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ul.Tsar Ivan Shishman 12 | Enter left side through the garden, second floor, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
+359 88 224 9740
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“salad” (29 reviews)
“salmon” (15 reviews)
“ribs” (14 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
ul.Tsar Ivan Shishman 12 | Enter left side through the garden, second floor, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wish I could comment on their food. I arrived at 8:00 pm on a Tuesday evening. Several rooms looked to be about half full. They put me in a nice back room by myself. Then left. 15 minutes​ later I hadn't seen anyone -...More

Thank john3573
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a sat night and all the tourist traps that the hotel had reccomended were fully booked. We were a little worried that Lavanda was SO quiet. (There were other diners but the room we were in was empty until another couple arrived much...More

Thank firefairie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have heard lots for this place so decided to go for a dinner. The interior is interesting, like you go to a regular apartment but I wouldn't say that there is special atmosphere. The food is average however the menu is not big so...More

Thank Silvitta_July
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here the end of September and it was fairly quiet. I had some squid and aubergine and my partner had the pork ribs which he highly rated! We would recommend this as a place to eat.

Thank Amy P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This wasn't the most obvious place to find but I loved the small, cosy interiors that felt informal and homely. We had a really helpful waitress serving us who was so helpful when we had questions about the menu and wanted recommendations. Dishes were innovative...More

Thank hungryforcake
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We discovered this restaurant with the free food tour 'Balkan Bites'. We went back there for lunch, so it was pretty calm. The food was really nice (they have a different menu every lunch). My risotto was a little salty, but I didn't mind because...More

Thank kathleenzwijsen
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

I went here with my sister after a long day of hiking. The people where so nice to give us a seat in the shadow because we were sunburned pretty bad. The food was delicious!! I had some duck (which I had never eaten before)...More

Thank NL_Chantal
Reviewed 24 August 2017

I had heard so much about the "famous lavanda" that I finally decided to visit for a late dinner for my birthday. I absolutely regret that now. First of all, no noticeable sign or whatever at the door on the street that there is a...More

Thank N_Rashkova
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

I really like the garden atmosphere but when the food came up I was frustrated. Cheap products, awful meals ans in the same time very expensive ... the only good thing was the waiter service, he was kind and helpful.

Thank Super9111
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely meal here sat out on the balcony. The waiting staff were friendly and helpful. Great aubergine 'steak' for veggies !

Thank Charlotte S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Drinks, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: ul.Tsar Ivan Shishman 12 | Enter left side through the garden, second floor, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
  • Location: Europe  >  Bulgaria  >  Sofia Region  >  Sofia
  • Phone Number: +359 88 224 9740
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Lavanda is a place where you can feel at home and have an exquisite meal and excellent wines. For dinner Lavanda will offer you a seasonal menu with different types of cuisine, creatively and skilfully combined in a sofisticated blend. Our lunch menu is created for busy people, working around and we change it daily, considering a lower price, quickness and variety. Recently we have started a Chef's Thursday events in which we present new ideas, wineries and gourmet specials.
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