass in tomato, herbs, garlic and white wine or the tuna tartare.

Tip: Try a salad made with the famous Bulgarian pink tomato. It’s delicious!

7. Parmy Family Restaurant - Stunning garden restaurant with great food in Varna’s Sea Garden

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Parmy is a family run restaurant with a beautiful garden area that’s perfect for a quiet, intimate meal or a special event.

The highlight of the place? It’s absolutely unbeatable in terms of value for money, quality of food and service.

Delicious European cuisine and Local Wines! Their menu offers many plates with big portions. Try the calamari with arugula as an appetizer, the seafood risotto, their gourmet pizza or the nougat ice cream with fruit.

8. Chuchura Restaurant - get a taste of Bulgarian tradition inside this 150-year-old house restaurant.

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The Chuchura Tavern is located in the center of Varna and it’s the place locals love because of the genuine, traditional food. The whole restaurant creates an atmosphere of past traditions and customs.

So what’s so special about this little restaurant? All the dishes here are prepared, seasoned and cooked according to original recipes. Their meat specialties are cooked the old fashioned way on charcoal using swords and many other dishes are made in clay pots (as it once was).

What to try? The Chuchurite salad, Chef’s pork specialty on a sword, the lamb in butter or one of the bread pitas with garlic and cheese.

9. The Martini Food & Cocktails - delicious, fresh sushi and drinks that are modern and innovative.

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Rated #2 of 241 restaurants in Varna on tripadvisor

Tourists and locals can’t get enough of this place. The atmosphere is friendly, the sushi is amazing, the cocktails are the best in town and it’s perfect to visit any time of the day.

Each dish and drink is prepared with fresh ingredients, beautifully presented and in style. Try the homemade chicken pate, the prosciutto salad with grilled pears and goat cheese or the crispy calamari with citrus dressing. And since they’re famous for their impressive drink list don’t pass on one of their signature cocktails.

Their specialty? The pork ribs with french fries are everyone’s favourite. (goes perfectly with the homemade lemonade).

10. Largo - a modern city restaurant in the center of Varna that offers Mediterranean and Bulgarian cuisine.

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Largo is a great place to relax and enjoy a meal with friends and family. The good quality of the food and the sophisticated atmosphere have made the restaurant a popular spot for dining. (They have a large kids complex on the second floor so everyone will be left happy).

So what’s good on the menu? Try their Trio burger (with pork, beef, and chicken), the beef ribs with chips or their carbonara pizza. If you’re more of a seafood fan, try the prawns done Sicilian style, the crispy calamari with tartar sauce or the steamed tiger prawns in wine and herbs.

Tip: It’s a good place to also try some local beer or wine. They have many options and the prices are great too.

Now that you know where the best places to grab a bite in Varna are, you can enjoy some really delicious food on your next trip to the sea capital of Bulgaria.