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“Glaciers move faster” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Annette

Annette
Ranked #157 of 975 Restaurants in Sofia
Price range: US$0 - US$29
Cuisines: Moroccan, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Samokov, Bulgaria
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Glaciers move faster”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

Anniversary dinner, gorgeous outside seating a lovely warm summer evening my beautiful wife what could go wrong?
We are both fans of Moroccan food, cafe mauresque in Canterbury is a firm favourite and this promised to be good.
The outside dining area is truly lovely. The food is Moroccan...just. We have lived in Bulgaria for a while and are used to things being toned down to suit what is perceived to be Bulgarian tastes but this goes too far. Harissa isn't just lutenitsa with a bit of chili thrown in. Bulgarians are being denied a true Moroccan flavour.
Considering that the dishes we ordered were long slow cooked, tagine and cous cous with chicken and vegetables, either they cooked them from scratch or the service is very very very slow. I doubt they cooked them then and there, the occasional microwave "ping" gave that game away!
To be honest we make better Moroccan food at home with ingredients bought in Sofia. All I need to do now is build an outside dining area like theirs.
Would I go back? Probably not. I did try to express my concerns at the time but there was no manager to speak to! Maybe that's some of the problem?

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kevin B
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Do not order Dunbar/shwarma or hummus.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2012 via mobile

Ordered for delivery. 30lev for tiny pita with dry meat and the worst hummus in existence.

    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank FilmNeil
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good Moroccan/arabic food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

Food is very good and well priced. Good location (small streets in the city center) - recommended!
Big variety of tea too.

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Thank Lucksss
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Bansko, Bulgaria
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A real Gem, something a bit different in Sofia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2011

A great Morrocan restuarant, the decor and the menu are great, they give you a real Morrocan feeling. You can get menu items here that you cannot sample elsewhere in Bulgaria, let alone Sofia and they are delicious. There is a selction of ten items on the Mezza that you can choose from to suit your tastes, just fab, you can also have hookah pipe to while away the evening if that also takes your fancy. You will not be disappointed

Visited August 2011
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Thank PhillipBrooks
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Average food and worn out interior”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2011

Food is average and below average. Morrocan authenticity is questionable. Service is way below average. Uncomfortable sitting and worn out furniture.

    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Lyubozar
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