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) #151 of 913 Restaurants in Sofia ££ - £££ European, Eastern European,
bul.Vitosha 14, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
+359 89 789 5325
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good47%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“salad” (7 reviews)
“pork” (3 reviews)
“eat inside” (2 reviews)
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European, Eastern European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
bul.Vitosha 14, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

The restaurant is on the main shopping street in Sofia and is good for people watching whilst enjoying a meal. The menu is varied and the food was very good and reasonably priced.

Thank pmd76
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Right on the pedestrianized tourist drag, Background has friendly staff and an outside patio on the street. Nothing very Bulgarian about the menu, but the food is fine and the prices reasonable. Good spot to eat and people watch.

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Great drinks and my friends say a strong shisha for smoking. Excellent location on the main walking thoroughfare. Anni and Gabrielle we're both awesome hostesses.

Thank Brian G
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

This place has a very nice location, but that is about the only positive. We ordered three different dishes. Two of them were just OK, while the third, a quinoa salad was bland and uninteresting. Prices are also a little on the high side for...More

1  Thank Raymond W
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

While the cafe itself is very nice and the service was good, we had to wait FOREVER! That damaged the experience a lot.

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We popped in on New Year's Eve for a bite of lunch Excellent quality dining and we would recommend very much Polite efficient service .... very well appointed Really enjoyed this hidden gem

Thank Beesoviking
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Brilliant. The bar is just off the main boulevard and is tucked underground. We walked in off the street looking to book a meal for new year, we were greeted by Emo - I hope that's correct. I guess he was the manager. He was...More

Thank Samantha B
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

It was an accident that we drop by this place cos the original restaurant we wanted to visit was full. It turned out to be a nice place. Food is food and prices are reasonable as well. Waitress all spoke English at least the 2...More

Thank Alex L
Reviewed 5 November 2016

The only enjoy of this experience was the nice cellar where I actually sat down and had food in. The food however was not good at all. The salad was the only 'fresh' tasting on the plate unfortunately.

1  Thank Jan-Eric N
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Great food, super friendly staff, great price...i highly recomment this place if your in Sofia. Also delicious Rakija you should try.

Thank Thomas S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$14
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: bul.Vitosha 14, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
  • Location: Europe  >  Bulgaria  >  Sofia Region  >  Sofia>  > Oborishte
  • Neighbourhood: Oborishte
  • Phone Number: +359 89 789 5325
  • E-mail
Background restaurant is situated on the iconic Central trargovska street in Sofia - Vitosha. Will welcome you with minimalist decor reflecting the fine related to design combined with radiation and comfort in every detail. Selected menu - European cuisine with a light and healthy food and a mix of traditional Bulgarian dishes. It is worthwhile to try tagliatelle with veal ragout and cheese pekurino and linguini with clams. Of fish dishes do not miss salmon fillet with roasted vegetables and sea bass fillet grilled with roasted potatoes and tepanada of olives and capers. From salads - spinach salad with stewed tomatoes, chickpeas, olives and marinated feta cheese, flavored with lemon -gorchichen dressing, green salad with French goat cheese salad or classic "Caesar", prepared with all the intricacies of a rich flavor from the combination of crispy bacon, garlic croutons, fresh salad, anchovies, chicken and egg, sprinkled with flakes and Parmesan tossed with Caesar dressing. All this together with freshly baked bread and desserts, prepared and served with extraordinary skill, plus extensive wine list with a selection of wines from Bulgaria, France, Italy, Portugal, as well as Australia, New Zealand, Chile and Argentina will make your experience memorable in Background.
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